• Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Elite Silver: the unofficial guide

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. The mid-tier KrisFlyer Elite Silver is a really just a stepping stone on the path to Elite Gold and Star Alliance Gold, but still offers travellers a few minor benefits and is the easies...

    POSTED 31 May, 2019 2 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club vs Asia Miles: what's the difference?

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. If you’ve recently started flying with Cathay Pacific, chances are you’ve come across its two affiliated programs – Asia Miles and the Marco Polo Club. Not sure how th...

    POSTED 30 May, 2019 4 Comments

  • What can you do with 104,000 bonus Qantas Points from ANZ?

    Tempting travellers with 100,000 bonus Qantas frequent flyer points – not to mention an extra 4,000 Qantas Points gained by completing that bonus deal – the ANZ Frequent Flyer Black Visa could be your ticket to flying high in comfort without breaking the bank. With so many places to ...

    POSTED 28 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • British Airways Gold Guest List: the unofficial guide

    Much like Qantas Platinum One, British Airways’ Gold Guest List is reserved for the most regular of frequent flyers who can rack up more than 5,000 Tier Points in a single year. By comparison, the base-level Gold status, already equivalent to Qantas Platinum and Oneworld Emerald, is earned...

    POSTED 27 May, 2019 2 Comments

  • Why credit card reward points aren't all created equal

    Whether searching for a new credit card or giving an existing card its regular check-up, many people focus on the number of ‘points’ that can be earned per dollar spent, but that doesn’t always reveal the entire picture. For example, on Qantas- and Velocity-branded credit cards...

    POSTED 24 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • What can you do with 126,000 Qantas Points from Westpac?

    With up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points on the table – along with a further 6,750 Qantas Points earned in the process of achieving that bonus – the Westpac Altitude Black credit card bundle could get you flying in no time. Among your many choices: business class upgrades on Australian...

    POSTED 21 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Qantas unlocks business class reward flights on China Airlines

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now spend their stash of Qantas Points on reward flights with Taiwan’s China Airlines, covering routes from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Taipei. A one-way business class flight on any of those routes clocks in at 65,000 Qantas Points one-way (130,000 ...

    POSTED 15 May, 2019 14 Comments

  • How to use your KrisFlyer miles to book flights for other people

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. In Australia, it’s easy to redeem your hard-earned frequent flyer points for immediate family members with Qantas, or for just about anyone you know with Virgin Australia, no strin...

    POSTED 15 May, 2019 1 Comment

  • American Airlines, Hyatt launch reciprocal rewards partnership

    A new tie-up between American Airlines’ AAdvantage frequent flyer program and the World of Hyatt hotel loyalty scheme unlocks new opportunities to earn points and miles on eligible flights and hotel stays, as well as fast-track opportunities to reach higher status levels for some travellers...

    POSTED 14 May, 2019 2 Comments

  • Wilson Parking pulls out of Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer

    Wilson Parking is leaving Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer program, which saw travellers earn Velocity Points every time they parked their vehicle. Wilson is Australia’s largest secure parking operator with more than 400 car parks across Australia, and became a Velocity partner i...

    POSTED 8 May, 2019 13 Comments

  • The unofficial guide to Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Gold status

    On-par with Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold, Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club Gold is an appealing card to slip into your travel wallet, given it's your ticket to complimentary worldwide lounge access with Cathay Pacific, Qantas and other Oneworld airlines, and your pass to the fast-track lanes at airpo...

    POSTED 7 May, 2019 7 Comments

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

    A single credit card application this May can deliver as many as 100,000 bonus Velocity points when meeting various spending criteria – enough for up to 20 Virgin Australia business class upgrades – so if you're in the market for a new credit card, take a look at this month's hottest ...

    POSTED 2 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • British Airways Avios revamp to hit Qantas, Cathay Pacific and others

    British Airways is increasing the number of Avios points that its Executive Club frequent flyers will need to book flights on a raft of partner airlines including Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, American Airlines and JAL. The changes will take effect from 30 May 2019 and while BA has not ...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2019 2 Comments

  • What can you do with 119,000 Velocity points from St.George?

    With up to 100,000 bonus Virgin Australia Velocity points currently on offer with a new St.George Amplify Signature Visa with Amplify Points credit card, plus a further 19,800 Velocity points earned by meeting the offer spend criteria, new St.George customers are poised to travel in comfort when ...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Five great ways to spend 250,000 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel and has been updated for 2019. With a healthy balance of 250,000 KrisFlyer miles or more at your disposal, most of the world is within your reach, even when travelling in first ...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2019 2 Comments

  • Booking a round-the-world trip with KrisFlyer miles

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. You’ve done the hard yards – probably a busy year flying with Singapore Airlines for work, and maybe with a credit card sign-up bonus to boot. Now, armed with ...

    POSTED 14 Apr, 2019 3 Comments

  • How to maximise your AMEX points before the April 15 changes hit

    Big changes are looming for the American Express Membership Rewards program. On Monday April 15, a sweeping revamp of the AMEX loyalty scheme will see the value of points that cardholders have already earned being slashed in value by as much as 50%. Want to come out ahead? Convert your...

    POSTED 14 Apr, 2019 26 Comments

  • Top five benefits of Qantas Platinum One for first class flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. A Qantas first class ticket already covers your access to the best airport lounges on the ground – or failing that, the same can be had via a Qantas Platinum membership – but...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2019 9 Comments

  • Thai Airways revamps Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer program

    Thai Airways is making significant changes to its Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer program from October 1 2019, affecting how miles are both earned and redeemed on Thai Airways and Star Alliance flights across the globe. On the one hand, business class and first class passengers travelling with ...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2019 4 Comments

  • Preserving your Westpac Altitude points with Velocity Auto-Redemption

    Westpac Altitude Rewards members currently have an easy way to boost their credit card Velocity points – Velocity Auto-Redemption, which uses a more favourable 2:1 conversion rate compared to the 3:1 rate applied to manual transfers from Altitude – but from April 15 2019, this points-...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • United Airlines overhauls MileagePlus with dynamic reward pricing

    United is completely revamping its United MileagePlus frequent flyer scheme to axe fixed-rate mileage booking costs on many United reward flights in favour of dynamic pricing, where the number of miles needed to book a flight varies from one journey to the next, even on the same route. This mean...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2019 9 Comments

  • April's top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up offers

    With up to 100,000 bonus Velocity points to be had from a single card application this April – enough for up to 20 business class upgrades – it's easy to get your Virgin Australia Velocity balance flying. Without delay, here are this month's most rewarding personal Velocity credit ca...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Bankwest cuts credit card Qantas frequent flyer points

    Bankwest is tweaking the number of Qantas frequent flyer points its credit card customers can earn from May 22 2019, with some minor increases on smaller monthly spends but significant cuts for bigger transactors. Hardest-hit is the Bankwest Qantas Classic Mastercard which faces a 40% reduction ...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2019 6 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines PPS Club and Solitaire: the unofficial guide

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Singapore Airlines' PPS Club sits above the Star alliance member's better-known KrisFlyer loyalty program as a scheme that rewards the airline's highest-spending high flyers. ...

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2019 11 Comments

  • Best Visa, Mastercard credit cards for Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

    Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer frequent flyer scheme is a savvy alternative to Qantas Frequent Flyer and Virgin Australia Velocity, as you'll often need fewer points – or miles, in KrisFlyer parlance – to book comparable flights, and with minimal taxes and fees to pay on the side,...

    POSTED 2 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

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