The COVID-19 pandemic has killed business travel. With borders closed, flights & events cancelled, and businesspeople told to work from home, people just aren't flying for work like they used to any more. Airlines, hotels and other businesses that cater to corporate travellers will undoubtedly suffer if business travel does not recover. As a result, people will lose … [Read more...]
Travel Health is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Here we provide tips, tricks and chat about travel health issues.
For longer flights try to select a seat which gives you as much comfort as possible. You might want an aisle seat for extra legroom or a seat close to the toilets. Purchasing the Qantas seat selection product is recommended for those who don't have Qantas status.
Update (21 October): Air New Zealand will resume a second-weekly Sydney-Norfolk Island flight from November. With international borders shut, there are few opportunities for Australians to travel overseas this year. But Norfolk Island, an Australian territory located between New Zealand and New Caledonia, is open for business. Norfolk Island has introduced a similar … [Read more...]
If you're returning to Australia from overseas - or travelling interstate from a designated COVID-19 hotspot - there's a good chance you'll end up in hotel quarantine. Since 29 March 2020, anyone arriving in Australia is required to undergo 14 days of managed isolation in a hotel room. This needs to be completed in government-designated hotel in the city where you arrive … [Read more...]
Qantas yesterday launched a fresh petition designed to place pressure on Australia's state governments to reopen borders where it's safe to do so. The petition, hosted on the Qantas website, calls on governments to "safely open our borders". Qantas is encouraging its employees and customers to sign it. Here's what the Qantas state border petition says: The health … [Read more...]
People arriving in Australia from parts of New Zealand with no COVID-19 cases may soon be exempt from undergoing 14 days of hotel quarantine. Speaking to his counterpart in New Zealand last Friday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison advised Jacinda Ardern that Australia would seek to apply the same hotspot approach proposed locally to New Zealand. "So, that means, when we're … [Read more...]