If you're flying to, from or within Canada, you're now entitled to up to $1,000 in compensation if your flight is delayed or cancelled. And if you're bumped from a flight due to overbooking, you could receive up to $2,400. As part of new Air Passenger Protection laws, airlines in Canada are also now required to compensate passengers for lost baggage. The new Air Passenger … [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.
Premium airline cabins normally command a significant price premium over Economy. But, occasionally, Business class tickets are in fact cheaper than Economy! AFF members have discovered multiple examples of Virgin Australia Business fares that were cheaper than Economy class on the same flight. So, why does this happen… and why would anyone still book an Economy … [Read more...]
Delta has re-jigged the fare classes used for its Comfort+ and Premium Select cabins, resulting in changes to Velocity Frequent Flyer earning. Delta is now using both "W" and "S" fare classes for its domestic Comfort+ product. The "S" class was previously used for Discount Economy tickets, causing some concern that the change would result in a reduction in Velocity points … [Read more...]
Qantas Frequent Flyer implemented two-factor authentication on Monday, meaning members may now be required to enter an SMS verification code or answer security questions when accessing their accounts. Qantas' two-factor authentication is designed to make frequent flyer accounts more secure and prevent fraud. But some AFF members are unhappy with the way it has been … [Read more...]
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...]