With the resumption of international flights sadly still a long way off, Qantas is once again clearing out its excess supplies of Business and First Class wine, pyjamas, amenity kits, slippers and almonds. If you're missing flying, you'll be able to buy one of the premium "Business and First Class experience at home" care kits from 9am (AEDT) today. These packages, filled … [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.
The equity value of Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer loyalty program has been slashed by two-thirds in just a year, according to an independent report commissioned by Virgin's administrators and presented to the federal court. In the report, FTI Consulting valued Virgin's loyalty business at between $640 million and $704 million. That's compared to a valuation of … [Read more...]
Qatar Airways' reputation has taken an enormous hit, with many Australians vowing never to fly through Qatar again, following shocking reports that women were subjected to human rights violations while transiting at Doha's Hamad International Airport. Women on around 10 flights, including 13 Australians on QR908 to Sydney on 2 October 2020, were forcibly subjected to … [Read more...]
Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia have all announced the resumption of new domestic routes as Tasmania opens its borders again to most of the country for the first time since March. Tasmania reopened its border on Monday to travellers from Queensland, SA, NT, WA and ACT. People arriving from these states and territories no longer have to quarantine for two weeks, but do … [Read more...]
More than 300,000 Virgin Australia customers have now received Future Flight credits for cancelled flights. But many Virgin customers have complained they would have preferred a refund. This is especially the case for customers that had purchased expensive international business class tickets, and now have Future Flight credits worth thousands of dollars that can only be used … [Read more...]