With the sad news this week that another airline, Virgin Atlantic, will be ceasing service to Australia with their own aircraft, our members are left with some questions. Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club has been a little known frequent flyer program to most Australians, but our members have seen significant value in earning and enjoying the perks of membership in many … [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.
One member this week queries whether the extra cash or points are worth the luxury of flying in business class on a Sydney to Perth Flight. For some members, this is a no-brainer and the immediate response is “of course”. The business class experience is undoubtedly better. However, putting a cash or points “value” on that experience is an individual assessment. A more … [Read more...]
Saffron may be expensive at $20 a gram - but Australian Passports are not far off in the value stakes, so it makes sense to extract as much value as you can out of one before renewal. Most frequent travellers would be well aware of the 6 month validity before expiry requirement many countries have, though it still catches out the odd traveller. It seems for many countries, you … [Read more...]
Partnerships versus alliances, what does it mean for you as the frequent flying customer? One of the biggest changes in recent years has been the move away from the three main global alliances – One World, Star and Skyteam, to partnerships between two airlines offering benefits to each others customers. Codeshares have been around a long time, and the term was pioneered by … [Read more...]
The stories of members receiving cut-price airfares due to technological glitches have become somewhat of an urban flying myth. However this week our members reveal some of their best bargains and some handy tricks to ensure you take advantage of any glitch! One member reports that they managed to get flights for two from Europe to Australia upgraded from Business … [Read more...]