Virgin Australia's family pooling scheme is a unique benefit that allows up to six family members to combine their Velocity points and status credits in one account. This family-friendly initiative makes it much easier to earn Virgin Australia status when travelling together. How family pooling works A family pool can consist of up to two adults and four children under the … [Read more...]
Travelling with Children
Travelling with Children is a popular topic on the Australian Frequent Flyer. There are both rewards and challenges - read about them in the articles below.
You can also read our guide on how to Maximise Coles Flybuys & Woolworths Rewards points to learn how you can be rewarded for your weekly shop and get to travel sooner - with or without children!
The Velocity Frequent Flyer program includes a range of benefits for families. In addition to family pooling, Fly Ahead and parental status pauses, Virgin Australia guarantees award availability for an annual family holiday. Virgin Australia offers guaranteed reward seats in Economy class for Gold and Platinum Velocity members. This benefit can be used once per year for up … [Read more...]
Qantas has had all sorts of IT problems over the past week. Its scheduled system upgrade last Wednesday took far longer than expected, leaving frequent flyers unable to access their accounts or use their Qantas points for many hours. But it's a different IT problem that has upset AFF member juddles this week. Qantas routinely emails flyers with invitations to purchase … [Read more...]
Ever struggled to work out how best to redeem your frequent flyer points? Perhaps you can gain some insights from AFF member travelislife. They've written a detailed case study, explaining how they booked a Business class trip to Europe with Velocity points. This member redeemed reward flights from Melbourne to London, returning from Copenhagen to Melbourne with a stopover in … [Read more...]
Most frequent flyer programs will allow you to redeem your points for not only your own travel, but also for friends and family members. This can be handy if you want to book award flights for other people, such as relatives, using your own frequent flyer points. But the exact rules vary by frequent flyer program. Some will only allow you to redeem your points for immediate … [Read more...]