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They've hinted at this in the past and it would certainly be well received, but their focus has been on building up the membership base.
Jul 13, 2017, 01.33 PM / Qantas Gold status match is Velocity's secret weapon
It's also possible to visit St Petersburg as a tourist on a strict 72-hour visa-free programme provided you arrive and depart by ferry (and have a hop-on-hop-off tour booked, which you don't actually need to use).
Jun 07, 2017, 06.20 PM / How to get a visa invitation letter to visit Russia
No miles unless the connecting partner is a partner airline of your chosen FFP, but you receive whatever perks the connecting airlines has chosen to extend as part of its offering as a Star Alliance connecting partner.So, a bit more convoluted than VA's virtual network of partners.
May 16, 2017, 03.02 PM / Star Alliance signs up Shanghai's Juneyao Airlines
Intriguing... I wasn't aware they had upgraded Melbourne-Singapore and Sydney-Bangkok to A380 services. It seems like there's plenty of capacity between Brisbane and Singapore though.I'd certainly welcome an EK A380 service to Singapore.
May 12, 2017, 03.57 PM / Emirates boosts Brisbane flights with new Dubai service
It's unlikely they'd keep the Singapore stopover for EK433/EK432 if they upgaged it to an A380, so adding a 3rd daily flight using a 777 gives them added flexibility with this service.
May 12, 2017, 01.57 PM / Emirates boosts Brisbane flights with new Dubai service
Aegean still operates domestic flights using both flight numbers. Your non-Aegean Star Alliance status will only be honored if you booked against the A3 flight number. It has been this way since they bought out Olympic Air, and while I'm not certain of the reasons it would not surprise me if it w...
May 29, 2017, 09.20 AM / Aegean Airlines nolonger recognises Star Alliance Gold within Greece
Assuming you bid for your upgrade as a 'oneup' upgrade, this information from the AirNZ website would apply:Which baggage allowance applies when OneUp™ offers are accepted?AnswerIf your Offer is accepted and you have received a OneUp Upgrade, the baggage allowance applicable to the OneUp U...
May 10, 2017, 04.05 PM / Recognition Upgrade Baggage Allowance
It'll include extra luggage and meals, but seat selection (on Qantas International flights) is still only available as a for-fee add-on unless you hold an eligible status with Qantas, oneworld or Emirates.
May 10, 2017, 03.53 PM / Any experience JQ Ticket & QF Flight?
They've just filed this daily schedule, tentatively starting March 31st on a 738.OD157 KUL1805 â€“ 2110DPS2200 â€“ 0540+1BNE 738 DOD158 BNE0715 â€“ 1145DPS1245 â€“ 1545KUL 738 D
Mar 01, 2017, 11.59 AM / Malindo Air, Brisbane
It's a scheduling change, not increased frequency. October 30 onwards, will see the following schedule. TG473 BKK0001 – 1205BNE 787 x246TG477 BKK0900 – 2105BNE 787 246 TG474 BNE1400 – 2010BKK 787 x246TG478 BNE2340 – 0550+1BKK 787 246
Aug 16, 2016, 02.01 PM / Thai Airways - double daily to BNE?