If you're a loyal Oneworld, Star Alliance or SkyTeam flyer, you probably try to fly with airlines from your alliance at every opportunity. But, as great as airline alliances and partnerships are, they don't cover every corner of the globe. When travelling overseas, you'll occasionally need to fly with obscure airlines that aren't part of any alliance. When flying with an … [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.
After much speculation, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Marriott Rewards have announced details of their new combined loyalty program. Starwood and Marriott hotels merged back in 2016, but their respective loyalty programs have remained separate… until now. The SPG, Marriott Rewards and also Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs will become a single loyalty program from 1 August … [Read more...]
Most frequent flyer programs will allow you to redeem your points for not only your own travel, but also for friends and family members. This can be handy if you want to book award flights for other people, such as relatives, using your own frequent flyer points. But the exact rules vary by frequent flyer program. Some will only allow you to redeem your points for immediate … [Read more...]
Air New Zealand has terminated its trans-Tasman alliance with Virgin Australia. The surprise announcement marks the end of an 8-year partnership between the Kiwi carrier and Virgin Australia. Air New Zealand's alliance with Virgin Australia will end on 28 October 2018. From this date, Virgin Australia customers will no longer be able to book Air New Zealand codeshare flights … [Read more...]
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles are a valuable currency. You can redeem Alaska Airlines miles to fly with around 15 different airlines including Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Korean Air and Emirates, and awards are excellent value. The miles required to redeem for a flight are relatively low. There are also no fuel surcharges on award tickets with most partner … [Read more...]