Air New Zealand’s recent announcement that it could introduce lie-flat bunk beds in Economy class went viral. Social media exploded and the story has been regurgitated by news outlets all over the world. Some journalists have even predicted that the Air New Zealand Skynest will spell the end of Business class. To be clear, that’s an utterly ridiculous claim to make on the … [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.
Cheap international flights are available in Economy Class on Qantas and other airlines.
I was recently looking for a flight from Oslo to Vienna, when I noticed that Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air had a flight on sale for 99 Norwegian krone. That works out to be just $16 in Australian Dollars. This wasn't even a super promotional advance-purchase fare - this price was (and still is) available on many dates, and I was able to book at this price less than a week … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia is introducing basic economy class tickets that cannot be changed, cancelled or upgraded, are ineligible for advance seat selection, include less checked baggage and earn fewer Velocity points & status credits. The new "Economy Light" fares are now available for sale on Virgin Australia long-haul flights, for travel from 23 April 2020. You can purchase … [Read more...]
When flying from Sydney to London, you could pay anywhere from nothing to over $250 per passenger to choose your own seats - or even more than $1,000 per passenger for exit row seat assignments! This can really add up if you're flying as a family. And as more and more airlines try to supplement their revenue by charging for ancillary services, seat selection fees are only … [Read more...]
Qantas is one of the key players in the competitive trans-Tasman market, with multiple daily flights from Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney to Auckland using a mix of Boeing 737s and Airbus A330s. In this review, we test the Economy class service on an Airbus A330 flight from Auckland to Brisbane. Flight Details Flight number QF126 Route Auckland (AKL) to Brisbane … [Read more...]