• Qantas launches Qantas Premier Everyday Mastercard

    Qantas is expanding its own-brand credit card family with the Qantas Premier Everyday Mastercard: a low annual fee card with equally modest points earning abilities to slide in under the Qantas Premier Platinum Mastercard. Clocking in at $49 per year, cardholders can pocket 0.75 Qantas Poin...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2017 18 Comments

  • Earn Qantas Points when dining at Rockpool restaurants

    From tomorrow onwards, you’ll be able to earn up to 4 Qantas Points per $1 spent at Rockpool Dining Group restaurants around Australia. The newly announced partnership is a natural extension of the Qantas / Rockpool relationship, with culinary director Neil Perry curating Qantas’ lou...

    POSTED 30 Nov, 2017 10 Comments

  • Last chance: convert your points to Velocity for a 15-30% bonus

    The clock is ticking: today is your last chance to convert your credit card, Flybuys or hotel loyalty points into Virgin Australia Velocity points with a 15-30% bonus – so if you haven't already shipped your points across, stop what you're doing and get it done! Even if you were organised ...

    POSTED 30 Nov, 2017 11 Comments

  • The top five credit cards for earning points at the supermarket

    Did you know that you could be earning up to four frequent flyer points per dollar spent at the supermarket, just by paying for your groceries using the right credit card? What's more, the points your credit card provides are served on top of those you'll earn directly through the supermarket's ...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2017 0 Comments

  • Are credit card annual fees worth the cost?

    Most points-earning credit cards attract an ‘annual fee’, with Platinum and Black cards at the top of the spectrum – but is it actually worth paying hundreds, or even thousands of dollars a year just to keep that shiny piece of plastic in your wallet for another 12 months? The ...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2017 10 Comments

  • How Westpac's latest credit card changes will affect you

    $50 yearly fee to earn Qantas Points No points cap on Platinum cards Changes to Altitude Black earn rate, annual fee Westpac is reshuffling its Altitude credit cards deck and dealing out some surprisingly good news: some spenders will fork out less in fees to earn more points, with ot...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2017 14 Comments

  • Top 10 credit cards for earning points on your Christmas spend

    Christmas is just around the corner, and for many people, that means spending big on presents or booking travel to visit loved ones – so why not use those purchases to help unlock a serve of frequent flyer points on a new credit card? It’s not just a one-off Christmas bounty up for g...

    POSTED 24 Nov, 2017 0 Comments

  • G&C Mutual Bank reduces Qantas credit card frequent flyer points

    IN BRIEF | G&C Mutual Bank is dialling back the number of frequent flyer points customers can earn on its Qantas Platinum Visa credit card from December 1 2017. As of next month, the earn rate drops from one Qantas Point per dollar spent to 0.85 Qantas Points per dollar spent, with a new mon...

    POSTED 24 Nov, 2017 0 Comments

  • Earn bonus Qantas Points on Mastercard spend with My Card Offers

    Qantas is trialling a new My Card Offers platform in partnership with Mastercard, allowing Qantas Frequent Flyer members to scoop up bonus points on in-store purchases at participating retailers by ‘linking’ their Mastercard credit or debit card to their Qantas Frequent Flyer account....

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2017 3 Comments

  • You can now 'Fly Ahead' with Virgin Australia over the phone

    Velocity Platinum frequent flyers can now take advantage of Virgin Australia’s ‘Fly Ahead’ feature over the phone: allowing them dial-in and switch to an earlier flight on the same day at no charge, rather than waiting until at the airport to make their request. As Fly Ahead re...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2017 14 Comments

  • BA Executive Club to remain closed to Australian frequent flyers

    2018 looks to be a year of change for the Avios loyalty platform behind British Airways' Executive Club, but re-opening the scheme to Australian travellers isn't on the cards. BA used to allow residents of Australia and New Zealand to join its frequent flyer program but pulled down the shutters ...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2017 5 Comments

  • 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 8 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 10 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 27 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

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