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...]
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.
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...]
Virgin Australia is introducing basic economy class tickets that cannot be changed, cancelled or upgraded, are ineligible for advance seat selection, include less checked baggage and earn fewer Velocity points & status credits. The new "Economy Light" fares are now available for sale on Virgin Australia long-haul flights, for travel from 23 April 2020. You can purchase … [Read more...]
Indonesian airline Citilink will launch flights from Melbourne's Avalon Airport to Denpasar from 24 January 2020. The flights will operate daily using Airbus A320neo aircraft. Citilink is a low-cost carrier owned by Garuda Indonesia. It began operating in 2001 as a regional carrier within Indonesia, and today operates a fleet of around 60 aircraft. The airline has already … [Read more...]