Have also noticed that their Fares have gone thru the roof, particularly the J fares. Also you need more points now than you did before the skywards program was altered. We have 65000 points, and that will not cover the upgrade that we want. We are now looking at other airlines, particularly SAS and AF. To get to Scotland, as SAS have a J fare for $5400, with a stopover in Copenhagen, and BK. Also their Planes out of Melbourne are some of the oldest in their fleet. They are now loosing some market share, as they often have empty seats in J class, when their planes fly from Asia to Melb. I can not speak for other cities in Australia.