An AFF member is $1,500 out of pocket after Qantas denied them boarding due to minor passport damage. While an unfortunate mistake by the passenger, the airline also could have done more to resolve the situation. Cossie was flying from Canberra to Jakarta with Qantas. This member was also booked to continue from Jakarta to Amsterdam on a Qatar Airways sale fare later that … [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.
There are some incredible sights on our planet. But the most famous feats of architecture - places like Machu Picchu, Angkor Wat and the Pyramids of Giza - all have one thing in common: they're overrun by tourists. If you've ever visited a popular tourist attraction, you've probably had to queue up for ages to buy a ticket. You'll then have to fight your way past the crowds of … [Read more...]
Earlier this week, I made what is quite possibly the stupidest travel mistake I've ever made. After 472 commercial flights, it finally happened… I left my passport on the plane. Normally after losing your passport you'd realise fairly quickly. But by the time I realised, three hours had passed and the plane had already operated another flight. I had placed my passport in the … [Read more...]
Long queues for immigration are now a thing of the past for Australians arriving in the United Kingdom. As of Monday 20 May, Australians can now use the e-gates for passport control when arriving at UK airports including London Heathrow. This is welcome news for travellers to the UK as lines for passport control at airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick can be very long. This … [Read more...]
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...]