Low-cost carrier Scoot will commence flights from Singapore to Berlin's Tegel Airport from next year. The Scoot flights to Berlin will run 4x weekly on a Boeing 787-8 aircraft. The flight time will be around 13 hours. The new Scoot flights to Berlin will provide cheap, one-stop connections to Germany from Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast. Very cheap airfares are … [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 has recently reduced the price of its Max Bundle dramatically. This now makes it a relatively attractive option, not only for adding flexibility to your fare but also for earning Qantas points and status credits. The changes to the Max Bundle are twofold. On one hand, some of the flexibility has been removed. It is now only possible to make flight changes prior to … [Read more...]
When travelling between Australian cities, it almost always makes sense to fly. Vast distances separate most cities and high-speed rail is not an option. In Europe, the equation is completely different. Fast trains connect almost all European cities. They provide an efficient, comfortable and affordable alternative to air travel. Ahead of a trip to Europe, one member … [Read more...]
As Australia's largest low-cost carrier, Jetstar is often criticised for various reasons. But after once vowing to never fly Jetstar again, our member Cruiser Elite decided this week to give the airline a second chance. They didn't regret their decision. Our member flew Jetstar from Melbourne to Byron Bay as the fare was less than half the price of Virgin Australia on the … [Read more...]
It's been an embarrassing week for Jetstar after the airline was ranked last in an international survey comparing more than 70 airlines. The abysmal ranking earned Jetstar just one star out of five in the survey conducted by Choice in conjunction with Consumers International. But is Jetstar really the worst airline in the world? The budget airline is not exactly known for … [Read more...]