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Cathay Pacific to merge Asia Miles and Marco Polo Club in new programme to launch in 2022

No more confusing differences between the two programmes, hooray! In a seemingly fluffy email sent out by Cathay Pacific today, the airline announced a new lifestyle brand named ‘Cathay’. More importantly, Cathay Pacific’s somewhat confusing two loyalty programmes – Asia Miles & Marco Polo Club – will be merged into a single programme in the first half of 2022. What is Cathay? Cathay is touted as the airline’s new master brand, which it said “represents much more than airline travel”, and “seeks to become a premium travel lifestyle brand, consisting of a host of complementary categories – flights, hotels, shopping, dining, wellness, credit cards”. What this essentially means is that Cathay Pacific will now focus on non-flying businesses that traditionally complement travel, held together by a central currency of miles and points. In whole, this is considered an entire ‘travel lifestyle proposition‘. For a start, Cathay will only being rolled out to Hong Kong-based customers. Customers outside of Hong Kong will continue to see Cathay Pacific as the airline and master brand, as it will …

Earn 60% bonus when you buy Alaska Mileage Plan miles

Alaska Airlines is kicking off 2021 with a sale of up to 60% bonus. Alaska Airlines is offering a whopping 60% bonus on its latest round of miles-buying offers, working out to a cost of US 1.85 per mile. Again, these bonus offers are personalised for each member, so you will have to log and check what are you given. This time round, here’s my offer: Remember, if you are not an elite member, you can only be credited up to a maximum total of 150,000 miles (acquired through buying miles) in a calendar year, whether through purchasing miles or having it gifted to you. Given that this is the start of 2021, it’s unthinkable that you may have already hit the limit, but there’s no guarantee that there’s no better offer down the road. The offer closes at 11.59pm Pacific Standard Time on 14 Feb 2021 (Sun), which is 3.59pm on 15 Feb 2021 (Mon), Singapore time. What are Alaska Miles good for This is still an incredible offer, given that Alaska Air has historically …

Singapore Airlines extends Krisflyer Elite and PPS Club status for another year

Krisflyer Elite Miles and PPS Club Reserve Values will also get another year’s validity Singapore Airlines announced last week that it will be further extending the status for KrisFlyer and PPS Club members, due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting uncertainty over travel plans for its frequent flyers. KrisFlyer and PPS Club status due to expire between March 2021 and February 2022 will now be automatically extended from between March 2022 and February 2023. On top of this, Singapore Airlines has also made additional concessions, such as PPS Reserve Value extension and Elite Miles rollover to provide subsequent tier renewal support. KrisFlyer Elite status extension If your existing KrisFlyer Elite Silver or Elite Gold membership expires between March 2021 and February 2022, your membership will be automatically renewed for another year. This is the case for all members even if you are unable to accrue the usual Elite Miles required, which will be the case for most members this year given the current travel outlook. This is on top of the …

Hotel loyalty programmes updates 2021: How many nights do you need to clock to earn or keep your status?

Hilton Honors, Marriott Bonvoy, World of Hyatt, Accor ALL: See which programmes have reduced their normal requirements and which have yet to announce anything Hilton Honors 50% reduction in requirements, lower milestone bonuses Hilton Honors members will be pleased to know that they will only need to achieve 50% of the usual qualification requirements in 2021 to earn or keep their status. The requirements for 2021 are: Silver: 5 nights / 2 stays / 12,500 base points Gold: 20 nights / 10 stays / 37,000 base points Diamond: 30 nights / 15 stays / 60,000 base points This means that you will earn Silver status for as little as two stays in 2021, although that is hardly worth anything, given that the real perks kick in only when you reach Gold when you hit 10 stays or 20 nights. If you recall, Hilton will also be rolling over all the nights earned in 2020 to 2021, counting towards the reduced number of nights required to earn status. Note that only nights will roll over, and …

Targeted offer: Get up to 25% more Qantas Frequent Flyer points when you transfer from credit card

Plus, get one status credit for every 5,000 points transferred. Qantas Frequent Flyer is now running a targeted promotion offering either 15% or 25% more points when you transfer them from your credit card to QFF. Plus, you will get 1 status credit for every 5,000 points transferred. The promotion runs from 1 Nov to 30 Nov. Details For those who have transferred credit card points to Qantas Frequent Flyer points before, you should have received an email for this promotion. Simply transfer points from your credit card rewards points to Qantas between 1 Nov and 30 Nov 9pm Singapore Time (12am AEDT), and the airline will add the bonus points after. The bonus comes at two tiers: Under 299,999 Qantas points – 15% bonus 300,000 Qantas points & above – 25% bonus The bonus points will be credited up to 15 days after the end of the promo period, i.e. by 15 December. All partial bonus points will be rounded up to the nearest whole point. In addition, Qantas is also offering status credits …