Qantas has foreshadowed the possibility of launching flights to South Korea, Taiwan and the Pacific Islands by early next year at yesterday's Annual General Meeting. It comes as Qantas flags further cost cutting and lashes out at some states for keeping borders closed against health advice. Qantas eyes new markets as borders remain closed At yesterday's virtual shareholders' … [Read more...]
Loyalty Program is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. All frequent flyer programs are essentially loyalty programs. But there are other non-airline loyalty programs, such as the loyalty programs associated with hotels.
A good example of a non-airline loyalty program is Flybuys. With this program you can earn Qantas points on your weekly shop!
Flybuys Chief Operating Officer Phil Hawkins knows a thing or two about loyalty programs. He was with Flybuys right back when the Australian loyalty program launched in 1994! In Episode 47 of the AFF on AIR podcast, Phil Hawkins joins Matt Graham to discuss all aspects of the Flybuys program including its partnership with Velocity Frequent Flyer and why targeted offers are … [Read more...]
It looks like Regional Express Airlines (Rex) is serious about leasing Boeing 737s and flying major capital city routes from March 2021. But will Rex be able to woo frequent flyers, and is there really enough room for a third player in the domestic market? Rex's plan to launch capital city flights In May 2020, Rex announced an ambitious proposal to acquire new jet aircraft … [Read more...]
There has long been a joke that frequent flyer programs make more money for airlines than flying planes. In the current climate, it couldn't be more true! Last week Qantas revealed a $2.7 billion statutory loss for the 2019-20 financial year. After a profitable first half to the financial year, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a disastrous second half. Across the whole … [Read more...]
Last week, Woolworths' Everyday Rewards loyalty program officially launched in Tasmania. It will eventually replace the Frequent $hopper Club, which will be discontinued on or shortly after 31 December 2020. Everyday Rewards is the newly relaunched version of Woolworths Rewards, which was not previously available to Tasmanian residents. Everyday Rewards members can earn … [Read more...]