Frequent flyer News

UA status match gives Star Alliance Gold with six flights

United's Status Match Challenge is back in 2020, and it's your shortcut to Star Alliance Gold perks.

CBA launches new Ultimate Awards credit card

CBA’s new top-tier credit card packs in bonus points on overseas purchases: plus, no foreign transaction fees.

Qantas Points Club: here's what we know

The new Qantas Points Club is aimed at "high buyers" rather than high flyers.

Qantas expands Air France, KLM frequent flyer partnerships

You can now earn and spend Qantas Points across all Air France and KLM flights globally: plus, new perks for Gold and Platinum.

Oneworld mulls points upgrades across all member airlines

Under the proposal, any Oneworld airline's frequent flyer points could be used for an upgrade on any other alliance member.

Virgin cuts ties with BP as Qantas primes the (petrol) pump

The new points-for-petrol partnership between Qantas and BP is set to take off early next year.

Virgin Australia rolls out points upgrades on Delta flights

Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now upgrade to business class on Delta flights for as few as 3,900 Velocity points.

How to earn Qantas Points with Uber and Uber Eats

Now you can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points with all Uber and Uber Eats bookings, even worldwide.

Qantas looks to add new Gold, Platinum frequent flyer perks

A frequent flyer survey reveals how Qantas is considering a range of status-based benefits beyond Lifetime Gold.

Now you can turn Uber Rewards into Qantas Points

The Uber Rewards program has signed up Qantas as a points partner, but the 'exchange rate' leaves much to be desired.

Etihad Guest polishes perks for Gold, Platinum members

Free inflight WiFi and chauffeur drive on flights booked with points are the top-line benefits for top-tier frequent flyers.

Virgin Australia inks Velocity partnership with Optus

Optus is the newest partner in Virgin Australia's Velocity frequent flyer scheme, with an opening offer of up to 40,000 points.

Lufthansa: Lifetime Senator, Frequent Traveller status

Changes to the Miles & More loyalty program will offer lifetime status for top-tier Senator and Frequent Traveller members.

Virgin to launch Velocity subscription service?

A Virgin Australia survey polls frequent flyers on the notion of paying an annual fee for a range of above-status benefits.

Qantas turbocharges points, status credits on AA flights

With status credit earning rates quadrupled on some flights, travelling with American Airlines just got more rewarding.

Woolworths boosts supermarket Qantas Points

Under the revamped Woolworths Rewards program, shoppers will earn more frequent flyer points, faster.

United overhauls MileagePlus frequent flyer upgrades

PlusPoints replace Regional Premier Upgrades and Global Premier Upgrades in United's latest frequent flyer revamp

Virgin to buy back 100% of Velocity

Virgin will spend $700 million to buy back a 35% private equity stake in its Velocity loyalty scheme.