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...]
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.
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...]
If you hold status with an airline, you'll often feel obliged to continue crediting points to that airline's frequent flyer program in order to use your status benefits when you fly. For example, if you have Qantas Platinum status, you may only be granted entry to the First Class Lounge if your Qantas Frequent Flyer number is on the boarding pass. But what if you wanted to … [Read more...]
It's that time of year again! The 2020 Europe early bird sales have landed, and airlines have already started offering discounted early-bird airfares for travel to Europe next year. Economy class flights from Australia to Europe on full-service airlines are currently available from just $1,027 return, and there are also some Premium Economy and Business Class deals to … [Read more...]
Passengers that book a Business Class ticket should not have to accept a downgrade to Economy Class, a German court has ruled. In a recent case, the judge found that Economy Class was an inadequate and unequal replacement for a paid Business Class ticket. This may sound like common sense, but involuntary downgrades are more common than you might expect. In addition, the … [Read more...]