As the coronavirus outbreak spreads, more flights are getting cancelled and fewer people are travelling. Demand for leisure travel is weak, some countries have imposed travel bans, and many corporate travellers are grounded as businesses impose their own travel restrictions. As a result, many airlines and hotels - especially in the Asia-Pacific region - are struggling. In … [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 Virgin Australia Group will cut capacity and accelerate the retirement of aircraft, it announced on Wednesday as it revealed a $100 million loss in the first half of the 2019-20 financial year. Much of the cost-cutting is focused on Tigerair, which is 100% owned by Virgin Australia. Here is a summary of the key Virgin Australia Group news from this week... Tigerair … [Read more...]
Looking for cheap flights to New Zealand? Qantas and Virgin Australia are currently offering some of the lowest Economy class fares we've seen to New Zealand on full-service airlines for a while! For example, both Qantas and Virgin Australia have flights from Melbourne to Christchurch available for under $272 return: Right now, you can also book return flights on many … [Read more...]
Qantas has released a brand new safety video to celebrate the airline's centenary. The new video showcases Qantas' aircraft, uniforms and innovations over the decades. Here's the new 2020 Qantas safety video: The well-produced Qantas centenary safety video begins in Longreach, where Qantas was founded in 1920. It then takes you on a journey through the decades as … [Read more...]
Update: The double status credits promotion has been extended for 24 hours due to the problems experienced on the evening of 25 February. You can now earn double status credits for eligible bookings made by 11.59pm (AEDT) on 26 February 2020. The Qantas website has suffered a major meltdown in the final hours of the February 2020 double status credits offer. Dozens of AFF … [Read more...]