Qantas used to award frequent flyer points and status credits at one standard rate based on the distance you’re flying and your class of travel. This would be the same rate when flying with Qantas or any Qantas partner airline. But this all changed a few years ago. Qantas now punishes its frequent flyers with a significantly reduced earn rate of Qantas points and status … [Read more...]
Airline Status is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Your travel experience is determined in part by your airline status.
Having status also puts you ahead of the crowd when trying to get an upgrade. Be sure to read our guide how to get a flight upgrade with frequent flyer points and take full advantage of your airline status.
Flybuys will officially terminate its Etihad Guest partnership on 31 July 2018 - seven months after Etihad Guest transfers were suspended. From this date, it will also no longer be possible be earn Etihad Guest Tier Miles at Coles, or to collect Flybuys points by booking flights on the Flybuys-Etihad travel portal. Flybuys already suspended the ability to transfer Flybuys … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia status comes with some great perks when you fly with Virgin and its partner airlines. With Gold Velocity status, you'll enjoy access to Virgin Australia Lounges, extra baggage allowance, priority check-in, priority boarding and the ability to upgrade long-haul Virgin Australia flights using Velocity points. In addition, Platinum Velocity members receive … [Read more...]
Business Class to Los Angeles is one of the most sought-after Australian frequent flyer redemptions. Unfortunately for Virgin Australia Velocity members, Virgin releases very few Business Reward seats on their flights between Australia and the United States. But it is possible to redeem Velocity points to Los Angeles if you understand the system. Virgin Australia flies to … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia is currently offering a status match to federal government employees with Qantas Frequent Flyer status. Until 31 July, Virgin will match your Qantas status allowing you to sample the perks of Velocity Frequent Flyer status for twelve months at no cost. The Virgin Australia status match is available to all travellers accessing the Whole of Australian … [Read more...]