It appears that Qantas is now severely restricting Classic Flight Reward seat access to Bronze frequent flyers, particularly in premium cabins. Members of oneworld and other partner airline programs wishing to redeem points for Qantas flights may also be affected. Our members have noticed a significant difference in the award availability seen on the Qantas website by Gold … [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.
Following an involuntary downgrade from Business to Economy, one member is frustrated with Qantas' refusal to offer any sort of refund or compensation. This member had originally booked a Business class ticket from Canberra to Singapore via Melbourne. But the domestic connection was later downgraded to Economy. Qantas offered no refund, and only begrudgingly agreed to even … [Read more...]
Qantas recently announced plans for a brand new lounge in London's Heathrow Airport. The stylish multi-storey lounge in Terminal 3, which is expected to open in early 2017, will be a "shared" lounge space. Business and First class passengers, as well as Gold, Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers will all have access. Qantas has been refreshing its international lounge … [Read more...]
The prospect of sitting in Economy on a long-haul flight can be daunting. But not all seats were created equal! Luckily, exit row and extra-legroom seats can make the flight much more comfortable. There are a number of excellent Qantas Economy seats on the Airbus A380 to choose from. What economy seats would people suggest for someone 6 foot 8 tall? Don't normally have the … [Read more...]
Qantas is now allowing classic reward flights to be upgraded with points. This means that passengers using points to book reward flights in Economy or Premium Economy can enter the "upgrade lottery" for a bump-up to Premium Economy or Business class. (Business Class rewards remain ineligible for upgrades to First class.) So... is this a great new way to use points, or a … [Read more...]