Did you know that Aussies are slugged as much as $128.62 in Australian departure taxes and airport fees every time they fly overseas? Whenever you purchase an international flight, your ticket will include a range of taxes that are paid directly to governments and airports. These are payable on both revenue and award bookings, and are charged on top of the airfare and any … [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.
Wine is another popular topic with frequent flyers. You might be interested in how to get Great Wine Deals.
If you've ever tried to redeem your frequent flyer points for a reward flight, you've probably noticed that fuel surcharges can add hundreds of dollars to the cost of your "free" flight. But there are ways to avoid paying fuel surcharges on award tickets. One strategy is to book a flight from a country that bans or restricts fuel surcharges, such as Hong Kong. Brazil and the … [Read more...]
The United States is one of the most popular destinations for Australian travellers. But flights to North America are long and operate overnight in both directions. This makes a Business class bed a very attractive option for the trip across the Pacific. Premium cabin airfares from Australia can be very expensive. But there are ways to save money on Business class to the … [Read more...]
Did you know that the cheapest domestic airfares are available at specific times each week? Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tigerair all offer cheap domestic flights in weekly sales. These are held at exactly the same time every week, and there are some truly fantastic deals if you look at the right time! During recent sales, cheap domestic flights were available for as low as … [Read more...]
Want to upgrade to Business class on your next flight? Upgrading with frequent flyer points could be an option, but what if you don't have enough of them? Or perhaps you've bought a non-upgradeable fare? Bidding is another way to secure a flight upgrade. Many airlines including Qantas, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand let you bid for an upgrade in an online "auction" for … [Read more...]