• How to book two flights for the price of one using Qantas Points

    TRAVEL HACK | Planning to book a flight using your hard-earned Qantas Points? You may, in fact, be able to book two flights without spending any extra points, by taking advantage of Qantas’ handy multi-city booking tool. The concept is simple: every time you book a trip using points, Qanta...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2018 9 Comments

  • Westpac makes it easier to earn up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points

    New Westpac cardholders applying for an American Express Westpac Altitude Black bundle will find it even easier to score up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points – or 120,000 bonus Altitude points, equal to 60,000 Virgin Australia Velocity points – under the bank’s latest card off...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2018 19 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines Platinum Plus: the world's most secret VIP tier?

    Many people have heard of invitation-only frequent flyer levels like the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge and Virgin Australia’s The Club, but there’s one frequent flyer tier so top-secret, that the people who have this membership don’t even know it, or that the VIP program itself...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2018 5 Comments

  • Commonwealth Bank axes American Express credit cards

    EXCLUSIVE | The Commonwealth Bank will stop issuing new American Express credit cards later this year and will cancel all existing CBA American Express cards in Australia before year's end. All current customers will find their CommBank Awards American Express cards disabled from November 1 2018...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2018 23 Comments

  • Top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals for June 2018

    With over 700,000 bonus Velocity points on the table this month from a range of top credit card offers and as many as 120,000 bonus Velocity points to be had from a single card application, switching to a new credit card can be an easy way to top-up your points balance, while also keeping the poi...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2018 5 Comments

  • Star Alliance keen on dynamic award pricing across all member airlines

    Star Alliance wants to see more of its members adopt dynamic pricing on seats booked using frequent flyer points or miles, with the eventual aim of opening up every seat on every flight across every member. Rather than airlines making just a handful of seats available to purchase with a fixed nu...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2018 7 Comments

  • Virgin Australia expands frequent flyer perks on Hainan, HK Airlines

    Virgin Australia's Velocity Gold and Platinum frequent flyers will finally gain access to airport lounges when travelling on some Hong Kong Airlines and Hainan Airlines flights from next month, as the airlines expand their existing partnership from July 2 2018. However, in most cases, including ...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2018 15 Comments

  • Star Alliance is considering new status tiers above Gold

    Star Alliance Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond? The world's largest global airline alliance – which includes heavy-hitters such as Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and United among its roster – is looking at adding one or more top rungs to its frequent flyer ladder. Star Alliance...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2018 11 Comments

  • June's best Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals

    It may be the beginning of winter, but that's no reason for your frequent flyer points to freeze over: particularly when this month's top Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals have over 1.2 million Qantas Points on the table – up to 120,000 bonus points from a single card applicat...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2018 11 Comments

  • Etihad Guest moves to 'demand-based' frequent flyer reward rates

    'Demand-based' pricing for Etihad Airways business class, economy awards No change to upgrade rates, first class awards New tiered reward rates take effect June 30 The Etihad Guest program is set for a shake-up which will see travellers pay more frequent flyer miles to book a seat during p...

    POSTED 31 May, 2018 5 Comments

  • Now you can share your Emirates Skywards miles with family pooling

    Members of Emirates’ Skywards frequent flyer program can now pool the Skywards miles they each earn from Emirates flights into a central ‘My Family’ account, making it easier to book reward flights or upgrades to business class when the family’s points are all kept togethe...

    POSTED 31 May, 2018 3 Comments

  • The best AMEX cards for earning and redeeming Velocity points

    American Express cards can be some of Australia’s most rewarding when it comes to earning Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points – not just when you apply for a new card, but as you continue to swipe it year-round when charging your everyday personal or business purchases. I...

    POSTED 31 May, 2018 6 Comments

  • Qatar Airways hikes Privilege Club award rates, booking fees

    Members of Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club loyalty program hoping to book a flight using their hard-earned miles will now need to fork out up to 77% more miles than before to book the same journey, in sweeping changes introduced by the airline without any prior notice to members. But Qantas ...

