Most of the time on this I tend to write an individual post on a specific topic, but I’m always reading around other sites and I do pick up other bits of news. Some of this news isn’t big enough for a complete post but still might be relevant for you. So you’ll see from time to time I’ll do these news posts to give that information to you.
News RoundUp – Status Matches and ASEAN Pass
Qantas Gold Status Match
Qantas is offering a status match to Qantas Gold for New Zealand residents, which is equivalent to Malaysia Airlines Enrich Gold. You could use any airline status including KrisFlyer. Keith from Pointhacks reckons this is hackable and gives all the details here:
Etihad Gold Status Match
Etihad is also offering a status match offer as well. Again technically this isn’t open to Singapore or Malaysia residents but there are ways around this using friends/family or your business addresses elsewhere. You can then enjoy the benefits on Etihad Airways or their partner airlines, and potentially match that status elsewhere! There are details available here:
To learn a little bit more about status match and a really useful website on status matches check out the previous post:
AirAsia ASEAN Pass
AirAsia has launched an interesting new product called ASEAN Pass allowing you to book flights across ASEAN using credits. Essentially this will fix the fare prices for your journeys, but note that taxes and fees are extras. You can find out more details here:
I haven’t taken a long look at the AirAsia Asean Pass, so if you have I’d be really interested to know what your thoughts are. I thought that one interesting use could be for business travellers who have requirements to go to multiple countries in a short period. Obviously there are great opportunities for backpackers and general travellers too.
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