Avianca's LifeMiles frequent flyer program has some outstanding specials on buying miles. These deals unlock some extraordinary value on Star Alliance Business and First Class flights when you buy LifeMiles. Unfortunately, dealing with the LifeMiles program can be unnecessarily complicated and redeeming LifeMiles can be a challenge. Nonetheless, there is great value to be had … [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.
This topic also covers redeeming points for (almost) free Qantas reward flights.
The Qantas Oneworld Classic Flight Reward, or Oneworld Award, is an extremely popular use of Qantas Frequent Flyer points. For a fixed number of Qantas points, you can travel up to 35,000 miles on Oneworld airlines with up to 5 stopovers along the way. You can even use the Oneworld Award to fly around the world, if you want - although this is not a requirement. More … [Read more...]
Last week, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) released a draft report on customer loyalty schemes in Australia. The report identified "significant concerns" held by the ACCC surrounding data practices, consumer and competition issues relating to loyalty programs in Australia. The 107-page draft report is available to the public on the ACCC … [Read more...]
Qantas Frequent Flyer is expanding its Points Plane concept to Jetstar. Until 17 September 2019, Qantas says you'll be able to book any available seat on Jetstar flights between Australia and Japan, as well as across the Jetstar Japan network, for travel between 12 November and 12 December 2019. If you've been saving up your Qantas points for a trip to Japan, this probably … [Read more...]
Passengers that book a Business Class ticket should not have to accept a downgrade to Economy Class, a German court has ruled. In a recent case, the judge found that Economy Class was an inadequate and unequal replacement for a paid Business Class ticket. This may sound like common sense, but involuntary downgrades are more common than you might expect. In addition, the … [Read more...]