The Australian Frequent Flyer

Australia’s leading Frequent Flyer community and Travel website since 1998.
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Taxi Credit Card Surcharge Rip-Off

In 2016, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) implemented new rules which banned excessive debit and credit card surcharges. This put an end to ridiculous credit card fees like $8.50 Jetstar booking fees on $19 airfares, with businesses no longer allowed to pass...

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Best Virgin Australia Velocity Credit Card Sign-up Offers

Looking to increase your Virgin Australia Velocity points balance? Credit card sign-up bonus offers are one of the easiest and cheapest ways to do it.

By applying for a new credit card, paying the annual fee (if applicable) and completin...

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Which Countries Ban Their Citizens From Leaving?

On 25 March 2020, the Australian government banned its citizens and permanent residents from leaving the country without a travel exemption as an emergency coronavirus measure. Fourteen months later, the temporary ban is still in force (with the e...

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Qantas Trans-Tasman A330 Business Class Review (May 2021)

With the trans-Tasman bubble now open, Qantas has resumed regular Airbus A330 and Boeing 737 flights between Australia and New Zealand. But the trans-Tasman travel experience isn’t quite the same as it was before COVID-19.

Australian Fre...

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The Most Expensive Domestic Flights in Australia

With Rex sparking a price war on routes like Sydney-Melbourne and Melbourne-Canberra, Qantas offering discounted tickets for couples flying to Perth, and half-price flights available to many destinations, there’s never been a cheaper time to fly i...

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Major Qantas Call Centre Changes

Qantas has overhauled its beleaguered call centre in an effort to improve the quality of the service provided. But there have been some teething issues, with Platinum members reporting waiting hours on hold and others complaining that the new menu is not user-fri...

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Why Do Some Airlines Make it So Hard to Redeem Miles?

Many Australian frequent flyers would know the struggle that can be redeeming Qantas or Velocity points. But, as difficult as this can seem at times, it’s nothing compared to the challenge of redeeming points or miles in many overseas frequen...

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15-30% Bonus on Credit Card Points Transfers to Velocity (May 2021)

Velocity Frequent Flyer’s six-monthly transfer bonus offer is back for May 2021, with 15-30% bonus points on offer when transferring points to Velocity from a participating Australian credit card rewards program.

You’ll earn 15...

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$20 Cash back on AFF GOLD membership

May 5, 2021 – Jun 30, 2021

The Australian Frequent Flyer (AFF) is a free service and all members can fully participate in our vibrant online community.

Many of our members choose to support us by becoming an "AFF Supporter" for additional benefits (such as not seeing any advertisements and generous travel discounts).

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Australia’s leading Freq Flyer website

The Australian Frequent Flyer was established in 1998 by Clifford Reichlin. Clifford continues to own and manage the company.

Our vibrant online community comprises of travellers who discuss their travel experiences on our active online forums. In addition, our team led by editor Matt Graham publishes objective and unbiased articles of interest to frequent flyers covering topics ranging from airlines, miles and points and loyalty programs, to travel lifestyle and trip reports & reviews.

We are an independent, privately owned company which is not affiliated with any airline or reward program.

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