Qantas now offers its frequent flyers the option to renew their Gold or Platinum status using frequent flyer points. Normally, Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum members need to earn 1,200 status credits within a 12-month period to renew Qantas status. But if you don't quite earn enough status credits during your membership year, you can renew for 120,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer … [Read more...]
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Flybuys is once again offering selected members three months of complimentary Virgin Australia Gold status! As part of the 'Explore Gold' offer, Flybuys members are also able to extend their status for a further year by earning just 80 Velocity status credits in 3 months. The Virgin Australia Explore Gold offer was sent yesterday to selected Flybuys members with linked … [Read more...]
If you've been looking for a Star Alliance status match, now could be your chance! Air New Zealand is currently offering a complimentary Gold status match to Australian and New Zealand residents that already hold status with another airline. It's no coincidence that this offer comes in the middle of a bitter break-up between Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia. The … [Read more...]
Etihad Airways has introduced a new fare type which doesn't include checked luggage. Etihad's new hand-luggage only fares are being sold as "Economy Deal" tickets and include only up to 7kg of carry-on luggage. Economy Deal fares also cannot be cancelled or upgraded, and Etihad Guest miles are earned at a reduced rate. Economy Saver tickets continue to include 30kg of … [Read more...]
Velocity Platinum is the highest status level available to frequent flyers with Virgin Australia (other than "The Club" which is invitation-only.) Platinum status comes with a range of useful published benefits. There are the usual perks like lounge access (with up to 3 guests), priority check-in, priority boarding, bonus points and an increased baggage allowance. There are … [Read more...]