Long immigration queues will soon be a thing of the past for Australians entering the UK. From next year, Australians will have access to e-gates when flying into airports across the country, including London Heathrow. The UK e-gates will also be available to citizens of New Zealand, the United States, Canada and Japan. The automatic e-gates, which are similar to those used … [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.
If you've ever booked a flight that departs the UK, you may have noticed that there's a rather hefty departure tax. The UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) is a departure tax that adds up to £156 ($289) to the cost of your ticket! Luckily there are a few ways to avoid paying the expensive Air Passenger Duty. The exact rate depends on the distance you're travelling from the UK and … [Read more...]
The capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo is a cultural delight. It's also a hub for Oneworld member Sri Lankan Airlines, which offers free transit accommodation in Colombo if you have a long layover. Whether you’re just in transit or staying for a few nights, this AFF guide will help you to make the most of your Colombo stopover! How to get from Colombo Airport to the city By far … [Read more...]
If you're flying to Southeast Asia or Europe with Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Qantas, Jetstar or Scoot, chances are you'll be stopping over in Singapore. Changi Airport in Singapore is one of the world's best airports, and there's also plenty to see and do in Singapore itself. So it's no surprise that many Australians choose to stop over there. Whether you're just … [Read more...]
An AFF member has learnt a very expensive and stressful lesson after a family member was denied boarding for an international flight. Andz was intending to fly to Indonesia last week for a family holiday. But, although his daughter's passport was still valid, it was due to expire in 5 months and 2 weeks. Many countries, including Indonesia, require that passports have at … [Read more...]