The United States is one of the most popular destinations for Australian travellers. But flights to North America are long and operate overnight in both directions. This makes a Business class bed a very attractive option for the trip across the Pacific. Premium cabin airfares from Australia can be very expensive. But there are ways to save money on Business class to the … [Read more...]
Planning & Booking
Planning & Booking is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Here we provide tips, tricks and chat about planning and booking your trip.
If you plan to travel on an award flight, buying Qantas frequent flyer points may be appropriate. This is especially true if you are short of a few points for your planned Qantas itinerary.
Did you know that the cheapest domestic airfares are available at specific times each week? Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tigerair all offer cheap domestic flights in weekly sales. These are held at exactly the same time every week, and there are some truly fantastic deals if you look at the right time! During recent sales, cheap domestic flights were available for as low as … [Read more...]
Want to upgrade to Business class on your next flight? Upgrading with frequent flyer points could be an option, but what if you don't have enough of them? Or perhaps you've bought a non-upgradeable fare? Bidding is another way to secure a flight upgrade. Many airlines including Qantas, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand let you bid for an upgrade in an online "auction" for … [Read more...]
A dodgy travel agent has been caught allegedly taking payment for Business class airfares while using their own frequent flyer points to make the booking. AFF member Iggy_type_r discovered the travel agent's actions only after the airline refused to credit any points for their flights to Europe. No points or status credits were earned because the flights were supposedly … [Read more...]
A fare class is a letter such as D, Y or Q that is used to identify a particular airfare type. When you book a flight, your fare class is important because it determines the price and flexibility of your ticket, whether you can upgrade, and also the number of points & status credits earned. On any given flight, there are up to four cabin classes sold - First, Business, … [Read more...]