Qantas will stop flying from Sydney to the Chinese capital of Beijing from the end of March 2020. The flying kangaroo had recommenced flights from Sydney to Beijing in March 2017 as QF107/QF108, following an 8-year hiatus from the route. But the route has been underperforming for some time. Qantas initially responded by cutting service back from daily to 5x weekly last year, … [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.
Earlier this year, Qantas started offering Qantas Frequent Flyer points while you sleep. By downloading the Qantas Wellbeing App, you can use the sleep tracker feature to earn up to 5 Qantas points per night for sleeping. Earning frequent flyer points for sleeping may seem like a good deal. But no loyalty program would award you with free points without getting something in … [Read more...]
Qantas will move its Airbus A380 onto the Sydney-Hong Kong route two weeks later than scheduled this summer. Qantas had planned to upgrade one of its daily Sydney-Hong Kong flights, QF127 and the return QF128, to an Airbus A380 from 4 December 2019. This was due to replace the Boeing 787-9. However, Qantas will now only use Airbus A380s on this route from 18 December. At … [Read more...]
Qantas has taken three Boeing 737-800 jets out of service after cracks were found in an aircraft component known as the "pickle fork". This is a small part that assists in connecting the wing to the aircraft's fuselage. However, Qantas assures passengers that there is no risk to the flying public and its aircraft are safe to fly. Last month, the US Federal Aviation … [Read more...]
Qantas will run its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners across the Tasman between Sydney and Auckland from December, bringing Premium Economy onto the route. And in good news for frequent flyers, Qantas now has as many as 8 Premium Economy award seats available for booking from Sydney-Auckland most days from December 2019 until June 2020. There is also currently fairly generous Business … [Read more...]