Optus is offering up to 40,000 Velocity Frequent Flyer points if you sign up for a new Optus phone plan or recontract by 9 December 2019. This is the first time that Optus has offered Virgin Australia Velocity points to its customers. Optus has previously offered Flybuys points as a sign-up bonus to new customers, and gave out Qantas points from 2011 until 2015. Bonus … [Read more...]
Airlines, Miles and Points
Airlines, miles and points is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about Qantas, Virgin Australia, non-Australian airlines and the global airline alliances. We also write about the journey itself - the planning and booking, the flight and arrival at your destination.
This topic also covers redeeming points for (almost) free Qantas reward flights.
Qantas will stop flying from Sydney to the Chinese capital of Beijing from the end of March 2020. The flying kangaroo had recommenced flights from Sydney to Beijing in March 2017 as QF107/QF108, following an 8-year hiatus from the route. But the route has been underperforming for some time. Qantas initially responded by cutting service back from daily to 5x weekly last year, … [Read more...]
Earlier this year, Qantas started offering Qantas Frequent Flyer points while you sleep. By downloading the Qantas Wellbeing App, you can use the sleep tracker feature to earn up to 5 Qantas points per night for sleeping. Earning frequent flyer points for sleeping may seem like a good deal. But no loyalty program would award you with free points without getting something in … [Read more...]
Buying American Airlines AAdvantage miles is a clever way to save money on premium cabin airfares! The idea is to buy miles during special promotions, then to redeem them for flights worth more than what you've paid for the miles. American Airlines runs regular promotions allowing you to save money or earn bonus miles when you buy AAdvantage miles. You can then redeem … [Read more...]
Avianca's LifeMiles frequent flyer program has some outstanding specials on buying miles. These deals unlock some extraordinary value on Star Alliance Business and First Class flights when you buy LifeMiles. Unfortunately, dealing with the LifeMiles program can be unnecessarily complicated and redeeming LifeMiles can be a challenge. Nonetheless, there is great value to be had … [Read more...]