With a fleet of 57 Saab 340 aircraft, Regional Express (more commonly known as "Rex") is Australia's largest independent regional airline. Using its 34-seat planes, it flies to many regional airports that the major airlines simply don't serve, such as Broken Hill, Burnie, Coober Pedy and Birdsville. Although Rex is currently operating only a limited COVID-19 schedule, it … [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.
Part of the Lufthansa Group and a Star Alliance member, Austrian Airlines operates an extensive network of short-haul and long-haul flights from its hub at Vienna International Airport. In this review, we test the Austrian Airlines Economy class experience on a short flight from Vienna to Berlin. (Please note that, at the time of writing, many Austrian Airlines flights are … [Read more...]
SATA Azores Airlines is a Portuguese airline based in Ponta Delgada. Given the location of the Azores Islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, it's little surprise that the airline is focused on flying between the Azores, mainland Europe and North America. The airline has a small fleet of Airbus A320s and A321s, and many of its flights operate between the larger islands of … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia is temporarily no longer providing complimentary snacks to Economy class passengers on domestic flights. The airline has also stopped serving tea, coffee, juice and complimentary Happy Hour drinks in Economy class as part of a new "simplified" onboard food and beverage menu. This includes flights to and from Perth, where a full meal is usually … [Read more...]
The De Havilland DHC-8, or "Dash 8", is the backbone of the QantasLink fleet and a common sight at regional airports around Australia. There are three versions of the Dash 8 in the QantasLink fleet; the -200 series which is mostly used on flights to Lord Howe Island, and the larger Dash 8 Q300 and Q400 turboprop aircraft. In this review, we look at the QantasLink Economy … [Read more...]