As the coronavirus outbreak spreads, more flights are getting cancelled and fewer people are travelling. Demand for leisure travel is weak, some countries have imposed travel bans, and many corporate travellers are grounded as businesses impose their own travel restrictions. As a result, many airlines and hotels - especially in the Asia-Pacific region - are struggling. In … [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, Qantas round the world tickets generally offer excellent value.
Update (20 February 2020): Qantas has announced that QF129/130 between Sydney and Shanghai will remain suspended until at least the end of May 2020. Qantas will temporarily cancel all flights to mainland China from 9 February 2020, as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Qantas currently operates flights from Sydney to Shanghai and Beijing. The Sydney-Shanghai flights … [Read more...]
With Qantas withdrawing from Sydney-Beijing flights in March 2020, Air China will soon be the only airline flying directly between the two cities. The Star Alliance member often has good Business class specials, and award availability is typically good, but what is their service like in Business class? I recently flew with Air China from Sydney to Beijing to find out! Flight … [Read more...]
Qatar Airways, a member of the Oneworld alliance, has been consistently voted to have the world's best Business Class. I recently found out why as I flew in Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Business class to Doha. Flight Details Flight number QR1374 Route Windhoek (WDH) to Doha (DOH) Aircraft type Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Class of travel Business Seat … [Read more...]
Qantas has joined TSA PreCheck, meaning eligible Qantas passengers departing from the United States can now access fast-track security lanes. This service is available at all US airports served by Qantas, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth, Honolulu and New York JFK. Qantas signed up for the service on 17 December 2019, becoming one of 73 participating … [Read more...]