The Great Wall is one of China's most famous attractions. But regular visitors to China will also be aware of the so-called Great Firewall of China. As the internet is censored in China, websites including Facebook, Google and Twitter are blocked. Ahead of a trip to China, one member calls on the AFF community for some advice... We are going on a Wendy Wu tour to Yunnan and … [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.
If you are interested in this topic, you should definitely read our guide 10 Must-Have Online Tools for Frequent Flyers which covers online tools to help you travel better for less.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars were stolen from a member's bank accounts after they used the wifi internet at an overseas hotel. This member's phone numbers were ported, bank logins changed and emails redirected. The hackers then transferred a substantial amount of money into their own bank accounts. Our member is not sure exactly how this occurred, but they suspect it may … [Read more...]
Using your mobile phone overseas can be an expensive exercise. But it doesn't have to be. Many telcos now offer special deals on global roaming. You can save even more money by purchasing a local SIM card at your destination. If you want to keep your Australian phone number when travelling overseas, you'll need to continue using your Australian SIM card. This does lock you … [Read more...]
If you're travelling to London, you've probably thought about picking up an Oyster card. Oyster cards can be used to travel on the Tube, as well as most public transport services in greater London. After pre-loading money onto an Oyster card you can simply tap on and off each time you travel by public transport, without needing to worry about buying a ticket. In that sense, … [Read more...]
Frequent flyer points open the door to (almost) free travel anywhere in the world! But redeeming your hard-earned points can be a frustrating, time-consuming experience. Airlines restrict the number of award seats available for frequent flyer redemptions, and it's not always easy to find the limited seats that do exist. But if you're ready to put your hard-earned points to … [Read more...]