Fire escape plan reveals Air New Zealand’s top secret lounge with incredible benefits

Air New Zealand’s exclusive EP1 lounge has remained a closely guarded secret until now. Photo: Supplied The location and incredible benefits of Air New Zealand’s top-secret Koru Club – reserved for its wealthiest and most famous travelers – has been revealed by Stuff Travel. Membership of Elite Priority One (known as EP1) is top secret, … Read more

Eight Australian airport lounges you can access without traveling business class

Planespotters enjoy stunning views from the bar at ‘The House’ in Melbourne Airport’s international terminal. Air travel is a horror show right now. Staff shortages mean long queues at check-in, baggage drop and security. Terminals are crowded at peak times, which can be 10am on Mondays, and flight delays and cancellations are the order of … Read more

Ten Famous Palaces You Can Actually Stay In

Great Suite from Schonbrunn, Austria. Photo: Austria Trend If you will never receive an invitation from royalty, you can at least check into these veritable palaces for a taste of royal life. SCHONBRUNN PALACE, VIENNA, AUSTRIA Photo: Austria Trend Although the adjacent Imperial Guest House was long a hotel, you can now stay in the … Read more

A world-class luxury lodge should be on your to-do list

SatJul16OneOnly The luxurious lake and mountain Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown, New Zealand. Photo: provided Photo: Supplied REGISTRATION Before arriving at Matakauri Lodge, about 10 minutes from Queenstown on New Zealand’s South Island – about a three-hour flight from Australia’s east coast – guests are asked about their mode of transport, providing an important clue about its … Read more

The only thing that makes long delays at the airport bearable

Singapore Airlines SilverKris business class lounge at Changi Airport Terminal 3. Sydney Airport was recently ranked the world’s sixth worst airline for flight cancellations and ninth worst for flight delays. According to, in the past two months almost 6% of flights out of Sydney have been canceled and 34% have been delayed. It’s a … Read more

Luxury on the best beach in the UAE

St Regis Saadiyat Island ticks all the boxes. REGISTRATION The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Abu Dhabi’s convenient location makes it perfect for layovers, but its facilities are designed to appeal to long-stay guests. Only 20 minutes by car from the airport and 10 minutes from the city center, Saadiyat Island is transforming into a … Read more