Ever noticed that it was more expensive to fly from A to B, compared to flying from A to C via B? This phenomenon is known as "hidden-city" pricing, and airlines hate it when passengers exploit it. Although hidden-city ticketing is more prevalent overseas, it does exist in Australia. In one example, a Qantas Business class flight from Perth to Sydney would cost … [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.
The trip from Australia to Europe is a very long one. Unless you're booked on Qantas' direct flight from Perth to London, you'll have to stop at least once along the way and the trip usually takes at least 24 hours. That's a long time to be sitting on a plane, so many travellers look for cheap Business Class flights to Europe. The trouble is, buying Business Class tickets in … [Read more...]
Premium airline cabins normally command a significant price premium over Economy. But, occasionally, Business class tickets are in fact cheaper than Economy! AFF members have discovered multiple examples of Virgin Australia Business fares that were cheaper than Economy class on the same flight. So, why does this happen… and why would anyone still book an Economy … [Read more...]
Many AFF members take pride in finding the best travel deals and optimising their frequent flyer points. But many say that they struggle to help friends and family members who don't share the same passion for our hobby. There are countless stories of members who've tried to help, only to find their advice has fallen on deaf ears. The world of points and miles is full of … [Read more...]
Fifth-freedom flights are "tag flights" that neither start nor end in the home country of the airline operating the flight. For example, UAE-based Emirates flies from Melbourne to Dubai via Singapore. The Melbourne-Singapore sector of this route is a fifth-freedom flight. Fifth-freedom flights can truly be a great way to travel for several reasons. Not only are fares … [Read more...]