There's not much worse than being bumped from a flight at the airport! Luckily for Qantas passengers, the airline is proactively working to avoid this. It's now offering free upgrades to passengers willing to give up their seats on oversold Qantas flights. An AFF member recently received a phone call from Qantas the day before they were booked to fly from Melbourne to Hong … [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.
Expert Flyer is one of the most useful online tools for frequent flyers. The many Expert Flyer features can help to secure an upgrade, find award availability, pick the best seat on the plane, and much more! A lot of the information available on Expert Flyer, such as real-time flight availability, is not otherwise available to the general public. If you're a frequent flyer, … [Read more...]
A fare class is a letter such as D, Y or Q that is used to identify a particular airfare type. When you book a flight, your fare class is important because it determines the price and flexibility of your ticket, whether you can upgrade, and also the number of points & status credits earned. On any given flight, there are up to four cabin classes sold - First, Business, … [Read more...]
It's relatively well-known that the Qantas call centre can release extra reward seats for Platinum frequent flyers. It seems Virgin's call centre staff may also have similar powers to release extra Virgin Australia upgrade space. Platinum Velocity members are entitled to up to four complimentary upgrades from Economy Freedom fares to Business class per year. But these … [Read more...]
Nobody wants to fly to Europe in Economy, but few can afford a full-price Business class ticket. That's where frequent flyer points can come in very handy! Qantas points can be used to upgrade an Economy seat to Premium Economy or Business class. You can also use Qantas points to book an outright Classic Flight Reward seat in Business class. Unfortunately, both options are … [Read more...]