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...]
Planning & Booking
Planning & Booking is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Here we provide tips, tricks and chat about planning and booking your trip.
If you plan to travel on an award flight, buying Qantas frequent flyer points may be appropriate. This is especially true if you are short of a few points for your planned Qantas itinerary.
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...]
Are you planning to travel to Europe between June and August 2020? You're not alone! Australians love to visit Europe during the peak northern summer period, with many Aussies flying there during the July school holidays. The trip from Australia to Europe is a long one, so most of us prefer to fly in Business class. And the cheapest way to do that is to redeem frequent flyer … [Read more...]