Did you know that Delta Air Lines operates a couple of fifth-freedom flights within Asia? The US-based carrier and Virgin Australia partner has daily flights to Tokyo's Narita Airport from both Singapore and Manila. These fifth-freedom Delta intra-Asia routes present a couple of interesting opportunities for members of Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer program. Not … [Read more...]
Airline Routes is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Your travel experience is determined in part by the route your select. To help work out the optimum routing for your journey, use one of the online tools we describe in our guide 10 Must-Have Online Tools for Frequent Flyers.
The Qantas Oneworld Award is one of the best uses of Qantas Frequent Flyer points. For a fixed amount of Qantas points, it's possible to fly around the world with up to 5 stopovers! Qantas' Oneworld Classic Flight Reward, as it's officially known, can be used to fly up to 35,000 miles on any Oneworld airlines. It's available in Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First … [Read more...]
There are some big changes coming to Australian airline alliances and international routes from this weekend. Sunday, 28 October 2018 marks the official end of Virgin Australia's alliance with Air New Zealand. But it's also the beginning of new Qantas partnerships with both Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific. This weekend will also see several new routes launched from … [Read more...]
The humble Boeing 737 is the backbone of the Qantas and Virgin Australia domestic fleets. These narrow-body aircraft operate the vast majority of domestic flights within Australia. In fact, Virgin Australia has 82 Boeing 737s in its fleet of 93 aircraft. Qantas owns 72 of these aircraft. Boeing 737 Business Class on both Qantas and Virgin Australia consists of recliner seats … [Read more...]
Qantas has announced a new codeshare agreement with Dutch airline KLM, giving Australians a new one-stop option when flying to Amsterdam. From next month, Qantas will place its "QF" code on KLM's flights between Singapore and Amsterdam. In return, KLM will codeshare on Qantas' services between Singapore and Australia. KLM's daily Boeing 777-300ER service between Singapore … [Read more...]