Currently, it is only possible to redeem Velocity Frequent Flyer points for Virgin Australia reward seats on a limited selection of domestic routes. Even though Virgin Australia has now resumed flights on many routes across Australia, for some reason not all of these are available for booking with Velocity points. But you can now use frequent flyer points held with a partner … [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.
Promotions, such as the Qantas double status credits offer tends to reduce award availability.
It has been a tough year for most Australian businesses, especially those involved in the tourism industry. But for the people of Kangaroo Island in South Australia, the coronavirus pandemic came right on the back of a nightmare summer of bushfires. After visiting Kangaroo Island this fortnight, Matt takes a close look at how these dual crises have impacted the island, its … [Read more...]
Qantas Frequent Flyer has launched its new "Dream Planner" tool which it says will send real-time notifications of reward seat availability to frequent flyers. Designed to make it easier to redeem Qantas points, the service will also inform Qantas customers of special offers to their favourite destinations. Originally due to launch on 28 July, the Dream Planner tool is … [Read more...]
Velocity Frequent Flyer has reinstated reward seats on 19 more non-stop Virgin Australia domestic routes. That's around double the previous number. Plus, in even better news, Velocity points can now be redeemed for travel any time - effective immediately. Velocity points can also be redeemed once again for flight upgrades, hotel bookings and, shortly, car rental … [Read more...]
If you've ever tried to redeem your frequent flyer points for an international flight in pre-COVID times, you've probably noticed that award availability can be difficult to find. To have any chance of success, you would often need to book early, be very flexible with travel dates and accept an indirect routing - especially if travelling during peak times or in a premium … [Read more...]