I’m siding with Qantas on this one. The steward, let’s call him “Stoli”, stole little bottles of vodka, gin and beer, and lied. Stoli worked for Qantas for 28 years… how many did he “acquire” over that time? The Fairfax story¬†implies it could be endemic: 3 crew on the same flight caught by random. Passenger always pays for it in airfares…


Middle East ancient attractions can wait a little longer

Fairfax “Traveller” is a good, quality travel publication. But promoting group tours of the Middle East now? This is most unwise. Isis bullies would be “over the crescent moon” if they could grab an entire tour group of hostages. Iran? Egypt? Jordan? Tunisia? Come on, you’re asking for trouble. These are some of the best destinations in the world… but after they deal with their terrorists.