When booking flights around the United States, you'll probably notice that the major US airlines now offer "Basic Economy" fares. Basic Economy tickets are a relatively new concept and are designed to help the likes of American Airlines, Delta and United to compete better against ultra-low-cost carriers on price. Basic Economy tickets are generally the cheapest option on US … [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 want to dive a bit deeper into Non Australian Airlines you should definitely read our on how to fly around the world using the Qantas Oneworld Award as you will be travelling on at least two non-Australian airlines.
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...]
Avios are the currency of the British Airways Executive Club program. With 50% bonus Avios available on purchases until 24 February, you may be thinking about buying some. Read more: How to Buy & Redeem British Airways Avios Although Avios provide relatively poor value on long-haul award flight redemptions, they can be excellent value for short-haul awards. Award … [Read more...]
Avios is the currency of the British Airways Executive Club program. With Avios, short-haul redemptions on Qantas are exceptional value. For example, it costs just 4,500 Avios in Economy or 9,000 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. From time to time, bonuses … [Read more...]
IN BRIEF | United Airlines will cut back its flights from Sydney to Los Angeles and Houston during the northern summer period. From 31 March until 26 October 2019, frequency on United's Sydney-Los Angeles route will be reduced to 3x weekly. Meanwhile, service on the Sydney-Houston route will drop to 4x weekly. Both flights currently operate daily using Boeing 787 … [Read more...]