United Mileage Plus has removed its award charts and will shift to "dynamic" award pricing for travel from 15 November 2019. United gave no warning about the changes and they have attracted universal criticism, with many frequent flyers seeing this as a major devaluation of the United Mileage Plus loyalty program. United Airlines sold these "award travel updates" to its … [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 get a flight upgrade with frequent flyer points to discover some of the benefits of Loyalty Programs.
Several loyalty program devaluations affecting Australians will take place after next weekend. Over the coming days, Amex Membership Rewards, Westpac Altitude Rewards and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer are all changing their programs for the worse. It's now your last chance to prepare for the upcoming changes! So we thought we'd give a quick recap of what's changing next … [Read more...]
Choosing between Qantas and Virgin Australia is a common dilemma facing Australian frequent flyers. Although Qantas has a stronger route network - both domestically and internationally - sticking with Virgin can have its advantages. Last year, AFF member juliusg flew a mixture of both Qantas and Virgin Australia in Business class. This year, this member has decided to direct … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]