The internet is littered with negative reviews about Air China. But are these reviews justified? What's it really like to fly Air China Economy class? AFF member trentusjuventus recently put the Beijing-based Star Alliance carrier to the test, flying Economy from Taipei to Europe and back. Though initially hesitant to fly Air China Economy class, they had an unbeatable fare … [Read more...]
Economy Class is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer as this is by far the most common class of travel. Airline standards do vary, but most full service airlines offer a comfortable product.
That said, you can always improve your travel experience by upgrading to a higher class such as Premium Economy or Business Class. Read our guide how to get a flight upgrade with frequent flyer points for more information.
KrisFlyer is the frequent flyer program of Singapore Airlines. It's not as well-known as our local Qantas Frequent Flyer and Virgin Australia Velocity programs, but it's full of hidden gems! And it's relatively easy to earn KrisFlyer miles in Australia through credit cards or by transferring points over from Velocity. One of the best aspects of the Singapore Airlines … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia will begin direct flights from Sydney to Hong Kong from 2 July. To celebrate the new route's launch, cheap flights to Hong Kong are now on sale from just $529 return and Business class is available from just $1,742 return! Virgin's entry on the Sydney-Hong Kong route is great if you're a Virgin Australia flyer. But it's also good news if you prefer to fly … [Read more...]
AFF moderator JessicaTam did a LOT of flying over the weekend! After flying from Melbourne to London on Qantas' final A380 service via Dubai, she then flew straight back to Melbourne after just 24 hours in the UK. But this wasn't just any flight back to Australia; it was the inaugural non-stop Qantas Dreamliner service from London to Perth! With Business class sold out on … [Read more...]
It's easy to forget just how good flying is in Australia. We have two full-service airlines with proper Business class products and well-appointed airport lounges. Complementing this are two low-cost airlines offering comfortable budget travel. By comparison, aviation in Europe is in a rather sad state... Flying in Europe really seems like a cross between Tigerair and a horse … [Read more...]