• Top tips for securing your dream frequent flyer reward flight

    Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. Using your f...

    POSTED 7 Jan, 2018 19 Comments

  • How to check for Qantas business class upgrades before you book

    Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. Upgrading fr...

    POSTED 5 Jan, 2018 21 Comments

  • ExpertFlyer: your secret weapon for finding frequent flyer award flights

    Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. Scouring an ...

    POSTED 4 Jan, 2018 35 Comments

  • How to get Qantas Lifetime Gold status

    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 a Gold-grade member – such as priority check-in, a more generous checked baggage allowance, airport loung...

    POSTED 3 Jan, 2018 51 Comments

  • How to spend your free American Express travel credit

    Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. To help take...

    POSTED 2 Jan, 2018 18 Comments

  • Why Oneworld Emerald is the best status a frequent flyer can have

    Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. Frequent fly...

    POSTED 2 Jan, 2018 37 Comments

  • How I booked my entire honeymoon using frequent flyer points

    Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. Australian B...

    POSTED 30 Dec, 2017 44 Comments

  • When to use frequent flyer points for economy bookings

    Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. Conventional...

    POSTED 26 Dec, 2017 23 Comments

  • December's top Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals

    It's the season of giving and only a week until Christmas, so if you've been thinking about a new credit card, why not consider one that includes a gift of bonus points for yourself? After all, if you'll be using the card to buy presents for others or to book your family's holiday travel, you'll...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2017 8 Comments

  • Max your frequent flyer points on electricity, water, gas bills

    When it comes to paying often-hefty insurance and utility bills, some credit cards ‘reward’ you by offering fewer frequent flyer points per dollar spent than you’d fetch on your normal everyday purchases: but some cards rise above the rest by offering full points on these expens...

    POSTED 15 Dec, 2017 9 Comments

  • The five best credit cards if you fly with Virgin Australia

    When travelling with Virgin Australia, having the right credit card in your wallet can be the difference between sitting out in the terminal or relaxing in an airport lounge: and in some cases, even between paying for your flight or travelling for free! Let's not forget frequent flyer points eit...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2017 0 Comments

  • The best Platinum credit cards for points and perks

    Black-level credit cards are great for earning lots of frequent flyer points and enjoying plenty of high-end perks, but they’re not always easy to qualify for – and that’s where Platinum credit cards come into play. For example, most Platinum credit cards have a minimum income ...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2017 3 Comments

  • Flying with Qantas? Make these credit cards your first choice

    If you regularly take off with Qantas, the right credit card could help maximise the points you earn when booking the ticket, the benefits you’ll get along the way, and in some cases, even the price you’ll pay (or not pay) for your airfares. That’s not to mention the number of ...

    POSTED 11 Dec, 2017 1 Comment

  • How to get Star Alliance Gold status after just three flights

    Star Alliance Gold is normally your reward for regularly flying with Star Alliance airlines throughout the year – unlocking perks like airport lounge access, priority check-in and priority boarding – but there’s a handy shortcut that can elevate you to Gold status after taking j...

    POSTED 11 Dec, 2017 18 Comments

  • December's top five Virgin Australia Velocity credit card offers

    2017 is almost over but there's still time to stake your claim to a bounty of bonus Virgin Australia Velocity points, offered across a range of new credit cards from American Express, Citibank, NAB and Virgin Money. To be precise, there's exactly 650,000 Velocity points on the table across ...

    POSTED 9 Dec, 2017 0 Comments

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

    With airline partners ranging from Virgin Australia right through to Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines and Air New Zealand, Westpac’s credit card-linked Altitude Rewards program gives travellers the freedom to choose how and where they earn and spend frequent flyer point...

    POSTED 8 Dec, 2017 8 Comments

  • The top five credit cards for earning points on petrol

    Filling your car's petrol tank is an easy way to top-up on frequent flyer points as well – and with the right credit card and strategy, you could be earning as many as three frequent flyer points per dollar spent at the bowser. Those points come on top of any you'd earn directly from the p...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2017 5 Comments

  • 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

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