This week, Qantas revealed how it plans to woo travellers back to the skies with face masks and hand sanitiser. But, while social distancing will be practiced at airports, Qantas won't commit to blocking middle seats on its flights. Qantas is not alone, with many airlines protesting that leaving seats empty would drastically increase airfares and make their businesses … [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.
The state of New South Wales will relax travel restrictions from 1 June 2020, allowing travel within NSW for any reason - including holidays. The removal of intra-state travel restrictions will make it possible once again to travel to regional NSW destinations, as long as social distancing and hygiene guidelines are followed. "COVID could not have come at a worse time for … [Read more...]
Emirates and Etihad Airways are both resuming commercial passenger flights to and from Australia. Qatar Airways, meanwhile, is also making a return to Brisbane in May 2020. Etihad Airways flights from Melbourne to London From today, Etihad will operate one flight per week from Melbourne to London via Abu Dhabi. The flight will operate on Fridays from Melbourne to London, … [Read more...]
Ever wondered what it's like to travel to North Korea - a country that had strict rules and border controls well before COVID-19 made them cool? In Episode 35 of the AFF on AIR podcast, Matt chats to Gus Higgins about travelling to this reclusive country. While in North Korea, he found out why Air Koryo (North Korea's state-owned airline) is the world's only one-star … [Read more...]
With Australia's borders effectively closed, and most Australians banned from leaving the country for the time being, it's fair to say that demand for international air travel is weak right now. Many airlines have responded by reducing or eliminating international flights to or from Australia. But the movement of cargo is more important than ever. Many airlines, including … [Read more...]