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...]
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.
Many airlines have been introducing Premium Economy in recent years as a "middle ground" between Economy and Business class. Most Premium Economy cabins offer seats with more width and legroom than Economy. Some airlines also offer improved meals and other comforts. For example, Qantas provides amenity kits for Premium Economy passengers. One member is considering paying the … [Read more...]
Indonesia Air Asia X will suspend all flights from 1 September 2016. This will result in the cancellation of all flights between Sydney, Melbourne and Bali. Affected passengers have been contacted and given the option of a rebooking onto new flights, including via Kuala Lumpur, or travelling prior to the route suspensions in September. Passengers booked on a cancelled flight … [Read more...]
Singapore Airlines recently announced several significant changes to its KrisFlyer frequent flyer program. The good news is that KrisFlyer miles can now be used to purchase a Premium Economy award flight or upgrade. The bad news, however, is that some redemptions are becoming more expensive. In addition, point upgrades from Economy to Business class are no longer allowed on … [Read more...]
The American Airlines AAdvantage program is a popular oneworld alternative to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. AAdvantage status comes with perks such as system-wide upgrades, and AAdvantage miles are considered by many to be more valuable than Qantas points. Having recently moved to the USA, one Qantas Platinum member is currently weighing up the pros & cons of … [Read more...]