Last week, Virgin Australia confirmed that it will keep most of its airport lounges as it transitions to a new post-covid business model. But when will Virgin Australia's airport lounges finally reopen? All 13 of Virgin Australia's airport lounges shut on 23 March 2020 due to government COVID-19 restrictions, and remain closed to this day. Even though Qantas already reopened … [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.
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...]
United Airlines has announced another new promotion on buying miles! Until 27 August 2020, you can get up to 100% bonus United MileagePlus miles with purchases. Buying United miles during a promotion can be a clever way to save money on future Star Alliance Business and First class flights, as the cost of the miles is often lower than the cost of an equivalent airfare. … [Read more...]
The Queensland government announced this week that, from 1am on Saturday 8 August, the state's border will be closed to anyone that has been in NSW or the ACT in the past 14 days. This follows last week's closure of the Queensland border to anyone coming from Greater Sydney, which came into effect from 1 August 2020. People from Victoria are also currently prohibited from … [Read more...]
Tigerair will not return to the skies in Australia, with the Virgin Australia Group confirming this week that it will discontinue the Tigerair brand. Virgin Australia, which owns Tigerair, said the decision to axe the Tigerair brand is due to insufficient demand in the Australian domestic market to support two carriers at this time. When Virgin emerges from voluntary … [Read more...]