With limited flying happening at the moment, you can't really blame Qantas for trying to diversify its business. So far this year, Qantas has had great success selling everything from care packages to used Boeing 747 bar carts. But some frequent flyers believe Qantas' latest expansion into branded T-shirts, sweaters and tote bags costing between $150 and $425 each may be … [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!
Ever wondered how many flight attendants are required to operate a flight? The minimum ratio of flight attendants to passengers varies by country, but it's generally between 1:36 and 1:50. In Australia, the standard minimum ratio is 1 flight attendant for every 36 passengers. But there are some exemptions. For example, flight attendants are not required on aircraft with … [Read more...]
If you ever see a Facebook post inviting you to comment, share or like the page to win a "Quantas" First Class flight, it's almost certainly too good to be true! Time and time again, scammers create fake pages on Facebook or other social media platforms purporting to belong to an airline (or another well-known organisation). These pages typically encourage readers to … [Read more...]
With most international travel off the cards for the foreseeable future, many frequent flyers are reminiscing about past trips and longing to get back into the air. At this time, it's easy to think about long-haul travel through rose-coloured glasses. But as any frequent traveller will know, long-haul travel is not always as fun as it sounds. Most of us have experienced … [Read more...]
Some frequent flyers like to collect things like boarding passes, airline amenity kits, business class pyjamas or in-flight magazines. But is it legal to collect the safety instruction cards found in aircraft seat pockets? Last week, Qantas operated three Boeing 747 joy flights before the "queen of the skies" is retired for good. Passengers on these special flights were … [Read more...]