The Christmas holidays are one of the busiest travel periods of the year. Airports are bustling and flights packed in the days before and after Christmas. But much fewer people opt to travel on 25 December itself. So, who is flying on Christmas Day? And can travellers expect anything special for the occasion? This Christmas, AFF members will be flying around Australia, … [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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The First Class lounge is supposed to be a luxury oasis away from the bustling airport terminal. But one member's recent experience left them despairing at the lack of lounge etiquette displayed by other passengers. This member's visit to Qantas' First Lounge in Melbourne was spoiled by rude, noisy and downright inconsiderate lounge guests. One passenger in the dining area … [Read more...]
It takes a lot of flying to achieve Qantas Platinum One status. But as one member recently discovered, there is another way. Well, kind of... This member recently noticed that a colleague with Gold status was proudly displaying Platinum One bag tags on their luggage. When questioned, this colleague admitted to buying the Q bag tags on Ebay. They did it just so that other … [Read more...]
The tipping scam plaguing Qantas' Los Angeles lounge appears to have returned, with Qantas flyers reporting falling victim to the scam as recently as last month. The scam, which was first reported on AFF two years ago, involves the showers in Qantas' First and Business class lounges in Los Angeles. When showing lounge guests to a clean shower room, the lounge attendant will … [Read more...]
Would you accept an upgrade to Business class if it meant you had to desert your partner in Economy? This dilemma has divided our members. While some would gladly accept the upgrade, others believe that travelling together is more important. One member would prefer to sit with their partner in Economy than alone in the pointy end. Another member would refuse the upgrade, but … [Read more...]