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...]
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.
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...]
Santiago is the gateway between Australia and South America. All flights between the two continents arrive in Santiago, the Chilean hub of 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 plenty to do … [Read more...]
Chile recently removed the reciprocity fee it charged to Australians when entering the country. This is great news as it makes Chile a more affordable and attractive destination to Australians, and will likely stimulate the country's tourism industry. But, sadly, this goes against a recent trend of countries that have decided to introduce or increase tourism taxes. Tourism … [Read more...]