Thai Airways’ Royal Orchid Plus Scheme Means big things for Aussie Travelers

If you’re regularly bound for Bangkok or beyond on Thai Airways, it’s worth getting to know the airline’s Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer scheme. As a Star Alliance airline, Thai’s Royal Orchid Plus members can also grab points when jetting off with the likes of Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Air Canada and Air China.

Alaska Airlines announces new enhancements to the Mileage Plan

Alaska Airlines is upping its game by making its award-winning Mileage Plan more generous with the announcement of four flier-friendly enhancements.  Mileage Plan members now can book award travel on Alaska Airlines flights using fewer miles.

Turkish Airlines Chosen Comarch Loyalty Management to Further Implement its Miles&Smiles

Turkish Airlines has chosen to implement Comarch Loyalty Management (CLM) for their Frequent Flyer Program called “Miles&Smiles”. The carrier operates the largest network in terms number of international destinations and number of flying countries.

Avianca LifeMiles unlocks low-cost business, first class flights

new Avianca ‘buy miles’ promotion is paying out up to 125% more LifeMiles until September 30, which can be redeemed for travel on Thai Airways, Air Canada and across the Star Alliance. For this promotion only, the usual 150,000 miles-per-year cap is boosted to 337,500 miles (including any bonuses earned), with miles sold in increments of 1,000 miles.

United Makes New Basic Economy Options Available for Twin Cities

Starting on February 21, 2017, United Airlines customers purchasing tickets for travel between Minneapolis/St. Paul and any of United’s seven U.S. hubs (Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Houston Bush International, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington Dulles) have an additional fare option to choose from – Basic Economy.

AirBerlin to Start Codeshare Flights with Virgin Australia

Effective 1st August 2013 and subject to government approvals, airberlin and Virgin Australia will commence a range of codeshare services in Australia and Europe, in addition to offering reciprocal frequent flyer benefits for members of the respective Topbonus and Velocity programs.

Lufthansa to Adjust Their Frequent Flyer Program Again While Fighting Liabilities

Lufthansa has been notorious for adjusting their program and cutting back on benefits and earning ratio for their members over the years. While some of these cutback could be seen as justified and going with the time, others were harsh and created bad blood within the pool of Lufthansa’s most loyal customers.

Budget Car Rental Joins Japan Mileage Bank Program

Budget Car Rental today announced a new partnership agreement with Japan Airlines (JAL) that will provide the more than 26 million JAL Mileage Bank members with travel offers and value-added membership benefits.

Qantas planning to demand more from passengers for Cabin Upgrades

The rules are about to change again for Qantas Frequent Flyers with passengers needing more points from February 20 to score a coveted cabin upgrade. The changes were flagged by Qantas in November, and mostly affect people buying the cheapest fares or those on sale.

Cathay Pacific and Synchrony Co-Branded Credit Card

U.S. travelers have a new way to experience exclusive flight benefits and rewards with the launch today of the first Cathay Pacific Visa® and Visa Signature® cards issued by Synchrony Bank.