In 2008, United Airlines started charging Economy class passengers a small fee to check in a second bag on domestic flights. The other US airlines quickly realised that they could increase their revenue by doing the same and, within just months, every legacy carrier in the United States had extended this to charging for all checked luggage. What originally began as a $15 fee … [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.
Jetstar has been forced to cancel over 100 flights this weekend due to strike action being taken by the airline's pilots. Jetstar will cancel 30 services on Friday 13 December, 44 services on Saturday 14 December, and 46 flights on Sunday 15 December 2019, with most of the cancelled flights on Jetstar's domestic network. But the airline says that around 80% of flights will … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]