Expert Flyer, a popular online resource for frequent flyers, has been acquired by Red Ventures. With Expert Flyer sold, significant changes are expected to the service which has remained largely unchanged since it was launched 14 years ago. Red Ventures, the new owner of Expert Flyer, is a large American marketing company. It already owns US blog The Points Guy and various … [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.
Malaysia Airlines started flying its new Airbus A350-900 to Sydney earlier this month, and the airline is now selling First Class on these flights. This is great news if you have Qantas points, as there is plenty of A350 First Class award availability! The Malaysia Airlines A350 is configured with Economy, Business and First Class seating. With just four seats in the First … [Read more...]
The Qantas Oneworld Award is one of the best uses of Qantas Frequent Flyer points. For a fixed amount of Qantas points, it's possible to fly around the world with up to 5 stopovers! Qantas' Oneworld Classic Flight Reward, as it's officially known, can be used to fly up to 35,000 miles on any Oneworld airlines. It's available in Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia has introduced a new "carrier charge" on Velocity Reward Seat bookings. The surcharge will apply when redeeming Velocity points for any Virgin Australia award flight from 1 January 2019. The Velocity carrier charge will also be added to Delta reward seat bookings on the Sydney-Los Angeles route. This means you'll now pay up to $460 in extra charges on … [Read more...]
Many Australians save up their Qantas points in the hope of one day redeeming them for a free flight. Unfortunately, Qantas Classic Reward flights are not entirely free. In addition to the Qantas points, you also need to pay for government/airport taxes and Qantas-imposed carrier charges. These Qantas carrier charges can add as much as $1,080 to the cost of a round-trip Qantas … [Read more...]