Did you know that there are several domestic tag flights within Australia operated by overseas airlines? For example, Cathay Pacific flies from Brisbane to Cairns, with services continuing to Hong Kong. However, it is impossible to book a seat on these domestic tag flights within Australia. While overseas airlines are allowed to operate tag flights within Australia, they do … [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.
Virgin Australia is giving away double Velocity points on all new flights booked by 24 July 2018. The deal can be used for any Virgin Australia flights taken between now and 13 June 2019. All destinations are eligible, including Hong Kong and Los Angeles, and this offer can be used as many times as you like. There are some terms and conditions. As part of this deal, only … [Read more...]
The Qantas Oneworld Award is one of the best uses of Qantas Frequent Flyer points. For a fixed amount of Qantas points, it's possible to fly around the world with up to 5 stopovers! Qantas' Oneworld Classic Flight Reward, as it's officially known, can be used to fly up to 35,000 miles on any Oneworld airlines. It's available in Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First … [Read more...]
Singapore Airlines has been named the world's best airline in the 2018 Skytrax rankings. The title was stolen from Qatar Airways, which dropped to second place. No Australian airlines made it into the top ten. Singapore Airlines also won the 2018 Skytrax award for the world's best First Class. Qatar Airways has the best Business Class and Air New Zealand won best Premium … [Read more...]
Newcastle Airport will receive its first international flights since 2002 with non-stop flights to New Zealand. The direct Virgin Australia flights from Newcastle to Auckland will take off from 22 November 2018. Running 3x weekly, this will initially be a seasonal service operating over summer until 17 February 2019. But Virgin has said it will consider making the route … [Read more...]