One of the more common questions over the past few years on the Australian Frequent Flyer’s forum has been our members asking when Qantas was going to put the A380 on its lucrative Dallas route. The current 747 operation has had its fair share of issues with marginal range at times, thanks to high winds and subsequent delays. That question was answered last week. Just … [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.
One Qantas Frequent Flyer member this week wants to close their account and exit the program. For this member the program was not delivering any value. In their view the rewards do not justify the annual fee for the QFF credit card, they find it hard to book flights and they resent being stung with taxes when flights are redeemed. The first instinct of all devoted frequent … [Read more...]
Our members collate the ultimate Qantas Frequent Flyer program wish-list this week. Our members reveal their hopes, dreams and ideals for the future of the program all succinctly tied up in a big red (roo) bow. This comes after Qantas announced significant changes to their program last month. A free upgrade once a year is high on the list of flyers priorities. More ready … [Read more...]
One of the benefits of being a community member of The Australian Frequent Flyer is the opportunity to get more insight as to the pros and cons of the various programs out there. From time to time, there is also the opportunity to meet some of the people behind the scenes of such programs. Last week, 20 lucky members of our community got that opportunity, in the form of lunch … [Read more...]
In recent times one member is experiencing an acute case of Ansett “de ja vu”. This condition has been diagnosed following a number of flights on Qantas. The symptoms are diminishing levels of national pride and poor economic results. Our members discuss the potential prognosis and some speculate that the prognosis is glum and that risk of death is imminent. The economic … [Read more...]