An AFF member has had their Qantas Frequent Flyer account suspended after returning items bought through the Qantas Online Mall. Qantas cited clause 8.1 of the Qantas Frequent Flyer terms & conditions in its unilateral decision to suspend this member's account for 21 days. The reason given was that this member has returned a "significant number" of items bought through … [Read more...]
Complaints & Resolutions
Complaints & Resolutions is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. While no-one likes a bad travel experience - these things do happen, and there may well be cause to complain.
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AFF member agentgerko has lost a substantial amount of Amex points after attempting to transfer them to the Etihad Guest program. This member transferred the points on 26 January this year. Despite numerous complaints and follow-up phone calls, the miles are now nowhere to be seen. Etihad Guest transfers from Amex are supposed to take "about 7 business days" but so far it has … [Read more...]
An error on the Virgin Australia website caused the airline to massively overcharge some customers for around 9 hours on Tuesday. The Virgin pricing glitch resulted in taxes as much as 19 times higher than normal being charged on Velocity Reward Seat bookings. The Virgin pricing glitch affected domestic Reward Seat bookings made using Velocity points. Although the website … [Read more...]
Qantas has refused to provide compensation to customers downgraded from Qantas' own services to Jetstar. Downgraded passengers also lost most of the benefits of their original tickets including complimentary food, in-flight entertainment and seat selection after Qantas cancelled their flights. In one case, AFF member tea&coffee was downgraded from Qantas Business class … [Read more...]
Dealing with airline call centres can be a frustrating experience. If you're lucky, your call will be answered by an experienced agent who knows exactly how to help! Unfortunately this doesn't always happen. Airline call centres are a real mixed bag. There are plenty of knowledgeable call centre agents, but there are also plenty that are not very helpful or are unfamiliar … [Read more...]