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...]
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.
South African Airways will cut many of its international destinations, and all domestic routes except one, from next month. The airline's flight from Perth to Johannesburg is safe for now, but there will be a schedule change from 1 March 2020. Instead of operating overnight, SA281 will depart Perth at 2.30pm and arrive in Johannesburg at 7.15pm. South African Airways, … [Read more...]
Update (20 February 2020): Qantas has announced that QF129/130 between Sydney and Shanghai will remain suspended until at least the end of May 2020. Qantas will temporarily cancel all flights to mainland China from 9 February 2020, as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Qantas currently operates flights from Sydney to Shanghai and Beijing. The Sydney-Shanghai flights … [Read more...]
British Airways, Air Canada and Lufthansa are among a growing list of airlines that have temporarily cancelled all flights to China as the coronavirus outbreak worsens. Meanwhile, Qantas, Virgin Australia and many other airlines have issued travel waivers, allowing passengers to change or cancel their flights to China without penalty. As the World Health Organization decides … [Read more...]
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...]