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Relaxation - Cabana by the pool. Strand Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Happy New Year from 2PAXfly

Wishing you all a Happy New Year for 2019!

I'm currently in northern New South Wales, at Byron Bay, dodging international backpackers, and attendees of the Falls Festival.

The image above is a little deceptive since it's of the pool area at the Strand Hotel, Yangon, and not where we are staying at Byron Bay.


What's in store for 2019

2018 was a great year for travel, but not a great year for 2PAXfly. Life has been busy, including trips to Asia and Europe. Unfortunately, this blog has had to play second fiddle to my usual income-generating activities. Consequently, I have scads of trip reports to catch up on which I will do over the next few months. 

Don' t be surprised if contributions to the blog are a little slow for the first 6 weeks of 2019. I have a rather important life event to organise, and a couple of large work projects that need execution.

But - in late February, we are off to 
Latin America - or what is more usually refered to South America. (I have been advised that 'Latin' is a more appropriate term, as it does not imply dependence on a 'North' America)

What's been happening?

In the meantime, you can catch up on what's been happening in the world of travel - according to us - below.

That's it for 2018, until next week . . .

Happy Travels,


Latest posts from on 01/08/2019

Singapore Airlines to devalue rewards program by ~7% and more

By 2paxfly on Jan 04, 2019 12:55 pm

After a couple of points flights in first class on their A380 between Australia and Europe, I’m a Singapore Airlines fan. To achieve that, I had to open a KrisFlyer account and transfer some miles over from Amex. The Krisflyer program is also a partner with most of the standard credit card currencies – which […]

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BestJet in Administration – customers not happy

By 2paxfly on Jan 03, 2019 11:12 am

Not good news. This flight booker based in Queensland has entered administration. Queensland-based Bestjet and its subsidiaries, Wynyard Travel Pty Ltd and Brooklyn Travel Pty Ltd, went into voluntary administration on 18 December. The Guardian / Australian Edition The first meeting of creditors was held yesterday. You can read the statement from the first creditors […]

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Skift predicts

By 2paxfly on Jan 02, 2019 08:00 am

I’m an infrequent reader of the travel intelligence website Skift. Lots of their content interests me, its just seems I never get enough time to read it. Maybe that should be number one New Year’s Resolution: Read Skift more often. Anyway – they just published a Bold Predictions for the Travel Industry in 2019 column. […]

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Singapore Airlines new App Beta – help test it

By 2paxfly on Jan 01, 2019 03:55 pm

I awoke today – with a slightly fuzzy head – mainly due to my late New Years Evening, actually – early morning – rather then an inbibing of too much alcohol … hello 2019! … to find an email in my inbox inviting me to assist with the beta testing of Singapore Airlines new mobile […]

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