Air New Zealand is not exactly famous for its generous award availability. Air New Zealand almost never releases long-haul Business class award availability for bookings using miles with Star Alliance partner airlines. But there are rare exceptions. A few days ago, Air New Zealand released a bunch of Business class award availability on long-haul routes to and from Auckland. … [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.
Note: United is removing award charts and introducing dynamic award pricing for travel on United from 15 November 2019. United Airlines has announced another new promotion on buying miles. Until 1 June 2019, you can earn up to 75% bonus United miles on purchases. Buying United miles during a promotion is a clever way to save money on Star Alliance Business and First class … [Read more...]
In October 2018, Qantas and Air New Zealand launched an unlikely new codeshare agreement. Air New Zealand began code-sharing on Qantas domestic routes, and Qantas in turn placed its "QF" code on many Air New Zealand domestic flights. The agreement between Qantas and Air New Zealand means that frequent flyers can earn points and receive other benefits when flying on codeshare … [Read more...]
Etihad Airways has been on a relentless cost-cutting drive lately. The airline has already axed unprofitable routes (like Perth-Abu Dhabi), cut back its chauffeur drive service, reduced Business class amenities and introduced fares that exclude checked baggage. Now, the latest victim of Etihad's cost-cutting is its Economy class catering. Etihad recently announced new … [Read more...]
Did you know that Aegean Airlines sells miles? The Greek Star Alliance member is even currently offering a 40% bonus when buying Aegean Miles+Bonus miles! Aegean miles can be redeemed for flights on any Star Alliance airline including Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, United, South African Airways, Air New Zealand and Air China. Buying miles during a promotion and then … [Read more...]