Ever wanted to own a historic aircraft? New Zealand's Air Chathams has recently retired its oldest Convair 580 aircraft and is selling it in an auction. Bids start from NZD20,000 (~AU$18,917), which is less than the price of most new cars. The Convair 580 aircraft, which was built in 1953, will never fly again as its engines and landing gear are being removed. Air Chathams … [Read more...]
Travel Lifestyle is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about Travel Lifestyle. This includes Airports and Lounges, Travel Money, Travel Tools and Technology, Car Hire, Wine and Cruises.
To get a taste of what we mean by "Travel Lifestyle" you should read our guide on How to take advantage of Credit Card Sign-up Bonuses.
Work has begun on a brand new, $900 million-dollar international airport near Machu Picchu in Peru's Sacred Valley. The new Chinchero International Airport is designed to make it easier for overseas tourists visiting Machu Picchu. But there are serious concerns that the airport could cause disastrous unintended consequences. Chinchero Airport will be built in the Sacred … [Read more...]
Long queues for immigration are now a thing of the past for Australians arriving in the United Kingdom. As of Monday 20 May, Australians can now use the e-gates for passport control when arriving at UK airports including London Heathrow. This is welcome news for travellers to the UK as lines for passport control at airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick can be very long. This … [Read more...]
If you're a high-flying business traveller, you could soon be paying more for the exact same airline seats than price-sensitive leisure flyers. Global Distribution Systems (GDS) such as Amadeus, which is used by many airlines including Qantas, have already developed systems that offer personalised pricing to customers based on what they think the customer is willing to … [Read more...]
Auckland is not only the main gateway to New Zealand, but also a common stopover point when flying with Air New Zealand between Australia and the Americas. Auckland is a cool city, and just on your doorstep you'll have access to volcanoes, beaches, wineries, national parks and even sites from the Lord of the Rings films. So it's well worth breaking up your trip by spending a … [Read more...]