Qantas has been caught out denying lounge access to frequent flyers, despite them clearly being eligible under Oneworld alliance rules. In one recent case, Qantas incorrectly refused lounge entry in Perth. To make matters worse, Qantas later defended their ground staff's actions and refused to admit the mistake or offer compensation. Spieck's daughter had just arrived in … [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.
The days of flying on an old, angle-flat SkyBed Qantas Business class seat are officially over. Almost seven years after announcing its Airbus A330 refurbishment program, Qantas has now finally upgraded its final Airbus A330 with the newest generation of Business class suites and upgraded Panasonic in-flight entertainment systems. The Airbus A330-200 with registration … [Read more...]
Qantas will retire its Boeing 747s from the Sydney-Santiago route, replacing them with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from 24 June 2020 - just in time for the winter school holidays. At the same time, Qantas will ramp up its frequency on the Santiago route from four times per week to daily. The Qantas Dreamliner has 236 seats across Business, Premium Economy and Economy classes. … [Read more...]
In general, it's possible to select your preferred seat in advance when flying on Qantas. But when flying on a QantasLink Dash 8 aircraft, you'll only be able to select a seat once online check-in opens 24 hours before the flight. Before this time, you'll only be able to nominate an aisle or window preference. So, why is this and how can you ensure a good seat on QantasLink … [Read more...]
Subtly, every aircraft is different. If you're flying in Economy on a Qantas A380, for example, your seat will be much different to a seat on a Boeing 787. So, what can you expect from your Qantas Economy class seat? And which are the best and worst seats on each different type of Qantas aircraft? This guide explains what you need to know about Qantas Economy seats, in … [Read more...]