All-day check-in is a popular Qantas service at Sydney Airport. When departing from Sydney on an international Qantas flight, you can check in any time from 4am on the day of departure. This is very handy if you arrive at the airport early, want to drop off your bags or simply wish to maximise your lounge time. Unfortunately for Qantas passengers departing from Melbourne … [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 and the Virgin Lounge.
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In December last year, Air Asia X began flying twice daily from Melbourne's Avalon Airport (AVV) to Kuala Lumpur. It became the first regularly-scheduled international route for Melbourne's second airport, which is used mainly by low-cost carriers. Air Asia's move to Avalon Airport has been largely successful. On average, the flights have been relatively full - although sale … [Read more...]
If you have a flight booked to or through Istanbul, you might want to double-check the airport you'll be flying into. Istanbul's brand new international airport, known simply as Istanbul Airport, became fully operational last weekend. It replaces Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, which was previously the main airport in the city. The new Istanbul Airport has also taken over the IATA … [Read more...]
If you have a Business class ticket, you'll generally have access to the Business Lounge ahead of your flight. But if you're connecting from a long-haul Business flight to a domestic or short-haul flight in Economy, you may also have lounge access while waiting for your connecting Economy flight. This little-known rule applies not only to Qantas flights, but is a standard … [Read more...]
It's often said that you need a degree in lounge access to be fully across the many intricacies of airline lounge entry requirements. Lounge access rules can be extremely confusing, with so many different rules and exceptions. It's one of the reasons that AFF's Lounge Access Help Desk thread is still going strong after 5 years! In general, you'll have access to your … [Read more...]