Since Virgin Australia's divorce with Air New Zealand in October last year, Virgin passengers have no longer been able to use Air New Zealand lounges. Since then, Virgin Australia has built new lounges or made alternative arrangements at most international airports across Australia and New Zealand. For example, it opened a new lounge at Wellington Airport in April. This has … [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.
If you are interested in improving your travel experience, you should definitely read our Qantas Club Membership Guide which explains everything you need to know about the Qantas Club - including how to get discounted membership!
Work has begun on a brand new, $900 million-dollar international airport near Machu Picchu in Peru's Sacred Valley. The new Chinchero International Airport is designed to make it easier for overseas tourists visiting Machu Picchu. But there are serious concerns that the airport could cause disastrous unintended consequences. Chinchero Airport will be built in the Sacred … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]