Strategic seat selection can make all the difference between a comfortable flight and a torturous experience in a cramped middle seat. That's why many frequent flyers spend a lot of time and effort researching aircraft configurations and choosing the best seat on the plane. When travelling as a couple, aircraft with pairs of neighbouring seats are ideal. There's one window … [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.
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The Australian Frequent Flyer (AFF) forum is a wonderfully useful resource for travellers. Our forums cover all sorts of travel-related topics including airlines, loyalty programs, credit cards, hotels and much more! There are many knowledgeable AFF members that are happy to answer any travel-related questions you may have. Asking questions will enable you to get the most of … [Read more...]
The Fifa World Cup in Russia has begun! We thought we'd take this opportunity to explore the different ways you can fly from Australia to Russia with frequent flyer points. If watching all that football has inspired you to book a trip to this fascinating country, here are the best ways to get from Australia to Russia on points... Firstly, let's look at flights to Moscow. … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]