Posted at 1:46 pm , on January 3, 2019
As I had to make an urgent trip back to Malaysia, I booked a last minute flight on Jetstar. Coming back was rather tricky as it was a weekend and very near to Christmas, hence the price was high! Thankfully, I still had some leftover Avios in my British Airways Executive account which I used to make a redemption on MAS Business Class.
Posted at 6:59 pm , on March 31, 2018
Avios has very good value for short haul flights (especially for Club Europe) where single way seat cost just 7500 Avios and up. I paid about 15000 Avios at SGD $96 for 2 person. No doubt Club Europe is nothing spectacular, one still get Priority Check in and Security Screening (which is helpful), Lounge Access in Terminal 5 Galleries Lounge and of course priority boarding. So how did the flight go?
Posted at 12:19 pm , on December 25, 2017
QR303 (DOH-HEL), QR302 (HEL-DOH) and QR848 (DOH-KUL)
I decided to lump the review of all 3 flights under one post as these flights offered similar experience using the same type of plane (and hence cabin).
Unlike the A330-200, the A330-300 experience was much better. Unlike the former, A330-300 seats are 180 degree full flat and newer with more storage space allocated. As A330-300 is longer, the Business Class Cabin thus has more seats (30 vs 24 in A330-200) and is not cut off by the galley. Seats are still configured in 2-2-2 making it less attractive than those on Dreamliner and A350-900 (or Qsuites).
Posted at 12:56 pm , on March 19, 2017
While not unexpected, the upcoming devaluation of the Krisflyer programme still came as a blow to many. Come on, who likes to pay more for the same thing? Like it or not, award programme is still subjected to real world inflation. So after all the posts about Krisflyer, I shall talk about something different: AVIOS.