Note: United is removing award charts and introducing dynamic award pricing for travel on United from 15 November 2019. United Airlines has announced yet another new promotion on buying miles! Until 27 August 2019, you can get up to 85% bonus United MileagePlus miles on purchases. Buying United miles during a promotion is a clever way to save money on Star Alliance … [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, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, and selected other airlines.
If you prefer to stick to Australian airlines you should read our guide on How to Redeem Qantas Points Effectively.
Buying American Airlines AAdvantage miles is a clever way to save money on premium cabin airfares! The idea is to buy miles during special promotions, then to redeem them for flights worth more than what you've paid for the miles. American Airlines runs regular promotions allowing you to save money or earn bonus miles when you buy AAdvantage miles. You can then redeem … [Read more...]
Avios is the currency of the British Airways Executive Club program. With Avios, short-haul redemptions on Qantas are great value. For example, it costs just 6,000 Avios in Economy or 12,500 Avios in Business to fly from Sydney to Melbourne. Avios are somewhat difficult to earn in Australia. But you can buy Avios directly from British Airways. Currently, you can even earn up … [Read more...]
On 1 December 2019, Singapore Airlines will switch its Singapore-Istanbul route from a Boeing 777-200 to an Airbus A350-900. The Airbus A350 has a Premium Economy cabin with 24 seats, meaning Singapore Airlines Premium Economy will soon be offered to Istanbul for the first time. This presents some great opportunities to travellers looking to redeem Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer … [Read more...]
If you've ever tried to redeem your Qantas Frequent Flyer points to fly Emirates Business or First Class to Europe, you've probably been shocked by the amount of extra taxes and carrier charges payable. But there's a clever way to save hundreds in carrier charges when redeeming your points for Emirates award tickets. On a one-way trip from Sydney to London in Emirates First … [Read more...]