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...]
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.
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...]
It's once again possible to redeem Velocity points for Virgin Australia flights, almost four weeks after redemptions were temporarily paused due to Virgin Australia entering voluntary administration. Both Velocity Reward Seat and Any Seat bookings are now available. But it's not all good news... Before you get too excited, redemptions are now only possible on a limited range … [Read more...]
Emirates and Etihad Airways are both resuming commercial passenger flights to and from Australia. Qatar Airways, meanwhile, is also making a return to Brisbane in May 2020. Etihad Airways flights from Melbourne to London From today, Etihad will operate one flight per week from Melbourne to London via Abu Dhabi. The flight will operate on Fridays from Melbourne to London, … [Read more...]
Japan Airlines (JAL) has a handy feature for finding Oneworld award availability on its website. The JAL website displays award availability for all 13 Oneworld member airlines, including Qantas and Cathay Pacific, and you can view availability across all Oneworld airlines in a single search. JAL's Oneworld Award search tool is a handy addition to the Qantas and British … [Read more...]