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 £156 ($279) 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.
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Dealing with airline call centres can be a frustrating experience. If you're lucky, your call will be answered by an experienced agent who knows exactly how to help! Unfortunately this doesn't always happen. Airline call centres are a real mixed bag. There are plenty of knowledgeable call centre agents, but there are also plenty that are not very helpful or are unfamiliar … [Read more...]
Home to the famous moai statues, Easter Island is a popular tourist destination. Unfortunately, its geographic location in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean makes Chile's Isla de Pascua rather difficult to get to from Australia! There are only two ways to reach Easter Island (airport code IPC) by plane - from Santiago or Tahiti. Both routes are operated by LATAM … [Read more...]
Comfort seats don't just give you the benefit of extra space when you fly. They are also a clever way to earn extra frequent flyer points and status credits! Many airlines sell "comfort seats", or free neighbouring seats, for a fee. These were originally intended for larger passengers that might have difficulty fitting in one airline seat. But there are many other reasons … [Read more...]
It's rare to find Business class airfares from Australia to Europe for under $6,000 return. But the same is not true for the reverse! Cheap Business class fares to Australia, from Europe, can regularly be found for as little as $3,000. During a recent sale, Qatar Airways had Business class fares available from Stockholm to Sydney for under $3,000 return. Cheap airfares were … [Read more...]