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Frequent flyer points are a fantasy currency that fluctuates depending on how you use them. This makes it difficult to know what they're worth — or whether you're squandering their potential value. This infographic breaks down the dollar value of 1000 points when purchasing everything from flight upgrades to commercial goods.
Last week, we brought you the news about Qantas' fancy new premium economy seats. The redesigned for the 787 Dreamliner are 10 per cent wider than the existing premium economy cabin on its Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 superjumbo, and also boast a deeper recline. Here are more details.
Qantas announced its half-yearly earnings today, and it's doing quite well. What matters for you and I, though, is the fact that it's announced new premium economy seats for its 787 Dreamliner - the plane that'll be flying some of the longest routes in the world, including a nonstop Perth to London leg. Here are the details.
Planning a trip to the USA? Assuming they actually let you into the country, you can save a ton of money on accommodation by visiting your destination in an off-peak season. This chart from Hipmunk is a cheat sheet for seasonal hotel rates at popular US cities.
Jet lag can make your otherwise fun trip a bummer, but there are a number of ways to prevent it or cope with it. One way to curb it? Pick an early evening flight.
Discount US airlines like Spirit have forced the major carriers to offer cheaper flight options. These"unbundled" options are less expensive than the standard fare, but they're also even more bare bones. American is the latest airline to offer a cheaper, unbundled fare.
Flying is a pretty cool experience — you're sitting 10,668.00m up in the air after all — but it can also be tiring, uncomfortable, and dirty. In a recent Reddit thread, flight attendants revealed some of the less glamorous aspects of flying.
Lost luggage is a traveller's nightmare, but some airlines are better than others at keeping track of your bags. If you're travelling to the US this holiday season, we've got your back. Based on data from the Department of Transportation, here are the airlines most (and least) likely to lose your luggage.
After more than fifty years of toing and froing, Sydney's second major airport is finally being built. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher today signed the final piece of paperwork approving construction of Badgery's Creek Airport, situated 50km west of Sydney's CBD.
"This is the most significant step taken by any government on this project," the Prime Minister said in a statement. "All the approvals are now in place we can now get on with building the airport". Here's what you need to know...