Based in Ireland, Aer Lingus is one of the little-known Qantas partner airlines. The Irish carrier operates many flights between Ireland and the rest of Europe. It also serves a range of routes to North America, giving Qantas Frequent Flyer members another option when redeeming Qantas points for trans-Atlantic flights. Many Aer Lingus flights have both Economy and Business … [Read more...]
Award Availability is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. The ongoing challenge is to find an award ticket on the flight you want and when you want it.
To help find award availability, read our guide how to find Oneworld, Star Alliance & SkyTeam Award Availability.
Many Australians save up their Qantas Frequent Flyer points in the hope of one day redeeming them for that dream flight in the pointy end of the plane. But redeeming Qantas points for a flight in Business or First Class is often an enormous challenge! The trouble is, Qantas does not release any award seats on some flights - especially on routes to Europe, South America, South … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia is currently running wide-body Airbus A330s with lie-flat Business Class seats between Australia and Fiji. Flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Nadi currently use Airbus A330s on Saturdays, while the Brisbane-Nadi route is graced by Virgin's A330 on Sundays. Flying the Virgin Australia A330 to Fiji is a nicer experience than flying the usual narrow-body … [Read more...]
Thai Airways will drastically reduce capacity to Australia over the Australian summer with flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane all cut from next month. Thai will also downsize the aircraft operating on the Perth-Bangkok route. The changes come into effect from 28 October 2018, which is the start of the northern winter scheduling period. The good news is that the … [Read more...]
There is currently plenty of China Eastern award availability on direct flights from Cairns to Shanghai. It's possible to redeem Qantas points for seats on these China Eastern flights, and there are as many as 9 Business Class award seats available on some flights! China Eastern will operate direct from Cairns to Shanghai over summer. The seasonal service will run on … [Read more...]