• Your Virgin Australia Velocity points are about to lose their value

    Singapore Airlines will cut the 'exchange rate' for converting Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points into its own KrisFlyer miles, in a move which reduces the transfer value of Velocity points and weakens a key component of the reward scheme. As of 1 January 2019, transferring Velocity...

    POSTED 27 Dec, 2018 29 Comments

  • Escaping the Gold or Platinum status handcuffs

    TALKING POINT | Gold or Platinum frequent flyer status is often viewed as a sign of a serious road warrior – somebody who flies a lot, knows the system, skips the airport lines and gets to relax in lounges: very much the king of the airport castle. But in many ways, status can make you a s...

    POSTED 27 Dec, 2018 45 Comments

  • Star Alliance Gold status match for Qantas, Virgin Australia

    Qantas and Virgin Australia frequent flyers can take advantage of a generous status match to top-tier Gold status across all Star Alliance airlines. Your Gold or Platinum membership in the Qantas Frequent Flyer or Velocity Frequent Flyer schemes is all it takes to unlock 90 days of Gold-grade be...

    POSTED 20 Dec, 2018 44 Comments

  • The best perks of Qantas Gold for domestic economy flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. While long-time road warriors could well recite the benefits of Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold status from memory, for first-time qualifiers, there’s a lot to learn: but a lot to gain,...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2018 13 Comments

  • Why Qantas Lifetime Silver status is worth having

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Lifetime Silver status in the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme is often seen as a mere stepping stone on the path to Lifetime Gold, but don't underestimate this shiny card. Qantas Lifetime ...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2018 35 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book British Airways flights

    With daily flights to Australia and a broader network spanning Asia, the Middle East, Africa, The Americas and right across the UK and Europe, British Airways offers an extensive range of flights: and all of them can potentially be booked using Qantas Points. Whether it's the airline's Sydney-Si...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2018 5 Comments

  • The top Virgin Velocity credit card sign-up deals for December

    As summer starts to heat up, so too are the latest Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer credit card offers, with up to 205,000 bonus Velocity points on offer from a single card application, and over 900,000 bonus Velocity points on the table across these top offers alone. Without delay, here...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • Why American Express is doubling the points of some cardholders...

    Ahead of sweeping changes to the points-earning rate of American Express cards from April 2019, AMEX is doubling the points balance of a select group of cardholders. Are you set for a sudden Membership Rewards points bonanza? Why American Express is doubling Membership Rewards points ...

    POSTED 11 Dec, 2018 12 Comments

  • New benefits for Qantas flyers as Fiji Airways joins Oneworld Connect

    Fiji Airways is now affiliated with Oneworld, joining the global alliance as a ‘Oneworld Connect’ partner this week: unlocking valuable perks for eligible Qantas Frequent Flyer cardholders taking Fiji Airways flights. Chiefly, there's access to priority check-in and boarding, althoug...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2018 14 Comments

  • December's most rewarding Qantas Points credit card sign-up deals

    Whether you still need to do your Christmas shopping or are already planning your next holiday, if you're in the market for a new credit card, charging everyday purchases to the right card can unlock a hefty bonus of up to 120,000 Qantas Points – enough for a return business class flight to...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • How to get Qantas Lifetime Gold status

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Lifetime Gold status with the Qantas Frequent Flyer program is the goal of many business travellers and high flyers, and with good reason. It means you get all of those prized perks of ...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2018 95 Comments

  • Your guide to Westpac's Altitude Rewards credit card program

    Covering a range of points-earning Visa, Mastercard and American Express cards, the Westpac Altitude Rewards program allows credit card users to earn points in five airline frequent flyer programs from their everyday purchases. Those partners include Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer, Sin...

    POSTED 26 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • The best SkyTeam frequent flyer programs for Australian travellers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Although the global SkyTeam alliance doesn’t count an Australian airline among its ranks, eight SkyTeam members currently fly Down Under, on which travellers can earn and redeem fr...

