Qantas has joined TSA PreCheck, meaning eligible Qantas passengers departing from the United States can now access fast-track security lanes. This service is available at all US airports served by Qantas, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth, Honolulu and New York JFK. Qantas signed up for the service on 17 December 2019, becoming one of 73 participating … [Read more...]
Travel Tools & Technology
Travel Tools & Technology is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about various travel tools and technological solutions which enhance our travel experience.
Some of these tools can assist you in finding cheap business class flights to Europe and beyond.
One of the most common questions I get asked is: "How do you find cheap flights?" There are lots of useful websites and tools that can help you to find cheap flights. For example, Google Flights is user-friendly and has some excellent features. Skyscanner is also easy-to-use and is good at finding low airfares. But ITA Matrix is the secret weapon that I find to be the most … [Read more...]
The Australian government will overhaul its Smartraveller service next month with a new website and changes to how Australians can access assistance while overseas. From November 2019, Smartraveller will have a brand new website with travel advisories that are easier to read. The website, which is run by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will also offer a new … [Read more...]
It is now possible for Australian Frequent Flyer readers to comment on selected AFF articles featured on our home page, our Facebook page and in the Frequent Flyer Gazette! Many AFF articles are directly linked to threads on our forum. Where this is the case, you will still find a link to the relevant thread at the bottom of the article and we will not open the article for … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar are among a growing number of airlines to have banned Apple MacBook computers from checked luggage. It follows a product recall affecting Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch laptops sold from September 2015 until February 2017. Apple warns that the battery could overheat and pose a fire risk. Virgin Australia has banned all MacBook computers - … [Read more...]