Earlier this year, Lufthansa attempted to sue a passenger that exploited hidden-city ticketing. After they skipped the last flight on their ticket, the German airline demanded this customer pay the substantial difference in ticket price. The court case generated a lot of public interest and was seen as a "test" to see if the courts would set a precedent that favoured the … [Read more...]
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If you've ever booked a flight that departs the UK, you may have noticed that there's a rather hefty departure tax. The UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) is a departure tax that adds up to £172 ($315) to the cost of your ticket! Luckily there are a few ways to avoid paying the expensive Air Passenger Duty. The exact rate depends on the distance you're travelling from the UK and … [Read more...]
If you hold status with an airline, you'll often feel obliged to continue crediting points to that airline's frequent flyer program in order to use your status benefits when you fly. For example, if you have Qantas Platinum status, you may only be granted entry to the First Class Lounge if your Qantas Frequent Flyer number is on the boarding pass. But what if you wanted to … [Read more...]
It's that time of year again! The 2020 Europe early bird sales have landed, and airlines have already started offering discounted early-bird airfares for travel to Europe next year. Economy class flights from Australia to Europe on full-service airlines are currently available from just $1,027 return, and there are also some Premium Economy and Business Class deals to … [Read more...]
Passengers that book a Business Class ticket should not have to accept a downgrade to Economy Class, a German court has ruled. In a recent case, the judge found that Economy Class was an inadequate and unequal replacement for a paid Business Class ticket. This may sound like common sense, but involuntary downgrades are more common than you might expect. In addition, the … [Read more...]