Gold and Platinum frequent flyers will no longer be able to enjoy the extra legroom of exit row seats free of charge. Qantas has begun charging for these prized seats on all flights. This includes short domestic flights. All flyers will now need to pay the fee, which ranges from $20 to $180 per flight, including Gold and Platinum members. Only Platinum One frequent flyers … [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.
Frequent flyer points do not have an unlimited life. Your Qantas points will expire if your account is inactive for more than 18 months. If your points are due to expire soon, you can prevent this by earning or redeeming at least one Qantas point before this happens. Otherwise, you stand to lose your entire points balance. So, what is the quickest, easiest and cheapest way … [Read more...]
Connecting from a domestic to an international flight in Sydney can be a time-consuming process. The international and domestic terminals are located several kilometres apart. Passing through the immigration and security checkpoints can also be a lengthy process. Despite this, Qantas continues to sell connections with as little as 60 minutes between the scheduled arrival of … [Read more...]
One of the well-publicised benefits of Qantas' partnership with Emirates is reciprocal access to both airlines' airport lounges. Qantas frequent flyers are allowed to use the Emirates lounge when flying Qantas or Emirates, and vice versa. But Qantas flyers have reported being turned away from Emirates lounges. A Platinum Qantas flyer recently tried to access the Emirates … [Read more...]
For many, using points to upgrade a long-haul international flight is the "holy grail" of Qantas Frequent Flyer redemptions. But with so many frequent flyers competing for a limited number of Premium Economy, Business and First class seats, a successful points upgrade is never guaranteed. The chances can be especially slim for flyers with Bronze (base level) Qantas status, … [Read more...]