• Just to update: it's now possible to use Velocity points for upgrades on Delta, when travelling on a Virgin Australia (VA) codeshare flight number. More detail here.

  • Safe travels! Just be aware that not every Plaza Premium lounge accepts LoungeKey (or Priority Pass), but you can of course browse the LoungeKey directory to see which you can access.(Some notable exceptions include the Plaza Premium departures lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5 and the PPL arrivals l...

  • The frequent flyer partnership only launched today, so I suspect you would not be able to claim anything. Qantas hasn't yet added Air France and KLM to the 'claim missing points' feature on its website: but once this has been updated to support Air France claims, you could always lodge a request ...

  • Yes, Qantas already previously had an interline agreement with both Air France and KLM, so this remains possible when connecting between Qantas and those airlines (and vice versa), regardless of whether the itinerary was booked with money or points. Qantas can also issue boarding passes for conne...

  • Having lots of economy seats available is a given as that's where most of the seats on the plane are physically located, but doing some early searches when researching this article, a respectable number of business class reward seats popped up, particularly on long-distance flights for Air France...