• Best credit cards for earning Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles

    Compared to Virgin Australia Velocity points, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles aren't as widely collected by Aussie travellers – but for those jetting off from Hong Kong or Shanghai to London with Virgin Atlantic, or regularly zipping between the USA and the UK, they're a handy thing to ha...

    POSTED 17 Nov, 2017 0 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer increases Star Alliance award rates

    Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer members will need more miles to book flights with Star Alliance partner airlines from December, but as a trade-off, will be able to search for Star Alliance reward availability and make these bookings online rather than over the phone. Online reward bookings with Kr...

    POSTED 16 Nov, 2017 11 Comments

  • How to buy Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points online

    Don't have quite enough Virgin Australia Velocity points to claim that business class upgrade or a free flight with Virgin or partner airlines such as Singapore Airlines and Etihad? Virgin's Points Booster program lets you top up your account, and it's now available online, whereas you previousl...

    POSTED 16 Nov, 2017 5 Comments

  • How to claim missing Cathay Pacific Asia Miles after your flight

    Earning Asia Miles when flying with Cathay Pacific and its partner airlines like Qantas is usually straightforward: attach your Asia Miles number to your booking before you travel and those miles tend to appear without much hassle. But occasionally, the miles you’re owed never turn up, or ...

    POSTED 15 Nov, 2017 3 Comments

  • Are there too many shortcuts to Velocity Gold status?

    TALKING POINT | There’s no denying that perks like priority check-in, airport lounge access and priority boarding make business travel more enjoyable for regular flyers, but are those privileges now too easy to obtain, given the many shortcuts now available for earning Velocity Gold frequen...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2017 24 Comments

  • How to earn bonus frequent flyer points with AMEX Local Champion

    American Express’ Local Champion game is your ticket to earning an extra frequent flyer point per dollar spent in the places you shop the most: whether that’s the supermarket, your favourite local restaurant or café, or with retailers and other service providers across Australi...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2017 7 Comments

  • November's top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card deals

    With this month's top Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer credit card offers placing a precise 600,000 bonus Velocity points on the table, now is a very rewarding time to switch to a new credit card: especially if the card you're currently using is now giving you fewer frequent flyer points ...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2017 3 Comments

  • November's top Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals

    It might only be November, but Christmas is just around the corner: and if you're already in the market for a new credit card, why not give yourself an early Christmas present by taking home a hoard of bonus frequent flyer points to spend on your next holiday getaway? Across this month's top off...

    POSTED 6 Nov, 2017 15 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific boosts Marco Polo Club 'club point' earn rates

    Members of Cathay Pacific’s Marco Polo Club scheme will soon earn more ‘club points’ – the airline’s equivalent of status credits – on a variety of Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon fares and flights, with the program’s Green tier also becoming easier to r...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2017 1 Comment

  • American Express offers instant Velocity Gold, Platinum status

    American Express Platinum charge card, Business Platinum Card and Centurion Card holders can now enjoy 12 months of complimentary Virgin Australia Velocity Gold or even top-tier Velocity Platinum frequent flyer status, simply by converting credit card points into Velocity points this month. Betw...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2017 7 Comments

  • Earn up to 1.2 Qantas Points per dollar spent with an HSBC Visa

    HSBC credit card customers can earn 20% more frequent flyer points on purchases until the end of the year thanks to the bank’s latest promotion, giving HSBC Platinum Qantas Visa cardholders up to 1.2 Qantas Points per dollar on eligible everyday spend until the New Year begins. It works li...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2017 6 Comments

  • Westpac to stop directly-issuing American Express credit cards

    Westpac will stop directly-issuing American Express credit cards from next year in a move that shakes up the bank’s frequent flyer plastic – but rather than axing AMEX altogether, Westpac will launch a new range of co-branded American Express cards, directly issued by American Express...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2017 24 Comments

  • Convert your credit card points to Velocity for a 15-30% bonus

    Converting your hard-earned credit card points into Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points can earn you a nice 15% bonus through the end of November, while points transfers from Coles Flybuys and selected Velocity hotel partners are also eligible for a 15% boost. What’s more, ANZ ...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2017 9 Comments

  • Your very last chance to spend Airberlin Topbonus miles

    With Airberlin taking its last-ever flights this week, members of its Topbonus frequent flyer program have one final chance to spend their hard-earned miles before they’re wiped clean for good as part of the company’s insolvency proceedings. The opportunity to book Airberlin flights ...

