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...]
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.
Given the current coronavirus situation, which was discussed in detail on Episode 31 of the AFF on AIR podcast, many airlines are now in a tough situation. Many businesses have suspended all work travel, many leisure travellers are too scared to book flights right now, and new COVID-19 prevention measures introduced by many governments mean that some people are not allowed to … [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...]
Update: As of Friday 13 March 2020, Cover-More has suspended sales of its Cancel For Any Reason travel insurance add-on in Australia and New Zealand. This does not affect existing policies. As the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak wreaks havoc on the travel industry, planning an overseas trip has become considerably more difficult. Many travel insurance providers will not cover … [Read more...]
Online travel agency Fly365 entered voluntary administration last Friday, after 4 years in business. Many hundreds of Fly365.com customers that booked tickets during recent weeks have now had their tickets cancelled. Others are without recourse after airlines cancelled flights which were originally booked through Fly365 due to the coronavirus outbreak. These customers have … [Read more...]