Did you know that there are several domestic tag flights within Australia operated by overseas airlines? For example, Cathay Pacific flies from Brisbane to Cairns, with services continuing to Hong Kong. However, it is impossible to book a seat on these domestic tag flights within Australia. While overseas airlines are allowed to operate tag flights within Australia, they do … [Read more...]
Visas & Immigration
Visas & Immigration is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. When travelling overseas, you certainly need to have a good understanding of immigration procedures, including getting the required visas to the countries you are planning on visiting.
While on the subject of overseas travel, be sure to read our guide on how to fly around the world using the Qantas Oneworld Award.
We've already become used to the liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) restrictions in place for international flights. Since 2006, the maximum size of any liquids, aerosols and gels carried onto international flights has been 100 millilitres or grams. Now, the rules are being tightened even further to also restrict powders that are carried onto Australian international … [Read more...]
Did you know that Aussies are slugged as much as $128.62 in Australian departure taxes and airport fees every time they fly overseas? Whenever you purchase an international flight, your ticket will include a range of taxes that are paid directly to governments and airports. These are payable on both revenue and award bookings, and are charged on top of the airfare and any … [Read more...]
Business class airfares from Australia to Europe are typically expensive. But the same is not true for flights from south-east Asia to Europe! Earlier this week we showed you how you can fly from Bangkok to London in Business class for less than $2,000 return. Now Qatar Airways, a Oneworld alliance member, has some excellent Business class deals from Jakarta, Indonesia to … [Read more...]
The internet is littered with negative reviews about Air China. But are these reviews justified? What's it really like to fly Air China Economy class? AFF member trentusjuventus recently put the Beijing-based Star Alliance carrier to the test, flying Economy from Taipei to Europe and back. Though initially hesitant to fly Air China Economy class, they had an unbeatable fare … [Read more...]