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...]
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.
Goal setting for the collection of frequent flyer points keeps many of our members on track and focused on the end game. This week one member opines that without a clear goal their ability or willingness to earn maximum points diminishes. So in setting a clear travel route and date of anticipated departure, a goal is born and the thirst for points is rejuvenated. One member … [Read more...]
While many of the threads on AFF feature the good things in life, occasionally we get a reminder that others may not be so lucky. Sometimes that journey is not about seeing new places. One day we will all make our final journey, and for some, it’s with the full knowledge of what lies ahead. The knowledge that it’s a one way trip, catching up with loved ones for the last … [Read more...]
As the peak Christmas travel season approaches, some travellers are in for something of a shock. For those trying to avoid those extra baggage charges by smuggling the kitchen sink on board, the time is up. Not only are the airlines taking a more serious approach to policing carry on luggage, some are even changing what they allow. New limits for business class carry on from … [Read more...]
A Qantas Platinum Frequent Flyer this week hits out at Qantas and asserts that loyalty is repaid with disinterested service - and at a premium price! This member has been a platinum level flyer for many years and is becoming increasingly disheartened with the quality of service received at Qantas. Poor service has been experienced across the board and in particular with the … [Read more...]