If you've been stuck at home for the past few months, you're probably getting itchy feet. You're definitely not alone - many of us miss the freedom to travel overseas. We all travel for different reasons. Some of us love experiencing new destinations and cultures. Some people travel for work, to attend conferences or to visit family & friends. Some appreciate the joy of … [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.
While some aircraft layouts such as the Qantas A380 Economy cabin have adequate legroom for the forward seat to recline, other layouts don't. The best rule is to be aware of those around you!
We're told that social distancing - keeping at least 1.5 metres of physical distance from other people - is an extremely important weapon in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. In fact, some governments have now implemented strict laws to enforce it. Recognising the importance of social distancing in the current climate, some airlines have made changes to seat … [Read more...]
Health experts have said that only hand sanitiser with an alcohol content of at least 60% has a chance of being effective against COVID-19. However, items with such a high alcohol content pose a fire risk and are therefore restricted by airlines. Virgin Australia is warning passengers, for example, that: Many hand sanitisers contain flammable liquids as the antiseptic which … [Read more...]
In 2008, United Airlines started charging Economy class passengers a small fee to check in a second bag on domestic flights. The other US airlines quickly realised that they could increase their revenue by doing the same and, within just months, every legacy carrier in the United States had extended this to charging for all checked luggage. What originally began as a $15 fee … [Read more...]
Last week, Qantas promised to fix its broken priority boarding system by implementing an "enhanced premium boarding experience" for domestic flights. The new priority boarding process has now been in place at six major Australian domestic airports for a week. But has the implementation been successful? As part of the new premium boarding process, Qantas staff have been … [Read more...]