Our national airline is often a hot topic of debate on AFF. One member this week is frustrated by Qantas’ lack of competitiveness. Despite being a loyal Qantas flyer, a price difference of over $2,000 on a return flight to New York in business class is simply too much. Even though the member wants to support the flying kangaroo, they cannot justify the cost of being … [Read more...]
Airlines, Miles and Points
Airlines, miles and points is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about Qantas, Virgin Australia, non-Australian airlines and the global airline alliances. We also write about the journey itself - the planning and booking, the flight and arrival at your destination.
If you want to dive a bit deeper into Airlines, miles and points you should definitely read our guide on how to fly around the world using the Qantas Oneworld Award.
Virgin Australia Velocity has a shiny new partner. Velocity members can now earn 2 points per litre of petrol by filling up at BP petrol stations, as well as 2 points per dollar spent in-store. The new partnership is a welcome addition for our members who are more than happy to start taking advantage of this new point-earning opportunity. Must say I'm happy this has come … [Read more...]
Our members are disappointed that Optus will no longer award customers with Qantas points from July. A number of customers have threatened to leave the telco, while the news has frustrated some Optus customers on contracts they are unable to get out of. Optus became a Qantas Frequent Flyer partner to much fanfare in 2011. There was so much hype that Qantas even painted one … [Read more...]
Our members this week deliver a crash course on maximising the value of your frequent flyer points. Responding to a request for advice from an inquisitive new member, our members offer a wide range of valuable tips. Being new to the world of frequent flyer points, it’s a significant but decidedly positive learning curve for our new member. Attaining the best value for your … [Read more...]
One member is frustrated at what they perceive as a considerable devaluation of Virgin’s more expensive Flexi fares. They complain that while the benefits have decreased, the prices of Flexi fares have soared. Flexi fares often cost triple the price of a standard Saver ticket. Can someone enlighten me on the benefit of booking a Flexi fare over a Saver, besides additional FF … [Read more...]