Are there any other websites like AusBT?

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RaptorNation158

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Aug 2014

Total posts 186

Any sites like AusBT?

I was wondering if anyone also reads other sites like AusBT

riley

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 19 Mar 2014

Total posts 358

with the same mix of av-centric news and forum? Definitely not in Aus.

Hugo

Member since 12 Jun 2013

Total posts 216

flyertalk. The Qantas and (especially) Virgin forums really need more activity. 

australianfrequentflyer I look at occasionally, but it seems to be a fairly user-hostile place, constantly making it difficult for you to read threads without signing up. I think you can get around it with Chrome's incognito mode, but it's just plain annoying.

It's also full of ads, iirc. I'm not sure if there's anyone still looking at the internet without AdBlock though. (If so, whyyyy?)

johnaboxall

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Aug 2011

Total posts 384

Sign up, what's your problem? Use a throwaway address. AFF is hostile to idiots and whingers. We've saved a lot of money and got some great help from AFF members. 

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 988

I'd suggest there are no other sites like AusBT, although I am biased..!

Seriously though: if you're on Facebook, there's a great frequent flyer community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/frequentflyersaustralia.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

I'm with you David!

maddenlionel

Qantas

Member since 06 Jun 2014

Total posts 56

One mile at a time offers some great hotel/lounge/airline reviews but does not have threads like AusBT, but the reviews make for great reading. The site is however fairly US based with only a couple of Australian reviews.

domesticgoddess

NZ Elite

Member since 03 Jul 2014

Total posts 65

Not the same as AusBT, but One Mile at a Time and LoyaltyLobby are regular reads for me. And FlyerTalk, obviously.

180mis

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Mar 2012

Total posts 85

AusBT really is the most comprehensive site dedicated to Australian travel, nothing comes close.

In addition to the above posts, I like to read View from the Wing along with One Mile at a Time. Asian Business Traveller is also quite good (usually pick up a complimentary magazine copy when travelling to Asia) otherwise I receive email newsletters.

If you are interested in a particular trip report on a specfic airline, I'd also suggest googling (not sure that's a real word) the airline, class of service and route, followed by words [trip report or trip review]

FWIW I have noticed that some forum based websites like airliners dot net seem to have dropped in google rankings (might be the panda update from google that has done this, but can't be sure) so my point is to keep scrolling to pages 2 and 3 in the search results.

RaptorNation158

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Aug 2014

Total posts 186

Yeah nothing beats AusBT! I love the community feel here even though I am no Frequent Flyer.

Frank

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 Sep 2013

Total posts 94

I believe I stumbled upon what I believe is the British equivelant of AusBT a few days ago - it was something else BT.   The range of topics were Euro based at the time I read it but were very similar to what we have on our beloved site.  However,  the biggest gripe on their site at the time was BAs policy of allowing 23kg of carry on luggage on their flights which seemed to be causing all sorts of grief to our Pommy cousins.

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