Did you know that Turkish Airlines offers a shortcut to Star Alliance Gold status? If you already hold status with another airline, you can get four months of Star Alliance status for free thanks to the Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles status match! You also have the opportunity to extend your Star Alliance status to a year by taking just one Turkish Airlines international … [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.
Buying American Airlines AAdvantage miles is a clever way to save money on premium cabin airfares! The idea is to buy miles during special promotions, then to redeem them for flights worth more than what you've paid for the miles. American Airlines runs regular promotions allowing you to save money or earn bonus miles when you buy AAdvantage miles. You can then redeem … [Read more...]
Looking for a good Business Class deal to Europe? A popular AFF strategy is to take a positioning flight from Australia to Asia, then take advantage of the much cheaper airfares from Asia to Europe. This strategy is particularly effective when airlines are running a sale on Business Class airfares from destinations in Asia to Europe. As it happens, Etihad Airways is … [Read more...]
Air New Zealand Koru Club membership offers lounge access and a host of other benefits when flying on Air New Zealand. The Kiwi equivalent of Qantas Club or Virgin Australia Lounge membership, Air New Zealand sells annual Koru Club memberships for a fee. With a Koru Club membership, you'll have access to any of Air New Zealand's airport lounges when flying with Air New … [Read more...]
As anyone that's been stopped by the Jetstar or Tigerair baggage police will know, attempting to flout your baggage allowance can be a costly mistake. Airlines impose strict piece and weight limits for both checked and carry-on luggage. And the most expensive place to pay for excess baggage is at the airport. If you know that you need extra luggage, it's a good idea to … [Read more...]