After being closed for more than three months due to COVID-19 restrictions (and a lack of passengers), Qantas will begin to reopen its Qantas Club and domestic Business class lounges from tomorrow. But the experience will be a little different, with social distancing and other health measures in place. Qantas will initially reopen 11 of its 35 domestic airport lounges on 1 … [Read more...]
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The Qantas Club is easily the most common airport lounge in Australia. Australian frequent flyers are always looking for information about the Qantas Club, and how to obtain a Qantas Club discount.
Part of the Lufthansa Group and a Star Alliance member, Austrian Airlines operates an extensive network of short-haul and long-haul flights from its hub at Vienna International Airport. In this review, we test the Austrian Airlines Economy class experience on a short flight from Vienna to Berlin. (Please note that, at the time of writing, many Austrian Airlines flights are … [Read more...]
Turkish Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, flies to more countries than any other airline in the world (at least, it did before the COVID-19 pandemic). The Boeing 737 is widely used on Turkish Airlines' short-haul flights between Istanbul and Europe. It's also used on many medium-haul flights to destinations throughout the Middle East, Central Asia and northern Africa. In … [Read more...]
With Velocity redemptions "paused" until further notice, all Australian banks have suspended the ability to transfer credit card reward points to Velocity Frequent Flyer. But what does the current situation mean for those with co-branded credit cards that earn Velocity points directly? And what will happen to the free flights and Virgin Australia lounge passes that come with … [Read more...]
While the COVID-19 lockdowns continue, most of us are staying home and are not travelling. But some people still need to travel for work or compassionate reasons, which is why the federal government is subsidising domestic flights for the next two months. Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and some regional airlines, including Regional Express and Airnorth, continue to … [Read more...]