Category: Airlines

Let’s talk loyalty - Airline loyalty programs in South Africa

For me the biggest hindrance to travelling more - besides my children’s schooling – is how expensive it is to fly to most destinations from South Africa during the school holidays. When I read about how international travelers (particularly those from US & UK) get to travel all the time because of the airline miles […]

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How to apply for a UAE Visa online 

This is a guide on how to apply for a UAE Visa online if you are flying with Emirates Click here if you would like to apply for a South African passport online. Visa applications are such a schlep. I’d be delighted if visas were abolished forever. It would make travel so much easier and […]

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Air China Review & What To Do In Beijing Airport On Long Layovers

A Layover at Beijing Airport When I initially discovered that the return leg of my flight from Phuket to Johannesburg on Air China involved a 14 -hour layover at Beijing airport, my first thought was about what we would do for such a long time at the airport. There's nothing worse when travelling than long […]

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Family Entertainment with Emirates Airways

I was invited by Emirates Airways, with my family, for a movie at Nu Metro Hyde Park, along with other bloggers and journalists. The event was held to celebrate Emirates’ unbeaten 12-year record as winner of the World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award, and also to introduce us to their new family offerings. The red carpet was […]

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How to find the Cheapest Flights Ever

I was recently asked to contribute to Webjet's blog, along with Patrycja Oosthuizen of Travel Opulent Box and Naeem Mayet of Naeem.co.za, about our cheapest flights ever. Read the article here: Cheapest Flights Ever What was your cheapest flight ever? Please comment below and let me know.        

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Emirates vs Qatar Airways

I’ve flown on Emirates and Qatar Airways and spent long hours at both their airports on both legs of each journey - in the public areas not the private lounges. I decided to do a review of both airlines and their airports and compare Emirates vs Qatar Airways. Both are consistently rated amongst the world’s […]

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