On 4 September 2020, Virgin Australia creditors voted to approve the airline's sale to U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital for $3.5 billion. This was the final major hurdle in bringing Virgin Australia out of voluntary administration and avoiding liquidation. The sale is expected to be completed by the end of October. So, how did Virgin Australia get to this point and where … [Read more...]
AFF on AIR Podcast
Keep up with the latest airline, aviation and loyalty program news with AFF on AIR, the Australian Frequent Flyer's fortnightly podcast.
Hosted by Australian Frequent Flyer editor Matt Graham, this free podcast features interviews with experts from the travel industry with insightful tips and tricks for all Australian travellers.
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It has been a tough year for most Australian businesses, especially those involved in the tourism industry. But for the people of Kangaroo Island in South Australia, the coronavirus pandemic came right on the back of a nightmare summer of bushfires. After visiting Kangaroo Island this fortnight, Matt takes a close look at how these dual crises have impacted the island, its … [Read more...]
Although Qantas recently retired its last Boeing 747, there are still two of the iconic aircraft on public display at Australian aviation museums. One is at HARS in Shellharbour, NSW and the other can be found in Longreach, Queensland. Qantas has a long and proud association with Longreach, the town where it first started its operations in the 1920s and even manufactured its … [Read more...]
This week, Australia said farewell to a national icon. Over the past 49 years, Qantas has operated almost every variant of the Boeing 747 in existence. In fact, the flying kangaroo was once an all-747 airline. Now, the queen of the skies has been placed into early retirement in the Mojave desert. The iconic Boeing 747 has set records, made travel affordable for more people, … [Read more...]
Imagine discovering that your available credit card balance is suddenly over $28 million! That’s exactly what happened to AFF moderator JessicaTam recently after Qatar Airways accidentally refunded her in Australian Dollars instead Indonesia Rupiah. (Oops!) In Episode 40 of the AFF on AIR podcast, JessicaTam joins Matt to discuss the story of her Qatar Airways refund that … [Read more...]