2 September 2021

Frequent Flyer Training Updates

Here are some of the recent changes to loyalty programs and new updates we’ve recently made to the Frequent Flyer Solutions training as of 2 September 2021.

As a reminder, Business & First Class members enjoy unlimited access to the Frequent Flyer Solutions training program. If you’re a Premium Economy or Economy member, you can access the first unit of every course for free or upgrade your membership to gain full access!

Qantas extends status & lounge membership extensions

Qantas has extended its status extension & status credit rollover offers to members whose status is due to expire until June 2022. Qantas flyers can now get a further 12-month Qantas status extension by booking at least one new eligible flight before the end of their current membership year, for travel until 30 June 2022.

Qantas Club members have also received a further complimentary 7-month extension. Meanwhile, more international airlines including China Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines have given further status extensions to their frequent flyers.

Unit 8.1.6 (COVID-19 Status Extensions) has had a major update.

Velocity adjusts status credit earning tables

Virgin Australia last month shuffled its fare types. There are now four ticket categories: Economy Lite, Economy Choice, Economy Flex and Business. At the same time, the airline adjusted some Velocity Frequent Flyer benefits and status credit earn rates on some fare types.

Updated Unit 2.2.1 (Earn Velocity Points & Status Credits).

Bankwest to cap points on Qantas Transaction Account

The Bankwest Qantas Transaction Account has been a popular product because Qantas points are earned on the account balance. But from 1 November 2021, points will only be earned on balances of up to $50,000. Unit 3.4.1 (Point-Earning Alternatives to Credit Cards) updated.

Singapore Airlines introduces KrisFlyer for Families

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles can’t generally be transferred between members’ accounts. But Singapore Airlines has recently introduced a new “KrisFlyer for Families” feature which allows parents to transfer miles out of their children’s accounts for a small fee. Updated Unit 2.3.1 (Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer).

Air Canada becomes a partner of Gulf Air

Air Canada Aeroplan miles can now be earned and redeemed with Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air, and vice versa. Updated Unit 4.2.6 (Air Canada Aeroplan).

Updates to credit card sign-up offers

We continuously update the Credit Card Master List in Unit 3.2.4 (Choosing a Credit Card), as well as Unit 3.3.1 (Bonus Sign-up Points), at the start of every month. This was last updated on 2 September 2021.