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Virgin Atlantic Flying Club changes Virgin Atlantic is to make large scale changes to its Flying Club loyalty programme.

Most passengers, flying on the cheapest of economy tickets, will now earn fewer Miles flying Virgin Atlantic, and will find it much harder to earn status. However, passengers paying for Flexible Premium Economy or any Upper Class ticket will do well under the changes.

Virgin Australia status via Coles Flybuys Virgin Australia has become one of the few of the worlds Frequent Flyer schemes which allow you to earn status as you shop.

This gives you the chance to fast track your Velocity membership level and enjoy access to the Virgin Australia Lounge sooner.

You can earn 1 Velocity Status Credit for every $100 spent at Coles.

Virgin Australia revamp Velocity frequent flyer New Status Credit earn tables will apply on Virgin Australia.

Some passengers will earn fewer Status Credits.

However cheaper fares are now up-gradable with points.

Changes to Singapore Airlines Krisflyer There are significant changes to Singapore Airlines Krisflyer.

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy bookings using Krisflyer points are now available.

However Singapore Airlines has changed the redemption rates for Business Class and upgrades.

Virgin Australia Velocity changes redemption rates Virgin Australia has unveiled major changes to its Velocity frequent flyer program.

Points will expire earlier, and the points needed on domestic flights will increase.

American Airlines AAdvantage program changes
American Airlines has announced changes to its AAdvantage frequent flier program.
Qantas Frequent Flyer changes hit Status Credits
Qantas is to shake up its Frequent Flyer scheme again.
Cathay Pacific enhance Marco Polo frequent flyer
The newly revamped Cathay Pacific frequent flier scheme, the Marco Polo Club.
Etihad shake up frequent flyer scheme
Etihad has made some major changes to its frequent flyer scheme, Etihad Guest.
Big British Airways Executive Club changes
BA Executive Club changes mean many reward flights will cost more, economy flights will earn less, and Silver status is harder to obtain. The cost of some upgrades will double.
Aegean miles and bonus changes status levels
72,000 miles now needed from zero to get gold status - up from the previous 20,000 miles. There is no longer Gold for life.
Flybe introduces BA's Avios frequent flyer scheme
Rewards4All to be axed. Avios can be moved from Flybe flights to BA Executive Club.
Qantas reduce Frequent Flyer miles & perks
Qantas points are not linked directly to fare prices, but Qantas will have 15 travel regions combined with eight fare categories.
Qantas and Emirates link frequent flyer
Qantas and Emirates will join forces in a partnership that allows frequent flyers to earn miles on each others networks
BA change Executive Club: Bronze & Tier Changes
The British Airways Frequent Flyer scheme, Executive Club, is changing, adding a new tier status level.
Virgin link with Etihad, axe flights
V-Australia launch direct services to Abu Dhabi in 2011
Jetstar agreement with Air France-KLM
It is also expanding its New Zealand operations
Jetstar links with Air Asia
Jetstar and AirAsia have formed the first integral alliance between low cost airlines
British Airways joins AA and Iberia Executive Club enhanced
Executive Club can now earn full miles on cheap tickets
Qantas Change Frequent Flyer Scheme
Points will expire after 18 months, as opposed to the current 3 years.
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