One of our members is planning a big family trip to Disneyworld in Florida, and asks the question I am looking to take the family to Disneyworld around September. So basically Sydney to Orlando. Assuming I am bronze member in both Frequent Flyer programs, and the money for the flights is roughly the same. We are flying in economy. We are once a year flyers at best. Which … [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.
In a further dissection of "flying etiquette 101", our members this week discuss the lowdown on the when and how of donning pyjamas in the sky. It is a question of etiquette as to whether donning a competing airlines pyjamas is acceptable. One member opines that provided the pyjamas are clean and tidy than the logo on the breast pocket is irrelevant. Another member opts to … [Read more...]
With the sad news this week that another airline, Virgin Atlantic, will be ceasing service to Australia with their own aircraft, our members are left with some questions. Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club has been a little known frequent flyer program to most Australians, but our members have seen significant value in earning and enjoying the perks of membership in many … [Read more...]
One member this week queries whether the extra cash or points are worth the luxury of flying in business class on a Sydney to Perth Flight. For some members, this is a no-brainer and the immediate response is “of course”. The business class experience is undoubtedly better. However, putting a cash or points “value” on that experience is an individual assessment. A more … [Read more...]
Saffron may be expensive at $20 a gram - but Australian Passports are not far off in the value stakes, so it makes sense to extract as much value as you can out of one before renewal. Most frequent travellers would be well aware of the 6 month validity before expiry requirement many countries have, though it still catches out the odd traveller. It seems for many countries, you … [Read more...]