Back in June 2019, Qantas Frequent Flyer announced that it would increase the number of points required for reward flight bookings in any premium cabin. In return, there would be a modest reduction in award booking carrier charges and Qantas would release "more than 1 million extra reward seats available annually on Qantas and new partner airlines". Well, the changes to … [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.
Many Australians save up their Qantas points in the hope of one day redeeming them for a free flight. Unfortunately, Qantas Classic Reward flights are not entirely free. In addition to the Qantas points, you also need to pay for government/airport taxes and Qantas-imposed carrier charges. These Qantas carrier charges can add as much as $700 to the cost of a round-trip Qantas … [Read more...]
We now know the new carrier charges that will apply to Qantas Business & First Class award bookings made from 18 September 2019 following the major Qantas Frequent Flyer changes. Qantas promised back in June that from 18 September 2019, it would decrease carrier charges for Qantas Classic Flight Reward bookings in Premium Economy, Business and First Class. However, this … [Read more...]
KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals are a monthly staple of the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program. Every month, Singapore Airlines offers 30% off the KrisFlyer miles required for last-minute award travel on a range of different Singapore Airlines and SilkAir routes. The KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals can be used to book Saver awards in Economy, Premium Economy and … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia will regain full ownership of its Velocity Frequent Flyer loyalty program after selling a 35% stake to Affinity Equity Partners in 2014. Virgin will pay $700 million to buy back the stake in its profitable Velocity loyalty program - around double what Affinity paid for it five years ago. Virgin Australia yesterday confirmed to the ASX that the transaction is … [Read more...]