All-day check-in is a popular Qantas service at Sydney Airport. When departing from Sydney on an international Qantas flight, you can check in any time from 4am on the day of departure. This is very handy if you arrive at the airport early, want to drop off your bags or simply wish to maximise your lounge time. Unfortunately for Qantas passengers departing from Melbourne … [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.
In December last year, Air Asia X began flying twice daily from Melbourne's Avalon Airport (AVV) to Kuala Lumpur. It became the first regularly-scheduled international route for Melbourne's second airport, which is used mainly by low-cost carriers. Air Asia's move to Avalon Airport has been largely successful. On average, the flights have been relatively full - although sale … [Read more...]
Qantas has clarified its policy on issuing express path cards to Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers. It comes after reports that frequent flyers were not being issued with express cards despite being entitled to them. The good news is that those express path cards, which help travellers to speed through airport customs and immigration, are here to stay. A Qantas … [Read more...]
Los Angeles, California. It's home to the glitz and glam of Hollywood, a short drive from Disneyland and the location of the largest international airport on the west coast of the United States. With 69% of flights from Australia to the US mainland arriving at Los Angeles International Airport, there's a good chance you'll be flying through LA on your next trip to the … [Read more...]
Santiago is the gateway between Australia and South America. All flights between the two continents arrive in Santiago, the Chilean hub of Oneworld's LATAM Airlines. So if you're headed to South America, chances are you'll have a Santiago stopover at Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Santiago is perhaps not the most exciting city in South America, but there's … [Read more...]