Virgin Australia has been offering flights to London in conjunction with its partner Virgin Atlantic since May 2018. Velocity members can fly with Virgin Australia from Sydney or Melbourne to Hong Kong, connecting on a Virgin Atlantic codeshare flight from Hong Kong to London. Velocity members, of course, can earn full Velocity points and status credits all the way to London as … [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.
There are very few people that would turn down an upgrade to Business or First Class. In fact, many of us go to great lengths to avoid sitting in a cramped seat at the back of the plane for a few hours. But one AFF member believes that flying cattle class has its perks. Sure, it's not as luxurious as the pointy end. But Economy has redeeming qualities that can make the … [Read more...]
It's that time of year again when all the airlines discount their airfares to Europe for travel in the following year! Qantas, Emirates, Qatar, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines and many other airlines have all released Europe early bird sale fares. Right now, you can book a return ticket from Australia to Europe on a full-service airline for as little as $1,019! Europe … [Read more...]
Enjoy a meal on your flight? Within Australia, both Qantas and Virgin Australia offer complimentary food and drinks on all flights. But exactly what you'll get depends on the airline, time of day and length of the flight. On some flights you'll get a full hot meal with complimentary wine and beer, while on others you'll just get a fun-sized chocolate bar. In this article, we … [Read more...]
International flights in cattle class are rarely a fun experience. But having an empty neighbouring seat - or even an entire row to yourself - can make a big difference to your on-board comfort. Several airlines offer the opportunity to purchase a free neighbouring seat on your flight for a small fee. One is Air New Zealand, which sells "Twin Seats" for as little as $29 on … [Read more...]