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...]
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.
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...]
Beijing's huge new airport, Daxing International Airport (IATA code: PKX), has now opened to passenger flights. Nicknamed "starfish" after the terminal's distinctive shape, Daxing International Airport has the largest terminal building in the world. There are four runways and construction of the airport took five years. The airport is designed to handle 72 million passengers … [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 1,200 airport lounges in six continents. But the real beauty is that you can use the lounge … [Read more...]