Do you remember when Boeing marketed its Boeing 787 Dreamliner as a luxurious and spacious new aircraft that would end jet lag? Boeing promised that even Economy passengers would travel in greater comfort thanks to new technology and a spacious cabin design. Indeed, new technology on the Boeing 787 such as electronic windows and a lower cabin altitude has improved the … [Read more...]
Seat Selection is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. The seat you select can make - or break - your journey! To help identify the best seats on the plane, use one of the online tools we describe in our guide 10 Must-Have Online Tools for Frequent Flyers.
We're lucky in Australia to have two airlines with very good domestic Business Class products. Both Qantas and Virgin Australia offer dedicated Business class cabins on domestic flights with comfortable, wide seats and plenty of legroom. On domestic flights operated by Airbus A330s, lie-flat beds are even available in Business Class. When flying Business class within Europe, … [Read more...]
Etihad Airways has introduced a new fare type which doesn't include checked luggage. Etihad's new hand-luggage only fares are being sold as "Economy Deal" tickets and include only up to 7kg of carry-on luggage. Economy Deal fares also cannot be cancelled or upgraded, and Etihad Guest miles are earned at a reduced rate. Economy Saver tickets continue to include 30kg of … [Read more...]
British Airways has come under fire over its exorbitant seat selection fees. Not only are Economy travellers stung with charges to choose a seat in advance, but even Premium Economy and Business Class passengers have to pay! The British Airways seat selection fees for Club World (Business Class) passengers are not cheap either. On long-haul flights, these fees "start from" … [Read more...]
International flights in cattle class are rarely a fun experience. But having an empty neighbouring seat - or even an entire row to yourself - can make a big difference to your on-board comfort. Several airlines offer the opportunity to purchase a free neighbouring seat on your flight for a small fee. One is Air New Zealand, which sells "Twin Seats" for as little as $29 on … [Read more...]