On long-haul flights, sometimes silence is bliss. That's why so many frequent flyers use noise-cancelling headphones to drown out the noise of aircraft engines and fellow passengers. Noise-cancelling headphones may seem like magic, but there's some very sophisticated science that goes into providing the perfect listening experience. Many years ago Hossein Seif Zadeh, who has … [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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Now that Queensland and South Australia have revealed when they will reopen their borders, it's time to start thinking about travelling around Australia again. Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia have also started adding additional flights, but there are also some great deals on one-way car hires, which can cost as little as $1 per day! In Episode 38 of the AFF on Air … [Read more...]
As the coronavirus crisis continues, many airline passengers are still waiting for refunds from cancelled flight bookings. Meanwhile, some passengers have discovered that they would have to pay extra – thousands of dollars, in some cases – to rebook their cancelled flights for a different date. This is exactly what happened recently to a Lufthansa customer in Germany. They … [Read more...]
As Virgin Australia's voluntary administration process continues, frequent flyers with travel credits or Velocity points are getting nervous. But what's it like for the airline's pilots whose jobs are on the line? Chris Bournelis is a Boeing 737 First Officer for Virgin Australia. You may know him as AviatorInsight, a regular contributor to AFF's Ask The Pilot thread. Chris … [Read more...]
Ever wondered what it's like to travel to North Korea - a country that had strict rules and border controls well before COVID-19 made them cool? In Episode 35 of the AFF on AIR podcast, Matt chats to Gus Higgins about travelling to this reclusive country. While in North Korea, he found out why Air Koryo (North Korea's state-owned airline) is the world's only one-star … [Read more...]