As anyone that's been stopped by the Jetstar or Tigerair baggage police will know, attempting to flout your baggage allowance can be a costly mistake. Airlines impose strict piece and weight limits for both checked and carry-on luggage. And the most expensive place to pay for excess baggage is at the airport. If you know that you need extra luggage, it's a good idea to … [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.
Jetstar will launch 3x weekly flights from Gold Coast to Seoul, South Korea from 8 December 2019. The Jetstar flights to Seoul's Incheon International Airport will be operated by Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners with 314 Economy seats and 21 reclining Business seats. The flight time will be just over 9 hours. Flights will run on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with the following … [Read more...]
Travelling to Brazil? Internal flights can be expensive. But if you happen to have some spare Etihad Guest miles, you can use these to book a flight on GOL Airlines. Award seats on GOL are surprisingly cheap and there are no fuel surcharges, so this can be very good value. GOL is the largest domestic carrier in Brazil and one of Etihad's 24 partner airlines. It also operates … [Read more...]
Thousands of lucky Jetstar passengers received a pleasant surprise on their flights to or from Hawaii over the past few weeks. Instead of flying on a cramped Jetstar Dreamliner, passengers booked to fly between Sydney and Honolulu have instead been flown on a Qantas Boeing 747 and received the full Qantas service. Some lucky passengers booked in Jetstar Economy have even … [Read more...]
In December last year, Air Asia X began flying twice daily from Melbourne's Avalon Airport (AVV) to Kuala Lumpur. It became the first regularly-scheduled international route for Melbourne's second airport, which is used mainly by low-cost carriers. Air Asia's move to Avalon Airport has been largely successful. On average, the flights have been relatively full - although sale … [Read more...]