There's no doubt that flight delays can be frustrating, especially if you're on a tight deadline to reach your destination. But, occasionally, airlines handle them so well that the delay turns from a disaster into a delight. This week our members share their "best" experiences of airline delays that turned out to be surprisingly pleasant. Some delays were handled so well by … [Read more...]
Flight Delays is a popular topic for discussion at the Australian Frequent Flyer. No one welcomes delays of any kind, but sometimes they are unavoidable. Take a look at our guide 10 Must-Have Online Tools for Frequent Flyers to find tools which can give you early warning of flight delays.
When booking flights from Melbourne to Cairns last week, timmy-t thought it would be a great idea to book the whole family on a Jetstar Dreamliner service departing from the international terminal. As this member has Qantas Platinum status, this would allow the family to enjoy a pleasant breakfast in the Qantas First Lounge before boarding the non-stop Jetstar Dreamliner … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia's long-haul network is in disarray after one of the airline's Boeing 777s was taken out of service nearly two weeks ago. As a result, multiple Virgin Australia flights between Australia and Los Angeles have been cancelled or rescheduled over the past weeks. The affected aircraft is still undergoing maintenance. Virgin Australia has just five Boeing 777-300ER … [Read more...]
All flights on bankrupt airline Avianca Brazil have been suspended indefinitely after Brazilian regulators grounded the airline. The Brazilian carrier, which is a member of Star Alliance, already cancelled thousands of flights last month after most of its aircraft were repossessed. For clarity, Avianca Brazil is a different company to Avianca (which is based in Colombia). … [Read more...]
Passengers on a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Melbourne last Friday were given $30 worth of meal vouchers after their flight was diverted to Darwin, resulting in a 14-hour delay. AFF member pn1 was on the diverted Cathay Pacific flight CX105, which departed Hong Kong just after midnight on 25 May. The Airbus A350 was due to land in Melbourne at 11.10am. Instead, … [Read more...]