The Australian government will temporarily close the country's borders from 9pm on Friday, 20 March 2020 (tonight). The travel ban affects all international travellers except Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members. New Zealand already closed its borders to everyone except New Zealand citizens, residents, their partners and children, or … [Read more...]
Travel Insurance is a popular topic of discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer website. When looking for the best travel credit card be sure to check whether the card provides complimentary travel insurance. Many do!
Qantas yesterday released a new, more generous change & cancellation fee waiver after its previous policy attracted considerable criticism. Jetstar flights are also included in this. If you have an existing Qantas or Jetstar booking for travel until 31 May 2020, you now have the option to change dates or cancel your trip and receive a credit voucher. This applies to all … [Read more...]
Yesterday, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The evolving coronavirus situation is making overseas travel increasingly difficult. Even if you happen to have a pre-existing travel insurance policy that covers coronavirus - and the health risks aside - countries are increasingly placing new entry restrictions and many flights are being … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia has now followed Qantas and Jetstar in waiving change fees on international bookings until 31 March 2020. Virgin's policy is similar to the Qantas & Jetstar change fee waiver, but it's more generous as it also applies to existing bookings made prior to 10 March 2020. Unlike with Qantas, Virgin Australia guests also have the option to change their flights … [Read more...]
Qantas and Jetstar will both waive change fees on new international bookings made between today and 31 March 2020. It's good news for travellers that are hesitant to book international travel amid the current coronavirus uncertainty. However, the Qantas change fee waiver is not as generous as those introduced by many other overseas airlines in recent … [Read more...]