1 March 2022

Frequent Flyer Training Updates

We’ve recently completed a major update to the Frequent Flyer Solutions training. All training units have been updated, but here is a summary of some of the key updates from the past month.

As a reminder, Business & First Class members enjoy unlimited access to the Frequent Flyer Solutions training program. If you’re a Premium Economy or Economy member, you can access the first unit of every course for free or upgrade your membership to gain full access!

Major updates to travel insurance & post-COVID travel units

We’ve completely rewritten Unit 10.2.6 (Travel Insurance) and Unit 10.2.7 (Travel in a Post-COVID World) to reflect the new travel situation in 2022.

Qantas Frequent Flyer improves value of hotel & holiday redemptions

Qantas has permanently increased the value of Qantas Hotels and Qantas Holidays redemptions. We’ve updated our chart showing the average value of all Qantas Frequent Flyer redemptions in Unit 1.1.2 (Points & Status Credits).

Alaska Airlines miles now redeemable for Malaysia Airlines flights

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has added another new redemption partner, with miles now redeemable for Malaysia Airlines flights. (Unfortunately, the value isn’t that great.) Updated Unit 4.2.2 (Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan).

New resource for aircraft seat selection

We’ve added a great new resource to Unit 1.2.5 (Get the Best Seat on the Plane), aeroLOPA, which contains accurate airline seat maps with intricate detail.

New tools to assist with finding award availability

We’ve added information about two new resources that can assist with finding award seat availability to Unit 5.3.1 (Introduction to Specialised Online Tools).

There’s a new cheapest place to start a round-the-world trip

We’ve updated our guide listing the cheapest places to begin a Oneworld Explorer round-the-world trip in Unit 7.2.1 (Alliance Round-the-World Tickets). There’s a surprising new country that has become the cheapest place to begin a round-the-world trip, with Business Class round-the-world fares from there costing around $5,000 less than if you started the trip in Australia.

Cheap flight strategies updated

We’ve updated Unit 7.1.5 (Cheap Flight Strategies by Route) to reflect the current travel situation in 2022.

The House Lounges join Priority Pass

Priority Pass members can now access The House lounges at Sydney and Melbourne international airports. A $20 surcharge applies to access premium lounge services. Unit 8.2.2 (Priority Pass) updated.