Most businesses have faced significant issues due to COVID-19, particularly in the travel industry. With borders closed, many airlines have had to cancel flights and many tour operators have had to temporarily shut down. Millions of cruises, car rentals and hotel bookings have also been cancelled as would-be travellers have been stuck at home. But the way in which businesses … [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.
From next week, travel agents operating in the state of New South Wales will need to disclose any commission, referral fees or incentives they receive from their suppliers. The new rule is part of increased disclosure obligations that will apply to NSW businesses, including intermediaries such as agents. The new state-based laws also require businesses to "disclose terms or … [Read more...]
If you've had a flight cancelled due to COVID-19, you may have had to change your travel dates or ended up with a credit voucher to use towards a future trip. Unfortunately, these travel credit vouchers come with their own limitations. As well as limited expiry dates, one common complaint has been that the voucher could only be used to book a new trip costing the same or … [Read more...]
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 £176 ($355) 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...]
In light of recent global events, demand for air travel has plummeted in a matter of weeks. But if you do want to book a trip, there are no shortage of excellent travel deals available right now! There are currently cheap flights available around Australia, as well as to overseas destinations including Hawaii, North America, Cook Islands, New Zealand and Thailand! This … [Read more...]