When flying Jetstar, Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn Qantas points and status credits by purchasing a Starter or Max Bundle. But, in recent months, these points and status credits have been taking an unacceptably long time to post. And, in many cases, the Jetstar points and status credits are not crediting at all without manual intervention. There are two key problems … [Read more...]
Low Cost Carriers
Low Cost Carriers is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. And for obvious reasons - we all love a bargain! But the problem with low cost carriers is that once you have paid for all the extras, you could end up paying more than a discounted ticket on a full service airline.
To discover ways to earn more points so that you can avoid traveling on low cost carriers, be sure to read our guide how to transfer SPG points for travel on different airlines.
Singaporean low-cost carrier Scoot flies from Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Coast to Singapore. With Business Class fares that are often comparable to Economy prices on Qantas or Singapore Airlines, Scoot offers a great value alternative. AFF member OZDUCK recently flew ScootBiz on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Perth to Singapore. This member was pleasantly surprised … [Read more...]
Enjoy a meal on your flight? Within Australia, both Qantas and Virgin Australia offer complimentary food and drinks on all flights. But exactly what you'll get depends on the airline, time of day and length of the flight. On some flights you'll get a full hot meal with complimentary wine and beer, while on others you'll just get a fun-sized chocolate bar. In this article, we … [Read more...]
Norwegian Air Shuttle offers some very competitive fares on its long-haul Boeing 787 Dreamliner routes. The low-cost carrier flies many trans-Atlantic routes, as well as several routes between Asia and Europe. From last year, non-stop flights from Singapore to London were added to the airline's growing network. Norwegian flies 4x weekly from Singapore to London, with the … [Read more...]
Air Asia X may not be the first airline you consider for a trip to New Zealand. But right now, the Malaysian carrier has some very attractive premium airfares to Auckland. Air Asia X flies daily from the Gold Coast to Auckland at convenient times. The outbound flight departs Gold Coast around 11am, arriving in Auckland mid-afternoon. The return flight to the Gold Coast is in … [Read more...]