Looking for a good Business Class deal to Europe? A popular AFF strategy is to take a positioning flight from Australia to Asia, then take advantage of the much cheaper airfares from Asia to Europe. This strategy is particularly effective when airlines are running a sale on Business Class airfares from destinations in Asia to Europe. As it happens, Etihad Airways is … [Read more...]
Etihad Airways is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. As a partner of Virgin Australia, you can use Velocity frequent flyer points to travel on Etihad.
When travelling with Etihad Airways, you may be able to upgrade to business or first class. If upgrading, try grab a trip on their reward-winning First Class Apartments to experience some real indulgence! Read our guide how to get a flight upgrade with frequent flyer points for more information.
Etihad Guest miles are a unique currency because they can be redeemed for flights on 24 partner airlines. Etihad's partner airlines span all three airline alliances. There are also many partner airlines that aren't in an alliance, and therefore aren't otherwise easily accessible to Australians. Buying Etihad Guest miles can be lucrative if you plan to redeem them for … [Read more...]
Travelling to Brazil? Internal flights can be expensive. But if you happen to have some spare Etihad Guest miles, you can use these to book a flight on GOL Airlines. Award seats on GOL are surprisingly cheap and there are no fuel surcharges, so this can be very good value. GOL is the largest domestic carrier in Brazil and one of Etihad's 24 partner airlines. It also operates … [Read more...]
Last week it was announced that Royal Air Maroc will join the Oneworld alliance in 2020. This means that, eventually, Qantas Frequent Flyer members (and members of other Oneworld airlines' frequent flyer programs) will be able to redeem their points for Royal Air Maroc awards. The ability to redeem Qantas points for Royal Air Maroc flights will open up some interesting … [Read more...]
Etihad Airways has introduced a new fare type which doesn't include checked luggage. Etihad's new hand-luggage only fares are being sold as "Economy Deal" tickets and include only up to 7kg of carry-on luggage. Economy Deal fares also cannot be cancelled or upgraded, and Etihad Guest miles are earned at a reduced rate. Economy Saver tickets continue to include 30kg of … [Read more...]