After years (and years) of embarrassing delays, the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport finally opened last weekend! The new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (airport code "BER"), nicknamed "Willy Brandt", was originally due to open in June 2012. But the construction of the airport has been plagued by mismanagement, scandals, fraud and cost blowouts which led the project to cost around … [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.
A café at Canberra Airport has been added to the Priority Pass network, giving members another option when travelling in Australia. Priority Pass members can now receive a $36 food & beverage credit at City Hill Coffee, located near gate 8 at Canberra Airport. This is offered in lieu of lounge access, and could be a good option for Virgin Australia flyers as the Virgin … [Read more...]
Access to airport lounges is normally a perk of flying Business class or holding elite airline status. But even if you're not a frequent flyer, you can enjoy access to airport lounges around the world with a Priority Pass membership. Priority Pass members have access to more than 1,300 airport lounges in six continents. But the real beauty is that you can use the lounge … [Read more...]
Priority Pass members have complained that they have not been offered refunds, even though they have been unable to travel and many airport lounges have been closed since March. Priority Pass sells annual memberships which, under normal circumstances, grant access to over 1,300 participating airport lounges & restaurants around the world. This includes 8 lounges and 15 … [Read more...]
Australia is planning to build the first paved airport in Antarctica. Davis Aerodrome will be open year-round and feature a 2,700m runway capable of handling Boeing 787s and Airbus A330s. A site has now been chosen and planning is well underway, with a Request for Tender released. The project is still subject to environmental approvals. Why is this airport being built? The … [Read more...]