4 November 2022

Frequent Flyer Training Updates

Here are some of the recent changes to loyalty programs and new updates we’ve made to the Frequent Flyer Solutions training over the past month, as of November 2022.

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!

British Airways adds Avios subscriptions

We’ve added information about the new Avios subscriptions offered by British Airways to Unit 4.2.8 (British Airways Executive Club). These could be surprisingly good value.

We’ve also added some examples to this unit of good value redemptions on Qantas, as well as Qatar Airways long-haul flights between Australia and Europe.

You can now redeem Qantas points on Bangkok Airways

Qantas Classic Flight Rewards are now available in Economy Class on Bangkok Airways flights. Updated Unit 2.1.2 (Redeem Qantas Points).

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan changes

Alaska Airlines has announced that it will make changes to its award charts in late 2022, introducing dynamic award pricing (that’s bad news). Cathay Pacific awards can now be booked online, though (that’s good news). We’ve updated Unit 4.2.2 (Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan).

Radisson Rewards program changes

Radisson Rewards has made major changes to its loyalty program, redesigning its status tiers and removing award charts in place of dynamic pricing.

Base level members of Radisson Rewards now earn 8 points per USD spent instead of 20 points, and many hotel night redemptions are now more expensive. But it’s now much easier to earn status with Radisson Rewards.

We’ve updated Unit 9.1.2 (Overview of Hotel Loyalty Programs) with details about the new Radisson Rewards program.

Marriott Bonvoy program changes

Marriott Bonvoy no longer gives a 25% bonus when transferring 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points to American Airlines AAdvantage, Delta SkyMiles or LifeMiles. Aeroflot has also been removed as a transfer partner. Updated Unit 4.2.9 (Marriott Bonvoy).

New IHG One Rewards status challenge

IHG One Rewards has launched another limited-time Fast Track to Platinum offer. We’ve updated our list of hotel status matches & challenges in Unit 8.1.5 (Hotel Status Shortcuts).

New services to earn points for tax payments

We’ve added two new Australian bill payment services to our list in Unit 3.3.2 (Earn Points for Tax Payments).

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 the current Australian credit card sign-up offers in Unit 3.3.1 (Bonus Sign-up Points), at the start of every month. This was last updated on 3 November 2022.