Author: Shane

REVIEW: Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street, Guest Twin Room

Comfy rooms, fantastic location, excellent service; this brand new Hilton in Melbourne may just change your mind about the brand.

Earn both Qantas and Accor ALL points for your flights and stays from today

New partnership between Qantas and Accor lets you double-dip by earning points in both programmes for a single flight or stay In a partnership between Qantas and Accor that goes live today, Qantas Frequent Flyers and some Accor ALL members can now earn points in both programmes when they stay and spend at Accor hotels, or by taking a Qantas flight, under a new partnership between the airline and hospitality group. The partnership was first announced in November 2020, but the details are only made known today as the partnership takes off. First and foremost, members must sign up for an account (if they don’t already have one) with both Qantas Frequent Flyer (QFF) and Accor ALL, and link them, before they can double-dip on the points. All Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn Qantas points on Accor hotel stays All QFF members, regardless of status, will earn 3 Qantas points per Australian dollar spent at Accor properties across Asia Pacific, including properties in Singapore. This is on top of what you will earn as …

Cathay Pacific discontinues waitlist for award flights

You can no longer waitlist for an award flight from 22 Oct 2021 when you book with Asia Miles Cathay Pacific has most recently added the ability to mix miles and cash in booking Cathay Pacific tickets earlier this year, and along with it, made a small but critical change to the rewards programme. Asia Miles eliminates award waitlisting From 22 Oct 2021, you can no longer waitlist for an award ticket using Asia Miles. This function has been removed across all platforms (i.e. online or through a call centre). This means, awards are either available or unavailable, and if the award space runs out, you are out of luck. As a transitionary measure, existing waitlist bookings will continue to be valid.  If you were already on the waitlist for an award prior to 22 October 2021, that booking will continue to be valid and clear/not clear under the old system. Asia Miles, along with many other frequent flyer programmes such as Krisflyer, used to allow members to waitlist for an award when booking on Cathay Pacific …