St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge in London. Image: Getty

Flight Centre’s Top 10 Blogs of April 2017

3 May 2017
Read Time: 6.1 mins

April was a big month, covering everything from 17-hour flights from Australia to the UK and where to get more bang for your Aussie buck, to cyclones, road trips and mystery tours, as well as some just plain beautiful places to go. Here are Flight Centre’s most-read blogs for the month of April.

1. 6 Surprising Countries Where You’ll Get More For Your Aussie Dollar Right Now

A woman takes a photo of Big Ben as a bus whizzes by in London's twilight. Is London calling? Image: Getty

With the help of Travel Money Oz, we take a look at the countries that offer considerably more bankg for the Australian buck. And it's not just the usual close-to-home suspects like Thailand, Bali and Fiji.

2. You Can Now Buy Non-Stop Flights to London with Qantas

The seat layout on board Qantas' Boeing 787-Dreamliner. Economy passengers can expect more space and amenities. Image: Qantas

It’s here – Qantas’ new ‘Kangaroo Route’ flying non-stop from Perth to London is now available. The 17-hour flight, covering 14,498 kilometres, will be operated by the airline’s new Boeing 787-Dreamliner.

3. Window vs Aisle: Which is Better for a Long-Haul Flight?

A view down the aisle of an aircraft, showing passengers in their seats from behind. Airline seats are a hot topic among travellers. Image: Getty

Window versus aisle seat is a highly personal choice – here are the key questions you need to ask to identify the right aircraft seat position for you.

4. Travel Alert: Cyclone Cook Hits New Zealand

A view from above of an aircraft on the tarmac. A double-whammy of cyclones disrupted flights. Image: Getty

New Zealand’s North Island was hit by a second cyclone in as many weeks last month, in what was the worst storm in almost 50 years.

5. Anzac Day: Where to Play Two-Up Around Australia

Australian soldiers play two-up during World War I at the front near Ypres, December 23, 1917. Image: Wikipedia/Australian War Memorial Museum Australian soldiers play two-up during World War I at the front near Ypres, December 23, 1917. Image: Wikipedia/Australian War Memorial Museum

It’s only legal once a year, but this coin toss gambling game has united Diggers over the decades. Here are some of the venues were you can play Two-up on Anzac Day.

6. Discover the Real Iceland

Trekkers navigate the Langjokull glacier in Iceland. Image: Getty Trek through Iceland's out-of-this-world scenery, such as the Langjokull glacier. Image: Getty

Kari Gislason gives a personal account of a country that holds cherished childhood memories and never fails to take the breath away.

7. On the Sherlock Trail in London: Six of the Best Holmesian Hotspots

A woman in a Sherlock Holmes outfit. Get your detective hat on for the full Sherlock experience. Image: Getty

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Sherlock Holmes stories, which makes it the perfect time to visit London. Here are some of Holmes’ favourite haunts, as well as attractions and establishments inspired by the enigmatic private detective.

8. A Coast That Glows: The Best of Tasmania’s East Coast

Orange lichen covers rocks at Tasmania's Bay of Fires. Bay of Fires is simply breathtaking with its vibrant colours and textures. Image: Getty

Take a road trip around Tasmania’s stark, raw and somewhat super-real east coast, where mountains drop close to talcum white sands, and neon turquoise water is framed by lichen-covered boulders.

9. Where to Next? Around the World in April

The megaherd of wildebeest in Tanzania during the Great Migration. Witness the megaherd in Tanzania during the Great Migration. Image: Getty

From the wildebeest migration in Africa to Koningsdag in Amsterdam, here’s a highlight reel of all the best events around the world in the month of April – so start planning for next year!

10. The Week that Was on a USA Mystery Tour with Sunrise

Sunrise host Samantha Armytage meets some of the locals in Hawaii. Sunrise host Samantha Armytage meets some of the locals in Hawaii.

We sent Channel 7’s Sunrise team around the USA, thanks to the viewer vote and United Airlines. Here are some of the highlights of their mornings in Hawaii, California, Nevada, Texas and the Southern states.

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