Auckland is not only the main gateway to New Zealand, but also a common stopover point when flying with Air New Zealand between Australia and the Americas. Auckland is a cool city, and just on your doorstep you'll have access to volcanoes, beaches, wineries, national parks and even sites from the Lord of the Rings films. So it's well worth breaking up your trip by spending a … [Read more...]
Stopovers & Transits
Stopovers and Transits is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. By taking full advantage of stopovers & transits, you can get to visit additional cities for little (if any) extra cost.
Read our guide how to transfer SPG points for travel on different airlines so that you can earn frequent flyer points on your transit hotel stays.
All-day check-in is a popular Qantas service at Sydney Airport. When departing from Sydney on an international Qantas flight, you can check in any time from 4am on the day of departure. This is very handy if you arrive at the airport early, want to drop off your bags or simply wish to maximise your lounge time. Unfortunately for Qantas passengers departing from Melbourne … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia has been offering flights to London in conjunction with its partner Virgin Atlantic since May 2018. Velocity members can fly with Virgin Australia from Sydney or Melbourne to Hong Kong, connecting on a Virgin Atlantic codeshare flight from Hong Kong to London. Velocity members, of course, can earn full Velocity points and status credits all the way to London as … [Read more...]
Cathay Pacific is reportedly ending service to Cairns after 25 years on the Cairns-Hong Kong route. According to TropicNow, Cathay Pacific yesterday advised Cairns Airport of the commercial decision to end service to Far North Queensland. At this stage, the Cairns-Hong Kong flights would cease operating when the northern winter season begins on 27 October 2019. No official … [Read more...]
If you're visiting Brazil, you'll almost certainly fly through Sao Paulo's Guarulhos International Airport. It's one of the largest airports in South America and a major hub for LATAM Airlines and Avianca Brazil. Sao Paulo also happens to be the largest city in the southern hemisphere, so you won't be bored if you decide to stopover in this Brazilian metropolis! Whether … [Read more...]