Author: Shane

Jetstar Asia extends cancellations through 31 Jul

The Singapore-Colombo launch is also postponed until 26 Oct Jetstar Asia announced yesterday (18 Jun) that it will be cancelling all flights up to 31 Jul, except for the five weekly services that it has been operating in the past weeks. In addition, the Singapore-Colombo service which was to be launched on 1 Jul will also be pushed back to commence from 26 Oct 2020. As again, all impacted Jetstar Asia passengers will be offered a refund to the full value of their untraveled booking in the form of a travel credit voucher. Jetstar Asia has already announced an enhancement to its credit vouchers, extending the validity from the original six months to a year. The credit voucher can also be used in multiple bookings. Note that passengers with a booking to/from the Philippines, Australia, Sri Lanka or Japan are requested to wait to receive a letter from Jetstar regarding available options, which will likely include a cash refunds as protected until local consumer laws. Jetstar Asia services still operating Since late April, Jetstar has been operating …

Qantas cancels all international services until end-October

The Australian carrier is also set to mothball all its A380s. Qantas has extended the suspension of all international flights until 24 Oct 2020, excluding services to New Zealand. Flights to New Zealand has also been provisionally cancelled until end of June, although New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has earlier said that September was a more “realistic” timeframe for Trans-Tasman travel to resume. An internal note sent to employees by Qantas International CEO, Tino La Spina, also said that most staff engaging with international operations will continued to stood down until then. The international cancellations has already been reflected on Qantas’ website. Qantas is currently also not operating any international repatriation services nor charter flights. All Qantas A380s grounded; half of fleet tipped to go into long-term storage Executive Traveller earlier this week reported that Qantas is expecting its entire flagship Airbus A380 fleet will be grounded for a while. The A380s typically serve high traffic, slots-constraint air corridors, including Sydney-London via Singapore, as well as Sydney-Los Angeles and Sydney-Dallas Fort Worth. Qantas has …

Marriott Bonvoy credit extra elite nights for elite members; offers off-peak award rates for stays up to 31 Jul

Marriott Bonvoy is offering off-peak redemption rates at more than 5,500 properties globally, although some properties in Singapore are excluded Given how Covid-19 has disrupted the travel industry this year, Marriott has come up with kind of a two-in-one promotion. Marriott Bonvoy offer 50% elite nights for current elite members The first part of it is that Marriott will be giving all members bonus elite night credits. The number of credits given the each member will be 50% of the elite tier they earned in 2019. Note that this is not the actual number of nights you clocked last year, but rather, the number of nights you need to qualify for the tier. This means: Silver Elite members will get five elite nights Gold Elite members will get 13 elite nights Platinum Elite members will get 25 elite nights Titanium Elite members will get 38 elite nights Ambassador Elite members will get 50 elite nights The elite nights will be deposited into members’ accounts by the end of July. According to View from the Wing, Marriott will …

Jetstar Asia extends validity of credit vouchers to 12 months

The vouchers were previously only valid for six months from date of issue. Many people are probably be holding on to a handful of travel credit vouchers from airlines, given the spate of cancellations that happened since Covid-19 hit the world in a big way. As the pandemic stretches out and continue to batter the aviation industry, Jetstar has updated its policy around the credit vouchers that it has earlier issued for cancellations. Jetstar Asia extends the validity of vouchers to 12 months Good news to those who are holding Jetstar Asia credit vouchers: the validity of the vouchers have been extended from six to 12 months, from the date of voucher issue. In addition, the credit voucher can now be used over several transactions, instead of a single one under its usual terms and conditions. This news was made known in an email to customers today: We wanted to let you know that we’ve made the Jetstar credit voucher you received for booking [redacted] even more flexible. From today, all new and existing unused …

American Express adds Qantas as a redemption partner

You can now convert your American Express Membership Rewards points to Qantas Frequent Flyer points American Express has added Qantas to its fold of frequent flyer programmes partners, the fourth Oneworld programme to be added. This latest addition will allow both its charge card and credit card members to convert their Membership Points into Qantas points. The details Cardholders with Membership Rewards (MR) points will be able to convert 450 MR points to 250 Qantas points. This conversion rate is similar to what Amex offers for other FFPs, including Krisflyer, Asia Miles and Emirates Skywards. For Amex Centurion or Platinum Charge cardmembers, the conversion rate is a preferential 400 points to 250 airline miles. Second widest range of conversion partners This brings the total number of transfer partners for Amex to nine partners, tied in the second spot with Standard Chartered. Citibank remains at top spot with the most number of redemption options for your credit card points. The full list of airline frequent flyer programme conversion partners for Amex is as follow: British Airways …