Etihad will now offer full refunds to all passengers that purchased tickets in Australia, for flights that were cancelled by the airline due to COVID-19. It comes after the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) engaged with Etihad Airways over concerns passengers were being illegally denied refunds for flights booked in Australia that did not operate. … [Read more...]
Non Australian Airlines
Non-Australian Airlines is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about Non Australian Airlines including American Airlines, Air New Zealand, Avianca, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways, LATAM Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, and selected other airlines.
If you prefer to stick with Qantas, you can still travel around the world using the Qantas Round the World ticket.
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles are a valuable currency. You can redeem Alaska Airlines miles to fly with around 15 different airlines including Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Finnair, Singapore Airlines and Emirates, and most awards are excellent value. The miles required to redeem for a flight are relatively low. There are also no fuel surcharges on … [Read more...]
It is widely anticipated that airlines will be doing everything they can to lure back customers in the coming period, as travel recovers from the COVID-19 shutdown. Cheap airfares, loyalty programs and special promotions will form a large part of that. Last month, we already saw a "triple frequent flyer points" offer from Qantas. It is also quite likely that we'll see more … [Read more...]
In May 2020, Air Canada began selling Aeroplan miles directly to the public. This opens up some interesting opportunities for discounted Business and First class travel across the Star Alliance network and on Air Canada's other partner airlines, including Etihad Airways. Air Canada is not the only Star Alliance member airline to sell miles. United MileagePlus, Avianca … [Read more...]
If you've ever tried to redeem your frequent flyer points for an international flight in pre-COVID times, you've probably noticed that award availability can be difficult to find. To have any chance of success, you would often need to book early, be very flexible with travel dates and accept an indirect routing - especially if travelling during peak times or in a premium … [Read more...]