Emirates has just reduced the amount of carrier charges payable when redeeming points or miles to fly with the airline. This applies to Emirates award flights booked using Emirates Skywards miles, Qantas Frequent Flyer points, and miles with some other partner airlines too. Emirates has traditionally had extremely high carrier charges. Last year, for example, you would pay … [Read more...]
Redeem Points is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer, as much of our focus is about getting the best value when redeeming your frequent flyer points.
To find out how you can redeem your Qantas points effectively, you should definitely read our guide How to Redeem Qantas Points Effectively. This is definitive article answers the question "What are the best value uses of Qantas points?", and explains why redeeming Qantas points on the ground is poor value while Classic Flight Rewards are good value. It covers all Qantas reward flights including the Oneworld Classic Flight Reward, Qantas Classic Upgrade Rewards, Types of Qantas Frequent Flyer redemptions, Qantas Points Plus Pay Flights, and Qantas Classic Flight Rewards.
Qantas is now waiving change and cancellation fees for all new and existing Classic Flight Reward bookings until 31 October 2020. This includes Classic Flight Reward bookings made for travel after October 2020, provided you make the change or cancel your booking by the the end of October. The Qantas "Fly Flexible" offer is good news for those with existing reward bookings … [Read more...]
The American Express Membership Rewards and Flybuys programs have reinstated the ability to transfer points to Velocity Frequent Flyer. It comes after all Australian bank & supermarket loyalty programs temporarily suspended point transfers to Velocity due to the loyalty program of Virgin Australia pausing all redemptions on 21 April 2020. Most Australian banks are still … [Read more...]
Marriott Bonvoy points are valuable because it's possible to transfer them to over 40 different airlines! In fact, Marriott will even throw in 25% bonus points for every 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points that you transfer to an airline. It's possible to earn Marriott Bonvoy points by staying at Marriott hotels, or by transferring points across from Amex Membership Rewards. But … [Read more...]
It's once again possible to redeem Velocity points for Virgin Australia flights, almost four weeks after redemptions were temporarily paused due to Virgin Australia entering voluntary administration. Both Velocity Reward Seat and Any Seat bookings are now available. But it's not all good news... Before you get too excited, redemptions are now only possible on a limited range … [Read more...]