• Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Elite Gold: the unofficial guide

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. KrisFlyer Elite Gold is the highest tier of the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer frequent flyer program and equivalent to Star Alliance Gold, which unlocks over 1,000 lounges across its...

    POSTED 20 Mar, 2019 17 Comments

  • Qantas, Aer Lingus end frequent flyer partnership

    EXCLUSIVE | Aer Lingus’ partnership with the Qantas Frequent Flyer program will end on July 1 2019, when the airlines part ways and the ability to earn and redeem Qantas Points on Ireland's national airline is withdrawn. On the earning side, Qantas cardholders can collect Qantas Points on ...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2019 10 Comments

  • United Airlines 2019 Star Alliance Gold status challenge explained

    United Airlines is making a play for the top-tier frequent flyers of Qantas and Virgin Australia, along with a score of other competing airlines, through a generous status match which provides top-tier Gold status across all Star Alliance airlines. Your Gold or Platinum membership in the Qantas ...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2019 23 Comments

  • Using KrisFlyer miles to book two flights with a single stopover

    Many business travellers don't simply fly from A to B: they often need to add a second leg to a journey in order to visit a regional office, attend a company event or conference, or even call on new clients to expand their business. If one of those cities for you is Singapore, and the other city...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2019 5 Comments

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

    Let your Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points soar this month with up to 205,000 bonus Velocity points to be had from a single card application – enough for a first class flight from Sydney or Melbourne to London with Velocity's partners Etihad Airways or Singapore Airlines (as a...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • How to book flights to Tokyo and Japan using Qantas Points

    Japan remains one of the most popular destinations for Australian travellers, and stash of Qantas frequent flyer points unlocks plenty of ways to fly direct to Japan from the eastern states as well as one-stop options such as Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong. So whether you’re hitting the powd...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2019 2 Comments

  • The five best benefits of Qantas Platinum for first class flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. When you’re flying first class, you already have the best seat on the plane with pre-flight access to the best airport lounges: but for frequent flyers who regularly travel up the ...

    POSTED 25 Feb, 2019 8 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines business class: 50% off KrisFlyer Miles bookings

    If you need to make a business trip to Singapore next month, now's the time to turn your mountain of KrisFlyer miles into a business class flight with Singapore Airlines. The airline's latest KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes promotion unlocks reward seats in the 'business class saver' category...

    POSTED 20 Feb, 2019 1 Comment

  • Supercharge your status with Qantas' 2019 double status credits promo

    The first Qantas 'double status credits' promotion of 2019 has landed, which means your status is set to take off – whether you're looking to lock away Gold, Platinum or even Platinum One for the coming year. The promotion runs from Monday 18 February through to Monday 25 February, and cov...

    POSTED 18 Feb, 2019 44 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book Air Vanuatu flights

    Turn your hard-earned Qantas Points into a well-deserved holiday with Air Vanuatu, and be whisked away to a tropical island paradise with picture-postcard beaches and some of the world’s best scuba diving. With key destinations within the Pacific Islands on the map – think Vanu...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • The best ways to fly to Europe using Qantas Points

    With a huge network of global partner airlines plus its own twice-daily flights to London, Qantas’ Frequent Flyer members have so many ways to travel from Australia to Europe using their hard-earned Qantas Points: but not every path is created equal. Some airlines and routes may require fe...

    POSTED 11 Feb, 2019 16 Comments

  • The top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card deals this February

    With up to 205,000 bonus Virgin Australia Velocity points currently being offered with a single credit card application, and close to one million points on the table across a selection of top offers, an extra serving of points could be just the ticket to a free flight or upgrade to business class...

    POSTED 8 Feb, 2019 2 Comments

  • The five best benefits of Qantas Gold status for business class flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. A Qantas Gold frequent flyer card is your ticket to priority check-in, airport lounge access and priority boarding wherever these perks are available: but those same benefits are also of...

    POSTED 4 Feb, 2019 17 Comments

  • Soar higher with Virgin Australia’s 2019 double status credits offer

    Got your sights set on Velocity Gold or Velocity Platinum status? Virgin Australia's latest double status credits offer will bring that shiny card within easy reach, whether you're aiming to get to Gold or lock in Platinum for another year. Unlike Virgin's previous double status credits deals, w...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2019 15 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book Alaska Airlines flights

    Planning a trip to the United States? You're probably familiar with American Airlines – one of Qantas' closest Oneworld alliance partners – but an often-overlooked alternative is Alaska Airlines, another Qantas partner. Despite the name and particularly following its takeover of Virg...

    POSTED 30 Jan, 2019 4 Comments

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

    Getting the New Year off to a rewarding start could just be the ticket to that next free flight or upgrade to business class, and there's no shortage of ways to boost your Virgin Australia Velocity points balance this month, with up to 205,000 bonus Velocity points on offer from a single card app...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2019 0 Comments

  • Making the most of a Qantas 'double status credits' promotion

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Several times a year, Qantas offers its frequent flyers the chance to earn double status credits on domestic and international flights. There is usually one Qantas double status credits...

    POSTED 6 Jan, 2019 52 Comments

  • How to plan and book a round-the-world trip using Qantas Points

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel and was last updated in July 2019. Looking for one of the very best ways to use your pile of Qantas frequent flyer points? Here it is: booking a lavish, round-the-world bus...

    POSTED 1 Jan, 2019 42 Comments

  • How I booked my entire honeymoon using frequent flyer points

    When Australian Business Traveller journalist Chris Chamberlin got married in 2017, he 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 luxury ov...

    POSTED 31 Dec, 2018 45 Comments

  • Qantas loyalty bonus: frequent flyer points or status credits?

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. 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 ...

    POSTED 28 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • 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 47 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

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