On 25 March 2020, the Australian government banned citizens and temporary residents from leaving the country without a special exemption. This extraordinary temporary measure was introduced amid growing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. At the time, the Australian outbound travel ban was widely viewed as reasonable. It's now the end of August. Not only is … [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!
If you've ever tried to redeem your frequent flyer points for an international flight in pre-COVID times, you've probably noticed that award availability can be difficult to find. To have any chance of success, you would often need to book early, be very flexible with travel dates and accept an indirect routing - especially if travelling during peak times or in a premium … [Read more...]
Now that Queensland and South Australia have revealed when they will reopen their borders, it's time to start thinking about travelling around Australia again. Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia have also started adding additional flights, but there are also some great deals on one-way car hires, which can cost as little as $1 per day! In Episode 38 of the AFF on Air … [Read more...]
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to run its course, governments and health authorities are pleading with the public to stay home if they feel unwell. Airlines too are advising passengers with cold and flu-like symptoms not to travel. But if a passenger chooses not to take their booked flight because they feel unwell, they may not be entitled to a refund and could be … [Read more...]
As the coronavirus crisis continues, many airline passengers are still waiting for refunds from cancelled flight bookings. Meanwhile, some passengers have discovered that they would have to pay extra – thousands of dollars, in some cases – to rebook their cancelled flights for a different date. This is exactly what happened recently to a Lufthansa customer in Germany. They … [Read more...]