7 March 2019

Training Program Updates

We've recently made the following updates to the Frequent Flyer Solutions training program...
New award search tool
We've extended Unit 5.3.4 (previously just covering AwardEx) to also include information about Juicy Miles, a new award searching tool.
Updated status runs
We've updated our selection of current Qantas and Virgin Australia status runs in Unit 8.1.2 (Status Runs).
Air Niugini award availability now showing on Qantas website
It's now possible to book Air Niugini awards on the Qantas website. This leaves Jet Airways as the only Qantas partner airline for which award flights cannot be booked online. Updated Unit 5.1.1 (Redeeming Points for Flights) and Unit 5.3.1 (Introduction to Specialised Online Tools).
Malaysia Airlines removes Oneworld multi-carrier awards
Malaysia Airlines' Enrich program is no longer offering Oneworld multi-carrier awards, which previously could be used to fly around the world. Updated Unit 7.2.3 (Round-the-World using Points).
Updates on buying Qantas and Velocity Points
We've completely updated Unit 4.1.3 (Buying Qantas & Velocity Points) to reflect recent changes made by both airlines. Both airlines have recently removed many restrictions that applied when buying points and increased their purchase limits. Meanwhile, Qantas has increased its prices while Velocity has done the opposite and started offering bonus points on purchases.
New LifeMiles website
LifeMiles last month introduced a brand new website. We've updated the information, images, links and LifeMiles award chart in Unit 4.2.4 (Avianca LifeMiles).
Upgrade updates
We've updated the list of airlines (there are many new additions!) that offer online upgrade auctions in Unit 6.2.1 (Online Upgrade Auctions) as well as the list of airlines offering OptionTown upgrades in Unit 6.2.2 (Other Cheap Upgrade Strategies).
Updated travel insurance discount codes
We've updated the list of travel insurance discount codes in Unit 10.2.6 (Travel Insurance).
Updates to credit card sign-up offers
We continuously update the Credit Card Master List from Unit 3.2.4 (Choose the Right Credit Card), as well as Unit 3.3.1 (Bonus Sign-up Points), at the start of every month. This was last updated in March 2019.

19 February 2019

Training Program Updates

We've recently made the following updates to the Frequent Flyer Solutions training program...
New unit: Buying Marriott Bonvoy points
We've added a new unit to Course 4 (Buy Points) that explains how to buy Marriott Bonvoy points and transfer these to over 40 airlines. This is a useful option if you wish to buy a small number of miles from an airline that doesn't normally sell them to the public. See Unit 4.2.8 (Marriott Bonvoy).
Launch of Marriott Bonvoy
The new Marriott Bonvoy program was launched last week, replacing the previous Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest hotel loyalty programs. Updated Unit 9.1.2 (Overview of Hotel Loyalty Programs).
Updated packing tips
We've added some more packing tips to Unit 10.2.5 (Preparing for Overseas Travel).
Update to credit card ATO payments
We've updated Unit 3.3.2 (Earn Points for Tax Payments) to account for the upcoming Amex changes and updated the ATO card payment surcharge information.
Updates to credit card sign-up offers
We continuously update the Credit Card Master List from Unit 3.2.4 (Choose the Right Credit Card), as well as Unit 3.3.1 (Bonus Sign-up Points), at the start of every month. This was last updated for February 2019.

8 January 2019

Training Program Updates

We've recently made the following updates to the Frequent Flyer Solutions training program...
Change to Velocity-KrisFlyer transfer rates
As of 1 January 2019, the rate at which Virgin Australia Velocity points can be transferred to/from Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer has increased from 1.35:1 to 1.55:1. Updated Unit 2.2.3 (Transferring Velocity Points to KrisFlyer).
From 1 January, Virgin Australia also began levying carrier charges on Velocity Reward Seat bookings. Updated Unit 2.2.2 (Redeem Velocity Points).
Priority Pass Price Increase
Priority Pass increased its fees in November 2018. Unit 8.2.2 (Priority Pass) was updated at the time.
New Commonwealth Bank Awards transfer partner
As of 5 November 2018, it's now possible to transfer CommBank Awards points to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. Updated Unit 3.2.2 (Complete Overview of Credit Card Programs).
Status match updates
We've updated the list of current status matches to include recent matches available through LATAM Airlines and Virgin Australia. Updated Unit 8.1.3 (Status Matches).
China Southern has left SkyTeam
As of 1 January 2019, China Southern is no longer a part of the SkyTeam alliance. Updated Unit 1.1.3 (Airline Alliances).
Updates to credit card sign-up offers
We continuously update the Credit Card Master List from Unit 3.2.4 (Choose the Right Credit Card), as well as Unit 3.3.1 (Bonus Sign-up Points), at the start of every month. This has been updated now for January 2019.