You can now redeem Qantas points for flights on Canadian airline WestJet. The Opportunity It's now possible to redeem your Qantas points for flights to, from and within Canada on WestJet. WestJet is Canada's second-largest airline. Although it's a low cost carrier - which means Business class is not available - the airline has a reputation for good … [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.
If you want to dive a bit deeper into Airlines, miles and points you should definitely read our guide on how to fly around the world using the Qantas Oneworld Award.
Comfort seats don't just give you the benefit of extra space when you fly. They are also a clever way to earn extra frequent flyer points and status credits! Many airlines sell "comfort seats", or free neighbouring seats, for a fee. These were originally intended for larger passengers that might have difficulty fitting in one airline seat. But there are many other reasons … [Read more...]
It's rare to find Business class airfares from Australia to Europe for under $6,000 return. But the same is not true for the reverse! Cheap Business class fares to Australia, from Europe, can regularly be found for as little as $3,000. During a recent sale, Qatar Airways had Business class fares available from Stockholm to Sydney for under $3,000 return. Cheap airfares were … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia last year entered into several new airline partnerships. One of these new alliances was with Hong Kong Airlines. Velocity Frequent Flyer members were promised that the agreement would bring reciprocal status recognition, and that Virgin flyers could earn and redeem points when flying with Hong Kong Airlines. But six months on, it seems the new Hong Kong … [Read more...]
Unfair airline contracts and excessive flight change fees could soon be a thing of the past. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has vowed to take on Australia's airlines to ensure greater consumer protections. According to the ACCC, airline contracts are currently too one-sided in the airline's favour. The ACCC identified 3 key issues in its … [Read more...]