This week one member feels that a recent problem with an ATM signals the death knell of customer service in Australia. This week our member had a particularly bad run with customer service. Our member had to drive twenty minutes to withdraw cash after coming across a non-functioning ATM and the bank did not assist. Our member then had to deal with Qantas who failed to respond … [Read more...]
Travel Lifestyle is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about Travel Lifestyle. This includes Airports and Lounges, Travel Money, Travel Tools and Technology, Car Hire, Wine and Cruises.
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One of the more popular topics discussed on our forums relates to getting the best seat on a flight. As seat selection is often an additional cost, some prefer to go without preselecting a seat. While it may be a good saving, running the risk of that dreaded middle seat near a noisy galley may see you wish you had spent the money in the first place. While short flights help to … [Read more...]
One of the perks of international travel used to be the ability to bag some serious bargains by purchasing duty free products. One member speculates that the value for money of duty free products has declined rapidly. On a recent trip to Hong Kong one member felt that there was not a significant difference in prices for products like shoes, clothes, perfume and aftershave. … [Read more...]
Thanks to the hints and tips on our forum, one of our members has done a lot of travelling in the pointy end recently. During these travels, they have made some interesting observations as to the demographics of the frequent flyer when it comes to gender. I am nearing the end of a whirlwind trip that has included First Class Lounging in Sydney, Hong Kong (x2) New York (various … [Read more...]
One of the benefits of heading overseas is the ability to claim back GST (and some other taxes) on departure, thanks to the Tourist Refund Scheme. This nice little perk applies for both residents and visitors. While it may not seem much, GST can add up to a bit of money, especially on expensive goods. That refund can help offset the cost of the trip. But there are a few traps … [Read more...]