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The Travel Hack You Should Know Before Travelling to Fiji

If you’re planning a getaway to Fiji’s pristine coastlines, Fiji Airways’ ‘Resort Check-In’ offers a practical travel hack that could make your journey as relaxing as the destination itself. Designed to smooth out the usual bumps associated with airport departures, this service allows travellers to handle flight check-ins directly from their resort. It ensures that the final day of your holiday is spent soaking up Fiji’s beauty rather than waiting in line at the airport. So, if you want to make the most of every last precious moment of relaxation, this service is designed with you in mind.

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Business Class Cabin Fiji Airways | Image: Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways’ ‘Resort Check-In’

Available at tourist hotspots such as the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort, and Hilton Fiji Beach Resort, the service introduces a dedicated check-in area within the resort. Here, you’ll receive your boarding pass and hand over your luggage to be securely transported to the airport, meaning you can continue to enjoy the resort’s amenities, relax on the beach, or unwind in your room until it’s time to depart.

With arrangements made for both morning and evening flights, every Fiji Airways guest can bypass the traditional airport check-in process, moving directly to security and immigration upon airport arrival. By removing the logistical hurdles of airport check-ins, this service allows you to fully enjoy your final moments in Fiji stress-free and with ease. Which, when you think about it, it’s pretty much the Fiji Airways mantra.

An award-winning airline, Fiji Airways is renowned for its dedication to convenience, making things as easy as possible for guests. In recent years, the carrier has been named “Best Airline in Australia and the Pacific 2023” by SKYTRAX, surpassing competitors like Air New Zealand and Qantas. Additionally, it received accolades for “Best Seat Comfort in the South Pacific” and “Best Entertainment in the South Pacific” at the APEX Passenger Choice Awards 2024, underpinninge the airline’s commitment to providing a superior travel experience.

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Travelling Business Class on Fiji Airways | Image: Man of Many

Fiji Airways: Business Class Review

My personal experience flying business class on Fiji Airways’ A350 was impressively slik. The cabin featured comfortable, well-configured lie-flat seats and modern amenities, with the spacious 1-2-1 seating arrangement helping to provide a relaxing atmosphere. Elsewhere, the food service and overall flight experience met the elite standards comparable to other international airlines renowned for their business-class services.

Not to play up to stereotypes, but it’s no secret that Fijians are widely recognised as the most hospitable people on Earth, and the Fiji Airways staff certainly lived up to this reputation. Travelling with a toddler, the attentive crew ensured he was well-cared for, making our journey much smoother.

As a benefit of flying business class, I enjoyed complimentary access to the Premier Lounge in Nadi. However, it’s worth noting that this luxury isn’t exclusive to business class passengers; others can also experience it by purchasing lounge access for FJ$99. Alongside the Resort Check-In, opting for lounge access is another way to elevate your travel experience, adding an extra layer of luxury accessible to all travellers.

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Fiji Airways Premier Lounge Nadi Airport | Image: Fiji Airways

Connections and Flight Services

The airline’s extensive network connects travellers from major Australian cities to Nadi, Fiji, and beyond, making it a convenient choice for exploring the South Pacific and other global destinations. With flexible fare options, expansive in-flight entertainment including Disney and HBO, and unique travel perks like wellness in-flight entertainment and luxury dining, Fiji Airways aims to deliver a memorable experience.

Fiji Airways’ Resort Check-In service is more than a convenience; it’s an innovative approach to travel. Paired with its acclaimed service, modern fleet, and commitment to a quality travel experience, Fiji Airways has demonstrated its dedication to facilitating a smooth and enjoyable journey for its passengers.

Disclaimer: The author of this article, Frank Arthur, was invited to fly with Fiji Airways for the purpose of this review.