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...]
Oneworld is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about getting the best value from oneworld airlines. For example, if you already have Qantas Silver 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...]
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...]
On 1 May 2020, LATAM Airlines will leave the Oneworld alliance. As the only current Oneworld airline based in South America, this will leave a huge hole in the Oneworld alliance network. Although you'll still be able to redeem Qantas Frequent Flyer points for LATAM flights, it won't be possible to include LATAM Airlines as part of any Oneworld Explorer fare or Qantas … [Read more...]