This week, Australia said farewell to a national icon. Over the past 49 years, Qantas has operated almost every variant of the Boeing 747 in existence. In fact, the flying kangaroo was once an all-747 airline. Now, the queen of the skies has been placed into early retirement in the Mojave desert. The iconic Boeing 747 has set records, made travel affordable for more people, … [Read more...]
Round The World
Round The World Travel is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. As frequent flyers we all enjoy flying and there is nothing better than flying around the world!
Don't miss our guide How to Redeem Qantas Points Effectively, which explains exactly how this can be done.
Update (4 April 2020): Velocity Frequent Flyer and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer have suspended the ability to transfer points between either program "until flights resume". A unique feature of Virgin Australia's Velocity program is the ability to transfer Velocity points to KrisFlyer, the frequent flyer program of Singapore Airlines. Conversely, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer … [Read more...]
There are many ways to redeem Qantas points, but using them for Classic Flight Rewards and upgrades is the best value. Types of Qantas Frequent Flyer redemptions There are two broad ways to redeem Qantas points - in the air, and on the ground. In general, using your points for non-flight redemptions such as hotel bookings, gift cards and purchases from the Qantas Shopping … [Read more...]
Qantas Frequent Flyer surprised everybody this week by releasing a new Qantas Double Status Credits offer! In Episode 30 of the AFF on AIR podcast, travel agent extraordinaire Alan Lam (a.k.a. “madrooster” on AFF) joins AFF Editor Matt Graham to discuss the best Qantas status runs to book with Double Status Credits, and things to consider when planning a status run. This … [Read more...]
On 1 May 2020, LATAM Airlines will leave the Oneworld alliance. As the only current Oneworld airline based in South America, this will leave a huge hole in the Oneworld alliance network. Although you'll still be able to redeem Qantas Frequent Flyer points for LATAM flights, it won't be possible to include LATAM Airlines as part of any Oneworld Explorer fare or Qantas … [Read more...]