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 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.
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...]
Qantas frequent flyers have enjoyed many benefits when flying Emirates since the Qantas-Emirates alliance was established in 2013. One of the most popular benefits, albeit an unofficial one, has been the free upgrades. Emirates has become renowned for dishing out generous operational upgrades, and Qantas flyers with Platinum or Gold status have been the beneficiaries of many … [Read more...]
The extensive alliance between Qantas and Emirates has failed to deliver on its promises of improved service and choice for flyers, according to one member. Successive reductions in benefits for Qantas customers flying Emirates are just part of a long list of complaints. Our members particularly lament the loss of many Qantas international flights. Flights to Europe from … [Read more...]
Emirates has opened a brand new lounge in Melbourne to surprisingly little fanfare. The new lounge, which opened its doors for the first time on 30 December 2015, is around double the size of Emirates' previous offering. It appears stylish, with a range of comfortable seating options and a reasonable selection of food & beverages. The airport runways and control tower … [Read more...]