Frequent flyer News
The coronavirus has made us "infrequent" flyers, so airline loyalty programs are changing to suit.
A rare status match from Qantas partner Qatar Airways unlocks Qantas perks for Velocity Silver, Gold and Platinum members.
New HSBC customers will pay higher fees to earn fewer Qantas Points on their everyday credit card spends.
Move quick to take advantage of this status match to Silver, Gold or Platinum with Oneworld member Qatar Airways.
The program's four-week ban on members using their points is starting to lift, with domestic flights the first cab off the rank.
Cash-strapped airlines and hotels look to unlock significant amounts of money by tapping into one of their most valuable assets.
We run the ruler over the parental pause benefits for Qantas and Virgin Australia frequent flyers.
With Virgin Australia in administration and Velocity Points currently frozen, some members are rightly concerned.
Sitting on a pile of credit card reward points? You won't be able to convert them into Velocity Points for the time being.
Earn up to 100 bonus Qantas status credits without leaving the ground, just by buying everyday essentials like food and fuel.
Earn up to 2 Qantas Points per litre of fuel, plus up to 50 bonus Qantas status credits.
You can earn Qantas Points at BP and Caltex, and Velocity Points at Coles Express (Shell) – but which is the most rewarding?
Without notice, United's MileagePlus members now need 10% more miles to book many Star Alliance reward flights from Australia.
With international travel still largely on hold, some airlines are making your miles last longer, keeping them ready to fly.
With Velocity members currently unable to spend any points, some credit card issuers are blocking further conversions.
The Velocity frequent flyer program will be a key part of the Virgin Mk II package offered to the airline's new owner.
Velocity Frequent Flyer members can continue to earn points, but won't be able to spend them for at least the next four weeks.
The good news: you probably won't magically and tragically lose all your points if an airline goes into administration.