A disruptive Qantas passenger who assaulted crew members has been fined more than $25,000 and banned from flying Qantas. The incident occurred on QF652, a redeye service from Perth to Brisbane, in July last year. The man attacked crew members after they confiscated a flask of alcohol that he had carried on board. The Airbus A330-200 then turned back to Perth around an hour … [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 prevalence of "emotional support" animals on flights within the United States has become a serious problem. It's not uncommon to see service animals such as guide dogs on aircraft… but the rules surrounding support animals on planes in the United States have become a dog's breakfast. United Airlines last week denied boarding to a passenger's emotional support peacock. … [Read more...]
Over the past few years, British Airways has been undertaking an intense cost-cutting drive. BA has already removed complimentary snacks and drinks from Economy on its short-haul flights within Europe. Now, the British flag carrier has revealed plans to reduce the legroom on its Airbus A320 fleet. British Airways will also remove the seat recline function from these … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]