A couple of weeks ago, we revealed how Qatar Airways customers may pay more when booking flights on a computer. That's because Qatar Airways gives a 10% discount for bookings made on a Smartphone or mobile device. But Qatar Airways is certainly not the only company to employ price discrimination based on the device being used! In response to that article, many Australian … [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.
An Australian Federal Court judge has ruled that hotel booking website Trivago misled customers into believing they were getting the best price on hotel rooms. In 2018, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) alleged that Trivago, which is owned by Expedia, created a false impression that customers would be shown the lowest price when searching through … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]