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Qantas offers free status credits towards keeping status for another year

50% upfront status credit boost for the next year, more if your status is expiring in early to mid-2021. Qantas has extended a second lifeline to its frequent flyer members, after providing a one-year extension on all statuses earlier this year. This time round, Qantas will be giving members at least 50% of the status credits needed to retain their tier for another year. The precise number of status credits you’ll receive depends on the expiry date of your current status. Here are the details: Free 50% status credits Qantas Frequent Flyer Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One cardholders with membership expiry dates between March 2021 and February 2022 (after the one-year extension given earlier) will be given 50% of the status credits needed to retain their tier. So that means you will receive the following status credits: Silver members – 125 status credits Gold members – 300 status credits Platinum members – 600 status credits Platinum One members – 1,800 status credits The free status credits will count towards reaching and keeping Silver, Gold, …

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 …

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 …

Qantas revises award chart upwards for Emirates flight redemptions

Qantas Frequent Flyers need to use more points to redeem seats on Emirates from 1 Sep 2020 Qantas has recently raised the number of Qantas points required for an award ticket on its long-time partner Emirates. From 1 Sep 2020, members will need up to 20% more points to book the same seat as before. To be sure, Qantas did not revise any other award charts, but instead, moved Emirates from the Qantas Classic Flight Reward table to a seperate chart, the Partner Classic Flight Reward table. The latter chart is used for redemptions on oneworld partners, and requires more points for seats. How much will it increase by? If you are based in Asia, this how the adjustments will change the rate of one-way redemptions: Singapore – Melbourne (on Emirates-operated flights)Singapore – Dubai Class Redemption before 1 Sep 2020 Redemption on or after 1 Sep 2020 Change Economy 25,200 30,200 +5,000(+19.8%) Business 68,400 75,000 +6,600(+9.6%) First 102,600 107,700 +5,100(+4.8%) Singapore-Rome (via Dubai)Singapore-Paris (via Dubai) Class Redemption before 1 Sep 2020 Redemption on or after 1 Sep …

Alaska Mileage Plan offers highest ever 60% bonus on miles purchases

Targeted bonus available to some members only. In the midst of a world pandemic, airlines are desperately trying to conserve cash burn as they receive practically near-zero revenue given the halting of international travel. Alaska Air has turned to its usual tactic to raise some money, by ‘selling’ future travel in the form of miles. This time, Alaska Air is offering up to 60% bonus miles, a never-seen-before offer. Note that Alaska Air is currently selling these miles tax-free, so this brings the per-mile cost down to 1.72 US cents. The offer Alaska Air has targeted some members with the whopping 60% bonus. This is not a straight-off bonus, but tiered according to how much you buy: Buy 10,000-19,000 miles: 20% bonus (i.e. 2.29 US cents/mile) Buy 20,000-39,000 miles: 40% bonus (i.e. 1.96 US cents/mile) Buy 40,000 miles and above: 60% bonus (i.e. 1.72 US cents/mile) This is a targeted offer, so that means that your offer may differ from other people. As far as articles have suggested, there are two offers: one for 60% …