The flag carrier of Indonesia, Garuda flies from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to Denpasar and Jakarta. Garuda Indonesia's Business Class is a popular option for residents of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth when taking a holiday to Bali as the airline offers fully lie-flat beds on its Airbus A330s. By comparison, Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer only recliner seats in Business … [Read more...]
Trip Reports & Reviews
Trip Reports & Reviews is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category Australian Frequent Flyer members report and review flights, hotels, airport lounges, and of course the destinations.
To make the most of your trip so that you can write a cracking Trip Report, you should definitely read our guide on how to fly around the world using the Qantas Oneworld Award.
Virgin Australia has been offering flights to London in conjunction with its partner Virgin Atlantic since May 2018. Velocity members can fly with Virgin Australia from Sydney or Melbourne to Hong Kong, connecting on a Virgin Atlantic codeshare flight from Hong Kong to London. Velocity members, of course, can earn full Velocity points and status credits all the way to London as … [Read more...]
Last week, the brand new Virgin Australia Lounge in Wellington received some serious criticism from an AFF member. But this week, Qantas has also come under fire for the quality of its lounges at one of its airports across the ditch. The Qantas Business and First Class lounges in Auckland are, frankly, in dire need of a refurbishment. The good news is that these lounges … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia opened its first international lounge at Wellington Airport last Wednesday, 17 April. As it happens, AFF member scubabe was the first customer to use the new lounge. This member's experience was so poor that they've vowed never to fly with Virgin Australia out of Wellington again. scubabe writes… At check-in this morning I was extremely happy to be … [Read more...]
The Hilton Honors status match comes with 90 days of Gold or Diamond status at Hilton hotels. Available to anyone that already holds an equivalent status level with another hotel loyalty program, the status match also comes with a challenge to retain the status. For a Hilton Diamond challenge, this involves staying 8 times at Hilton hotel brands during the 90 day trial … [Read more...]