The Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs will combine under a new brand from next month. On 13 February 2019, the three programs will merge to become the "Marriott Bonvoy" loyalty program. This will be the final step in the ongoing merger of Starwood and Marriott. The Starwood Preferred Guest, Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Marriott … [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.
Qantas Frequent Flyer has increased the fee it charges members to join the program to $99.50. The new Qantas Frequent Flyer joining fee, charged to Australian residents, represents a $10 increase on the 2018 membership price. At the beginning of this year, Qantas also increased the membership fee charged to New Zealand residents from NZD50 to NZD60. This is a once-off … [Read more...]
Singapore Airlines has announced a raft of changes to its KrisFlyer frequent flyer program, taking effect from January 2019. The 2019 KrisFlyer changes are largely bad news for frequent flyers, with the cost of some Singapore Airlines award flights and upgrades increasing. We've put together this detailed guide with everything you need to know about the latest KrisFlyer … [Read more...]
A unique feature of Virgin Australia's Velocity program is the ability to transfer Velocity points to KrisFlyer, the frequent flyer program of Singapore Airlines. Conversely, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles may be transferred to Velocity. This is a terrific benefit because Singapore Airlines has one of the world's best frequent flyer programs! So, how does this work and when … [Read more...]
On 1 January 2019, transfers between Velocity Frequent Flyer and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer will become more expensive. It's currently possible to transfer points between each program at a 1.35:1 rate. But next year this will increase to a 1.55:1 conversion, representing around a 15% devaluation. Given the upcoming changes to KrisFlyer transfers, you may be wondering … [Read more...]