Are Qantas points a valuable currency, or is the point chase futile because free reward travel is out of reach? The high cost of frequent flyer rewards tickets, combined with excessive fuel surcharges have led some members to claim that Qantas points are in fact worth very little. Firstly, they argue that other programs including Virgin Velocity charge both fewer points and … [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.
Redeeming points to fly in Business class can be a challenge at the best of times. Reward seats can be very difficult to find. But trying to find award availability on Qantas' hugely popular flights to the USA can border on the impossible. One member is hoping to use points to fly two people to Los Angeles in Qantas Business class. Remarkably, they were able to find one … [Read more...]
One of the best Qantas deals of the year is back! For the past five years, Qantas has offered bonus points at Christmas time on gift voucher purchases. Although this year's deal is not as generous as last year's, there are still 5 points for every dollar spent on flight vouchers up for grabs. This has been a hugely popular way to earn Qantas points in previous years. … [Read more...]
What should you do if your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership year is coming to an end, and you're just short of the required status credits to reach a higher status tier? One solution is to go on a "status run". This is where a frequent flyer travels in order to earn status credits. The key here is to earn the most status credits for the least amount of money. Frequent flyer … [Read more...]
Jetstar's Business Class is not exactly renowned as a top-notch premium product. But is it worth considering when the price is only a little higher than Qantas' asking price for a seat in Economy? This is the dilemma faced by one member currently researching flights to Hawaii. Qantas Business Class is too expensive, and our member does not fancy the thought of flying Economy … [Read more...]