Let’s face it, travelling is not all rainbows and unicorns… Being trapped in hours-long queues, navigating tedious checkpoints, unexpectedly entering the exorbitant ‘excess baggage’ territory, and pushing and shoving your way to a coffee in the food court are not the most relaxing ways to start a trip of a lifetime.
What if we told you it didn’t have to be this way? Travelling with the global oneworld alliance could be your ticket to a more rewarding and less stressful flying experience. Enjoying the value-added benefits of elite status that come with frequent flying will leave you feeling quite the rockstar. With a multitude of ways to clock up points and miles both at home and while travelling, joining the much-coveted club of elite frequent flyer status could be more within reach than you thought.
In addition to earning and redeeming miles on all oneworld airlines, travellers can now enjoy the following benefits:
Enjoy a host of privileges next time you take to the skies. Experience priority check-in and boarding, complimentary additional baggage allowances and fast-tracked security clearance. Of course, the ultimate perk is access to business-class lounges across the world for Sapphire-tiered travellers and a guest (even if travelling on a basic economy ticket). The privilege ceiling is raised even higher with Emerald-tiered travellers gaining exclusive access to first-class lounges.
Sit back and take in the panoramic view of the award-winning first-class Qantas lounge in Sydney whilst enjoying a signature Neil Perry dish from the complementary a la carte dining. Unwind in the private sanctuary of Cathay Pacific’s cabana service in Hong Kong, or shake off your jet lag by taking a traditional Finnish sauna in Finnair’s Platinum wing lounge in Helsinki.
Photo courtesy of Qantas
The amazing thing about flying with an alliance like oneworld is that there are no additional member fees or separate frequent flyer schemes to sign up to. Simply become a Qantas Frequent Flyer (earning points on everything from international and interstate flights to your Woolworths grocery shop) to reap the rewards across the global network. Your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership status automatically translates across to the three tiers of elite status within oneworld, with Qantas Gold Members achieving Sapphire status and Platinum members considered top-tier Emerald elites.