Thai Airways has announced a significant devaluation to its Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer program. The airline is selling the changes as rewarding customers with "more miles" and "more award flexibility". But, make no mistake - the value in this frequent flyer program is being gutted. The changes will take effect from 1 October 2019, so at least Thai Airways has given … [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.
Accumulate enough frequent flyer points, and the world is your oyster! But how many points is too many? Although frequent flyer points can be a valuable currency, they're a terrible investment in the long term. Frequent flyer points - unlike money - don't earn interest, can expire and may lose value at any time. In a way, a very large balance of points could be considered a … [Read more...]
Accor's Le Club loyalty program is due for a brand refresh. From late 2019, Le Club will become Accor ALL, which we're told stands for "Accor Live Limitless". This will become the single, combined loyalty program of Accor's existing and newly-acquired brands - some of which still have their own loyalty programs. Hotel brands to be brought under the Accor ALL portfolio will … [Read more...]
In case you haven't already heard, Qantas released its latest Double Status Credits promotion this week. Until tomorrow, you can earn double Qantas status credits on all new Qantas flight bookings, for travel until the end of August. Double status credit promotions are popular with both airlines and their customers, and for good reason. These offers encourage forward airline … [Read more...]
Note: Thai Airways is making significant changes to its Royal Orchid Plus program from 1 October 2019. Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus is a frequent flyer program that's often overlooked. While it does have some limitations, there are some great sweet spots for Australian travellers. And, if you have an Amex Membership Rewards account, you can easily transfer points directly … [Read more...]