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) […]

Darwin as Asia’s gateway to Australia

My first time to Darwin was a stop at the airport in 2007, which we all know doesn’t count as a visit. I was flying from Sydney to Mumbai, which stopped at Darwin on the way. That flight route was made famous by Ralph Fiennes and a Qantas flight attendant, though my flight was not […]

Lounge Review: KLM Crown Lounge – Amsterdam Schiphol

As part of my trip to South America in partnership with Air France/KLM, I had a stopover in Amsterdam for a few days. I was flying economy to Buenos Aires but I was given a lounge pass by KLM to use for the day. As my flight was at 9pm and I had a midday […]

Airport Review: klia2 – the budget terminal of KUL Airport

klia2 is the new budget airline terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It opened for passengers on 9 May 2014, replacing the former budget terminal LCCT. The old Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) at KUL resembled a tin shed and it wasn’t long before AirAsia grew beyond the intended capacity. While it was ok to […]

Hotel Review: Tune Hotel klia2, KUL Airport – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Tune Hotel klia2 Address: klia2, KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) – Malaysia. I stayed at the Tune Hotel klia2 as a guest of TuneHotels.com. I have stayed at the Tune Hotel in KL, and since then I have seen the brand pop up in destinations around Malaysia and even in Melbourne. Tune Hotels […]

Sleeping in Airports: Staying overnight at Singapore Changi Airport

While booking flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Denpasar (Bali), the two cheapest flights on offer were overnighters with connections in Singapore or Kuala Lumpur (Low Cost Carrier Terminal). If you know anything about LCCT you would know not choose to do an overnighter there, so I picked the luxurious SIN. Usually I would […]

The world’s best airport names

Nepal have announced plans to name an airport after Sir Edmund Hillary and his climbing partner, Tenzing Norgay. Lukla airport will become Tenzing-Hillary airport. It is a common tradition worldwide to name an airport after a local hero. Here is a list of some of the best airport names in the world. UK – Liverpool […]

Save money on flights using alternative airports in Europe

Before my first trip to Europe I wouldn’t have been able to tell you where Karlsruhe, Katowice or Klagenfurt was on the map. Since then I not only know where they are, I have used their airports and have saved hundreds of Euros in the process. [Amsterdam Schiphol Airport – Closest isn’t always cheapest] My […]

Airport Guide: Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT)

[EDIT: LCCT has now closed and KUL budget terminal now operates out of klia2. This post remains as a historical record of the old Low Cost Carrier Terminal.] Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) is the budget airline terminal for Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). LCCT is on the other side of the runway […]

How to get from Johor Bahru airport to Singapore

Johor Bahru is the Malaysian city on the other side of the causeway from Singapore. It may look close on the map but getting from Johor Bahru Senai Airport to Singapore is time consuming. Singapore does not allow a direct bus service as the government view Senai Airport as competition to their own airport. Air […]