Qantas Frequent Flyer has increased the fee it charges members to join the program to $99.50. The new Qantas Frequent Flyer joining fee, charged to Australian residents, represents a $10 increase on the 2018 membership price. At the beginning of this year, Qantas also increased the membership fee charged to New Zealand residents from NZD50 to NZD60. This is a once-off … [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.
Velocity Frequent Flyer members could soon have more options when flying in Europe. Flybe, a large but struggling regional airline based in the UK, is set to be taken over by Virgin Atlantic. This presents some interesting possibilities for Australian frequent flyers. Loss-making Flybe has been up for sale since November of last year. Yesterday, it was announced that a … [Read more...]
Airline passengers often try to predict how full a flight will be for a variety of reasons. For example, it may give an indication of how likely an upgrade is to clear. Or, if you know that your flight will be full (or empty), it may influence your choice of seat selection. But is there a way to accurately predict the loading of an upcoming flight? Many people try to … [Read more...]
The beautiful beaches, lagoons and laid-back lifestyle make the Cook Islands a great holiday destination in the Pacific. It may only be January… but if you're already thinking about your next holiday, why not consider Rarotonga? Air New Zealand is not exactly renowned for great award availability. But there's some good news if you're thinking about a holiday in the Cook … [Read more...]
Australians have been left out of pocket after online travel agency Bestjet went out of business at the end of last year. Thousands of Bestjet bookings have been cancelled, and many of the affected passengers are now left without a refund or a confirmed flight. While some Bestjet customers still have confirmed bookings, others have had their bookings cancelled by the … [Read more...]