A disruptive Qantas passenger who assaulted crew members has been fined more than $25,000 and banned from flying Qantas. The incident occurred on QF652, a redeye service from Perth to Brisbane, in July last year. The man attacked crew members after they confiscated a flask of alcohol that he had carried on board. The Airbus A330-200 then turned back to Perth around an hour … [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.
Airport curfews restrict night-time airline operations and can cause havoc for passengers if there is a delay. But what are they, which airports have them and how do curfews affect airline passengers? What are curfews? Airport curfews place restrictions on aircraft movements during certain hours - usually late at night and early in the morning. Planes are not allowed to take … [Read more...]
Unfair airline contracts and excessive flight change fees could soon be a thing of the past. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has vowed to take on Australia's airlines to ensure greater consumer protections. According to the ACCC, airline contracts are currently too one-sided in the airline's favour. The ACCC identified 3 key issues in its … [Read more...]
If you've been following the news, you're probably aware that Mt Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali began erupting last week. This resulted in chaos for travellers stranded in Bali as flights were diverted, delayed and cancelled. Denpasar Airport remained closed for several days due to volcanic ash in the vicinity of the airfield, which poses a serious safety threat to … [Read more...]
Flights to and from Denpasar are in limbo as Mount Agung, a volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, threatens to erupt. Locals have been evacuated from the immediate vicinity of the volcano but flights are still operating as normal... for now. Aircraft cannot fly through volcanic ash for safety reasons. In 1982, British Airways flight BA9 lost power to all four engines … [Read more...]