Qantas has retired its oldest Boeing 747 and the only remaining jumbo jet not to have been upgraded with a modern interior. VH-OEB, named Philip Island, operated its last commercial flight last Sunday as QF73 from Sydney to San Francisco. This aircraft, which is also the oldest in the entire Qantas fleet, will turn 27 years old next week. VH-OEB was the only remaining Qantas … [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.
One of the little-known benefits of Qantas Platinum and Platinum One status is the "Priority Economy seat purchase" perk. This benefit allows Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers to purchase up to two Economy seats on any Qantas flight until midday on the day prior to travel - even if the flight is sold out. This is a fairly niche benefit, but numerous AFF members have … [Read more...]
Qantas is giving away free Business Lounge passes to 18-35 year-olds who book an international Qantas flight in Economy class. This promotion is running until 31 August 2019 and is valid for international Qantas flights departing any time until 29 February 2020. If you're aged between 18 and 35 years old and you'd like to take advantage of this offer, you'll first need to … [Read more...]
If you're stuck in Economy on a long overnight flight, there's not much better than getting a whole row of seats to yourself. Did you know that, on one Qantas flight, the airline will actually sell you the remaining seats in your row for a small fee? It's much more cost-effective than upgrading to Premium Economy or Business, and you'll get a lie-flat bed in Economy … [Read more...]
Qantas Frequent Flyer has recently opened up points-based bookings on China Airlines flights between Australia and Taiwan. It’s now possible to redeem Qantas points to fly with China Airlines from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Taipei in Economy, Premium Economy and Business class. Award availability on China Airlines is surprisingly good. Many flights between Australia … [Read more...]