Qantas will run its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners across the Tasman between Sydney and Auckland from December, bringing Premium Economy onto the route. And in good news for frequent flyers, Qantas now has as many as 8 Premium Economy award seats available for booking from Sydney-Auckland most days from December 2019 until June 2020. There is also currently fairly generous 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.
Promotions, such as the Qantas double status credits offer tends to reduce award availability.
It's now possible to redeem Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles for Singapore Airlines flights, including to and from Australia! Singapore Airlines has been an Alaska Airlines partner for more than two years, and you can already redeem Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles for Alaska Airlines flights. But the ability to redeem Mileage Plan miles for flights on Singapore Airlines … [Read more...]
Qantas and Virgin Australia are fighting over two rare and lucrative new landing slots for Tokyo's Haneda Airport. Meanwhile, four European airlines have gone bankrupt in a matter of weeks as this year's European summer draws to a close. Speaking of summer in Europe, you won't want to miss this fortnight's interview with Bronwyn Turner from Award Flight Assist as she … [Read more...]
Back in June 2019, Qantas Frequent Flyer announced that it would increase the number of points required for reward flight bookings in any premium cabin. In return, there would be a modest reduction in award booking carrier charges and Qantas would release "more than 1 million extra reward seats available annually on Qantas and new partner airlines". Well, the changes to … [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 $700 to the cost of a round-trip Qantas … [Read more...]