Air Berlin – Berlin to Krakow – Dash8-Q400

With Air Berlin being in the news lately after filing for insolvency amid rumors of it being broken up and parts of the airline sold off to cover debts, I wanted to share with you my review of a flight I took with the airline recently, before they are no more. Air Berlin is Germany’s…

Finnair Airbus a350. Singapore to Helsinki, Economy Class.

“Would you like chicken or mutton?” I’ve been asked. Mutton? Haven’t heard that for years. I go for it, just simply because it sounds so old school and I want to give it a try. Will it be mutton dressed up as lamb, I think to myself. Other than the odd choice of meal, the…

FreakyFlier Travel Hacks – Excess Baggage.

“It’s gonna cost me whaaaat?” Each airline has its own rules and allowances with baggage so it pays to be vigilant when it comes to taking lots of stuff with you when you travel as the excess charges can be ridiculously high. Want More FreakyFlier delivered to your inbox? Sign up at the bottom of…

Jetstar Asia. Bangkok to Singapore With a Meal.

“The choices today are Black Pepper and Chicken Rice?” “Yes please” “Which would you like?” “Oh sorry, I thought it was the same thing, I’ll have the Chicken Rice” I misunderstood and thought it was one dish but the hot meal choices today were Black Pepper Chicken or Chicken Rice. I’ve reviewed Jetstar and Jetstar Asia…

Thai Air Asia. Phuket to Chiang Mai.

Travelling from the major tourist resort city of Phuket located in the South of Thailand to the Jungle city of Chiang Mai in the north of the country could take up to 3 days by land (thats ferry, bus and train, all three at least!). Low cost carrier, Thai Air Asia, part of the Air…

QANTAS Airways QF81, Sydney to Singapore. Economy Class.

QANTAS Airways, The Spirit of Australia. I recently enjoyed another fantastic flight on the national carrier. I was travelling on one of QANTAS’ Airbus A330-300 of which they own ten, this particular aircraft, registered VH-QPG, named Mount Gambier, entered service with the carrier in 2004. Read about my visit to the QANTAS International Business Lounge prior to…

Menu Select. Pre-ordering your Economy Class meal on QANTAS Airways.

QANTAS has Menu Select, previously known as Eat on Q. Its been around for some years now, but I’m not sure how many people know that you can pre-order your main inflight meal on international flights in Economy! Between 7 days and 48 hours prior to your flight, log into your booking and select from…

Touring The Republic of the Union of Myanmar: Mandalay.

 My friend Bert and I visited Myanmar some months ago and our first stop was the northern city of Mandalay. From there we travelled to Bagan, Lake Inle and Yangon, the capital. Welcome to Myanmar! While some may refer to it as Burma, the official name is The Republic of the Union of Myanmar.  Thai Air…

Happy New Year 2017 – Where are you travelling to?

2016 was a good year but I didn’t get to travel as much as I would have liked. Buenos Aires and Montevideo were great, as was a brief trip to Melbourne. I have, however already booked my big trip for 2017. One way ticket around the world! First stop, Singapore, then Penang, Phuket, Chiang Mai…

Trip Notes: Jetstar JQ605 Sydney to Melbourne Avalon

Not so long ago I took a trip to sunny Melbourne flying Jetstar from Sydney to Avalon Airport located 55 kilometres south of the city. I’ve reviewed Jetstar’s services before which you can read here so I won’t go into the flight experience except to say, on the uneventful 1hr 35min journey I had that…