The frequent flyer program of Star Alliance member and Colombian flag carrier Avianca has long been popular with Australian frequent flyers. Avianca's Life Miles program sells miles, often accompanied by generous bonuses (such as the current 140% bonus miles being offered). These miles can then be redeemed for premium cabin travel on other Star Alliance airlines, such as … [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.
The future of Italian flag carrier Alitalia is in doubt after the debt-ridden airline filed for bankruptcy. The announcement came as the airline, which is losing more than a million dollars per day, failed to reach an agreement with its employees that would have seen jobs and salaries cut to more sustainable levels. Alitalia flights will continue to operate as scheduled, at … [Read more...]
Fly Business Class on Virgin Australia for surprisingly few points... Earning Etihad Guest miles in Australia is not especially difficult. You can transfer points from Flybuys, as well as many Australian credit cards, to Etihad Guest miles. Plus, you can now buy Etihad Guest miles directly from the airline. Of course, you can also earn points for flying with Etihad or its … [Read more...]
It's not often that you hear "United Airlines" and "amazing" in the same sentence! But it seems United has recently made some serious improvements to its flights between Australia and the United States. For many years, United Airlines was notorious for its old aircraft, cost-cutting and poor customer service. Until just a few years ago, the ageing planes which United was … [Read more...]
KrisFlyer members will soon be charged significantly more miles when redeeming them for Singapore Airlines flights. To add to the blow, the 15% online booking discount available on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir award bookings will also be discontinued. But it's not all bad news, with "fuel and insurance" surcharges to be dropped on Singapore Airlines award … [Read more...]