This week, Qantas revealed how it plans to woo travellers back to the skies with face masks and hand sanitiser. But, while social distancing will be practiced at airports, Qantas won't commit to blocking middle seats on its flights. Qantas is not alone, with many airlines protesting that leaving seats empty would drastically increase airfares and make their businesses … [Read more...]
Seat Selection is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. The seat you select can make - or break - your journey! Unfortunately, seat selection is not usually available on most cheap international flights.
While the COVID-19 lockdowns continue, most of us are staying home and are not travelling. But some people still need to travel for work or compassionate reasons, which is why the federal government is subsidising domestic flights for the next two months. Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and some regional airlines, including Regional Express and Airnorth, continue to … [Read more...]
Oneworld's Finnair has begun charging Business class passengers extra for seat selection. Passengers with Business class tickets are now being asked to shell out up to $271.40 per flight to choose a seat. On a return Finnair Business class journey from Hong Kong to Paris via Helsinki, for example, seat selection fees could now add up to $687.60 to the cost of the … [Read more...]
The De Havilland DHC-8, or "Dash 8", is the backbone of the QantasLink fleet and a common sight at regional airports around Australia. There are three versions of the Dash 8 in the QantasLink fleet; the -200 series which is mostly used on flights to Lord Howe Island, and the larger Dash 8 Q300 and Q400 turboprop aircraft. In this review, we look at the QantasLink Economy … [Read more...]
We're told that social distancing - keeping at least 1.5 metres of physical distance from other people - is an extremely important weapon in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. In fact, some governments have now implemented strict laws to enforce it. Recognising the importance of social distancing in the current climate, some airlines have made changes to seat … [Read more...]