Austria has followed India in implementing minimum airfares to protect airlines against low-cost carriers dumping the market with below-cost flights in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Austria implements minimum airfares The Austrian government yesterday announced a bailout package for Austrian Airlines, which is owned by Lufthansa. As part of a binding agreement, the … [Read more...]
Low Cost Carriers
Low Cost Carriers is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. And for obvious reasons - we all love a bargain! But the problem with low cost carriers is that once you have paid for all the extras, you could end up paying more than a discounted ticket on a full service airline.
Some low cost carriers, such as Jetstar, offer cheap business class flights from selected domestic airports.
Qantas and Jetstar will reduce services to Asia until at least the end of May, as the Qantas Group grapples with weak demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak. As a flow-effect, Qantas and Jetstar will also cut trans-Tasman flights to New Zealand and domestic flights within Australia until the end of June 2020. The announcement comes as Qantas reveals its financial results of … [Read more...]
As we covered yesterday, there are a wide range of topics that Australian frequent flyers would like to bring up with Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. Australian Frequent Flyer members were also asked recently what they would say if they got an opportunity to meet Virgin Australia's new CEO, Paul Scurrah. Interestingly, the range of issues brought up are totally different to those … [Read more...]
There are currently some very good deals available on flights from Australia to the Maldives, a sought-after island holiday destination located to the south of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean. Air Asia and Singapore Airlines both have cheap flights to the Maldives, starting at just $558 return from Perth, or $563 return from Melbourne. The Maldives is normally quite an … [Read more...]
I was recently looking for a flight from Oslo to Vienna, when I noticed that Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air had a flight on sale for 99 Norwegian krone. That works out to be just $16 in Australian Dollars. This wasn't even a super promotional advance-purchase fare - this price was (and still is) available on many dates, and I was able to book at this price less than a week … [Read more...]