Airport lounge access rules can be confusing at the best of times. But issues arise particularly often when frequent flyers try to use their status benefits from one airline while crediting the flight to a different airline's frequent flyer program. If you have Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald status with an airline other than Qantas, such as Qatar Airways or British Airways, it … [Read more...]
Global Airline Alliances
Global Airline Alliances is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about oneworld, Star Alliance and the Skyteam alliances. For example, if you already have Qantas Platinum status you can take advantage reciprocal benefits when flying on any oneworld partner airline.
In late 2019, Australian Frequent Flyer revealed that the Oneworld alliance was considering allowing frequent flyers of any Oneworld airline to use their points to upgrade on any other airline in the alliance. The news of Oneworld alliance-wide upgrades was welcomed by frequent travellers, and recently, Oneworld CEO Rub Gurney confirmed to Cranky Flier that the new upgrade … [Read more...]
If you already have elite status with Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad, British Airways, American Airlines or selected other airlines, you could now be eligible for a Star Alliance status match with TAP Air Portugal! Thanks to the TAP Portugal status match promotion, you could receive Star Alliance Silver or Gold status for one year. You don't even need to set foot on a TAP … [Read more...]
Japan Airlines (JAL) has a handy feature for finding Oneworld award availability on its website. The JAL website displays award availability for all 13 Oneworld member airlines, including Qantas and Cathay Pacific, and you can view availability across all Oneworld airlines in a single search. JAL's Oneworld Award search tool is a handy addition to the Qantas and British … [Read more...]
It's now possible to earn Qantas points & status credits, and to redeem Qantas points, for Royal Air Maroc flights as the Moroccan airline officially becomes a member of the Oneworld alliance! Royal Air Maroc operates flights across Europe and northern Africa from its hub in Casablanca. It also operates long-haul flights to Brazil, the United States, Canada, the Middle … [Read more...]