Did you know that the cheapest domestic airfares are available at specific times each week? Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tigerair all offer cheap domestic flights in weekly sales. These are held at exactly the same time every week, and there are some truly fantastic deals if you look at the right time! During recent sales, cheap domestic flights were available for as low as … [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.
To discover ways to earn more points so that you can avoid traveling on low cost carriers, be sure to read our guide how to transfer SPG points for travel on different airlines.
If you're flying Tigerair this weekend, be prepared for flight delays and cancellations. The union representing Tigerair pilots has announced that protected industrial action will commence on Friday. The Tigerair strike is scheduled to commence at 6am on Friday 4 May, and run until midnight on Sunday 6 May. Thankfully, the Tigerair strike would not result in a complete … [Read more...]
Jetstar will no longer accept cash payment for in-flight purchases from 1 May. From this date, you'll only be able to pay for drinks, meals, entertainment, blankets and comfort packs with a credit card. With cash payments on Jetstar flights being removed, Jetstar passengers without a credit card will no longer be able to purchase any of the overpriced food on board. But … [Read more...]
A little-known South American airline has announced plans for a unique route that would connect Perth to Buenos Aires in just 15 hours. The non-stop flights between Argentina and Perth would continue to a final destination in Asia, which is likely to be Singapore. The flights would be operated by Norwegian Air Argentina. This low-cost carrier only recently started operations … [Read more...]
Qantas has refused to provide compensation to customers downgraded from Qantas' own services to Jetstar. Downgraded passengers also lost most of the benefits of their original tickets including complimentary food, in-flight entertainment and seat selection after Qantas cancelled their flights. In one case, AFF member tea&coffee was downgraded from Qantas Business class … [Read more...]