Many of our members who have had the pleasure of flying through Albury in recent months might have noticed the same Virgin ATR72 aircraft parked there since late February. While parked aircraft are not unusual, aircraft that are in airline service don’t stand still for long. It was certainly noticed by the Industry with pilot forums coming up with all sorts of rumours. This … [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.
Technology has an impact in almost every part of our lives these days. Whether you like it or not, information about you is now easier to find and store than ever before. When you sign up for a frequent flyer program, you often fill in a profile detailing your interests etc. As time goes by the profile builds as you take flights, make a call to the help desk or even provide … [Read more...]
Our Platinum members are in a flurry with rumours that the Qantas dedicated Platinum member’s help desk may be coming to a close in the coming months. However, the crisis may be unfounded as it appears the help desk is merely moving to Hobart. This means some of the customer service representatives will be made redundant. Our Platinum members love having the ability to … [Read more...]
One of the hardest things about being a status holder with one airline is changing to the competition and missing out on your status benefits. Historically, much of government travel would be locked in with one provider. But with recent legislative changes, travel can now be on any airline, with the best fare of the day being the deciding factor. To assist in winning the … [Read more...]
Over the past few months, Qantas has made a number of well publicised changes to their product and frequent flyer program. To reward customers for actually flying on Qantas, there will be more points and status credits earned as compared to the same trip on partner airlines. In addition, Qantas customers are now encouraged to purchase non-discount fares. In general, it’s … [Read more...]