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...]
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.
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...]
If you use public transport in Sydney, you can now tap on and off using a debit or credit card. Contactless payment is offered on trains, ferries, light rail and now also buses in Sydney, including at the Sydney Airport train stations. Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards with contactless payment enabled are all accepted. While contactless payment has been available … [Read more...]
Frequent flyers often make long-haul travel look easy. But this isn't by accident; most frequent flyers employ the assistance of technology to make their experience more comfortable and stress-free. So, which travel tools and gadgets do frequent flyers use? For starters, noise-cancelling headphones are very popular among AFF members. A good pair of these can block the sound … [Read more...]
If you travel overseas a lot, there are several reasons it can be beneficial to use a virtual private network, or VPN. As well as improved online security, VPNs allow you to circumvent geo-blocking and watch streaming services like US Netflix and ABC iView while you are overseas. While you're online, a VPN connects your computer, smart phone or tablet to a server in another … [Read more...]