    POSTED 21 Nov, 2018 9 Comments

  • Get a complimentary flight every year with these Visa credit cards

    While plenty of American Express cards include 'travel credits' to offset the cost of their annual fees, most Australian spenders need more than an AMEX card in their wallet to pay everywhere they shop, given Visa and Mastercard are accepted much more widely. However, that doesn't mean you have ...

    POSTED 20 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Confused about AMEX's credit card changes? Here's how they affect you

    With American Express planning significant changes to the earning and redeeming of credit card frequent flyer points from next year, almost every AMEX cardholder in Australia will be affected: but many people are confused about what this means for them. Read: American Express overhauls credit ca...

    POSTED 19 Nov, 2018 29 Comments

  • American Express overhauls credit card frequent flyer points

    American Express is set to make sweeping changes to earning rates across its entire card portfolio, with some transactions earning more points but most cards accruing fewer frequent flyer points per dollar spent than they do today. Across the board, AMEX’s line-up of Qantas Points-earning ...

    POSTED 15 Nov, 2018 140 Comments

  • What could you do with 120,000 Qantas frequent flyer points?

    With some of Australia's highest credit card sign-up deals pumping out offers of up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points right now, there's plenty you could do with that bounty. Whether your travels take you within Australia, to New Zealand, up to Asia or even to London or New York, we show some of th...

    POSTED 13 Nov, 2018 13 Comments

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

    If you're in a market for a new credit card to earn Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points, take a peek at this month's top sign-up deals which place over 900,000 bonus Velocity points on the table, with up to 205,000 bonus Velocity points to be had from a single application! Here are t...

    POSTED 12 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • The top Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals for November

    With the year slowly winding down, Christmas isn't too far away – but before the big day comes, you could decide to reward yourself with an early Christmas present of up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points, just by applying for a new credit card and meeting its spending criteria. This could als...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book American Airlines flights

    With the world's largest fleet of aircraft and flights to more destinations worldwide than any other carrier, American Airlines isn't just Qantas' Stateside alliance partner, it's also an option to consider when it comes time to exchange your hard-earned Qantas Frequent Flyer points to book your ...

    POSTED 7 Nov, 2018 3 Comments

  • Best perks of Virgin Velocity Platinum for domestic economy flyers

    Velocity Platinum is currently the highest status tier that Virgin Australia offers and it's yours after 1,000 status credits (800 if maintaining existing Platinum status) and eight eligible flights in a year. The main benefits of lounge access and priority perks are relatively similar to Veloci...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2018 1 Comment

  • Best perks of Qantas Platinum One for domestic economy flyers

    Qantas Platinum One status is the highest rung on the Qantas Frequent Flyer ladder – bested only by the invitation-only Chairman’s Lounge tier – and for travellers who mainly fly domestically, getting there can be a particularly hard slog. On popular routes like Sydney-Melbourn...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2018 4 Comments

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

    Fancy a new credit card that keeps your Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points balance in surplus? Then take a look at this month's top card offers, which place over 900,000 bonus Velocity points on the table, with the nation's largest credit card sign-up deal providing up to 205,000 bon...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2018 8 Comments

  • Earn Qantas Status Credits via the ANZ Frequent Flyer Black Visa

    ANZ’s offer of 75 bonus Qantas Status Credits for eligible new customers is back, with the bank also boosting its bounty of bonus points on the top-tier ANZ Frequent Flyer Black Visa, with 120,000 bonus Qantas Points up for grabs plus $150 back on your card. Here’s what you need to k...

    POSTED 18 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia adds 'carrier charge' fee to Velocity reward bookings

    Virgin Australia will add new 'carrier charge' fees onto tickets booked using Velocity Frequent Flyer points, increasing the cash component of a points-based reward booking by up to $460 per person based on a return flight. The new fees apply to Virgin Australia reward flights booked from Januar...

    POSTED 17 Oct, 2018 21 Comments

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