Frequent flyer News

Frequent flyer programs adapt to suit grounded members

The coronavirus has made us "infrequent" flyers, so airline loyalty programs are changing to suit.

Bloomberg News |

Status match brings Qantas perks to Virgin frequent flyers

A rare status match from Qantas partner Qatar Airways unlocks Qantas perks for Velocity Silver, Gold and Platinum members.

David Flynn |

HSBC cuts points, increases fees on Qantas credit card

New HSBC customers will pay higher fees to earn fewer Qantas Points on their everyday credit card spends.

Chris Chamberlin |

Be quick to apply for this Qatar Airways status match

Move quick to take advantage of this status match to Silver, Gold or Platinum with Oneworld member Qatar Airways.

David Flynn |

Cathay Pacific extends Marco Polo Club status to 2022

Silver, Gold and Diamond members of Cathay Pacific's Marco Polo Club loyalty program will keep their status without flying.

David Flynn |

Virgin Australia unfreezes Velocity Frequent Flyer points

The program's four-week ban on members using their points is starting to lift, with domestic flights the first cab off the rank.

Chris Chamberlin |

Airlines, hotels raise billions of dollars by selling points

Cash-strapped airlines and hotels look to unlock significant amounts of money by tapping into one of their most valuable assets.

David Flynn |

Air Canada pushes Aeroplan reboot back to end of 2020

The long-awaited relaunch of Air Canada's Aeroplan rewards program now sits a little further away, with the Star Alliance membe...

David Flynn |

Banks pull down the shutters on Virgin Australia Velocity

Sitting on a pile of credit card reward points? You won't be able to convert them into Velocity Points for the time being.

Chris Chamberlin |

How to earn Qantas status credits without flying

Earn up to 100 bonus Qantas status credits without leaving the ground, just by buying everyday essentials like food and fuel.

Brandon Loo |

United lifts reward rates on Star Alliance flights

Without notice, United's MileagePlus members now need 10% more miles to book many Star Alliance reward flights from Australia.

Chris Chamberlin |

These airlines are extending the use-by date of your miles

With international travel still largely on hold, some airlines are making your miles last longer, keeping them ready to fly.

Chris Chamberlin |

AMEX, ANZ, HSBC, NAB suspend Velocity points transfers

With Velocity members currently unable to spend any points, some credit card issuers are blocking further conversions.

Chris Chamberlin |

Virgin administrator says Velocity won't be sold off

The Velocity frequent flyer program will be a key part of the Virgin Mk II package offered to the airline's new owner.

David Flynn |

Virgin Australia freezes Velocity frequent flyer points

Velocity Frequent Flyer members can continue to earn points, but won't be able to spend them for at least the next four weeks.

Chris Chamberlin |

What happens to your points if an airline goes bust?

The good news: you probably won't magically and tragically lose all your points if an airline goes into administration.

David Flynn |

BA's 12-month status extension is not for everyone

British Airways is giving members of its On Business rewards program a free year of status.

David Flynn |

AA gives an extra year of AAdvantage elite status

American Airlines is the last of the major US carriers to roll out respite for grounded frequent flyers.

Chris Chamberlin |