Ever wondered how congested airports manage the flow of traffic throughout the day to ensure all flights don't arrive and depart at exactly the same time? It's all managed through "slots". Ernst Krolke, who was recently inducted into the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame, ran Airport Coordination Australia for 20 years and was instrumental in developing the airport slot … [Read more...]
Flight Delays is a popular topic for discussion at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Delays on cheap business class flights to Europe are common, and unfortunately unavoidable.
600,000 Thomas Cook customers are now stranded overseas after the UK-based travel company filed for insolvency yesterday. Around a quarter of these passengers are British holidaymakers. The 178-year-old company operates airlines, resorts, hotels and cruises, and specialises in selling Europeans package holidays to sunny destinations. The Thomas Cook Group owns Thomas Cook … [Read more...]
The fee-free 28 Degrees Global Platinum Mastercard is one of the best credit cards for overseas travel and online shopping. It's one of a range of Australian credit cards with no international transaction fees - some of which even award frequent flyer points. When travelling overseas or paying in a foreign currency online, it's prudent to use a credit card that charges no … [Read more...]
We often hear horror stories about airline delays that have been handled so badly that the situation turns from an inconvenience into a nightmare. But this week, an AFF member has actually complimented an airline on the professional and efficient manner in which they dealt with a significant delay. luxury-lizard was flying from Frankfurt to Singapore with Singapore Airlines. … [Read more...]
If you're flying to, from or within Canada, you're now entitled to up to $1,000 in compensation if your flight is delayed or cancelled. And if you're bumped from a flight due to overbooking, you could receive up to $2,400. As part of new Air Passenger Protection laws, airlines in Canada are also now required to compensate passengers for lost baggage. The new Air Passenger … [Read more...]