Most Qantas Frequent Flyer members are used to getting emails from the airline. Qantas sends out almost daily emails about sales, Rewards Store discounts, health insurance, Qantas Golf Club, credit cards, monthly newsletters, offers to upgrade your flight... the list goes on. But one AFF member is particularly unimpressed to have received no less than nine emails encouraging … [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!
Last Friday was the last day to earn or redeem Velocity Frequent Flyer points at BP petrol stations. Since Saturday, 1 February 2020, BP is now a partner of Qantas instead. Once Qantas and BP receive final ACCC approval, BP plans to give its customers the option of earning BP Rewards points or Qantas Frequent Flyer points at the bowser. It could still take a few more months … [Read more...]
When redeeming Velocity Frequent Flyer points for Virgin Australia flights, you'll need to pay a "carrier charge" in addition to the points required for a reward seat. This surcharge was initially introduced from 1 January 2019, and was recently increased on 8 January 2020. In addition to Virgin Australia flights, Velocity carrier charges are added to Delta reward seat … [Read more...]
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...]
Cathay Pacific's Asia Miles frequent flyer program will change the way in which miles expire from 1 January 2020. Currently, Asia Miles have a fixed expiry date of 3 years after they are earned. Regardless of how actively you earn or redeem miles, they will always expire if not fully used within 3 years. This is problematic because it's very difficult for the average … [Read more...]