For many of our members, yesterday was something of a red letter day. Around 6PM Sydney time, it was announced that there was significant changes being made to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. Over the next 8 hours our community ran hot with feedback from our members as they digested the changes, and the implications for them from July 1. So what are the changes? Status … [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.
Over time, many of us have flying patterns that change. One year it may be easy to rack up the points and retain/attain status, the next year it all changes. Sometimes the cause maybe the result of a new addition to the family. For others the lack of flying is often part of a career change. When the economy struggles, often it’s just a simple travel ban that sees flying … [Read more...]
Last week we looked at changes and cancellations and their effect on your frequent flyer program, but what happens when an airline offers a change from a full service carrier to a low cost one Hi everyone, a family member was booked on QF 77/78 in late July. The route was recently axed by Qantas, so we were expecting something to change - change just came through today and she … [Read more...]
Qantas’ low-cost sibling “Jetstar” suffers from a serious case of “second-child syndrome”. Jetstar is expected to perform at the same level as Qantas. It is compared to Qantas in matters of service, quality and punctuality. It is even expected to compete with its much more mature sibling. One member this opines that Jetstar should have never been born at all and they can see no … [Read more...]
Sometimes things don’t always go according to plan. While many a flight leaves or arrives on time, others have delays or cancellations that can be inconvenient or even possibly cost you your frequent flyer status? Cancellations are often the easiest to deal with. The responsible carrier will normally look after you until you get to the destination. That might involve an … [Read more...]