In late 2019, Australian Frequent Flyer revealed that the Oneworld alliance was considering allowing frequent flyers of any Oneworld airline to use their points to upgrade on any other airline in the alliance. The news of Oneworld alliance-wide upgrades was welcomed by frequent travellers, and recently, Oneworld CEO Rub Gurney confirmed to Cranky Flier that the new upgrade … [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.
Velocity Frequent Flyer has reinstated reward seats on 19 more non-stop Virgin Australia domestic routes. That's around double the previous number. Plus, in even better news, Velocity points can now be redeemed for travel any time - effective immediately. Velocity points can also be redeemed once again for flight upgrades, hotel bookings and, shortly, car rental … [Read more...]
There are many ways to redeem Qantas points, but using them for Classic Flight Rewards and upgrades is the best value. Types of Qantas Frequent Flyer redemptions There are two broad ways to redeem Qantas points - in the air, and on the ground. In general, using your points for non-flight redemptions such as hotel bookings, gift cards and purchases from the Qantas Shopping … [Read more...]
Qantas will operate Airbus A330s on the Melbourne-Perth legs of its QF9 & QF10 services from Melbourne to London Heathrow, replacing the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The change applies to the sector between Melbourne and Perth on Tuesdays, starting from 11 February 2020. The aircraft downgrade only applies to the Melbourne-Perth and Perth-Melbourne legs of QF9 and QF10 on … [Read more...]
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...]