Have you ever wondered how you would you react in a mid-air emergency? Would you remain calm? Fortunately, most people will never find out the answer to this question. But as it happens, AFF member panpan was a passenger on board a recent Qantas flight that had to divert after a loss of cabin pressure. Qantas flight QF706 departed Adelaide before dawn at 6.15am on the … [Read more...]
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Next year, Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic Games. As is often the case when a city hosts a major sporting event, many thousands of visitors are expected to flock to Tokyo. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will run from Friday 24 July to Sunday 9 August 2020, although there will be a few soccer matches before the Opening Ceremony on 24 July. Travelling for the Olympic Games can be a … [Read more...]
Clever airline passengers have used hidden-city ticketing for years to save money on their flights. But now airlines are starting to fight back against the practice. German airline Lufthansa is currently attempting to sue a "no-show" passenger that didn't board the last flight on their ticket. It's demanding back-payment for the significant difference in price between the … [Read more...]
Ever felt uncomfortably hot (or cold) when flying? You're not alone. It seems that aircraft cabin temperatures are a sticking point for many flyers, and are something that very few airlines get consistently right. Many AFF members find that aircraft cabin temperatures, generally, are too hot. While it varies across airlines and aircraft types, it also seems that some … [Read more...]
Ever wondered how much it costs a commercial airline to operate a flight? It costs an airline just over $10,000 to fly a Boeing 737 from Sydney to Melbourne, meaning they need to make at least $60 in revenue from each seat to turn a profit. And it costs almost $200,000 to run an Airbus A380 on an ultra-long haul flight such as Qantas' Sydney-Dallas route. The exact price … [Read more...]