Reward Program News

EK adds fuel surcharge to reward flights

The cost of those 'free' reward flights with Emirates just got more expensive, with the airline adding a fuel surcharge to...

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New Qantas Cash travel money/frequent flyer card

Qantas is taking its frequent flyer card to the next level with "Qantas Cash", allowing the plastic to be used as a prepai...

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Better frequent flyer program: QF or EK?

Now that Qantas and Emirates are forging forwards with their alliance, which takes effect from April 1, frequent flyers ar...

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Full details: Emirates' new Skywards Platinum

Emirates is introducing a new Platinum level to its Skywards frequent flyer program, with the top tier membership matched to Qa...

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How "marketed & operated" flights affect points

In this era of airline partnerships and alliances it can be tricky to work out which flights earn the most Qantas or Virgi...

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QF flyers get points, perks on Emirates

With the historic Qantas-Emirates alliance now all but a done deal, and the Red Roo already selling tickets for shared Emirates...

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Air France-KLM match frequent flyer status

LATEST | Air France/KLM has pulled down the shutters on the Flying Blue status match. Visitors to the status match s...

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Accor's 'instant Platinum' deal returns

UPDATE | We hope you got in quick – as of late Monday evening, January 14th, Accor's 'instant Platinum' promotion has bee...

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Qantas' 10-points-per-$ gift voucher sale

If you fly Qantas and collect Frequent Flyer points — or if you're looking for the perfect present for a travelling ...

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Virgin Atlantic & Delta tie up: Velocity impact

With Delta set to take a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic -- buying that stake from Singapore Airlines for US$360 million -- there ...

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Virgin Australia Velocity credit cards compared

The Velocity Rewards credit card market is heating up, with the classic and recently re-branded Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer...

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Free membership in Qantas Epiqure

Here's a top travel hack for Qantas frequent flyers: grab free membership in the airline's epiQure wine club, a deal value...

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Velocity benefits on Air NZ currently offline

Virgin Australia's Velocity Gold and Platinum frequent flyers have been sidelined under Air New Zealand's new Seat Select ...

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Virgin & Amex launch new rewards card

Virgin Australia and American Express are rolling out a frequent flyer rewards credit card with no annual fee. The new America...

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Qantas launches Diners Club/Mastercard combo

Another piece of points-earning plastic touches down today with the launch of a new Qantas Frequent Flyer Diners Club card...

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Virgin America status match

Virgin America is rolling out the status match red carpet to top-tier United MileagePlus Premier and American Airlines AAA...

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Take a ride in a Qantas flight simulator

Any airline loyalty program lets you trade your points in on a flight – but Qantas is now offering frequent flyers the ch...

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QFF points on eBay?

Need to top up your Qantas frequent flyer points balance to claim that business class award seat? Be warned that eBay isn't the...

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