All posts tagged: loyalty programme

British Airways running 50% off award redemptions, but should you try?

50% of the usual Avios required across all classes for all trips above 2,000 miles, for travel up to 30 Jun 2021 British Airways is now running a promotion, offering 50% off the usual number of Avios required for redemptions across all cabin classes for all trips over 2,000 miles. This is a global offer running from now until 13 Oct 2020. British Airways ran a similar promotion around the same time last year, but only for economy and premium economy cabins. A much smaller discount of 10% was offered for business and first class redemptions. The offer As part of the airline’s Avios redemption sale, you will enjoy 50% off the usual Avios required for any award redemption across all classes: economy, premium economy, business and first class. Note that the offer is only valid for BA-operated flights, codeshare and oneworld services will retain their original number of Avios required for redemption. Bookings must be for journeys longer than 2,000 miles and travel must commence on or before 31 Jun 2021. Both one-way journeys and …

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 …

Covid-19: Airlines and hotels extend elite status for select members

Several airlines frequent flyer and hotel loyalty programmes have announced membership extensions for affected members. Here are the details. LAST UPDATED: 29 April 2020 With Covid-19 entering now heading into its fifth month soon and seeing no signs of easing, global travel has taken a severe beating. Airlines have made drastic cuts to their capacity, while hotels are reporting all-time low occupancy rates. Moreover, China now makes up one of the most significant group of members that any airline or hotel will want, so I will imagine any loyalty programme manager will want to ensure that this group returns to the fold once the crisis is over. Several programmes have announced expiry extensions for their elite members, almost most of them are targeted at members in Greater China. See below for details. Frequent flyer programmes:Singapore AirlinesCathay PacificQantas Frequent Flyer Hotel loyalty programmes:Marriott Bonvoy (Updated)Hilton HonorsWorld of HyattIHG Rewards ClubAccor Live LimitlessGlobal Hotel Alliance DISCOVERY (New) Singapore Airlines [Updated] Singapore Airlines have announced a one-year extension for all KrisFlyer Elite Silver, Elite Gold, PPS Club and …