Flybuys will officially terminate its Etihad Guest partnership on 31 July 2018 - seven months after Etihad Guest transfers were suspended. From this date, it will also no longer be possible be earn Etihad Guest Tier Miles at Coles, or to collect Flybuys points by booking flights on the Flybuys-Etihad travel portal. Flybuys already suspended the ability to transfer Flybuys … [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.
The transfer rates from Amex Membership Rewards to the new combined SPG/Marriott Rewards program have been revealed. The changes to Amex transfers to SPG, taking effect from August, are not pretty! Currently, Australian Amex Membership Rewards points can be converted to Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Starpoints at a rate of 1:0.5. That is, one Amex point is equal to 0.5 … [Read more...]
Commonwealth Bank has increased its CommBank Awards airline and hotel transfer partners overnight from 2 to 12! In addition to Qantas and Virgin Australia, CommBank Awards points can now be transferred to airlines including United, Japan Airlines and Air France. This creates some interesting new possibilities as several new partners are unique to Commonwealth Bank. Here's … [Read more...]
Not all frequent flyer points were created equal. The value you receive depends on how they are spent. We all try to maximise the value we get when redeeming frequent flyer points… so how do you know if you're getting a good deal? The "Cents Per Point" Method One way to calculate the value of your frequent flyer points is to use the "cents per point" method. To do this, you … [Read more...]
Qantas has announced a brand new bonus status credits offer! Until 19 June, Qantas is offering 50% bonus status credits to frequent flyers registered with Qantas Business Rewards. Using this offer, you can fast-track your way to Qantas Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum One status! The offer can be used with as many new bookings as you like, for travel any time between now … [Read more...]