• What can you do with 119,000 Velocity points from St.George?

    With up to 100,000 bonus Virgin Australia Velocity points currently on offer with a new St.George Amplify Signature Visa with Amplify Points credit card, plus a further 19,800 Velocity points earned by meeting the offer spend criteria, new St.George customers are poised to travel in comfort when ...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Five great ways to spend 250,000 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel and has been updated for 2019. With a healthy balance of 250,000 KrisFlyer miles or more at your disposal, most of the world is within your reach, even when travelling in first ...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2019 2 Comments

  • Booking a round-the-world trip with KrisFlyer miles

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. You’ve done the hard yards – probably a busy year flying with Singapore Airlines for work, and maybe with a credit card sign-up bonus to boot. Now, armed with ...

    POSTED 14 Apr, 2019 2 Comments

  • How to maximise your AMEX points before the April 15 changes hit

    Big changes are looming for the American Express Membership Rewards program. On Monday April 15, a sweeping revamp of the AMEX loyalty scheme will see the value of points that cardholders have already earned being slashed in value by as much as 50%. Want to come out ahead? Convert your...

    POSTED 14 Apr, 2019 26 Comments

  • Top five benefits of Qantas Platinum One for first class flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. A Qantas first class ticket already covers your access to the best airport lounges on the ground – or failing that, the same can be had via a Qantas Platinum membership – but...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2019 9 Comments

  • Thai Airways revamps Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer program

    Thai Airways is making significant changes to its Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer program from October 1 2019, affecting how miles are both earned and redeemed on Thai Airways and Star Alliance flights across the globe. On the one hand, business class and first class passengers travelling with ...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2019 4 Comments

  • The top Qantas frequent flyer credit card sign-up deals for April

    With a bevy of bonus Qantas Points now on the table across a range of Australian credit cards, it's now possible to earn as many as 150,000 bonus Qantas Points from a single credit card application: enough for a return business class trip to places like Tokyo, Shanghai or Beijing. That's in addi...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Preserving your Westpac Altitude points with Velocity Auto-Redemption

    Westpac Altitude Rewards members currently have an easy way to boost their credit card Velocity points – Velocity Auto-Redemption, which uses a more favourable 2:1 conversion rate compared to the 3:1 rate applied to manual transfers from Altitude – but from April 15 2019, this points-...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • United Airlines overhauls MileagePlus with dynamic reward pricing

    United is completely revamping its United MileagePlus frequent flyer scheme to axe fixed-rate mileage booking costs on many United reward flights in favour of dynamic pricing, where the number of miles needed to book a flight varies from one journey to the next, even on the same route. This mean...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2019 9 Comments

  • April's top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up offers

    With up to 100,000 bonus Velocity points to be had from a single card application this April – enough for up to 20 business class upgrades – it's easy to get your Virgin Australia Velocity balance flying. Without delay, here are this month's most rewarding personal Velocity credit ca...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Bankwest cuts credit card Qantas frequent flyer points

    Bankwest is tweaking the number of Qantas frequent flyer points its credit card customers can earn from May 22 2019, with some minor increases on smaller monthly spends but significant cuts for bigger transactors. Hardest-hit is the Bankwest Qantas Classic Mastercard which faces a 40% reduction ...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2019 6 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines PPS Club and Solitaire: the unofficial guide

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Singapore Airlines' PPS Club sits above the Star alliance member's better-known KrisFlyer loyalty program as a scheme that rewards the airline's highest-spending high flyers. ...

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2019 11 Comments

  • Best Visa, Mastercard credit cards for Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

    Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer frequent flyer scheme is a savvy alternative to Qantas Frequent Flyer and Virgin Australia Velocity, as you'll often need fewer points – or miles, in KrisFlyer parlance – to book comparable flights, and with minimal taxes and fees to pay on the side,...

    POSTED 2 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Five reasons you shouldn't bin your boarding passes while travelling

    While you might be tempted to dispose of your airline boarding passes straight after your flight – or even just leave them in the seat pocket – there are plenty of reasons you should hold onto all of them until your journey is complete. For example, without a valid boarding pass to s...

    POSTED 1 Apr, 2019 15 Comments

  • What can you do with 99,000 Velocity points from Virgin Money?

    With up to 90,000 bonus Velocity frequent flyer points currently on offer with the Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer credit card – plus a further 9,000 points earned by meeting the offer criteria – eligible new customers can soar to new heights by spending their fresh haul of frequ...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2019 4 Comments

  • Singapore KrisFlyer lifts Star Alliance business class reward rates

    Members of Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer scheme will need more miles to book business class and first class flights with Star Alliance airlines around the globe from next month, adding up to 30,000 miles to the cost of flight bookings with the likes of Air Canada, Thai Airways, United and m...

    POSTED 25 Mar, 2019 3 Comments

  • Using Qantas Points to upgrade vs. booking flights with points

    TALKING POINT | Business travellers clock up a lot of frequent flyer points, and when it comes to spending those hard-earned Qantas Points, they often come up against a common quandary: should they use them to book a flight outright, or funnel them towards applying for an upgrade? Upgrading...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2019 7 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Elite Gold: the unofficial guide

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. KrisFlyer Elite Gold is the highest tier of the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer frequent flyer program and equivalent to Star Alliance Gold, which unlocks over 1,000 lounges across its...

    POSTED 20 Mar, 2019 16 Comments

  • Qantas, Aer Lingus end frequent flyer partnership

    EXCLUSIVE | Aer Lingus’ partnership with the Qantas Frequent Flyer program will end on July 1 2019, when the airlines part ways and the ability to earn and redeem Qantas Points on Ireland's national airline is withdrawn. On the earning side, Qantas cardholders can collect Qantas Points on ...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2019 10 Comments

  • United Airlines 2019 Star Alliance Gold status challenge explained

    United Airlines is making a play for the top-tier frequent flyers of Qantas and Virgin Australia, along with a score of other competing airlines, through a generous status match which provides top-tier Gold status across all Star Alliance airlines. Your Gold or Platinum membership in the Qantas ...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2019 23 Comments

  • Using KrisFlyer miles to book two flights with a single stopover

    Many business travellers don't simply fly from A to B: they often need to add a second leg to a journey in order to visit a regional office, attend a company event or conference, or even call on new clients to expand their business. If one of those cities for you is Singapore, and the other city...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2019 5 Comments

  • March's top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up offers

    Let your Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points soar this month with up to 205,000 bonus Velocity points to be had from a single card application – enough for a first class flight from Sydney or Melbourne to London with Velocity's partners Etihad Airways or Singapore Airlines (as a...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • How to book flights to Tokyo and Japan using Qantas Points

    Japan remains one of the most popular destinations for Australian travellers, and stash of Qantas frequent flyer points unlocks plenty of ways to fly direct to Japan from the eastern states as well as one-stop options such as Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong. So whether you’re hitting the powd...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2019 2 Comments

  • The top Qantas frequent flyer credit card sign-up deals for March

    Even though summer is now over, Australia's latest Qantas credit card sign-up deals are starting to really heat up, with up to 150,000 bonus Qantas Points now up for grabs from a single card application: enough for a return business class flight to the likes of Tokyo, Shanghai or Beijing. That d...

    POSTED 5 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • The five best benefits of Qantas Platinum for first class flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. When you’re flying first class, you already have the best seat on the plane with pre-flight access to the best airport lounges: but for frequent flyers who regularly travel up the ...

    POSTED 25 Feb, 2019 8 Comments

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