Flight 1 – The most prestigious airline flight number

Flight 1 is the most prestigious flight number assigned by airlines. It’s used to denote a historic route, or one that an airline regards as their flagship service. For example Qantas designate QF1 on the historic Kangaroo Route from Sydney to London. This service began in 1947, where it would hop (like a proverbial kangaroo) […]

Flight Review: Cathay Pacific – Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Cathay Pacific CX 767 From: Hong Kong (HKG) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City, booking via airfare search site Vayama. This flight was the last of three flights I took to get from Windhoek in Namibia back to Vietnam. The flight […]

Flight Review: South African Airways – Johannesburg to Hong Kong

Flight: South African Airways SA 286 From: Johannesburg (JNB) To: Hong Kong (HKG) I flew with South African Airways from Hong Kong to Johannesburg, booking via airfare search site Vayama. This flight was my second flight of the day, having started in Windhoek. The flight was provided by the Namibia Tourism Board as part of […]

Flight Review: South African Airways – Windhoek to Johannesburg

Flight: South African Airways SA 75 From: Windhoek (WDH) To: Johannesburg (JNB) I flew with South African Airways from Windhoek to Johannesburg, booking via airfare search site Vayama. The flight was provided by the Namibia Tourism Board, who invited me on a press trip to visit the Mad Max filming locations. This flight is the […]

Flight Review: South African Airways – Johannesburg to Windhoek

Flight: South African Airways SA 74 From: Johannesburg (JNB) To: Windhoek (WDH) I flew with South African Airways from Johannesburg to Windhoek, booking via airfare search site Vayama. The flight was provided by the Namibia Tourism Board as part of a press trip I took to Namibia. This flight was the last of three flights […]

Flight Review: South African Airways – Hong Kong to Johannesburg

Flight: South African Airways SA 287 From: Hong Kong (HKG) To: Johannesburg (JNB) I flew with South African Airways from Hong Kong to Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport, booking via airfare search site Vayama. This flight was the second of three flights I took to get from Bangkok to Windhoek in Namibia, and the […]

Flight Review: Thai Airways – Bangkok to Hong Kong

Flight: Thai Airways TG 602 From: Bangkok (BKK) To: Hong Kong (HKG) I flew with Thai Airways from Bangkok to Hong Kong, booking via airfare comparison site Vayama. This flight was one of three flights I took to get from Bangkok to Windhoek in Namibia. The flight was provided by the Namibian Tourism Board, though […]

Flight Review: Jetstar Airways – Singapore to Melbourne

Flight: Jetstar Airways JQ 8 From: Singapore (SIN) To: Melbourne (MEL) I flew with Jetstar Airways from Singapore to Melbourne, comparing fares on Skyscanner and booking direct at jetstar.com. I booked for the price after figuring how I was going to get back to Melbourne from Colombo. As there are no direct flights from Sri […]

Flight Review: SriLankan Airlines – Colombo to Singapore

Flight: SriLankan Airlines UL 308 From: Colombo (CMB) To: Singapore (SIN) I flew with SriLankan Airlines from Colombo to Singapore, booking online via srilankan.com after comparing flights on Skyscanner. SriLankan Airlines is the flag carrier of Sri Lanka and is a member of the One World alliance. There were also flights available with Emirates and […]

Flight Review: Sriwijaya Air – Dili (East Timor) to Denpasar (Indonesia)

Flight: Sriwijaya Air SJ 2710 From: Dili (DIL) To: Denpasar Bali (DPS) How I Booked: Searched via Skyscanner. Sriwijaya Air is an airline based in Jakarta that flies domestic Indonesian routes and well as a some regional international flights. In this case I was flying one of their international services from Dili in East Timor […]