Virgin Australia will no longer print Velocity Frequent Flyer membership numbers on boarding passes issued by airport check-in kiosks. The change, which appears to be for privacy and security reasons, took effect from yesterday. In addition, Velocity Frequent Flyer members are now required to show their digital membership card along with their boarding pass in order to … [Read more...]
Airline status ensures an enjoyable experience when flying with the airline putting you ahead of the crowd when trying to get an upgrade, complimentary lounge access and other benefits.
Unlike frequent flyer points which do not offer airline status, Qantas status credits is the key to earning Silver, Gold or Platinum Qantas status.
As the coronavirus outbreak spreads, more flights are getting cancelled and fewer people are travelling. Demand for leisure travel is weak, some countries have imposed travel bans, and many corporate travellers are grounded as businesses impose their own travel restrictions. As a result, many airlines and hotels - especially in the Asia-Pacific region - are struggling. In … [Read more...]
The Shangri-La Group has announced that it will extend the tier status and benefits of all Golden Circle hotel loyalty program members worldwide. Current Diamond and Jade members of Shangri-La's Golden Circle program will all have their status extended until 31 December 2021, due to the current coronavirus situation and associated travel restrictions. The updated status … [Read more...]
World of Hyatt has confirmed that it will extend the tier status of Discoverist, Explorist and Globalist members that live in Australia or New Zealand until 2022. The loyalty program of Hyatt hotels announced that it is extending the elite status and benefits of members that reside in the Asia Pacific region, due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. A Hyatt spokesperson … [Read more...]
Qantas Frequent Flyer surprised everybody this week by releasing a new Qantas Double Status Credits offer! In Episode 30 of the AFF on AIR podcast, travel agent extraordinaire Alan Lam (a.k.a. “madrooster” on AFF) joins AFF Editor Matt Graham to discuss the best Qantas status runs to book with Double Status Credits, and things to consider when planning a status run. This … [Read more...]