Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 20 Aug 2014
Total posts 141
Hi, When searching online through the Amex Travel website, I find that only the cheapest fare type is displayed and available on the website. Do you have to call Amex to book a more flexible ticket, or a business fare?
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 13 Nov 2015
Total posts 82
Yes it's possible. I was looking to book a VA Freedom fare domestically, and ask them to look up the 'L' booking class (the cheapest Freedom fare class). They found it and it was priced same as the VA website. You need to call them up to do this.
Member since 06 Aug 2017
Total posts 30
on another note... the fares on the amex platinum travel site are disappointing...essentially the same price as booking directly through the relevant airlines website
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,114
Originally Posted by mnc
I find it's good for overseas-based carriers when booking overseas-based flights (e.g. LA to New York return, if you're in LA for work but are taking your own side trip), because the tickets price in AUD for the journey that would normally be priced in USD, so you can save a little by paying in your own currency and also avoiding AMEX's 3% international transaction fees.For local carriers (Qantas and VA), the advantage is that you don't pay a credit card surcharge when you book via AMEX Travel, although you have to watch out for AMEX's own change and cancellation fees which are levied on top of the fees charged by the airlines, which can negate the benefit should your ticket need to be amended or cancelled unless under airport control (such as on the day of departure when the airline can do it at the airport).
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Booking flex tickets with Amex Travel
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox