Grey glutinous blobs in a plastic tray, a salad that is 90 per cent tasteless iceberg lettuce and flabby tomato. Airline food gets a bad rap all over the world. Well, it’s not all bad. Turkish Airlines comes out tops in a consumer survey.
What happens when you’re overseas and your airline goes bust? Air Australia has just done exactly that, stranding thousands of passengers in Bangkok, Bali and Hawaii. Other budget airlines are pitching in to get people home. But it will take time.
I’ve taken a peek into the rarefied world of the Qantas first class lounge in Sydney and wow. You really have to be at the airport early to be at one with this experience.
AirAsia’s first big sale for 2012 runs until February 19 with a million seats and teensy fares of just $A7. There’s all the other stuff to pay on top, but it still works out being a cheap deal.