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Trip Report: Qantas A330 Economy Class | Sydney to Melbourne

Trip Report: Qantas A330 Economy Class | Sydney to Melbourne

Making our way from Sydney to Melbourne, a Qantas A330-200 would be our ride for the short ride between Australia’s two largest cities. This trip report will cover our overall experience in Qantas A330 Economy Class on a domestic Australian route. I’d booked this particular segment with British Airways Avios as the cash price was bit pricey for such a short flight. British Airways (BA) Avios still represent a great value for short haul redemptions, especially outside on flights outside…

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Lounge Review: Qantas T3 Domestic Business Lounge | Sydney

Lounge Review: Qantas T3 Domestic Business Lounge | Sydney

After a very long flight in Economy from Los Angeles, a bit of refreshment was in order. Qantas hosts numerous lounges in it’s home airport but as our connecting flight was departing from Terminal 3. We headed to the the Qantas T3 Domestic Business Lounge. Access to the Qantas T3 Domestic Business Lounge is granted to those traveling in a premium cabin with Qantas or OneWorld carrier, Qantas Platinum/Platinum One, Emirates Platinum, or OneWorld Emerald in any cabin of travel. One guest…

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Hotel Review: Clarion Suites Gateway | Melbourne

Hotel Review: Clarion Suites Gateway | Melbourne

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district, the Clarion Suites Gateway is a high-rise hotel property managed by Clarion, part of the Choice Hotels family. We had the booked the room via Hotels.com for a very reasonable rate if about $120 AUD. We would earn an additional night towards Hotels.com Rewards. Arriving just before 2:00 PM at the Clarion Suites Gateway in Melbourne’s CBD, we parked in the underground’s garage. I was a but exhausted having to keep up…

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Hotel Review: The Larwill Studio | Melbourne

Hotel Review: The Larwill Studio | Melbourne

Spending 5 days in Victoria, we’d be just spending one night in Melbourne initially. I’d booked The Larwill Studio of a reasonable rate of $100 USD for the night on Booking.com. I rarely use Booking.com but there was a fantastic rate through a partnership with TripAdvisor. Although we’d later return to Melbourne on this trip, we wouldn’t be returning to The Larwill Studio as it wasn’t available later in the week. Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars Location: 4 of…

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