Amid the current downturn in international air travel, many planes have been retired, returned to lessors or placed into deep storage - perhaps never to fly again. Larger and older aircraft are particularly affected, and Qantas & Virgin Australia have been no exception. Sadly, one of many unintended consequences is the indefinite loss of Australia's best in-flight … [Read more...]
First Class is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. And for obvious reasons - we all aspire to travel one day in First Class!
If you can't afford to purchase a First Class ticket (and not many of us can!), be sure to take advantage of promotions such as the Qantas double status credits offer to boost your points balance. You will need all the points you can get for a First Class flight!
Qantas will temporarily close its brand new Singapore First Lounge from next month. The closure is expected to last from 20 April until mid-September 2020, although it could be reduced or extended depending on how the COVID-19 situation evolves. The Qantas First Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport only opened in late 2019. It's currently less than four months old. The … [Read more...]
It's well known that a Business class ticket - or elite airline status - can get you into airport lounges before your flight. But many airlines also offer arrivals lounge access. Depending on your airline, status and class of travel, you may also be entitled to lounge access on arrival at your destination. Arrivals lounge access could be useful if you're meeting somebody at … [Read more...]
Want to redeem your Qantas Frequent Flyer points to fly to the USA in First class? This could be your opportunity! First class award availability on Qantas flights QF7 and QF8 between Sydney and Dallas/Fort Worth is surprisingly open at the moment. We've found Classic Flight Reward seats available in First class throughout 2020, with seats available even during the July and … [Read more...]
The international Qantas First Lounge in Sydney is Qantas' flagship and arguably most popular lounge. With breathtaking views over not only the airport, but also the Sydney skyline, this lounge offers restaurant-style dining and even complimentary spa treatments. Although the lounge is starting to show its age a little bit, and it can get crowded during very busy periods, this … [Read more...]