I've previously written a fairly positive review of Virgin Australia's Boeing 737 Business Class. But during COVID-19 it's a very different experience. As I discovered on a recent flight from Canberra to Brisbane, Virgin Australia Business class passengers are no longer receiving even close to the full Business class experience during COVID-19. Flight Details Flight … [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.
Last weekend, the newly-relaunched Sydney Morning Herald travel section was filled with articles and full-page advertisements for holidays in Queensland. Just a few days later, on 29 July, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that she would close the state's border to anyone from "greater Sydney" from 1am on Saturday, 1 August 2020. Queensland reopened its … [Read more...]
Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia have cancelled some flights to and from Melbourne after New South Wales shut its border with Victoria for the first time since 1919. It comes as Melbourne is placed into lockdown from midnight tonight due to a spike in coronavirus cases. The ACT and Northern Territory are also now closing their borders to Victorians, meaning Victoria will … [Read more...]
On long-haul flights, sometimes silence is bliss. That's why so many frequent flyers use noise-cancelling headphones to drown out the noise of aircraft engines and fellow passengers. Noise-cancelling headphones may seem like magic, but there's some very sophisticated science that goes into providing the perfect listening experience. Many years ago Hossein Seif Zadeh, who has … [Read more...]
Qantas and Jetstar recently implemented their new "Fly Well" program on all flights. Since 12 June, all passengers are being offered face masks and hand sanitiser. But social distancing is no longer being applied to seat selection. The Qantas Fly Well program includes a range of new and existing health measures both pre-flight and on board. You can read about the full range … [Read more...]