A little-known South American airline has announced plans for a unique route that would connect Perth to Buenos Aires in just 15 hours. The non-stop flights between Argentina and Perth would continue to a final destination in Asia, which is likely to be Singapore. The flights would be operated by Norwegian Air Argentina. This low-cost carrier only recently started operations … [Read more...]
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Norfolk Island Airlines will cease all passenger services from 17 March 2018. The airline, which currently operates the Brisbane-Norfolk Island route, already suspended flights between Auckland and the small island earlier this year. The withdrawal of Norfolk Island Airlines leaves Air New Zealand with a monopoly on flights to the Australian territory north-west of New … [Read more...]
The Virgin Atlantic Flying Club frequent flyer program doesn’t receive much attention in Australia. But, using Flying Club miles to fly on Virgin Atlantic's partner airlines, there are some surprisingly good value redemptions available on flights to and from Australia. Flying Club is the frequent flyer program of UK-based Virgin Atlantic (not to be confused with Virgin … [Read more...]
Avianca LifeMiles will soon expire after just one year. As of 15 April 2018, Avianca LifeMiles expire if no new miles are earned for 12 months. Redeeming miles will no longer extend the validity of miles in the account. What's more, Avianca will no longer inform members before their LifeMiles expire! In our view, Avianca's new LifeMiles expiration policy is particularly … [Read more...]
Malaysia's Air Asia X has announced plans to shift its Melbourne flights to Avalon Airport in Geelong towards the end of 2018. The double-daily Avalon-Kuala Lumpur services would be the first regular international flights for Avalon Airport. Air Asia X flies twice-daily between Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur using densely-configured Airbus A330-300s, with one day flight and one … [Read more...]