Qantas officially opened its new First Class Lounge in Singapore yesterday, following a soft launch in mid-November. The new Qantas Singapore First Lounge provides an enhanced experience for Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers, as well as First Class passengers, while relieving some of the pressure from the existing Qantas Singapore Lounge. Located near the D gates … [Read more...]
Airports & Lounges
Airports & Lounges is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about various airports and their lounges including Qantas Club membership and the Virgin Lounge.
Berlin's long-overdue new airport is set to finally open on 31 October 2020, according to the Berlin Airport authority. While the first planes are due to land on 31 October, the first scheduled departures from Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER), also known as Willy Brandt Airport, are expected on 1 November 2020. The news of the October 2020 opening date has been met by … [Read more...]
Time-poor frequent flyers can now pre-order and collect their grocery shopping right outside the airport after landing in Melbourne. Coles Supermarkets has installed Click&Collect smart lockers outside Terminal 4 at Melbourne Airport. These lockers are refrigerated to keep your shopping fresh until your flight lands. The Click&Collect service at Melbourne Airport … [Read more...]
Something needs to be done about the taxi touts harassing and scamming tourists arriving at Melbourne Airport. If you've flown to Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport recently, you may have noticed the scourge of taxi touts that hang around the arrivals area. These touts offer unsolicited transportation services and are often unwilling to take "no" for an answer. Many are not … [Read more...]
Ever wondered how congested airports manage the flow of traffic throughout the day to ensure all flights don't arrive and depart at exactly the same time? It's all managed through "slots". Ernst Krolke, who was recently inducted into the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame, ran Airport Coordination Australia for 20 years and was instrumental in developing the airport slot … [Read more...]