For Qantas Frequent Flyer members with large point balances, having those points stolen could be a nightmare. Thankfully, if this does happen, the airline has processes in place to recover the points. DoctorSimon was mortified to discover recently that 185,000 points had been stolen from their Qantas Frequent Flyer account. The thief had already used the points to book … [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.
Read our guide how to transfer SPG points for travel on different airlines to learn more about hotel loyalty programs.
Star Alliance Gold status is handy to have when flying with any of the 28 Star Alliance airlines including Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, ANA, Thai Airways and Air Canada. But which is the best frequent flyer program for earning Star Alliance status? This guide analyses the 9 Star Alliance frequent flyer programs that are of most interest to Australians. It explains … [Read more...]
The Hilton Honors status match comes with 90 days of Gold or Diamond status at Hilton hotels. Available to anyone that already holds an equivalent status level with another hotel loyalty program, the status match also comes with a challenge to retain the status. For a Hilton Diamond challenge, this involves staying 8 times at Hilton hotel brands during the 90 day trial … [Read more...]
United Mileage Plus has removed its award charts and will shift to "dynamic" award pricing for travel from 15 November 2019. United gave no warning about the changes and they have attracted universal criticism, with many frequent flyers seeing this as a major devaluation of the United Mileage Plus loyalty program. United Airlines sold these "award travel updates" to its … [Read more...]
Several loyalty program devaluations affecting Australians will take place after next weekend. Over the coming days, Amex Membership Rewards, Westpac Altitude Rewards and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer are all changing their programs for the worse. It's now your last chance to prepare for the upcoming changes! So we thought we'd give a quick recap of what's changing next … [Read more...]