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...]
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.
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...]
Emirates will stop flying from Sydney to Auckland next month. Emirates currently flies a daily A380 on the route, while its partner Qantas operates 5x daily Boeing 737 flights. In Emirates' absence, Qantas will up-gauge two of its daily flights to a wide body Airbus A330. EK418 and EK419 will continue to operate from Dubai to Sydney via Bangkok, but will now terminate in … [Read more...]
As competition in the international aviation market intensifies, cash-strapped airlines are eagerly searching for new ways to make money. With international airfares at record lows, even full-service airlines are beginning to look towards ancillary revenue. Ancillary revenue refers to the income received by airlines for additional products and services which are not included … [Read more...]
Emirates has left one member furious after their travelling companion was downgraded without warning at the gate. Despite holding a full-price Business class ticket, this passenger was forced to endure 14 hours in Economy from Dubai to Brisbane. With Business and First class overbooked, this passenger was offered no alternative flights. They were left with no choice but to … [Read more...]