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...]
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The trip from Australia to Europe is a very long one. Unless you're booked on Qantas' direct flight from Perth to London, you'll have to stop at least once along the way and the trip usually takes at least 24 hours. That's a long time to be sitting on a plane, so many opt for the extra comfort of Business Class. The trouble is, buying Business Class tickets in Australia is … [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...]
Ever tried to book a frequent flyer redemption ticket, only to be told there's no award availability? If you've ever tried to redeem your frequent flyer points for a flight, you probably answered "yes"! It will often be the case that there's indeed no award availability on the flight you want. But sometimes the availability is there… your computer (or the airline's call … [Read more...]
We all love to get a great deal on Business and First Class flights. There are plenty of legitimate ways to save money on flights, for example by taking advantage of airline sales or redeeming your own frequent flyer points. But some deals are, in fact, too good to be true. You may have come across mileage brokers such as "I Only Fly First Class" or "Alpha Flight Guru". … [Read more...]