Qantas and Virgin Australia each have their strengths and weaknesses. But after two recent domestic flights with his 2-year-old daughter, AFF member Lawrage now believes Qantas provides a far better service to families flying with children. This member flew Qantas from Perth to Brisbane, returning back to Perth with Virgin Australia. The difference in the service provided on … [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!
An AFF member has learnt a very expensive and stressful lesson after a family member was denied boarding for an international flight. Andz was intending to fly to Indonesia last week for a family holiday. But, although his daughter's passport was still valid, it was due to expire in 5 months and 2 weeks. Many countries, including Indonesia, require that passports have at … [Read more...]
Hainan Airlines has released one of the most bizarre Business Class airfare deals we've seen for a long time. For a lump sum payment of $33,000, you can get 30 return Hainan Business Class flights from Australia to China to use over 3 years. The Hainan Airlines Australian Diamond Family package also comes with one year of Fortune Wings Club Gold status. For some people, this … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]