    POSTED 26 Oct, 2017 3 Comments

  • How to earn extra airline status credits with your credit card

    Qantas and Virgin Australia status credits are normally your reward for flying rather than spending, but two top credit card deals on the market right now can help you boost your status credit tally, useful when climbing through the Silver, Gold or even Platinum frequent flyer ranks. Certainly, ...

    POSTED 26 Oct, 2017 2 Comments

  • Qantas boosts points, status credits on international flights

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members will now earn more frequent flyer points and status credits on some international premium economy and business class Saver fares, with the number of points needed for a business class or first class upgrade also pleasingly decreasing on some ticket types. On the ear...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2017 18 Comments

  • Earning Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus miles: best credit cards

    Thai Airways’ Royal Orchid Plus (ROP) scheme isn’t the most popular frequent flyer program in Australia, but with Thai having no Aussie airline partners and running its own flights from Bangkok to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, it’s not hard for travellers Down Under to ...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2017 1 Comment

  • How to earn extra status credits without actually flying

    Status credits are your ticket to climbing through the Silver, Gold and Platinum frequent flyer ranks, and there are many easy ways to boost your balance of status credits with Qantas and Virgin Australia without booking extra flights: and in many cases, without even travelling at all. Here are ...

    POSTED 23 Oct, 2017 4 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines lands its first Australian credit card partner

    Australians can now earn frequent flyer points in the Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles program from their everyday credit card spends, thanks to a new partnerships with Citibank: the airline’s first Australian banking partner, covering cards issued under the Visa, Mastercard and Diners C...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2017 1 Comment

  • Earning points with the AMEX Qantas Business Rewards Card

    Your business could be earning uncapped Qantas Points on its everyday spend with the new American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card: delivering up to two Qantas Points per dollar spent on purchases, triple Qantas Points on flights and 100,000 bonus Qantas Points for eligible new customers...

    POSTED 17 Oct, 2017 0 Comments

  • October's top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals

    Like the leaves on the trees this spring, your Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points balance could also be growing this October thanks to a number of top credit card sign-up offers which place a very cool 650,000 Velocity points on the table between them. Just one application this mont...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2017 2 Comments

  • Thai Airways Royal First Class upgrade guide

    If you're already flying with Thai Airways in business class, you may be able to upgrade your journey to the even-more-comfortable surroundings of first class, either by using miles, purchasing an upgrade at the airport, or swinging a free return first class upgrade as a Gold or Platinum frequent...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2017 6 Comments

  • United Airlines brings back Singapore Airlines online bookings

    United MileagePlus members can once again use their miles to book Singapore Airlines reward flights through the United website, almost four years after these were pulled from United.com. Since their digital disappearance back in 2013, these bookings were only possible over the phone: a process t...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2017 7 Comments

  • Earn up to 100 status credits with AMEX Velocity Platinum Card

    Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now earn 100 bonus status credits each year through the American Express Velocity Platinum credit card. Unlike frequent flyer points, status credits can’t be spent on reward flights or upgrades to business class: instead, they’re u...

    POSTED 11 Oct, 2017 8 Comments

  • $1,000 bonus Qantas credit with CTM's Business Travel Value Pack

    Managing your company’s business travel can be a time-consuming and daunting process. That is why Australia’s leading business travel management company, Corporate Travel Management (CTM), is offering a Business Travel Value Pack to help get your business moving.  This article i...

    POSTED 11 Oct, 2017 0 Comments

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