Have you every wondered what behind that smoked glass door marked private between gates 23 and 24 at the Qantas terminal in Brisbane? Perhaps you noticed the odd person turn right instead of left at the escalators in Sydney and Melbourne. Chances are they are heading for the very exclusive Chairman’s Lounge. The Chairman’s Lounge membership has no set criteria for joining. … [Read more...]
Airline status ensures an enjoyable experience when flying with the airline putting you ahead of the crowd when trying to get an upgrade, complimentary lounge access and other benefits.
Unlike frequent flyer points which do not offer airline status, Qantas status credits is the key to earning Silver, Gold or Platinum Qantas status.
Sometimes things don’t always go according to plan. While many a flight leaves or arrives on time, others have delays or cancellations that can be inconvenient or even possibly cost you your frequent flyer status? Cancellations are often the easiest to deal with. The responsible carrier will normally look after you until you get to the destination. That might involve an … [Read more...]
Partnerships versus alliances, what does it mean for you as the frequent flying customer? One of the biggest changes in recent years has been the move away from the three main global alliances – One World, Star and Skyteam, to partnerships between two airlines offering benefits to each others customers. Codeshares have been around a long time, and the term was pioneered by … [Read more...]
One of our members was a little shocked at the value frequent flyers get in North American Lounges, with drinks and food frequently on a paid basis and more expensive than what may be available elsewhere in the airport. Hi all, I was very surprised the first time I entered a US-style lounge - first time was AA, and I've also been into UA lounges. The idea of paying $50 to have … [Read more...]
Age is no barrier to becoming frequent flyer savvy is the overwhelming opinion of our members this week. One newbie queries whether it is worthwhile embarking upon the frequent flyer journey at retirement age, given that the normal business-type advantages will not apply. Our members are resolute in their (somewhat bias!) response of "Yes"! This retiree undertakes approximately … [Read more...]