• The best Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals

    American Express, Virgin Money and Westpac are going strong on credit card sign-up offers this month, placing over half a million Velocity points on the table for eligible new customers who apply for a new Virgin Australia points-earning credit card this September. Whether you're looking to maxi...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2017 2 Comments

  • How to book China Eastern flights using Qantas Points

    Much as Emirates is Qantas’ major partner on European flights, China Eastern Airlines is the Roo’s cornerstone comrade in China: on which Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn and spend Qantas Points. There’s just one catch – China Eastern reward flights don’t appe...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2017 4 Comments

  • The best Australian credit cards for earning Etihad Guest miles

    Even if you don't fly with Etihad Airways, its Etihad Guest frequent flyer scheme is great for booking Virgin Australia reward flights, as the number of Etihad Guest miles needed for a journey is often lower than the number of Velocity points required to book the same route. What's more, there a...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2017 1 Comment

  • New Qantas Platinum One perk: free passes to first class lounge

    Qantas is now handing out free passes to its first class lounges at Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles as a new perk for Platinum One-grade frequent flyers. Each Platinum One card-holder will receive two invitations to the Qantas first class lounges each membership year – with those invites...

    POSTED 14 Sep, 2017 18 Comments

  • American Express launches new Qantas Business Rewards charge card

    American Express’ new AMEX Qantas Business Rewards Card allows businesses with a turnover of up to $10 million per year to earn frequent flyer points on their everyday spending: credited directly to the company’s Qantas Business Rewards (QBR) account every month. The card replaces th...

    POSTED 14 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

  • Oneworld: no Diamond tier plans, no issue with first-only lounges

    The Oneworld airline alliance is content with its current three alliance-wide tiers and has no plans to introduce a top Diamond level to incorporate the loftiest 'above Emerald' status of several member airlines. "We're not looking at adding a formal additional tier," Oneworld CEO Rob Gurney tel...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2017 26 Comments

  • How to claim missing Qatar Privilege Club miles after your flight

    It’s easy to earn Qatar Airways Privilege Club miles when taking flights with Qatar Airways and its Oneworld partners like Qantas, British Airways and Cathay Pacific – but occasionally, you’ll need to submit a ‘missing miles’ claim to unlock your points. The process...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

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

    If you're in the market for a new Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card, take a look at this month's top sign-up deals – each being your Golden Ticket (or rather, your Platinum or Black ticket) to between 80,000 and 120,000 bonus Qantas Points per card application, on plastic issued by American...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2017 2 Comments

  • Why Oneworld Emerald is the best status a frequent flyer can have

    Frequent flyers pack plenty of plastic in their well-worn wallets, but when we're asked which is the best card to aim for – the single shiny card which trumps the rest – it's any airline loyalty card which equates to the Emerald tier of the Oneworld alliance. This covers the top rung...

    POSTED 11 Sep, 2017 24 Comments

  • Qantas brings Malaysia Airlines reward flight bookings online

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now book Malaysia Airlines reward flights via the Qantas website using their Qantas Points, following IT upgrades revealed by Australian Business Traveller earlier this year. This means there’s no longer a need to call Qantas to book these journeys –...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2017 8 Comments

  • Etihad tightens the screws on Etihad Guest frequent flyer scheme

    Only two years after the last major revamp of the Etihad Guest frequent flyer program, and just nine months after Etihad's Silver frequent flyers lost worldwide lounge access, the airline is rolling out a new batch of changes – and, for the most part, it’s not good news. Included amo...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2017 10 Comments

  • Qantas Cash vs Virgin Australia Velocity Global Wallet cards

    Both Qantas and Virgin Australia offer pre-paid travel money cards – with Qantas, that’s Qantas Cash, and with Virgin, the Velocity Global Wallet – but how do these cards compare when it comes to earning frequent flyer points, exchange rates, fees and usage limits? Australian B...

    POSTED 6 Sep, 2017 16 Comments

  • No frequent flyer upgrades in renewed Qantas+Emirates partnership

    Hoping to use your Qantas frequent flyer points for a business class or first class upgrade when travelling overseas? Then you’ll need to continue booking flights operated by Qantas, rather than Emirates, as points-based upgrades on Emirates flights remain off the airlines’ immediate...

