Many of our members use the Qantas Frequent Flyer Family transfer facility to gift points to loved family members. Unlike many of the US airlines, there is no charge to do this. And with recent changes to the program, it can be very flexible with up to 4 transfers per account. But also be alert, there are traps for the unwary and you could see your points vanish! One of our … [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.
A newbie this week was having a frustrating time attempting to use points to book a reward seat on a business class flight to the US. Our point-problem solvers were on the case. They offered a myriad of tips, hints and handy tricks to our exasperated newbie! Our members noted that when attempting to book reward seats it is important to plan ahead. One member opines that … [Read more...]
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association of Airlines, representing some 240 across the world. Recently IATA published an overview of the 2013 world wide business. “We saw healthy demand growth in 2013 despite the very difficult economic environment. There was a clear improvement trend over the course of the year which bodes well for 2014. … [Read more...]
One of our members is planning a big family trip to Disneyworld in Florida, and asks the question I am looking to take the family to Disneyworld around September. So basically Sydney to Orlando. Assuming I am bronze member in both Frequent Flyer programs, and the money for the flights is roughly the same. We are flying in economy. We are once a year flyers at best. Which … [Read more...]
In a further dissection of "flying etiquette 101", our members this week discuss the lowdown on the when and how of donning pyjamas in the sky. It is a question of etiquette as to whether donning a competing airlines pyjamas is acceptable. One member opines that provided the pyjamas are clean and tidy than the logo on the breast pocket is irrelevant. Another member opts to … [Read more...]