You may soon be able to upgrade with your Qantas Frequent Flyer points on all Oneworld airline flights, including with Qatar Airways, Japan Airlines, British Airways and American Airlines. The Oneworld alliance is currently working on a new "upgrade award" system that would allow frequent flyers with any Oneworld airline to upgrade on flights across the entire alliance. This … [Read more...]
Flight Upgrades is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Much of the discussion is about upgrading to a premium cabin class of travel.
Upgrading is one of the few situations when we recommend purchasing Qantas top up points as the value of the points when upgrading exceeds the cost of buying them.
It's now possible to upgrade on Delta Air Lines flights using Virgin Australia Velocity points! The new Velocity redemption opportunity unlocks points-based upgrades on Delta domestic and short-haul international flights, as well as flights between Sydney and Los Angeles. Upgrades using Velocity points are now being offered on codeshare flights that are operated by Delta, … [Read more...]
Qantas recently upgraded the first of its twelve Airbus A380s with new Business and Premium Economy seats, and refreshed Economy and First Class cabins. The mid-life refresh is a win for passengers, especially Business class passengers who can now enjoy much better seats with direct aisle access and a new upper-deck lounge. But it's also a win-win for the airline, with the … [Read more...]
Despite recent concerns about the financial stability and future of the airline, Air Namibia continues to fly as scheduled. Last week I flew with Air Namibia in Business Class from Cape Town to Windhoek on their Airbus A319. Flight Details Flight number SW708 Route Cape Town (CPT) to Windhoek (WDH) Aircraft type Airbus A319 Class of … [Read more...]
Upgrading to Business Class doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, I was recently able to upgrade an international flight from Economy to Business Class for the princely sum of $32. For this price I not only received a Business Class seat and service on the flight, but also priority check-in and airport lounge access. The cheap upgrade was possible through a platform called … [Read more...]