Flight delays can be frustrating, but sometimes there's a silver lining. If you're flying on a European airline, or any other airline on a flight departing Europe, you could be entitled to compensation. The European Union has generous laws designed to help passengers affected by flight delays and cancellations. The "EU261" regulations entitle passengers to up to €600 (around … [Read more...]
Here you can read articles related to post flight activities. Some flights, such as QF1, often arrive late which can result in delays in collecting luggage and clearing immigration.
Melbourne Airport's SkyBus increased its fares again this week. A ticket on the monopoly bus service between Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross station now costs $19 one-way, or $38 return. "10 Trip saver" tickets have also increased by $10 to $160. Family tickets have seen a small price reduction. Our members are thoroughly unimpressed by this latest price hike. Really … [Read more...]
Regular visitors to Singapore will be pleased to learn that from 1 October, Australians will be eligible to use the “enhanced-Immigration Automated Clearance System”, or eIACS usually available only to local residents passing through Singapore’s Changi Airport. Unfortunately, travellers will need to register first before they can use these “smart gates” and there are a few … [Read more...]
Australian travellers to the United States will be pleased to know that “Automated Passport Control” (APC) kiosks can now be used when entering the country. APC machines have now been installed at many major airports in the United States, including Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, San Francisco and both of New York’s international airports. This could make the process of … [Read more...]
Saffron may be expensive at $20 a gram - but Australian Passports are not far off in the value stakes, so it makes sense to extract as much value as you can out of one before renewal. Most frequent travellers would be well aware of the 6 month validity before expiry requirement many countries have, though it still catches out the odd traveller. It seems for many countries, you … [Read more...]