Antonia's articles (25)

Air New Zealand International Lounge, Melbourne

Air New Zealand's International Lounge in Melbourne hits the mark with decor, service and layout. But there's always room for improvement.

24 November 2023.


Air New Zealand International Lounge Melbourne

Escape to Geelong and the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula

A short 80-minute drive from Melbourne, Geelong and the stunning Bellarine Peninsula await. We swing by for a long weekend to sample the best the region has to offer.

11 October 2023.


Picturesque Geelong

Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge, Tokyo Narita

Japan Airlines' Sakura Lounge in Tokyo Narita ticks many of the boxes for a flagship business lounge. But there's certainly room for improvement.

26 September 2023.


SriLankan Airlines Airbus A330-300 Business Class (Colombo – Melbourne)

SriLankan Airlines Business Class is utterly unique, with its authentic culture and cuisine. But how does the overall experience stack up? We jumped aboard to find out.

22 September 2023.


business class seat sri lankan airlines a330

Beautiful Belgium: fly Business Class to Europe with JAL on points

En route to beautiful Belgium, I fly JAL Business Class - the cheapest way to fly from Australia to Europe on Qantas Points plus cash, costing just $146 in fees and taxes. And it's one helluva ride.

20 September 2023.


Antwerp Centraal Station

Japan Airlines Boeing 787-8 Business Class (Melbourne – Tokyo Narita)

JAL 787 Business Class isn't the most luxurious product I've flown. But if onboard service and food matter to you, you'll find the experience an absolute joy.

08 September 2023.


best Business Class breakfast in the world

Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787 Business Class (Doha – Casablanca)

Royal Air Maroc's Dreamliner Business Class product isn't the schmickest or most luxurious. But its authentic Moroccan flavour is hard to beat. Here's what to expect on board.

30 June 2023.


Royal Air Maroc Dreamliner 787-9

Cathay Pacific The Pier, Business Class Lounge, Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific's The Pier Business Lounge in Hong Kong is widely regarded as one of the world's best. Here's what to expect inside.

22 June 2023.


Cathay Pacific's The Pier, Business Class Lounge in Hong Kong

Blissful Boracay: the Philippine island you can soar to for less

The tiny Philippine island of Boracay might just be the most stunning tropical paradise you've never heard of. My 6-night Philippine adventure cost just 85,400 Qantas Points return plus $1,749 per person, twin-share. Here's how.

07 June 2023.



Marhaba Lounge, Melbourne

The 200-seat Marhaba Lounge in Melbourne offers great tarmac views, but the food and beverage offering needs improving. Here's what to expect before your international flight.

27 April 2023.


Marhaba Lounge, Melbourne