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...]
The Qantas Club is easily the most common airport lounge in Australia. Australian frequent flyers are always looking for information about the Qantas Club, and how to obtain discounted Qantas Club membership.
You can pay for your club membership with a credit card. Our guide How to take advantage of Credit Card Sign-up Bonuses shows how you can get bonus points when applying for a new credit card.
Do you have a Sydney stopover coming up? Australia's largest city has plenty for visitors to see and do, and the airport is just a short train ride from the city centre. But if you're just staying one night in Sydney between flights, there is also an increasingly large choice of airport hotels near both the domestic and international terminals. Whether you’re just in transit … [Read more...]
It's often said that you need a degree in lounge access to be fully across the many intricacies of airline lounge entry requirements. Lounge access rules can be extremely confusing, with so many different rules and exceptions. It's one of the reasons that AFF's Lounge Access Help Desk thread is still going strong after 5 years! In general, you'll have access to your … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia operates a network of 11 Australian airport lounges. These stylish lounges offer complimentary food and drinks, showers and business facilities. Virgin's Sydney and Brisbane lounges even boast premium entry points which allow eligible flyers to bypass the airport terminal and clear security in the lounge. Velocity Gold and Platinum members enjoy unlimited … [Read more...]
Regional Express, or Rex, is Australia's largest independent regional airline. Like Qantas and Virgin Australia, Rex too operates a network of airport lounges in Australia. The lounge network of Rex Airlines doesn't quite match its much larger competitors, but lounges are open in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. If you have a Rex Lounge membership, you and a guest can access … [Read more...]