Qantas has foreshadowed the possibility of launching flights to South Korea, Taiwan and the Pacific Islands by early next year at yesterday's Annual General Meeting. It comes as Qantas flags further cost cutting and lashes out at some states for keeping borders closed against health advice. Qantas eyes new markets as borders remain closed At yesterday's virtual shareholders' … [Read more...]
Qantas and it's frequent flyer program are popular topics at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Qantas is Australia's national carrier, and has Jetstar as a subsidiary. The Qantas Frequent Flyer program is easily Australia's largest loyalty program.
It is possible to buy Qantas points. While not great value, buying points is useful if you are just short of frequent flyer points needed for an upgrade or award flight.
Virgin Australia is in crisis. Australia's second-largest airline has just lost its CEO. It's fighting with unions, who are refusing to accept the drastic cuts to worker pay and conditions proposed by Bain Capital. Business class passengers are being served two-minute noodles and staff are taking sick leave to avoid dealing with all the customer complaints. Last week, we … [Read more...]
With limited flying happening at the moment, you can't really blame Qantas for trying to diversify its business. So far this year, Qantas has had great success selling everything from care packages to used Boeing 747 bar carts. But some frequent flyers believe Qantas' latest expansion into branded T-shirts, sweaters and tote bags costing between $150 and $425 each may be … [Read more...]
Qantas will today operate its first international passenger flights since June, with a return service from Sydney to Auckland. It comes as NSW, NT and ACT today reopen their borders to travellers from New Zealand, who no longer need to quarantine in a hotel when arriving in Australia through Sydney. But Qantas has delayed plans to relaunch flights from Christchurch to … [Read more...]
Qantas raised more than a few eyebrows when tickets on a 7-hour flight to nowhere sold out in just 10 minutes. But when that flight took place over the weekend, it proved a huge hit with passengers including AFF members. The scenic Dreamliner flight, appropriately numbered QF787, departed Sydney at 10.43am on Saturday morning. It then flew for 8 hours and 26 minutes - longer … [Read more...]