Want to use your Qantas points to fly to Hawaii? You're in luck! Qantas has released a ton of extra Premium Economy and Business Class reward seats to Honolulu. Historically, it has been near-impossible to redeem points for Qantas Business Class seats to Hawaii. But this changed when Qantas brought its Boeing 747 jumbo jet onto the Sydney-Honolulu route earlier this 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.
The best use of Qantas frequent flyer points is to upgrade to a higher cabin class. Read our guide how to get a flight upgrade with frequent flyer points for more information.
Last month, the Hong Kong government ended its regulation of fuel and airline-imposed surcharges. This made it once again possible for airlines to add on their own surcharges to the cost of flights, including award tickets. A month later, some Qantas partner airlines have indeed increased their carrier charges on award bookings departing from Hong Kong. But it's not all bad … [Read more...]
Qantas has announced that it will commence flights to Bendigo - of all places - from 31 March 2019. The flights will be operated by QantasLink using 50-seater Dash 8 Q300 aircraft. The Qantas flights to Bendigo are timed so that Bendigonians can get to Sydney early in the morning, and return in the evening. The flights also connect to many international destinations through … [Read more...]
In recent weeks, several AFF members have reported being involuntarily downgraded on Qantas tickets. In each case, the flight was operated by a Qantas partner airline. LATAM Airlines downgrade In one recent example, ozflier had paid for a full-price Business Class flight to South America with Qantas. The trip included a flight from Auckland to Santiago on Qantas' partner … [Read more...]
Qantas is considering an overhaul to its Classic Flight Rewards to "better address the needs of customers". The enhancements would involve increasing the number of points required for some Qantas award flights. But award availability on some routes would increase to compensate for this. There would also be changes to the Qantas-imposed carrier charges that are added to the cost … [Read more...]