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...]
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.
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...]
Qantas will ground two-thirds of its A380 fleet, re-route its Sydney-London flight via Perth, and delay the launch of flights to Chicago as it responds to a sudden collapse in demand for air travel due to coronavirus. Qantas also announced today that it will temporarily suspend flights from Melbourne and Brisbane to San Francisco, as well as Singapore to London. In addition, … [Read more...]
New York is the largest city in the United States and home to three major airports, including John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The city that never sleeps is an important financial hub and a hugely popular tourist destination, so it's no surprise that it's a hub for all three major U.S. legacy carriers. Qantas also flies to New York daily, with one-stop flights … [Read more...]