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Frequent Flyer Loyalty Program Reviews

There are a lot of frequent flyer programs all vying for your business. So which one should you join? What program suits your requirements best?

We've done the groundwork for you and thoroughly analysed each of the top rewards schemes for frequent flyers in Australia. Find out how many points you can earn, what you can redeem them for, how long you have before your points expire and what you need to be eligible.

Air New Zealand Airpoints

Air New Zealand’s Koru Airpoints is one of the most accessible frequent flyer programs there is. The program has great opportunities to move up to premium membership levels. It is cheap to join, and customers start getting benefits right from the start of their membership.

Altitude Rewards

Altitude is a Westpac Rewards Program (one of Australia’s most reputable banks). It comes with the assurance of being the most awarded rewards program in Money Magazine’s The Best of the Best awards for five years running.

American Airlines AAdvantage

American Airlines Advantage program was set up over 25 years ago. It was the world’s first travel awards program, and to this day remains the largest. The program allows members to collect miles both with American Airlines and a variety of airline partners, giving consumers greater choice.

Amplify Rewards

The St. George Bank offers you a competitive rewards program known as ‘Amplify.’ Amplify credit cardholders with Amplify Rewards credit cards earn Amplify points for spend on purchases. Amplify points can be redeemed for a wide range of products and services such as travel services including flights and accommodation and quality merchandise including home wares, electrical goods and wine.

British Airways Executive Club

British Airways offers a comprehensive frequent flyer strategy through the dominant airline alliance OneWorld. It is perfect for anyone who enjoys international travel and plenty of shopping and leisure along the way.

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

Asia Miles is an international travel reward program that has grown to include many partners in just about every industry you can imagine, including retail, gifts, accommodation, car hire, dining and professional services. It’s primary airline is Cathay Pacific, but there are many other airlines with which you can build up points.

Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club

The Marco Polo Club is the largest and most powerful frequent flyer loyalty club in Asia. It is most commonly associated with Cathay Pacific, but also has ties with DragonAir. Between these two airlines, coverage of China and the rest of Asia is comprehensive, and there are rewards to collect at every turn with membership of the scheme.

Citibank Rewards Program

Citibank credit card holders receive access to a range of excellent rewards available through the Citibank Rewards Program. Rewards vary from card to card both in nature and value but the flexibility means that the rewards program is wide ranging and can be tailored to suit your needs. You pick the card that will benefit you the most.

Emirates Skywards

Skywards membership gives you access to a world of exclusive benefits and privileges, designed to make your travel more rewarding and enjoyable. With Skywards, it's not just about earning and spending Miles - it's about managing your journey, going beyond the travel experience and enjoying the real privileges of a more rewarding frequent flyer programme.

FlyBuys

FlyBuys is a fast-growing customer rewards program that has taken Australia and New Zealand by storm. The program is not simply limited to airline travel, as many frequent flyer programs are; points can be earned by making purchases from a variety of retail chains, and the rate of points to dollars spent is very favorable.

JAL Mileage Bank

Japan Airlines International’s frequent flyer scheme is a great boon for anyone flying in and around Japan, and has a huge number of partners in the travel and retail sectors, making it easy to accrue points fast and save money on future flights. JAL group airlines are all members of the OneWorld Alliance, providing more opportunities to collect miles.

Jetstar Frequent Flyer

Jetstar is part of the Qantas Group, and as such, flights with JetStar can be counted towards points with Qantas Frequent Flyers. Jetstar offers budget flights, which means that members of Qantas Frequent Flyers can have the benefits of a frequent flyer reward scheme and still save money by taking cheap flights.

Malaysia Airlines Enrich

Enrich is Malaysia Airlines’ frequent flyer programme. It provides plenty of opportunities to earn points and free travel, and has several tiers in order to suit any type of member.

Q Rewards

Q Rewards is the rewards program of the Bank of Queensland. Cardholders of most Bank of Queensland credit cards will benefit from this program and are signed up automatically. Being part of the rewards program enables cardholders to earn points toward everything from flight vouchers to gift cards to shopping vouchers and much more simply by using their card on every day purchases.

Qantas Frequent Flyer

The Qantas Frequent Flyer program is a great way to earn benefits and rewards with one of Australia’s top airlines. With this program, you can earn points on a variety of purchases as well as flights, such as hotels, car hire, groceries, retail and financial services, so it is easy to build up points quickly just by doing the things you do every day.

Singapore Airlines Krisflyer

Singapore Airlines Krisflyer is a frequent flyer program that is perfect for customers traveling to Asia. The program provides opportunities to earn points on flights with Singapore Airlines and its partners which range from accommodation to car hire to credit cards, and redeem those points on more flights or flight upgrades.

Thai Airways Royal Orchid

Thai Airways Royal Orchid program is a basic frequent flyer program that is perfect for anyone who regularly embarks on Asian travel. The program provides members with hundreds of opportunities to build up points on every day purchases, and the airline comes very highly recommended.

United Mileage Plus

United’s Mileage Plus scheme is a straightforward frequent flyer program that provides plenty of benefits, particularly to travelers who often fly within or to the United States. There are hundreds of chances to accrue points with Mileage Plus thanks to its network of partnerships, and its range of destinations is another winning feature of the airline and its rewards scheme.

Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards

Velocity Rewards is the frequent flyer program of Virgin Australia. It is easy to earn points with this scheme thanks to its large list of partners in all retail and leisure industries, as well as with flights with Virgin Australia and many of its partners.