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 … [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.
Delta has re-jigged the fare classes used for its Comfort+ and Premium Select cabins, resulting in changes to Velocity Frequent Flyer earning. Delta is now using both "W" and "S" fare classes for its domestic Comfort+ product. The "S" class was previously used for Discount Economy tickets, causing some concern that the change would result in a reduction in Velocity points … [Read more...]
There's no doubt that flight delays can be frustrating, especially if you're on a tight deadline to reach your destination. But, occasionally, airlines handle them so well that the delay turns from a disaster into a delight. This week our members share their "best" experiences of airline delays that turned out to be surprisingly pleasant. Some delays were handled so well by … [Read more...]
If you're stuck in Economy on a long overnight flight, there's not much better than getting a whole row of seats to yourself. Did you know that, on one Qantas flight, the airline will actually sell you the remaining seats in your row for a small fee? It's much more cost-effective than upgrading to Premium Economy or Business, and you'll get a lie-flat bed in Economy … [Read more...]
Thousands of lucky Jetstar passengers received a pleasant surprise on their flights to or from Hawaii over the past few weeks. Instead of flying on a cramped Jetstar Dreamliner, passengers booked to fly between Sydney and Honolulu have instead been flown on a Qantas Boeing 747 and received the full Qantas service. Some lucky passengers booked in Jetstar Economy have even … [Read more...]