    POSTED 28 May, 2018 9 Comments

  • The best credit cards for earning Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

    Offering generous redemption rates for international business class and first class flights with Singapore Airlines and its network of Star Alliance airline partners, the KrisFlyer frequent flyer scheme is a favourite among savvy travellers looking to maximise their points while flying in luxury....

    POSTED 25 May, 2018 1 Comment

  • The winners and losers in Cathay Pacific's radical Asia Miles revamp

    Regional flights to earn more Asia Miles, even in economy Some business class fares to earn less points More award seats available, but mostly at higher prices Cathay Pacific is shaking up its Asia Miles loyalty program with a sweeping overhaul of how points are both earned and redeemed. V...

    POSTED 24 May, 2018 26 Comments

  • The best AMEX cards for earning and redeeming Qantas Points

    Whether you’re in the market for a new personal credit card or want to maximise the points you can earn on your business’ everyday spends, American Express cards can be a very rewarding option: both at sign-up and when continuing to use the card year-round. Taking into account each c...

    POSTED 22 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • Using Velocity frequent flyer points for Hong Kong Airlines flights

    One of Velocity's newest, but also most underrated airline partners is Hong Kong Airlines – because while the airline has limited routes to Australia, its network across Asia provides many opportunities for using Velocity points. What's more, the airline has plans for flights to London and...

    POSTED 21 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • The top credit cards for earning Virgin Australia Velocity points

    Want to maximise the number of Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points you’re earning on everyday credit card purchases? Then take a look at the cards below, which offer some of Australia’s highest earning rates in the Velocity Frequent Flyer scheme. By using the right card i...

    POSTED 18 May, 2018 3 Comments

  • How St. George's annual 'birthday bonus' boosts your points by 10%

    The St. George Amplify Signature Visa credit card offers a nifty gift every year around the time of your birthday: a 10% bonus on all the credit card points you’ve earned over the past year. It’s an easy way to take your points haul to the next level, and best of all, you don’t...

    POSTED 17 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • How to plan and book a round-the-world trip using Qantas Points

    Looking for one of the very best ways to use your pile of Qantas frequent flyer points? Here it is: booking a lavish, round-the-world business class trip for only 2,000 Qantas Points more than a return journey to London. For example, a return business class flight from Sydney to London with ...

    POSTED 16 May, 2018 19 Comments

  • Using Velocity frequent flyer points to book Etihad Airways flights

    A favourite option of many Velocity Frequent Flyer members is to book reward flights using points on Virgin's partner airline Etihad Airways, particularly in business and first class, including flights operated by the airline's newest Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 aircraft. While the number of poin...

    POSTED 14 May, 2018 9 Comments

  • Five easy ways to stop Qantas frequent flyer points from expiring

    If you’re an Australian Business Traveller reader, you almost certainly don’t need any help keeping your balance of Qantas frequent flyer points alive – but think for a moment about your friends and family members who may travel far less frequently than you do, and may not be ea...

    POSTED 11 May, 2018 25 Comments

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

    Looking to maximise your Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer credit card points with a shiny new piece of plastic? Then take a look at this month’s top deals, which place over 700,000 bonus Velocity points on the table, with as many as 120,000 bonus points from a single card applicatio...

    POSTED 11 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia dials back South African airline partnerships

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer partnership with South African Airways will be revised in June to exclude codeshare flights operated by SAA’s partner airlines Airlink and South African Express. Currently, Velocity members can earn points and status credits on these flights...

    POSTED 10 May, 2018 12 Comments

  • The best Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals this May

    If you’re hunting for a new Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card, this month’s top offers place over 1.2 million bonus Qantas Points on the table, with as many as 120,000 points to be had from a single card application. As it happens, many of the cards with the highest bonus point offer...

    POSTED 9 May, 2018 7 Comments

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