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...]
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.
It's not uncommon for people in a group travelling together to swap seats on the plane. But is it allowed to swap seats with somebody you know that is travelling in a different cabin class? AFF member maidmarion will soon be flying with Air New Zealand to the Cook Islands. There are three family members booked on this flight in Economy, but a fourth person has decided to … [Read more...]
On Qantas domestic flights, upgrades are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is a Business Class Classic Reward seat available on your flight, the upgrade is yours. But Qantas international flights work somewhat differently. On international Qantas flights, upgrading with frequent flyer points is like entering a lottery. The only difference is that the … [Read more...]
Airline passengers often try to predict how full a flight will be for a variety of reasons. For example, it may give an indication of how likely an upgrade is to clear. Or, if you know that your flight will be full (or empty), it may influence your choice of seat selection. But is there a way to accurately predict the loading of an upcoming flight? Many people try to … [Read more...]
Since launching in 2009, Plusgrade has made quite an impact on the airline industry. Plusgrade now facilitates online Business Class upgrade auctions for around 70 airlines including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand and Etihad Airways. And the company continues to grow. If you've ever received an invitation to bid for an upgrade on your upcoming flight, this would … [Read more...]