Strategic seat selection can make all the difference between a comfortable flight and a torturous experience in a cramped middle seat. That's why many frequent flyers spend a lot of time and effort researching aircraft configurations and choosing the best seat on the plane. When travelling as a couple, aircraft with pairs of neighbouring seats are ideal. There's one window … [Read more...]
Travel etiquette is always a controversial topic on the Australian Frequent Flyer forums. Be it a discussion about dress code in airport lounges, or the pros and cons of lowering your seat on the flight.
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We've all had flights delayed by passengers that have failed to board. Just last week, this caused an AFF member's flight from Los Angeles to Sydney to depart more than an hour late. This member subsequently missed their connecting flight to Perth and a family reunion. This is certainly not the first time a passenger has failed to show up, and it won't be the last! Somehow, … [Read more...]
When flying Business class, is a day or night flight preferable? Business class flights command a significant price premium over Economy. While some pay the premium to ensure a good night's sleep on board, others prefer to fly during the day and maximise the experience. Our members are in two camps when it comes to day or night flights. 43% of members say they prefer to … [Read more...]
For most of us, posting holiday snaps on social media is simply a way to keep in touch with family and friends. But some travel bloggers are requesting thousands of dollars worth of freebies in exchange for posts. An AFF member has shared an email sent recently by a self-proclaimed "luxury travel influencer" to the manager of a famous hotel. The travel blogger begins by … [Read more...]
We've all been there at some point! After getting off a flight, you realise that you left something of value on board the plane. That's exactly what happened to AFF member Jenya recently after an exhausting overnight Qantas flight from Perth to Melbourne. Forgot my sunglassess in seat pocket on redeye from PER to MEL (was really sleep deprived). Any chance to locate it from … [Read more...]