Upgrade me?

We are heading to Hobart in a couple of weekends (for 4 days of whiskey tasting and cheese platters #nomnom).  And as per usual received the “you can bid for an upgrade” email.  This always gets my hedonistic, slightly self entitled self salivating …. Ah, business class …

However, quickly I wake up to the harsh cold reality – for a 1 1/4 hour flight, do I need priority luggage (we are planning on doing carry on only); do I need lounge access (hold Air NZ membership card which is an affiliated Airline, so get access); do I need food from a Luke Mangan designed menu (had to google that); do I need access to movies and Tv (books, check, iPad, check) and do I require leather seats (I ain’t got anything here… Really do I?). Continue reading “Upgrade me?”

Do I need cancellation Insurance?

And does comprehensive cancellation insurance counterweight the decision to take the cheaper alternative flight and cover off any financial loss I may incur from not being able to attend work? img_8130

Short answer – no…. I estimate one day of lost wages removes any financial benefit I might gain from the cheaper flights. Therefore I am going to continue to take my more “expensive” option and incidentally access to the bubbles in airport lounge!

I am a complete airline snob… I tend to pay a little more than the average person when I am booking short duration trips.  I have always used the excuse that the airlines I use tend to us have the least number of cancellations and I won’t miss work, however today over a post-gastronomic haze, this view of mine was challenged. Continue reading “Do I need cancellation Insurance?”