An Australian Federal Court judge has ruled that hotel booking website Trivago misled customers into believing they were getting the best price on hotel rooms. In 2018, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) alleged that Trivago, which is owned by Expedia, created a false impression that customers would be shown the lowest price when searching through … [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.
Part of living the "Travel Lifestyle" is to make use of travel debit cards such as the Qantas Travel Money card or credit cards such as the popular 28 Degrees card for lower forex transaction fees.
Qantas has joined TSA PreCheck, meaning eligible Qantas passengers departing from the United States can now access fast-track security lanes. This service is available at all US airports served by Qantas, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth, Honolulu and New York JFK. Qantas signed up for the service on 17 December 2019, becoming one of 73 participating … [Read more...]
Santiago is the gateway between Australia and South America. All flights between the two continents arrive in Santiago, the Chilean hub of LATAM Airlines. So if you're headed to South America, chances are you'll have a Santiago stopover at Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Santiago is perhaps not the most exciting city in South America, but there's plenty to do … [Read more...]
Chile recently removed the reciprocity fee it charged to Australians when entering the country. This is great news as it makes Chile a more affordable and attractive destination to Australians, and will likely stimulate the country's tourism industry. But, sadly, this goes against a recent trend of countries that have decided to introduce or increase tourism taxes. Tourism … [Read more...]
The Chilean government will remove the reciprocity fee charged to Australians upon arrival in Chile from Monday, 16 December 2019. However, Australians will be required to apply for an eVisa before travelling to Chile from 16 May 2020. This means that, from tomorrow, Australian citizens arriving at Santiago International Airport will no longer be required to pay USD117, … [Read more...]