One of the better perks for many of our members is priority boarding. A benefit usually on offer to the top tiers of frequent flyers, it allows them to board at anytime in a dedicated queue without joining what is often a long line. While Virgin have offered this benefit to their domestic Platinum and Gold travellers for some time, Qantas have only provided it to their Platinum … [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 latest group of passengers to be targeted by Qantas policy changes are barking mad about it. One member has been left furious that Qantas now require travelling pets to be consigned as freight for all tickets purchased after 1 December 2014. It is a dog eat dog world out there for travelling fur-babies. The previous policy in place allowed pets to be checked in at the … [Read more...]
Some of the better award flight redemptions to be had for any frequent flyer program can be found in the long haul options on offer. Using those hard earned points and a little cash to replace potentially thousands can be very good value. But you do need to put some effort into catching those redemptions, as they can disappear as quickly as they appear. I have been watching … [Read more...]
A common theme on our discussion board in recent times is “Qantas-bashing”. Some members see this as a blood sport and engage in it freely and often, whilst others have grown tired of the constant barrage of Qantas-hating. This week our member’s take inspiration from a previous Qantas marketing campaign and set a goal to list 90 reasons not to fly Qantas. The “burn list” is … [Read more...]
This week, one of our members had a question that has probably crossed the mind of many a member. Faced with an award being available, but not having enough points, how do you quickly accumulate those much needed points? Long time listener, first time caller. I am travelling from Melbourne-Sydney in a few weeks and was hoping to score an upgrade. I am just under 5,000 points … [Read more...]