Qantas points can be used to book Emirates flights to destinations all over the world! Most Emirates flights start or end in Dubai, but Emirates also has many useful fifth-freedom routes. From Australia, Emirates flies a range of useful fifth-freedom routes including Sydney-Christchurch, Melbourne-Singapore, Brisbane-Singapore and Sydney-Bangkok. These are just a few of the … [Read more...]
Emirates is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. As a partner of Qantas, you can use Qantas frequent flyer points to travel on Emirates.
When travelling with Emirates, you may be able to upgrade to business class. Read our guide how to get a flight upgrade with frequent flyer points for more information.
It's common knowledge that you can redeem Qantas points for Emirates flights. It also works in reverse; you can redeem Emirates Skywards miles on Qantas. If you happen to have spare Skywards miles, Qantas redemptions are relatively good value. But, as we'll explain shortly, you shouldn't transfer points to Skywards for the specific purpose of booking Qantas flights. How to … [Read more...]
Emirates has announced it will commence daily flights from Auckland to Bali from 14 June 2018. The surprise announcement comes as Emirates withdraws from the Melbourne-Auckland and Brisbane-Auckland routes next month. Qantas also recently announced a new route from Melbourne to Bali. Qantas will start daily Melbourne-Denpasar flights from 23 June 2018 using Boeing … [Read more...]
Emirates' trans-Tasman A380 flights have been hugely popular with travellers. Until recently, Emirates offered four daily A380 flights across the Tasman to New Zealand. But soon, this will be decreased to just one daily flight between Sydney and Christchurch. Emirates withdrew from the Sydney-Auckland route in July this year. To cover Emirates' absence, Qantas upgraded two … [Read more...]
Qantas and its partner Emirates offer distinctly different First class products. So, if both are the same price - or the same number of points - which airline is the better choice? My partner and I are looking at booking an award flight from MEL to SIN next year and have enough points to fly FIRST - we're just not sure if we should fly Qantas or Emirates. We have flown … [Read more...]