Advances in technology have made flying a much more pleasant experience than ever before. But when you're hurtling through the sky in a confined space with hundreds of other passengers, arguments are sometimes inevitable. One of the biggest travel etiquette gripes among passengers is seat reclining. It's an unwritten rule that, as a courtesy to the passenger behind you, you … [Read more...]
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There's no doubt that flight delays can be frustrating, especially if you're on a tight deadline to reach your destination. But, occasionally, airlines handle them so well that the delay turns from a disaster into a delight. This week our members share their "best" experiences of airline delays that turned out to be surprisingly pleasant. Some delays were handled so well by … [Read more...]
Many AFF members take pride in finding the best travel deals and optimising their frequent flyer points. But many say that they struggle to help friends and family members who don't share the same passion for our hobby. There are countless stories of members who've tried to help, only to find their advice has fallen on deaf ears. The world of points and miles is full of … [Read more...]
Fifth-freedom flights are "tag flights" that neither start nor end in the home country of the airline operating the flight. For example, UAE-based Emirates flies from Melbourne to Dubai via Singapore. The Melbourne-Singapore sector of this route is a fifth-freedom flight. Fifth-freedom flights can truly be a great way to travel for several reasons. Not only are fares … [Read more...]
Earlier this week, I made what is quite possibly the stupidest travel mistake I've ever made. After 472 commercial flights, it finally happened… I left my passport on the plane. Normally after losing your passport you'd realise fairly quickly. But by the time I realised, three hours had passed and the plane had already operated another flight. I had placed my passport in the … [Read more...]