Emirates has just reduced the amount of carrier charges payable when redeeming points or miles to fly with the airline. This applies to Emirates award flights booked using Emirates Skywards miles, Qantas Frequent Flyer points, and miles with some other partner airlines too. Emirates has traditionally had extremely high carrier charges. Last year, for example, you would pay … [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.
Qantas is now waiving change and cancellation fees for all new and existing Classic Flight Reward bookings until 31 October 2020. This includes Classic Flight Reward bookings made for travel after October 2020, provided you make the change or cancel your booking by the the end of October. The Qantas "Fly Flexible" offer is good news for those with existing reward bookings … [Read more...]
The Economist is currently offering up to 34,500 bonus Qantas Frequent Flyer points with new digital and print subscriptions until 30 June 2020. The number of Qantas points earned depends on the type and duration of the subscription. Print & digital subscriptions to the magazine are more expensive than digital-only, but also earn more Qantas points. 1, 2 and 3 year … [Read more...]
LATAM Airlines has become the latest airline to file for bankruptcy during the COVID-19 travel shutdown, as the company embarks on a reorganisation of the business. The circumstances of the LATAM bankruptcy are similar to those of Virgin Australia as well as Avianca, one of South America's other major airlines. The airline has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United … [Read more...]
If you've had to cancel a flight due to COVID-19, you may have ended up with a Qantas flight credit. And if your flight was cancelled by the airline, your booking has probably been converted automatically into a Qantas credit voucher. (In the latter case, you have the option to keep the voucher or call Qantas to request a refund instead.) This article explains how to redeem … [Read more...]