Air Bagan, Heho (Lake Inle) to Yangon, Myanmar. ATR72-500

“Should we stop and get something to eat before the flight?” I asked my travel companion Bert. It had been a long journey from the Novotel Myat Min in Lake Inle to Heho Airport in Myanmar for our flight to Yangon. We did enjoy a delicious a-la-carte breakfast rather early at the hotel, eggs, bacon,…

Jetstar Airways – Sydney to Brisbane

“I only fly Qantas so I can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points and Status Credits” Said the Gold Frequent Flyer (GFF) over lunch one day. “But you can earn points when flying Jetstar as well” I remarked, “You just need to add the plus bundle, its a couple of dollars more than the lead in fare,…

Review: Air Asia X Sydney to Kuala Lumpur Economy Class

“Passengers please note, we have shut the doors and will be making our departure 15 minutes earlier than scheduled, we trust this is convenient for everyone” ‘Very rare to hear that announcement…..Damn!’ I mumbled to myself as I peered into my empty wallet. I’d forgotten to go to an ATM and get cash out. I use cards…

Novotel Canberra

So I’ve got this friend right and whenever he stays in a hotel, one of international standard, the first thing he does is order a club sandwich from room service. “You can tell a lot about a place by a club sandwich pet!” he’d insist with a raised eyebrow while regaling me with his latest…

Review: Air Asia X – Adelaide to Kuala Lumpur – Economy Class

The Frugal Flyer – How little can I spend to get from Australia to Asia without going hungry? To celebrate low cost carrier Air Asia X announcing new services between Adelaide and Kuala Lumpur, they released a limited number of introductory fares between the two cities from AUD$99.  I managed to purchase one of these…

Review: Air Asia – Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

Having never flown Air Asia before and the fares being so ridiculously cheap – I paid a total AUD$41.37 including 20kgs of baggage, seat selection and a meal – I was slightly suspicious of what I was in for – was there going to be more to pay for along the way? So I made…

Review: Vietnam Airlines Dong Hoi to Ha Noi – ATR72-500 Economy Class

Flight date: 20 July 2012 Aircraft: ATR72-500 Flight Number: VN1590 Flight Time: 1hrs 40mins Class: Economy Seat: 6A I have travelled on hundreds of flights on jet aircraft all over the world, Airbuses, Boeings, Embraers, Canadairs and even a few DC”s, but I can count the number of propeller aircraft I have flown on on one hand. In fact, my first…