• The best credit cards for earning Malaysia Airlines Enrich miles

    Malaysia Airlines' Enrich frequent flyer program unlocks some great-value business class flights with Oneworld airlines including Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines and more – and earning Enrich miles from your credit card spend couldn't be easier! American Express, Bank of Melbourn...

    POSTED 24 Apr, 2017 1 Comment

  • How I booked my entire honeymoon using frequent flyer points

    Australian Business Traveller journalist Chris Chamberlin got married earlier this year – and booked his entire two-week European honeymoon, including business class flights and five star hotel accommodation, using airline and hotel points. Here's how he did it, so you can do it too... A l...

    POSTED 22 Apr, 2017 40 Comments

  • How to claim missing Virgin Australia points after your flight

    After taking a flight with Virgin Australia or its partner airlines, any Velocity frequent flyer points (and status credits) you’re deserved will usually appear in your account automatically – ready to be used towards your next journey or upgrade to business class. But sometimes, tho...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2017 0 Comments

  • The top 5 Virgin Australia Velocity credit card deals this April

    Velocity frequent flyer points are your ticket to flying business class with Virgin Australia and its web of partner airlines including Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airways – so if you're in the market for a new credit card, signing up for the right one can deliver a hefty bounty of bonus ...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2017 2 Comments

  • Citibank, Diners Club, Virgin Money overhaul credit card points

    The number of frequent flyer points earned per dollar spent on Citibank credit cards is about to change as the world’s largest credit card issuer readies itself for the Reserve Bank of Australia’s cuts to credit card ‘interchange fees’ in July. Read: How the interchange c...

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2017 15 Comments

  • The best ways to spend 250,000 Virgin Australia Velocity points

    With 250,000 Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points in the kitty, the world is quite literally your oyster – it's enough points to fly business class to almost any destination of your choosing, and in some cases, to even make that trip in first class. But with so many options avai...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2017 8 Comments

  • Frequent flyers: what's your supermarket points strategy?

    TALKING POINT | Supermarket loyalty programs like Woolworths Rewards and Flybuys aren’t actually about flying and certainly aren’t rewarding, with members earning less than half an airline frequent flyer point per dollar spent with the likes of Qantas, Virgin Australia and Etihad Airw...

    POSTED 31 Mar, 2017 15 Comments

  • Qantas, Emirates: no plans for points upgrades between airlines

    We may be four years into the ten-year partnership between Qantas and Emirates, but the airlines have no plans to smooth out one noticeable wrinkle in the relationship – the inability to use frequent flyer points earned on one airline to upgrade on the other. Qantas loyalists still can't u...

    POSTED 30 Mar, 2017 24 Comments

  • How to spend your free American Express travel credit

    To help take the sting off paying annual fees, several credit cards from American Express Australia provide a ‘travel credit’ each year – a dollar figure that you can spend on flights, accommodation and car hire when it suits you. However, it’s not as simple as receiving ...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2017 17 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa frequent flyers get shared earn & burn

    Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa will allow members of their respective frequent flyer schemes to earn and redeem points across both airlines as part of an overnight 'co-operation agreement' signed between the unlikely allies. The 'earn and burn' proposition for Asia Miles and Miles & More will ...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2017 8 Comments

  • How to get a lifetime of Qantas Gold frequent flyer perks

    Imagine enjoying priority check-in and boarding, airport lounge access, a boosted baggage allowance and more for the rest of your life, rather than just for a year – that’s what you’ll get in return for reaching Qantas’ elusive Lifetime Gold tier… if you ever make i...

    POSTED 27 Mar, 2017 31 Comments

  • The best credit cards for earning Emirates Skywards miles

    Emirates Skywards is a powerful yet often-overlooked frequent flyer program for Australian travellers, unlocking business class and first class flights and upgrades with Emirates, and other travel opportunities with its web of partners including Qantas, Japan Airlines and Korean Air. Australian ...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2017 2 Comments

  • How to earn Qantas status credits with your credit card

    Qantas status credits are the key to prized perks such as lounge access, priority checkin and boarding, higher checked luggage allowance, bonus frequent flyer points and a better chance of scoring an upgrade when seats are in short supply. But until now, the only way to earn Qantas status credit...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2017 0 Comments

  • Best credit cards for free Qantas, Virgin frequent flyer points

    Looking for a fast way to get your Qantas or Virgin Australia frequent flyer points soaring? These amazing credit card deals offer a sign-up bonus of up to 100,000 points to new applicants. That's enough for a free business class flight from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Los Angeles; or ten b...

