Frequent Flyers have a lot to thank the Spanish for, including making Guam their only Pacific port east of the Philippines from about 1565. Thanks to the spoils of winning the American Spanish War in the 1890s, America was granted control over Puerto Rico & Guam, making them territories of the United States. While the benefits of flying to Puerto Rico as a frequent flyer … [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.
It is a common scenario, you are on a long flight from Australia and need to connect to another airline, so you have allowed some time in case of delays. So what do you do with your time? One of our members asks this very question about a destination that is quite popular for Australian flights, Los Angeles. Hi all, advice appreciated: next month I'll be transiting through … [Read more...]
Ever read a travel article and thought it sounded familiar? This week's trip report is from one member who has penned many such reports in the past. And has the experience of reading an article based on one of their previously published trip reports where even the photos were copied! So you know you’re in for a good read - after all imitation is the sincerest form of … [Read more...]
As any city can tell you, hosting the Olympic Games can put you on the map. Prior to the announcement that this years games would be held in Sochi, not much was known about the place and it was hardly a tourist highlight, probably best known for hosting Stalin's Dacha. With the games about to start, we already have a member on the ground Just let me say, I am part of the … [Read more...]
One of our members was a little shocked at the value frequent flyers get in North American Lounges, with drinks and food frequently on a paid basis and more expensive than what may be available elsewhere in the airport. Hi all, I was very surprised the first time I entered a US-style lounge - first time was AA, and I've also been into UA lounges. The idea of paying $50 to have … [Read more...]