In the United States, most airlines market their premium cabins as First on domestic flights. But US domestic "First Class" is far from a first-class experience for passengers! When flying Business Class in Australia, you can generally expect to receive lounge access, a hot meal on board and excellent service. Yet, none of this is standard when flying First Class on American … [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!
To discover ways to earn more points so that you can travel one day up in the pointy end, be sure to read our guide how to transfer SPG points for travel on different airlines.
Ever since Qantas revealed its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner Business Class suites, the airline has been telling us that frequent flyers nickname them "mini First Class". And, sure enough, media outlets have repeated this claim time and time again. It's quite a claim, but are frequent flyers really calling Qantas Business "mini First Class"? We're not so sure... Here's an … [Read more...]
Qantas is bringing First Class back to its Sydney-Hong Kong route from December until March 2019. If you're quick, you may even be able to book Qantas First Class to Hong Kong using frequent flyer points. There are currently two First Class award seats available on the new flights almost every day! For several years, Qantas has already been operating an Airbus A380 on the … [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...]
In Australia, a Business class ticket or airline status will get you into the lounge before your flight. But in the United States, neither airline status nor even a First class ticket will gain you airport lounge entry! Airport lounge access works a little differently in the United States. Here's what you need to know… Who has access to airline lounges in the United … [Read more...]