Airlines seem to love married segments, but for frequent flyers and travel agents they can be extremely frustrating. Sometimes you’ll find an award seat on a flight you want to book, only to find that it’s not actually available if you add on a connecting flight to your final destination. Married segments are also why airlines will sometimes charge a higher amount if you remove one or more flights from a booking!
In this episode, Alan Lam (a.k.a. madrooster) joins Matt to explain what travellers need to know about married segments, as well as a wide range of other topics including an unusual way to fly to London with Qantas that could be cheaper than flying via Perth or Singapore.
- 0:45 – Fortnightly news round-up
- 6:32 – Interview with Alan Lam: About fare classes
- 11:02 – Interview with Alan Lam: Recent changes to earn rates with Qantas, American Airlines, Japan Airlines & Alaska Airlines
- 19:12 – Interview with Alan Lam: Everything you need to know about married segments
- 31:12 – Interview with Alan Lam: Booking a Qantas ticket to Europe via South Africa
- 35:51 – Interview with Alan Lam: United MileagePlus program changes
- AFF on Air Discussion thread – a dedicated AFF thread to discuss the podcast and ask questions
- Join Australian Frequent Flyer for free
- What are Married Segments?
Frequent Flyer Gazette articles referenced in the fortnightly news round-up: