Just so you know, I should be either in Cornwall or London now, either in the bosom of my husband's family, or taking in the cultural institutions around William IV Plaza - Trafalgar Square to you.
Instead, I am working my way through the curry recipes in Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Bible.
Maybe I should cook the recipes in order and blog about it? Bet that's never been one before.
What happened last week?
Qantas announced the schedule for the re-opening of some Australian domestic lounges. Such a relief.
Bannisters by the sea demonstrated a very clever way of keeping remote controls sanitised. Bag it baby!
REX announced that they will be competing on the 'Golden Triangle' routes of Australian domestic flying from 2021.
And, finally, the ABC did a very good documentary on the demise of Virgin Australia 1.0, and the crisis in the Australian airline industry.
What's coming up?
Countries are slowly announcing whether their borders are closed or open to certain originating countries. Australia scores well, USA, not so much. Australian states are starting to open their borders, although I still don't know if South Australia will let me in from New South Wales by the end of July.
Those hotel reviews I promised you? Yeah, I know, they are still in the pipeline. Promise I'll try really hard to pump them out next week.
You can catch up on posts from last week below. Until next week . . .
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I spent last week at Mollymook down the south coast of New South Walles staying at Bannisters by the Sea, famously with Rick Stein’s only restaurant outside Britain. It was basically the first time I had slept somewhere besides my own bed since mid-March, so I was a little anxious about how a hotel would […]
Yesterday, they announced the re-opening of some airport lounges, and today WiFi will be activated on their domestic flights. Woohoo! In-flight service As I hit my desk today, I received my Qantas Frequent Flyer email with this delightful paragraph: That Find out more link doesn’t give you that much more information, but is just a […]
What seems like way back on 23 March 2020, Qantas closed all its lounges due to COVID-19, or as Qantas calls it: ‘government enforced restrictions that shut down the majority of domestic and international flying’. With some of the state borders re-opening, and therefore an expected increase in flights and passengers, Qantas will open some […]
ABC-TV’s premier current affairs documentary series is featuring a program tonight (29 June, 2020) on the effects of COVID-19 on the Australian airline industry and what it’s future might hold. Here’s the program on YouTube: Grounded: Australia’s aviation crisis and the future of flying. That’s the title, but it’s mainly about the demise of Virgin […]
REX – Regional Express airlines indicated that it was exploring the possibility of flying domestic capital city to capital city routes in Australia, about the time Virgin Australia went into administration. Now it is moving along with that plan. Background The history of ‘third’ domestic airlines in Australia, has not been a great one. Remember […]