Frequent-Flyer Program

Friends in high places

Do you love the anonymity of flying, or are you one of those passengers who craves conversation with the stranger seated next to you?

Friday, 8 June, 2012, 12:00am

Frequent flyer has own take on how to save money

Troy Liu, 28, is well versed in the loyalty programmes of all major airlines, and he uses that knowledge to slash his travel costs. By redeeming membership points earned from frequent-flyer schemes, he has visited more than 40 countries since 2004.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Talk back

Q How should the former governor's summer residence on The Peak be preserved?

12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am


Not only has the online image of Singapore Airlines changed, so has its generosity. If you book online before November 15 at, KrisFlyer members can enjoy extra rewards.

14 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Executive travel

Two for the price of one: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says most pregnant women can fly up to 36 weeks into pregnancy. Travel is not recommended for women with medical problems, and women are advised to remain well hydrated, wear support hose, avoid food and drink which could cause wind and move their legs often particularly by walking around in-flight.

16 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Cheap flight

Take a quick break in Taipei for HK$1,899 flying with Thai International Airways. The three-day/two-night package includes return economy tickets, two nights hotel accommodation and daily breakfast. The package is valid for departure on July 26 or August 2, 16 and 30. Accommodation choices include the Four Points by Sheraton Chung Ho, Hilton Taipei and the Lai Lai Sheraton Hotel.

12 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Corporate high-flyers face health risks on the road

TIME IS MONEY AND money is tight in these tough economic times, but companies need to spare more than a passing thought for their travelling employees, according to a recent report.

Health risks far outweigh the dangers of terrorism for frequent flyers, notes a report by Across The Board magazine, published by research organisation The Conference Board.

7 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Velvet ropes extend for elite

IN THE WEEKS AFTER September 11, Americans waited patiently in long airport security lines and, almost as a show of patriotic unity, claimed to be unconcerned by delays so long as the skies remained safe.

20 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Delta delights

Delta Air Lines and Delta Express, Delta's low-fare airline, have introduced spring sale fares for travel to worldwide destinations, including Asia, available until May 11. Return travel to Asia must begin by June 30. An example of the return trip discount fares is New York-Tokyo US$544.

4 May 2001 - 12:00am

Cathay's comforts begin at check-in

Flight comforts are not the only distinguishing features that are hallmarks of business and first-class travel. At Cathay Pacific, the difference begins with the check-in service.

TeleCheck allows passengers with hand baggage only to check-in by phone, while a CityCheck service allows passengers to check-in downtown before going to the airport.

14 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

SAS swoops in with $50m ad campaign

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has launched a $50 million nine-month global advertising campaign with a localised portion targeted specifically at the Asian market.

The Copenhagen-based carrier is spending $7 million in Asian markets on the 'It's pure Scandinavian' campaign which includes print, television, the Internet, direct marketing and above-and-below-the-line advertising.

9 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

New routes for frequent fliers

The organisers of Asia's first frequent-flyer programme have discovered that sometimes, the last thing a frequent flyer needs is another free air ticket.

Many customers are business travellers who fly often. Many simply don't have the time or energy to take advantage of another trip.

12 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Scoring more miles than Neil Armstrong

My American friend Randy travels on business. Once, he filled in a form which entitled him to collect frequent flier points. He earned a free trip to Hawaii.

This is pretty cool, he thought.

So he enrolled in a few more frequent flier schemes, and started collecting more 'air-miles'. And more. And more. And more.

28 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Points to watch for high-flyers

CARD-SHARP travellers can put more power in their plastic through the frequent flyer programmes.

But expectations of sky-high benefits from the territory's credit and charge companies are often grounded after close reading of the small print.

12 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Tunnel operator leaks millions on market

THE latest company revealed to have taken a cold bath on the market last year is Cross-Harbour Tunnel.

Most people think this firm's business is running the cross-harbour tunnel. In fact, so much of the toll goes to the Government - 61 per cent, according to the annual report - it is more of a franchised tax-collector.

6 Apr 1995 - 12:00am