One of our members this week asks a question that would have probably not got too much interest a month ago. Sadly with the downing of the Malaysian Airlines over the Ukraine in recent weeks, the question has very much become a topical one. So, I'm looking at doing a round trip from Berlin to Istanbul later in the year. The cheapest option is to fly via Kiev on Ukraine … [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.
It’s a problem we all seem to face at one time or another. With many workplaces shutting down over Christmas and New Year, we may be forced to take annual leave during this peak period. If you want to use the time to travel overseas, school holidays often mean a shortage of cheap Economy fares and award seats. As a result, our preferred method of travel can cost more than we … [Read more...]
It would seem the ACCC have launched action about the excessive credit card fees some airlines are charging customers to book flights. The vast majority of our members are fully fledged supporters of such action. One member estimates that they pay up to $350 a year on credit card fees alone! On international bookings one member notes being charged up to $33.00 per … [Read more...]
This week we look at the dynamics of check in and getting the right seat. A passenger is presented with many options when traveling in Economy class, but there seems to be a fewer options when travelling in Business class. Despite the hefty cost of Business class travel, one of our members discovers that’s no guarantee you will sit with your wife. Flying to Vancouver on Air … [Read more...]
From time to time the need to have two separate bookings for flights on the same day will arise. It may be a case that the two airfares cannot be booked on the one booking, or it’s cheaper to purchase separate flights from different airlines. If two flights are on the one booking, often they are protected, so if one flight arrives too late the airline has the responsibility to … [Read more...]