If you're flying with Virgin Australia, there are are several ways to upgrade your flight to Business class. One method is to upgrade with Velocity points. But if you don’t have enough points - or perhaps you'd rather save them - you can also bid for an upgrade using money. Virgin's UpgradeMe Premium Bid system allows passengers to bid in an online auction for spare Business … [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.
We do offer tips and tricks for upgrading. For example, read our guide how to get a flight upgrade with frequent flyer points.
Waitlists are one of the quirks of the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program. When no award seats are available on the flight you want, most airlines will simply tell you there is no availability. Singapore Airlines, on the other hand, allows KrisFlyer members to "waitlist" for flights that do not currently have award availability. If the airline later decides to open up more … [Read more...]
Hawaii is a popular destination for Australian holidaymakers. So, it's no surprise that Qantas' Sydney-Honolulu flight is an extremely popular route for frequent flyers hoping to use their Qantas points for a Business class reward. Unfortunately, Qantas rarely ever releases Business class award seats to Hawaii. Point upgrades are also extremely difficult to score on this … [Read more...]
Last week's trip report featured "the business", Virgin Australia's highest class of travel across the Pacific. This week, our member Berlin reviews Qantas' trans-Pacific First class. Berlin had booked a Business class ticket, flying from Sydney to Los Angeles and returning from Dallas. Thanks to some frequent flyer points and a little bit of luck, they were able to upgrade … [Read more...]
Qantas will reinstate its popular "kangaroo route" to London via Singapore. Qantas' flagship A380 service, QF1, will once again operate as Sydney-Singapore-London from March next year. In doing so, the national carrier will cease all flights to Dubai. Despite deserting Dubai, Qantas intends to extend its alliance with Emirates for a further five years. Qantas will still sell … [Read more...]