Comparison website Finder has updated its Qantas Frequent Flyer analysis to find out how much 1000 Qantas points are actually worth. As expected, it depends on what you use them for, with the 'value sweet spot' working out to $20. Here's how far they can go depending on what you decide to purchase.
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Qantas today confirmed that it will be accelerating the retirement of its Boeing 747 fleet to make way for more Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. In other words, the trusty jumbo jet and its extra-wide seat rows will soon be a nostalgic memory.
As someone who tries to find as many compelling reasons to actually go and out and exercise as possible, learning that I can earn frequent flyer points just by downloading an app certainly helps inspire me to get out and run (or, you know, attach it to a pet and rack up those handy, free points).
Qantas has released their half yearly results yesterday and, for the most part, the information was not that interesting. But if you're a frequent traveller with Qantas, a single line in their earnings report might bring a smile to your face. The company says they currently have 22 Wi-Fi enabled Boeing 737s with another plane being upgraded each week.
Qantas and Boeing officially unveiled the first 787-9 Dreamliner to join the Australian airline's fleet today: the Great Southern Land. Built to maximise customer comfort and fuel efficiency, the long-range aircraft will make nonstop routes to far-flung locations possible while minimising jet lag. First routes: Melbourne to Los Angles and Perth to London!
Booking free or discounted flights is one of the most popular ways to redeem Qantas points. However, the Qantas Frequent Flyer website has never been particularly user-friendly. Qantas is looking to fix this issue with the introduction of 'Where Can I Go?'; an interactive map that allows customers to search and explore
travel destinations using Classic Flight Rewards, Points Plus Pay or cash. Here are the details.
According to Qantas' latest financial results, its domestic trial of free Wi-Fi has gone swimmingly -- so much so that from late next month, the airline plans to "accelerate" the service's rollout.
Qantas' fleet of 12 Airbus A380s will be getting a major multi-million dollar cabin upgrade, with an emphasis on passenger comfort on long haul flights. Changes include redesigned seating configurations, new in-flight passenger lounges and larger entertainment screens.
However, the bulk of the improvements appear to be geared towards first, business and premium economy passengers. Here's what you need to know.
We joke about Economy being cattle class for a reason. There’s not a lot of room to move. Airlines squeeze as much human mass into the confines of an aircraft as possible, so you want to maximise every centimetre of space you can. I’m pretty small and compact, so I can fit in most seats with ease, but if you’re looking for a little extra room, we’ve done the leg work for you.
Qantas confirmed in a statement this morning that passengers will need to arrive at the airport two hours before a domestic flight to allow for additional security screening.
The amped-up security measures were put in place by the Australian Government after four people were arrested in connection to a suspected terrorist plot to bring down an aircraft.
Arriving at the airport much earlier than your actual flight time is good advice in general, but thanks to recently introduced "security measures" from the government, the major airlines are now recommending international passengers arrive up to three hours before their scheduled departure times and two hours for domestic trips.