• This week's wrap for Qantas, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines travellers

    If your budget – or that of your employer – only stretches to economy, using your frequent flyer points for a business class upgrade is a great way to make a journey more comfortable: this week, we show you how that’s done and what to look out for with Qantas, Singapore Airlines...

    POSTED 24 Jul, 2015 0 Comments

  • Qantas Online Mall recruits 16 new retail partners

    Qantas is boosting its showing of shopping partners with 16 new stores added to the airline’s Online Mall: allowing frequent flyers to earn even more points when they buy goods online. Shoppers can now earn five frequent flyer points per dollar at Fossil, Glasshouse Fragrances, Kurt Geiger...

    POSTED 24 Jul, 2015 1 Comment

  • This week's wrap for Aussie frequent flyers

    Want to upgrade from economy to business class on Virgin Australia’s cheaper fares, or to earn both Skywards miles and SPG Starpoints on your next trek with Emirates? Or, how about a whopping 64,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points for a single return trip from Sydney to Singapore, or up to 10...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2014 0 Comments

  • This week's frequent flyer round-up

    Fancy flying to Hong Kong with Qantas or Cathay Pacific for only $1,812 in business class, or a Bangkok getaway with Thai Airways for just $2,110 in first class? It’s done by buying Avianca LifeMiles and US Airways Dividend Miles on the cheap and then swapping them for heavily-discounted s...

    POSTED 5 Sep, 2014 0 Comments

  • Get Qantas, Virgin Australia points when you buy Apple iPhones, iPads, iTunes content

    As of this week Apple customers can now earn either Qantas or Virgin Australia frequent flyer points when buying iPhones, iPads, MacBook laptops and iMac desktops, along with iTunes content such as movies, music and apps. So why not pocket some frequent flyer points with your next Apple pur...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2014 6 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines launches KrisFlyer Spree online shopping mall

    Members of Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer program can now earn miles for online shopping by clicking through its new KrisFlyer Spree shopping mall. Similar to Virgin Australia’s Velocity Global eStore, members first visit the KrisFlyer Spree website before clicking on a tracking link,...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2014 0 Comments

  • The top 5 ways to waste your money at the Qantas Shop

    On top of its day-to-day operations as Australia's flag-carrier airline, Qantas also runs an online shop selling an assortment of travel goods, accessories and even memorabilia But regardless of what you think about how well Qantas runs its airline business, a browse through the  what ...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • Wellington Airport to lose online duty free pickup

    An online-only duty free store that delivers goods to passengers flying through Wellington Airport in New Zealand says it is being forced out of the market by a competitor, reducing travellers' options for duty free shopping. Duty Free Stores New Zealand's CEO told Australian Business Traveller ...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • How travellers can avoid Amazon.com shipping fees

    At Australian Business Traveller we're all about sharing tips, tricks and strategies – including the ones we use during our own travels. Here is one of my own for avoiding Amazon's international postage or 'shipping and handling' fees. While it'll sound fairly obvious I remain surprised at...

    POSTED 4 Feb, 2011 0 Comments


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