Uber has sparked controversy by encouraging riders in Australia and New Zealand to tip their Uber driver. Last Thursday, US-based Uber added the new tipping functionality to its Uber and Uber Eats apps. Previously, tipping was only encouraged by Uber in the United States where the practice is already commonplace. Uber customers in Australia and New Zealand are now prompted … [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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Ever felt uncomfortably hot (or cold) when flying? You're not alone. It seems that aircraft cabin temperatures are a sticking point for many flyers, and are something that very few airlines get consistently right. Many AFF members find that aircraft cabin temperatures, generally, are too hot. While it varies across airlines and aircraft types, it also seems that some … [Read more...]
If you're a regular visitor to Qantas Club lounges, you've probably been in this situation. You have just a few minutes in the lounge before your early morning flight starts boarding, and all you want is a cup of coffee… but the queue for the barista is twenty-people deep. This is exactly what happened to eddie 73 on a recent lounge visit: Queued up for an espresso with all … [Read more...]
An unlucky AFF member experienced the "flight from hell" last week upon returning home from Singapore. A culmination of unfortunate circumstances, including a disruptive passenger, made the flight especially unpleasant for those on board. pgsdiver was a Business class passenger on a Singapore Airlines flight from Singapore to Sydney last Friday, along with his wife and 3 … [Read more...]
Airport lounges are supposed to be exclusive sanctuaries away from the hustle and bustle of busy airport terminals. But, even in the nicest of airport lounges, there's one thing that can easily ruin the experience: other passengers. Many frequent flyers will have experienced antisocial behaviour in airport lounges at some point, from people talking loudly on their phones to … [Read more...]