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United just changed how its top customers can score free upgrades

United introduced a new system for the free upgrades that its top frequent flyers can earn. The new PlusPoints system replaces the Regional Premier Upgrades (RPU) and Global Premier Upgrades (GPU) that United’s most frequent flyers – Platinum and 1K Premier members – received each year. Upgrades can be used […]
United just changed how its top customers can score free upgrades
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United just announced that its frequent-flyer miles will no longer expire

United Airlines said that its frequent-flyer miles would no longer expire after 18 months of no user account activity. Effectively, that means that miles will remain available indefinitely, even if a user goes a few years in between earning them. Delta similar has no expiration date on miles, though American […]
United just announced that its frequent-flyer miles will no longer expire
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It’s getting more expensive to chase frequent flyer status in Australia

Domestic airfares in Australia are falling again, according to new analysis from Commsec. But if you’re chasing frequent-flyer status, it’s likely that you’re paying more. Using data provided by Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) today, Commsec found that discount economy fares fell by a massive 8.8% […]
It’s getting more expensive to chase frequent flyer status in Australia
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Coles has struck a major deal with Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer program

Virgin Australia frequent flyers will be able to earn points when they shop at Coles under a new rewards deal that emulates the popular agreement between their industry rivals Qantas and Woolworths. From Thursday, members of Coles’ flybuys loyalty scheme can swap points earned at supermarkets, service stations and with […]
Coles has struck a major deal with Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer program
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Qantas is now in bed with Airbnb

Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn Qantas Points when they book Airbnb accommodation through the airline’s website under a partnership deal announced today. Frequent Flyers will receive one Qantas Point for every dollar they spend on any of Airbnb’s listings across the world. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says the partnership was […]
Qantas is now in bed with Airbnb