Emirates and Etihad Airways will add more flights after the United Arab Emirates government lifted a ban on transits through airports in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The UAE transit ban, which had been in force since 23 March 2020, was finally lifted last Wednesday night. The lifting of the UAE transit ban allows travellers to pass through Dubai or Abu Dhabi on Emirates or Etihad … [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. You can also enjoy a bit of luxury when visiting the departure lounges at many airports.
Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific are both increasing flights to Australia, after Singapore and Hong Kong both re-opened their airports to transiting passengers. But both Singapore and Hong Kong remain closed to arriving tourists. Singapore & Hong Kong transits are now possible After both countries closed their borders, both Singapore and Hong Kong went a step further … [Read more...]
If you've ever booked a flight that departs the UK, you may have noticed that there's a rather hefty departure tax. The UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) is a departure tax that adds up to £176 ($355) to the cost of your ticket! Luckily there are a few ways to avoid paying the expensive Air Passenger Duty. The exact rate depends on the distance you're travelling from the UK and … [Read more...]
IN BRIEF | Asia Miles, the frequent flyer program of Cathay Pacific, will no longer allow free stopovers on award bookings from Wednesday, 1 April 2020. Currently, when booking an Asia Miles award ticket for travel on Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon or partner airlines, you are entitled to one free stopover on one-way bookings. On return bookings, you can stop over for free in … [Read more...]
Qantas will temporarily close its brand new Singapore First Lounge from next month. The closure is expected to last from 20 April until mid-September 2020, although it could be reduced or extended depending on how the COVID-19 situation evolves. The Qantas First Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport only opened in late 2019. It's currently less than four months old. The … [Read more...]