For many of our members, the change last year with Qantas to route European bound flights via Dubai meant it was time to look at alternatives. For others, avoiding Heathrow and its departure tax surcharges has also been a primary concern. This week’s trip report offers a real world review of one of those alternatives – a mixed bag of flying with Finnair and Qantas. Over … [Read more...]
Reviewing flights is something many Australian Frequent Flyers do. Our members also enjoy reading the reviews when deciding which airline to travel with. In this category we review the various airlines, their routes, their aircrafts and aircraft configurations.
After you've read a business class review or two, you'll be pretty keen to find a business class award ticket for your next trip. Read our guide on how to find Oneworld, Star Alliance & SkyTeam Award Availability for more information.
Taking advantage of geography errors or quirks in frequent flyer schemes has long been the hallmark of the frugal frequent flyer. As we featured recently in another trip report review, Guam is one such quirk. With Australia and Guam both classed as South Pacific in US Air Dividend Miles program, return travel between the two nations uses just 30,000 points in Business. That’s … [Read more...]
Las Vegas is known for its gambling, and one thing that keeps the roulette wheels spinning is the convention business. This week we look at a member’s journey that involves a convention and Las Vegas, and a somewhat different way of getting there. Organising travel using points often takes a bit of planning some time ahead of the journey. With more popular destinations like … [Read more...]
This week we look at a trip report that’s on the bucket list for many travellers, using points to go around the world. To do this, many travellers make use of a OneWorld award. Offering good value, travel for up to 35,000 miles can be made for just 140,000 points plus taxes as a return trip in Economy. That return trip can have up to five free stopovers as part of the … [Read more...]
Sometimes the best option is not the most obvious one. That’s certainly the case when it comes to airlines and airfares at times. This week we see one of our members having to do a short-notice trip to Canada from Tasmania. While their client is paying, they still need to get the best value they can, and luckily the same travel agent is something both the client and our member … [Read more...]