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...]
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.
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...]
Qantas and Jetstar will triple the amount of domestic and regional flights being operated around Australia by the end of June, taking the airlines' domestic schedules from 5% to 15% of pre-coronavirus capacity. As well as increasing frequencies on most existing routes that are still being operated, Qantas and Jetstar will soon resume flights on 9 new domestic … [Read more...]
Barely a week since Emirates reduced carrier charges applicable to reward flight bookings, Qantas Frequent Flyer has revealed that it will increase the number of points required to book a Classic Flight Reward on Emirates. While the reduction in carrier charges is immediate, the points increase will take effect from 1 September 2020. This means you can still book at the … [Read more...]