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Hint from Skyscanner.com never spend your points on hotels or airline shops.
Skyscanner suggest Velocity Frequent Flyer and Qantas Frequent Flyer offer the most opportunities for point earning and route coverage.
As a guideline, frequent flyer points are worth more in the sky than they are on the ground. Your points typically have more value when it comes to booking flights than they do for purchasing goods through the airline’s store or booking a hotel room.
Points usually have the best value when used for upgrades and purchasing full-priced fares. If you find a flight on sale, it might be worth paying for that flight outright and earning points with it than spending your points and getting nailed with taxes and surcharge fees of the full-price (not sale) fare.
According to the Blogg ‘The Simple Dollar . com‘the best Airline rewards in America are the following:-
- Southwest Rapid Rewards – Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card
- Delta SkyMiles – Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
- British Airways Avios – British Airways Visa Signature® Card
- United – United MileagePlus® Explorer Card
In some cases points also expire, so if you’ve accrued many, be sure to spend them before they disappear.
Another interesting fact I read from the Courier Mail Australia that a pet peeve of flight attendants is when a Diet coke is requested. The reason being this drink is especially fizzy because the lower air pressure in the cabin means it is easier for the CO2 to release. In fact, in the time it takes to pour a single Diet Coke, a flight attendant could have also served three other passengers this was confirmed by the blogg These Golden wings. com
So be warned probably not a good idea to order Diet Coke on the trip if you want to keep on the right side of the Attendant.
I thought this was priceless
Budget airlines seem to have a knack for copping flack from their passengers — but you’ve never seen a complaint quite like this before.
Passenger, Jay Mancuso from South Australia, flew low-cost carrier, Jetstar, back to Australia from Bali recently and contacted the airline with a rather unusual gripe. Here’s his hilarious letter to Jetstar on Facebook and their just as witty response.
Dear Mr & Mrs Jetstar.
Hello, my name is Jay, and you guys gave me and my beautiful new wife a lift to Bali the other week to get married. Twas a lovely occasion and I believe you also gave about 60ish of our guests a lift also. Apart from the cramped seats, all went very well.
Now, I have read with interest several attacks on budget airlines, such as yourself, in recent years. Today I’d like to become one of these people (insert eye roll here).
On Friday evening at Denpasar international airport, my wife (still getting used to that) and I checked in at your Jetstar desk. Tired and grumpy (no one likes leaving holidays) we walked through the immigration stuff and wasn’t till we were “on the other side” we noticed that we were incorrectly allocated our seats. Prior to travel, I booked and paid for extra legroom, being a big fella, in seats 1a and 1b. Alas, we were allocated 15c and 15b. What?! That’s outrageous, I thought. I continued to the gate and talked to a lovely lady there who said the seats were double booked. But they changed our seats to 2a & 2b. Oh well, not much I can do from here.
Disgruntled as we were, we walked onto the plane and a wonderful lady, Abbey, flight manager, asked us why we had our tickets changed. I explained. Abbey then moved us to front row opposite and apologised profusely.
BUT! It didn’t stop there. Abbey had the nerve to tell us that she was incredibly embarrassed about our mix up, gave us both a Jetstar comfort pack (love the toothbrush) and a warm little blanket for the journey. Wow, of all the insolence. Then, THEN just after take off, would you believe she continued her torrent of niceness, and told us to select a beverage and some food FREE of charge!!!!!
Landing in Adelaide at 6:00am she then still gave us a huge friendly smile and apologised once again.
This is not the behaviour one expects when travelling with a low cost carrier and it must stop! I expect far less of your staff and I think Abbey needs a good talking to.
So, in finishing. To dear Abbey, flight manager on board flight JQ128 ex DPS -ADL on Friday night the 25th November 2016, I salute you. Your customer service and attention to detail was exemplary. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you turned our frowns upside down. Jetstar, give this girl a sticker of excellence. It’s conduct like this that ensure we will be flying Jetstar again. (But can we please have a Dreamliner plane for the Adelaide to DPS run?)
Yours in good fun.
Jetstar penned this reply:
Thank you for your post and congratulations to you and your new Mrs!
I’m sorry to hear of the issues with your seating, but so glad Abbey could turn it around for you and make sure you had an awesome flight. We go to great lengths to try and provide passengers with excellent customer service so it’s always helpful when a customer takes the time to tell us exactly what we’re getting right.
It’s also really rewarding for our team to have their work recognised in such a thoughtful way. I’ve passed your comments on to Abbey and her managers and I know they’ll really appreciate your thanks.
I’m sorry if I’m just pushing it too far, but I’ve also requested for a refund to be processed back to your credit card for the cost of the extra leg room seating, just as a further gesture of goodwill (how annoying can we be?). We’ll process this within 15 business days.
Thanks again for your great post and all the best to you and your new wife. We hope to see you both on board again soon :)
Cheers — Mrs Jetstar (Emma)
A flock of starlings take flight in what is known as a murmuration, a rare gathering that looks like dancing clouds.
Tripit.com is a free app that organizes your travel plans and gives update on flight changes.
You handle the booking. They take care of the rest.
I very rarely complain – do I? Well this time I am, and so pissed off. It is not the first time this Airline has overcharged (in my opinion). For changing a flight date ($400) for what i believe a compassionate reason (Mother gravely ill) and not only did I have to pay that ridiculous price for changing my flight date they downgraded me to economy even though I had paid for a Works Deluxe seat. By this time I had almost paid for a ticket to America and back. Once again paying for a ‘Works Deluxe’ seat this week ($603 one way from Tauranga) I was ushered to an economy seat. This has not happened once it has happened twice. This ticket allows you into the lounge. Well I bloody near had to tackle the host to get in as they told me my ticket did not allow entrance to this area. Word of advice” Always Always” keep your online ticket to show proof (which I did thank goodness) of your purchase. Don’t assume that your passport is enough proof. These airlines can change your ticket and without you realizing they have downgraded you not upgraded. They do so without verbally letting you know.
This last trip the staff very nicely put me in a seat with more room ‘BUT NO ENTERTAINMENT’ it was not working – so I just had to drink more wine – Thanks to that very nice steward on flight NZ139
If they had upgraded me this letter would not exist.
Anyway I feel better now for getting this off my chest but a word of warning to all those who travel with Air New Zealand always check your boarding ticket to make sure you get what you paid for before you leave the counter.
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