Feb 12, 2018, 11:03 AM
Big fan of SPG but I find it more valuable to convert to other programs whose points are worth more (like Alaskan airlines). With foreign exchange fees it works out at about 760 Aus for 30,000 points. I value velocity points at about 1.2c. If you really need to buy points then purchase 30,000 Ame...
Jan 10, 2018, 04:13 PM
You are not entitled to a refund if you need to cancel. If there is a change to the flight you are entitled to a refund as what they are offering you is not what you were sold. Jetstar changed my flight time by 1 and half hours so I asked for a refund. They initially said no and said it was their...
Oct 24, 2017, 10:41 PM
Thanks David...great review. Very confused that people would suggest that a free flight would make you biased (reallly...a free flight is peanuts). The only issue is that a inaugural flight would have low passenger load, and high service standard. I read that the pt/toilet ratio is 1/24 which sou...
Sep 01, 2017, 11:51 AM
I would say it is almost impossible. I just booked 2 Qantas oneworld RTW tickets for my inlaws (2 tickets using the oneworld 280,000 point fare). This was doable but it is rare to get more than 2 award seats (especially on the leg to and from Australia). It could be done if you were prepared to t...
Apr 24, 2018, 04:05 PM
Auto correct... ausbt. https://www.ausbt.com.au/how-to-fly-round-the-world-using-qantas-frequent-flyer-points
Apr 24, 2018, 04:03 PM
A oneworld “round the world” ticket in F costs 420,000 points. Qantas has limited availability but Qatar, Cathay and BA is better (although BA has high surcharges). Lots of rules to use this ticket but if you are flexible you can get great value. Austin has a good article
Feb 20, 2018, 06:44 AM
A lot of people would use a fully flex fare that was fully refundable for credit card minimum spend bonuses.
Sep 01, 2017, 12:03 PM
Any idea when you will be able to book SQ with Alaska miles. Would be very interested to see the redemption chart and allowed routes (website says "coming soon")