Every day we post stories on destinations that inspire us, breaking travel news, tips for getting the most out of your holiday and personal accounts of our own adventures. So what exactly have our readers been most interested in during the month of August?
Here’s a list of Flight Centre’s most-read blogs in August, so you can catch-up and keep up with all things travel in this fascinating world of ours.
'Check-in on time, arrive on time,' is Qantas's latest marketing bid to improve the passenger experience. The major Aussie airline is changing their check-in policies in an effort to increase on-time departures and arrivals. The new change went into effect from 5 August and here's how it might affect the weekly business travel crowd.
The new rules carry a hefty penalty for bags that exceed these new limits. Overweight fees for domestic flights will attract a $50AUD penalty while international travellers will face a $160AUDcharge at the gate per over-weight bag.
With over 30 years’ experience and 4,500 consultants looking for the best deals for you, every day – there’s a reason why Flight Centre is one of Australia’s most recognised brands. Actually, here are 11 reasons why Flight Centre is the best place to start your travel journey.
These days, nearly everyone travels with electronic devices like mobile phones, tablets, e-book readers, laptops, digital cameras and portable music players. New aviation security measures have been announced regarding travelling with these devices in your carry-on baggage. These new rules currently relate to flights to, from or via the United Kingdom or United States of America.
Korean Air is the latest airline to jump on board with the luxury cabin improvements, announcing the addition of their new Kosmo Suite. Described as a "5-star hotel at 40,000 feet", it will be incorporated into the existing 777-300ER jets. There are also plans to incorporate them into the new 787-9 Dreamliners, Boeing 747-8i jumbos and the Airbus A330-300.
What’s better than one holiday? Two holidays! At Flight Centre we have noticed a growing trend for travellers to break up their holiday with an additional holiday at their stop over destination, so we created ‘Double Dip’ options (even ‘Triple Dip’!) to make it easy.
A word of advice to anyone setting off on a first flight with their kids is that children, like grown-ups, are all different and some are easier to fly with than others. So some of these tips may help, but the best advice I could give anyone is to prepare for the worst, be patient, and take deep breaths when it all starts to get too much.
Creating a definite list of must-see sights and things to do in Europe is no easy task. There’s 51 independent countries for starters, however the compact nature of the continent means it’s easy to cross borders and explore Europe via rail, car, coach, plane or boat. Whether you concentrate your time in one country or loop through multiple destinations, no two trips will be the same. And if you need inspiration, here’s our list of 101 must-dos in Europe next year. How many are on your list?
Are you planning travel to or via America? Did you know you need an ESTA (Electronic System Travel Authorisation) visa waiver certificate? Changes to the program mean additional questions need to be completed. Here is what you need to know prior to departure.
Virgin Australia has removed the ‘Saver Lite’ fare class and dropped checked-in baggage charges for its economy cabin passengers effective March 17. The airline has consolidated its fare types to just three; Saver, Flexi and Business – which all have a minimum 23kg baggage allowance included and now meals too.