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For a long time I had wanted to visit South Africa due to my family’s heritage being linked there but getting was a bit of a problem with limited airline offerings being fairly slim to/ from there. A few years back Virgin Australia gave it a red hot go but pulled out of the market quickly and instead placed emphasis on a partnership with South African Airways.
Beijing International Airport is a mammoth. So big in fact that you find yourself spending hours either trekking across terminals or sitting on runways. The impression one first gets when entering the airport is the stunning architecture and I can definitely say it is one of the best airports in terms of design globally.
With an airport so large one could a) spend their time pre flight merely exploring it or b) hit one of the lounges with tarmac views at the end of the terminal. Going with option B I hit up the Cathay Pacific Lounge before my flight to Sydney to see if lounge was the place to be at Beijing Airport.
Air New Zealand gave notice this week that it intends to end its seven-year strategic alliance with Virgin Australia.
Lounge: Qantas International First Lounge Alliance: Oneworld Location: Sydney International Airport Lounge Rating: 5/5 Stars For years I had been intrigued by the Qantas International First Class Lounge. Perhaps it was something to do with the number of glowing reviews about its outstanding service, design and food or the amount of celebs like Hugh … Continue reading QANTAS BRISBANE DOMESTIC BUSINESS LOUNGE: REVIEW