Overseas visitors to China generally require a visa prior to travel. But if you're transiting through China on your way to another country, you may be allowed to stay for up to six days without a visa. China's Transit Without Visa (TWOV) program is available in most major Chinese cities. The rules vary slightly by city, but Australian citizens can stay in many cities for up … [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.
Not only is Hong Kong one of the world's best airports, but it's home to some of the world's best Oneworld airline lounges. There are no less than nine Hong Kong Oneworld lounges available to frequent flyers with Sapphire and Emerald status. This includes Qantas Gold and Platinum members. Cathay Pacific operates six of the Hong Kong Oneworld lounges, each with their own … [Read more...]
Eleven hours is a long time to spend in any airport. But that's exactly what our member MH_fan plans to do in Bangkok. Their inbound flight from Europe arrives in the morning, with the onward Qantas flight to Sydney departing late in the afternoon. This leaves our member with 11 hours to spare. I have almost 11 hours to kill at BKK in a couple of weeks and I don't really fancy … [Read more...]
Qantas recently announced plans to fly non-stop from Sydney to London by 2022. With 17,016km separating Sydney and London, this route would become the world's longest commercial flight. The flight time would be an ambitious 20 hours and 20 minutes. But would you be prepared to fly for more than 20 hours without a stop, in order to shave a few hours off the trip? A recent … [Read more...]
When flying with Qantas or Emirates to Europe, the Middle East or Africa, you'll probably fly via Dubai. Both Qantas and Emirates offer free stopovers in Dubai, and Emirates even offers discounted stopover and holiday packages. So, is it worth breaking up the trip with a few days in the United Arab Emirates? That’s the question being asked by Eija this week. Planning on … [Read more...]