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...]
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.
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...]
Iceland's debt-ridden low-cost carrier, WOW AIR, has ceased operations. As of 28 March 2019, all WOW AIR flights have been cancelled and stranded passengers have been told to book new tickets on other airlines. Icelandair, the country's other major airline, has been offering discounted tickets to stranded passengers. Meanwhile, affected passengers that booked with a credit … [Read more...]
Malindo Air will launch non-stop flights to Bali from Adelaide from 16 April 2019. The 4x weekly flights, to be operated by Boeing 737s, will continue from Bali to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The new Malindo Air flights were originally announced last month, but tickets only went on sale this week. Jetstar is the only other airline to currently fly direct between Adelaide … [Read more...]
Air Asia will commence non-stop flights from Perth to Lombok in Indonesia from 9 June 2019. The new route offers Perth residents an alternative to Bali, and there are some great launch fares available from just $155 return. The Perth-Lombok flights will run 4 times per week on an Airbus A320 aircraft operated by Indonesia Air Asia. The outbound flight, QZ471, will depart … [Read more...]