Evidently many airways have decreased the variety of premium financial system seats on flights. Is it on account of mothballed A380s, economies of scale, or different points? J. Costa,Reservoir VIC
With fewer flights into Australia the variety of premium financial system seats has fallen, however there are actually 4 airways working day by day A380 companies to Australia, three with premium financial system cabins. Qantas’ premium financial system is thought to be probably the greatest, out there on the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners and on retrofitted Airbus A380s, at present working to London through Singapore. Different choices embody ANA, Singapore Airways, Air New Zealand, Delta and United. Emirates, which solely launched premium financial system seats in 2021, has gained loads of applause for its PE seating, out there on its day by day A380 companies to Melbourne and Sydney.
We now have three weeks in Spain from subsequent April, we’re pondering perhaps six nights every in Barcelona, Madrid and both Malaga or Seville. Any solutions? G. Opai, Rye VIC
Though these cities have lots to supply, six nights is a beneficiant period of time to dedicate to every. What’s lacking out of your itinerary is the villages of rural Spain, and for that I would counsel Andalucia. You are manner forward of the summer time crowds and late April needs to be pleasantly heat. Should you had been to spend 4 nights every in Barcelona and Madrid you would then dedicate virtually two weeks to a tour to incorporate Seville, Ronda, Granada and Cordoba. Should you need assistance setting up your itinerary, I would counsel Sam Lister of Tailor Made Andalucia (tailormadeandalucia.com). Sam is English however he is obsessed with his adopted dwelling. He is additionally skilled at constructing in experiences that take you behind the scenes for a view of Spanish tradition, meals and historical past that few vacationers get to see.
Earlier than we head to Switzerland for a White Christmas we’re spending three weeks within the south of France. Are you able to counsel a central base for visiting Avignon, Montpellier, Carcassonne, Marseilles and Good? Rent a automobile or use native transport? B. Stubbs, West Hobart TAS
One place I like rather a lot is Saint-Remy-de-Provence, simply south of Avignon, with quick access to many of the locations in your want record. The native abbey was dwelling to Van Gogh for a 12 months of his mad-genius part, remnants of the Roman metropolis of Glanum are scattered about close by and the horse meadows and flamingo marshes of the Carmargue and the perched villages of the Luberon are close by. The miraculous Fontaine de Vaucluse and beautiful little L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the vintage centre of southern France, are shut at hand. Good is a little bit of a stretch, it is a three-hour drive, so you would up stumps and keep someplace within the neighborhood. I like St Paul de Vence, tucked into the hills simply above Good, a beautiful little city, very genuine, with connections to a few of the greats of twentieth century artwork. You are near Monaco so you will in all probability wish to make like James Bond and drop into the on line casino. Driving is unquestionably the most suitable choice, particularly at the moment of the 12 months when it may be chilly, you do not wish to be hanging round ready for trains and buses.
I’m becoming a member of a cruise in Valletta and I’m in search of a baggage switch service that may gather my baggage from my dwelling and ship it to the ship. Have you learnt of any such service? J. Lambourne, Lane Cove NSW
Pack and Ship (packsend.com.au) is a worldwide baggage switch service, mybaggage.com is one other and FedEx a 3rd. Any a kind of operators can choose up your baggage from your private home deal with and have it delivered to the cruise ship’s workplace in Valletta.
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