There's not much worse after a long-haul international flight than waiting in a long queue to clear immigration and customs! The good news, if you're travelling to the United States, is that you may not need to. What is US immigration preclearance? The United States offers border "preclearance" at selected airports in six countries. US immigration preclearance is … [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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Osaka's Kansai Airport is closed until further notice following the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years. The typhoon, which killed at least 10 people in Japan, caused extensive flooding and damage to Kansai International Airport (KIX). Following the storm, 3,000 passengers and airport staff were stranded inside the airport terminal after a tanker hit the main bridge … [Read more...]
Qantas has announced plans to upgrade six of its airport lounges. Qantas lounge upgrades are due for Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Tokyo, Hobart and Tamworth, with work to begin on some lounges later this year. However, there are no immediate plans to upgrade the overcrowded Qantas Singapore Lounge or the outdated Melbourne International Business Lounge. Here's an overview of … [Read more...]
The annual AFF lounge crawl is one of our most popular social events after the annual AFF weekend gathering (which this year is on from 19-21 October in Adelaide). During a lounge crawl, AFF members meet at an airport for an afternoon of socialising, eating, drinking and enjoying the facilities in some of the world's best airport lounges. As the name suggests, the group … [Read more...]
Santiago is the gateway between Australia and South America. All flights between the two continents arrive at Chile's Santiago Airport. So if you're headed to South America, chances are you'll have a Santiago layover! Many Australians travelling through Santiago are connecting elsewhere in Latin America. Santiago International Airport is nice enough for a few hours. But what … [Read more...]