This article contains an updated summary of the most important coronavirus news that is relevant to Australian frequent flyers. It specifically covers the implications of COVID-19 in terms of travel and loyalty programs. For the latest health advice, we recommend checking Australian government updates and the latest World Health Organization advice. This article was last … [Read more...]
Airline Routes is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Your travel experience and the number of Qantas status credits you can earn is determined in part by the route your select.
The Virgin Australia Group will cancel around 90% of its domestic flights from midnight on Friday 27 March 2020, as most Australian states move to shut their borders to contain the spread of COVID-19. This is in addition to the grounding of all international Virgin Australia flights from 30 March, and is a further cut beyond the 50% reduction in domestic flying already … [Read more...]
Over the past few weeks, things have been anything but "business as usual" for airlines. As more and more countries shut their borders - leaving some overseas travellers stranded - airlines have had to find some creative solutions. Two weeks ago, Air Tahiti Nui was forced to find a new way to operate its Papeete-Los Angeles-Paris flight after the USA implementing … [Read more...]
There have been yet more developments over the weekend as the coronavirus situation evolves. Several Australian states and territories are now imposing self-quarantine for arriving travellers, and the Prime Minister is now advising against non-essential travel within Australia. Meanwhile, Emirates has announced that it will suspend almost all passenger flights from Wednesday, … [Read more...]
What a strange and sad week it has been for travel and Australia's aviation industry! Over just a few days, Qantas and Virgin have both announced massive flight reductions - including the suspension of all international flights - which will result in substantial job losses. And Australia's borders will be effectively closed from 9pm today. Meanwhile, the state of Tasmania is … [Read more...]