American Airlines has announced another new "buy miles" promotion. Until 28 April 2018, you can earn up to 77% bonus miles when you buy AAdvantage miles from American Airlines. This is a great deal, though the exact amount of bonus miles earned depends on the number of miles being purchased. You can purchase up to 150,000 AAdvantage miles per calendar year, excluding 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.
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.
Today marks a new era for both Qantas' flagship kangaroo route and the ongoing partnership with Emirates. Later today, the first ever non-stop commercial flight from Australia to Europe will depart. The new QF9 service from Perth to London is scheduled to leave at 6.50pm local time. It will arrive in London over 17 hours later at 5.10am (local time) on Sunday morning. The new … [Read more...]
If you caught a flight from Melbourne to Sydney on a Monday morning, you would probably find most of your fellow passengers wearing professional attire. But on a long-haul flight, most frequent flyers agree that comfort is much more important than style. This week our members share some sage travel advice to an infrequent flyer preparing for a long-haul flight to Europe. … [Read more...]
An AFF member has had their Qantas Frequent Flyer account suspended after returning items bought through the Qantas Online Mall. Qantas cited clause 8.1 of the Qantas Frequent Flyer terms & conditions in its unilateral decision to suspend this member's account for 21 days. The reason given was that this member has returned a "significant number" of items bought through … [Read more...]
Thai Airways has set a "waistline limit" for passengers flying in the airline's newest Business class seats. The airline will not allow obese passengers requiring a seatbelt extension to sit in these seats, citing safety concerns. Parents travelling with lap infants are also banned. The Thai Airways waistline limit affects Business class passengers on the airline's new … [Read more...]