Many frequent flyers prefer to use credit cards for every possible transaction in order to earn points. But there are still around half a million Australians that don't have a debit or credit card, preferring to pay for everything with cash. Slowly but surely, this number has been decreasing. Over the past decade, cash transactions have plummeted from over 60% to around a … [Read more...]
Travel Money is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. We provide tips, tricks and chat about the most convenient and cost-effective ways to obtain foreign exchange for your travels.
The 28 degrees Mastercard is a great way to pay for goods and services when travelling as there is no foreign exchange fee. But there is a fee for drawing cash from ATMs.
The fee-free 28 Degrees Global Platinum Mastercard is one of the best credit cards for overseas travel and online shopping. It's one of a range of Australian credit cards with no international transaction fees - some of which even award frequent flyer points. When travelling overseas or paying in a foreign currency online, it's prudent to use a credit card that charges no … [Read more...]
Chile recently removed the reciprocity fee it charged to Australians when entering the country. This is great news as it makes Chile a more affordable and attractive destination to Australians, and will likely stimulate the country's tourism industry. But, sadly, this goes against a recent trend of countries that have decided to introduce or increase tourism taxes. Tourism … [Read more...]
Have you ever been asked while travelling whether you wanted to pay in Australian dollars or the local currency? The offer to pay in Australian dollars overseas is known as "dynamic currency conversion", and it's a complete and total rip-off. When a customer pays using dynamic currency conversion, the merchant makes a commission. So it's in their interest for you to pay in … [Read more...]
Delays, food poisoning, missing baggage… there's plenty that can go wrong when travelling overseas. Unfortunately, if you're travelling to Europe, there are also plenty of pickpockets that will try their best to ruin your trip. AFF member OZDUCK is lucky to still have a wallet after pickpockets in the Spanish city of Barcelona attempted to steal it twice on the same day. … [Read more...]