Did you know that there are several domestic tag flights within Australia operated by overseas airlines? For example, Cathay Pacific flies from Brisbane to Cairns, with services continuing to Hong Kong. However, it is impossible to book a seat on these domestic tag flights within Australia. While overseas airlines are allowed to operate tag flights within Australia, they do … [Read more...]
Airline Routes is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Your travel experience is determined in part by the route your select. To help work out the optimum routing for your journey, use one of the online tools we describe in our guide 10 Must-Have Online Tools for Frequent Flyers.
The Qantas Oneworld Award is one of the best uses of Qantas Frequent Flyer points. For a fixed amount of Qantas points, it's possible to fly around the world with up to 5 stopovers! Qantas' Oneworld Classic Flight Reward, as it's officially known, can be used to fly up to 35,000 miles on any Oneworld airlines. It's available in Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First … [Read more...]
Newcastle Airport will receive its first international flights since 2002 with non-stop flights to New Zealand. The direct Virgin Australia flights from Newcastle to Auckland will take off from 22 November 2018. Running 3x weekly, this will initially be a seasonal service operating over summer until 17 February 2019. But Virgin has said it will consider making the route … [Read more...]
Qantas will start using Boeing 747s on domestic flights from the end of this month. The jumbo jet will serve the trans-continental Sydney-Perth route and some lucky Qantas frequent flyers will be able to score a free upgrade to a Premium Economy seat! The first Sydney-Perth Boeing 747 flight will be QF581 on 30 July 2018. (If you're interested, this flight does have both … [Read more...]
Over 320,000 Indians visit Australia every year, with around the same number of Australians travelling to India annually. There are also nearly half a million Indians living in Australia. Despite this, Air India is currently the only airline flying direct from Australia to India. But this could change very soon, following the signing of a new Open Skies agreement between … [Read more...]