A brand new Hilton hotel has opened in the centre of Sydney. West Hotel Sydney, Curio Collection by Hilton is located a short walk from Darling Harbour, Barangaroo and Wynyard train station. There are 182 rooms and facilities include a small gym and restaurant. As a Hilton-branded hotel, Hilton Honors members can earn and redeem points at this property. Silver, Gold and … [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.
A key benefit of the Coles Flybuys loyalty program has been its partnership with Etihad Airways. Until recently, it was possible to transfer Flybuys points to the Etihad Guest frequent flyer program. But last month Flybuys suspended Etihad Guest transfers indefinitely and without notice. Until further notice, it is also no longer possible to earn Flybuys points when booking … [Read more...]
It has been reported that the Oneworld alliance may soon have a new member airline in China Southern. Based in Guangzhou, China Southern is one of the world's largest airlines and flies to six Australian cities. Should China Southern join Oneworld, this would have significant implications for Australian frequent flyers. China Southern is currently a member of the SkyTeam … [Read more...]
The gradual decline in airline loyalty benefits are a common complaint among frequent flyers. But it seems one industry still offers serious sweeteners to anyone smart enough to sign up for the loyalty program. Repeat users are offered free upgrades, free meals, booking discounts, VIP parties… the list goes on! What's more, all of this is offered to the member's entire … [Read more...]
After 11 years as a loyal Platinum frequent flyer, earning enough status credits to earn Lifetime Gold almost twice over, our member Pleb Status has decided to call it a day. For this member, it's no longer worthwhile maintaining loyalty to the flying kangaroo. Pleb Status admits that they will miss the First class lounge access. But being based in Perth, other airlines … [Read more...]