There are plenty of frequent flyer programs available to consumers today. Some are based in Australia, and others aren’t.
- Qantas Frequent Flyer – The most well known Australian Frequent Flyer program, with almost 9 million members and partnerships with Jetstar, Emirates, American Airlines, British Airlines and Cathay Pacific to name a few.
- Velocity Frequent Flyer – Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer program, and the 2013 winner of the Freddie Awards’ Program of the year, Best Redemption Ability and Best Elite Program in the Middle East/Asia/Oceania region.
- Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer – Singapore Airlines enjoys a reputation as having some of the best services of any airline in the world, so it’s no surprise KrisFlyer enjoys the popularity that it does.
- Cathay Pacific Marco Polo and Asia Miles – Many mistake Asia Miles as being Cathay Pacific’s frequent flyer program. The reality is that Asia Miles is an unaffiliated program, but it is linked to the Marco Polo program. When you join the Marco Polo Club, you’ll also get Asia Miles membership. Marco Polo functions in much the same way as the membership tiers of the programs above, whereas Asia Miles work in the same way as frequent flyer points, allowing you to redeem Miles for free flights.
- Emirates Skywards – The frequent flyer program of one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, based in Dubai. Skywards frequent flyers enjoy partnerships with Qantas, Japan Airlines, Korean air and more.
- Etihad Guest – Etihad is also one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines and has its base in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Partners include Virgin Australia, Korean Air, American Airlines, Air New Zealand and airberlin to name a few.