    POSTED 18 Mar, 2017 0 Comments

  • Savvy shopper: maximising Coles, Woolworths frequent flyer points

    You don't need to fly to earn frequent flyer points – both supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths let you earn airline points at the checkout: choose between Virgin Australia Velocity points via Coles Flybuys, and Qantas points through Woolworths Rewards. Let's be upfront about ...

    POSTED 17 Mar, 2017 13 Comments

  • Qantas Cash travel card revises frequent flyer earning rates

    When it comes to earning frequent flyer points on your Qantas Cash card, the Red Roo giveth and the Red Roo taketh away. Qantas is revamping the points-per-dollar rate on its own-branded debit card which is baked into Qantas Frequent Flyer membership cards. From July 1 2017, transactions made w...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2017 10 Comments

  • How to buy Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

    With Singapore Airlines soon increasing the number of KrisFlyer miles needed to book flights, many travellers are scrambling to spend their miles on business class and first class travel before the new rates kick in. That's because bookings made before March 23 2017 can be secured at the current...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2017 3 Comments

  • Qantas loyalty bonus: how to choose points or status credits

    For every 500 status credits earned on Qantas and Jetstar flights in your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership year, you'll receive a loyalty bonus and be offered a choice between 8,000 Qantas Points or 50 status credits. Each time you hit that 500 status credits threshold Qantas will send an emai...

    POSTED 15 Mar, 2017 0 Comments

  • The best ways to spend 100,000 Virgin Australia Velocity points

    Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points are your ticket to great-value flights across the globe and upgrades to business class – but with so many options available, which should you consider for your next trip? Australian Business Traveller takes a look at the five best ways you co...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2017 7 Comments

  • American Express amps up Qantas points, adds status credits

    American Express is revamping its suite of Qantas-affiliated credit cards with higher earning rates and sign-up bonuses for the top-tier Qantas American Express Premium Card and Qantas American Express Ultimate Card. New to the mix: the ability to earn a side-serve of Qantas status cre...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2017 5 Comments

  • March's top five Virgin Australia Velocity credit card deals

    In the market for a new credit card that earns Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points? Then take a look at this month's top credit card sign-up deals from American Express, Citibank, NAB and Virgin Money, which together place over 300,000 Velocity points on the table with as many as 100...

    POSTED 5 Mar, 2017 0 Comments

  • Making the most of Qantas' red hot Double Status Credits promo

    Whatever you do, don't book a Qantas flight this week until you've signed up for this fantastic promo! Get ready to fast-track your way to Qantas Gold, Platinum or even Platinum One status: for a limited time, all Qantas frequent flyers can earn a double serve ...

    POSTED 2 Mar, 2017 44 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines lifts KrisFlyer award rates

    Turning your Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles into a business class seat and first class suite will require more miles from this month, with the Singaporean flag-carrier boosting the cost of Saver-category award flights out of Australia. The 15% discount for making your frequent flye...

    POSTED 1 Mar, 2017 15 Comments

  • ANZ stops issuing American Express credit cards

    ANZ has broken ranks with American Express and is closing down its extensive suite of AMEX + Visa Qantas Frequent Flyer and ANZ Rewards cards to become standalone, single-card Visa products. The bank is no longer accepting applications for new American Express cards, although existing custo...

    POSTED 1 Mar, 2017 40 Comments

  • The best ways to spend 100,000 Qantas frequent flyer points

    Qantas frequent flyer points are incredibly easy to earn within Australia, but how could you best spend 100,000 of those Qantas Points, such as you can fetch when applying for a new American Express Platinum Charge Card? You’re not limited to spending those points only with Qantas, ei...

    POSTED 1 Mar, 2017 6 Comments

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