What is “AFF Verified Status”
As the name implies, this is your airline status as independently verified by the Australian Frequent Flyer.
You’ve worked hard for your status, so you might want to communicate what you’ve achieved to like-minded members. Nothing like a bit of peer group recognition!
But you can also get some real tangible benefits: As you may know many airlines offer a “Status Match” whereby they offer to match the status you have in one airline with the equivalent status in their program. (In fact, the Australian Frequent Flyer has been approached by airlines requesting details of our members who are “Status Match” candidates.)
In addition, other travel companies often offer perks or “special deals” to proven “high value” travellers. By having your existing status readily on-hand we can facilitate this process.
How to Verify and Display your Status
We currently verify and display Status for Qantas and Virgin Australia. Other airlines may be included in the future.
To activate this feature, you will need to enter your account details. Enter your account details at the bottom of THIS PAGE (Settings>Edit Profile). See example below:
Note that this SECURE PAGE is never displayed to anyone (other than you). Communication to our server is via secure HTTPS protocol and your password is encrypted prior to be stored on the database. The information you enter on this page is therefore fully secure.
Within 24 hours, our system will automatically access the Qantas and/or Virgin websites using your credentials you provided to determine your status with the airline. Our system will continue to monitor your status, periodically checking with the airline. Any change we find will be reflected in our system.
You can remove your details at any time. If you do so, we will remove your AFF Verified Status information from your posts.
Privacy and Security
We take great care in ensuring the privacy and security of any information you provide.
Here are a few of the best practices we follow: We have a dedicated webserver located in a secure Data Centre which complies with the highest levels of security. We employ (at great expense!) skilled technical staff to manage our server and its security. Passwords are stored using high grade encryption. From the moment you enter your password, it is never stored as plain text. Only authorised staff have access to the server and any membership information.
We may use aggregate user data to negotiate special offers (such as Status Match) for our members. If we believe you are eligible for the offer, we will contact you and invite you to register for the offer. If you choose to register, the supplier may request basic information to confirm your eligibility and to process the offer. This required information will be fully disclosed to you before you register for the offer.