When Ansett Airlines went belly up I lost hundreds of thousands of their frequent flyer points. I then joined the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.
We hardly ever fly Qantas but we have two credit cards that we use for most of our business and personal purchases that give me Qantas points. We usually fly Virgin or Singapore Airlines.
Recently we holidayed in the Philippines. Qantas was the only airline that flew directly between Australia and Manila, albeit in and out of Sydney, and we live in Brisbane. About six weeks before we wished to depart our Travel Agent booked our tickets as Cattle Class, and I decided to try to upgrade on-line to Business Class using my points. [Read more...]