    POSTED 4 Sep, 2017 31 Comments

  • Virgin Australia overhauls Velocity Global Wallet points, fees

    Spenders using the Velocity Global Wallet Visa Debit travel card will earn Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points at revised rates and be stung with several new and increased fees under changes being made this month. But the shake-up is a real mixed bag, with some transactions earning m...

    POSTED 1 Sep, 2017 7 Comments

  • Qantas, Virgin Australia sever frequent flyer ties with Airberlin

    Qantas and Virgin Australia are severing their respective frequent flyer partnerships with Airberlin as the German airline continues its insolvency proceedings. Qantas Frequent Flyer members will no longer earn Qantas Points or status credits aboard Airberlin flights with an AB or HG flight numb...

    POSTED 31 Aug, 2017 9 Comments

  • Bank Australia cuts credit card Qantas frequent flyer points

    Bank Australia is finally showing its hand following the RBA’s cuts to credit card interchange fees, with the bank's Qantas Platinum Rewards Visa credit card users to earn fewer Qantas Points as of October. Currently, the card provides one Qantas Point per dollar spent, uncapped: but as of...

    POSTED 31 Aug, 2017 8 Comments

  • Your guide to the St. George, BoM, BankSA Amplify Rewards program

    Fancy earning frequent flyer points with Virgin Australia Velocity, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer or Malaysia Airlines Enrich from your Visa credit card spend? Then take a look at the Amplify Rewards program attached to eligible credit cards issued by St. George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA. Use...

    POSTED 30 Aug, 2017 0 Comments

  • Top tips for securing your dream frequent flyer reward flight

    Using your frequent flyer points to book a business class flight, or even a first class sojourn, is one of the best ways you can spend those points – but as any experienced points-gatherer will attest, finding a suitable reward flight is often the hardest part. That’s because airline...

    POSTED 28 Aug, 2017 15 Comments

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

    Searching for a credit card that delivers loads of Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points? Then take a look at these top offers from American Express, ANZ, Bank of Melbourne, St. George, Virgin Money and Westpac which collectively place almost 700,000 bonus Velocity points on the table t...

    POSTED 28 Aug, 2017 2 Comments

  • How to ~quintuple~ dip on elite status with Singapore Airlines

    What if we told you that just four return business class trips to London could unlock elite status in not just one, but five frequent flyer, hotel loyalty and car hire rewards programs? It works like this: there’s a sneaky way that you can build frequent flyer status with both Singapore Ai...

    POSTED 25 Aug, 2017 16 Comments

  • Frequent flyer tip: how to calculate the distance of your flight

    In many frequent flyer schemes – Qantas and Velocity Frequent Flyer included – the number of points needed to book a flight is based on the distance of each flight: so by knowing a flight’s length in miles, you can determine how many points are need to secure a seat. It’s...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2017 7 Comments

  • August's top Qantas frequent flyer credit card sign-up offers

    Spring is at our doorstep, and the country's top Qantas Frequent Flyer credit cards are getting into the spirit through some seriously hot offers, with over half a million Qantas Points on the table under these top deals from American Express, ANZ, St. George and Westpac. Several cards tempt wit...

    POSTED 23 Aug, 2017 5 Comments

  • Virgin Australia Velocity ends partnership with four hotel chains

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer members will no longer be able to earn Velocity points on hotel stays with Jumeirah International; Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces; Meritus Hotels and Resorts; and Hotel Urban Group from September 2017. That means no more Velocity points at s...

    POSTED 23 Aug, 2017 16 Comments

  • Bendigo Bank launches new Qantas Platinum Mastercard

    EXCLUSIVE | Bendigo Bank is making its first foray into frequent flyer-earning credit cards with the launch of the new Bendigo Bank Qantas Platinum Mastercard. Customers can earn 0.6 Qantas Points per dollar spent up to $20,000 per monthly statement period against an annual fee of $149: albeit l...

    POSTED 22 Aug, 2017 7 Comments

  • Air China business class upgrade guide

    Stuck flying in Air China economy? If you're booked on a flexible ticket, you may be able to upgrade that economy seat for a place in business class, using frequent flyer points (or miles) from an array of Star Alliance programs. Among them: Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, Thai Airways Royal Orchi...

    POSTED 21 Aug, 2017 2 Comments

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