• This month's best Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals

    On the hunt for a new credit card that delivers Qantas Frequent Flyer points? Then take a look at the latest offers from American Express, ANZ, Citibank, HSBC, St. George and Westpac, which collectively place almost 700,000 Qantas Points on the table. You could even earn as many as 100,000 Qanta...

    POSTED 10 May, 2017 1 Comment

  • Best ways to spend 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Gateway points

    American Express Explorer cardholders can convert their Membership Rewards Gateway credit card points into frequent flyer points with eight partner airlines and two hotel chains: but which of these programs present the best value for savvy spenders? With AMEX Explorer customers previously reward...

    POSTED 10 May, 2017 5 Comments

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia for frequent flyer reward flights

    SPECIAL REPORT | It's relatively easy to earn frequent flyer points with Qantas or Virgin Australia. Using those points to book yourself a seat? That’s the hard part. The airlines call them ‘reward seats’ (sometimes also known as an ‘award seat’) because they&r...

    POSTED 8 May, 2017 19 Comments

  • The best ways to spend 250,000 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

    Despite Singapore Airlines’ recent changes to its KrisFlyer scheme, SQ’s frequent flyer program remains a valuable tool in helping travellers circle the globe in business class – and even first class – by spending their frequent flyer points. Better yet, you can even pick...

    POSTED 8 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • Qantas to issue its own 'premium' Platinum credit card

    Qantas has now launched its new Qantas Premium platinum Mastercard with a 60,000 Qantas Points sign-up bonus, an earn rate of up to 2 Qantas Points per dollar plus domestic and international Qantas lounge access – read our report for all the details. PREVIOUS | Qantas will unleash its own ...

    POSTED 5 May, 2017 43 Comments

  • Australia's 'Big Four' banks slash frequent flyer points

    ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, NAB and Westpac have all rolled out sweeping cuts to credit card frequent flyer points. The reductions affect almost every cardholder, with some cards soon to earn up to 85% fewer points per dollar spent than they do today. The changes come in response to the R...

    POSTED 5 May, 2017 10 Comments

  • St. George, Bank of Melbourne, Bank SA rejig credit card points

    St. George, Bank of Melbourne and Bank SA are the next three credit card issuers to cut the number of frequent flyer points that customers can earn as the Westpac-backed trio updates its frequent flyer plastic ahead the RBA’s upcoming cuts to credit card ‘interchange fees’. The...

    POSTED 2 May, 2017 6 Comments

  • HSBC adopts Apple Pay iPhone, Apple Watch payments

    HSBC customers can now link their HSBC Visa and MasterCard credit cards to Apple Pay to make purchases using their iPhone or Apple Watch wherever contactless payments are accepted, without needing to carry their physical HSBC credit card. To get started, simply open the Wallet app on your compat...

    POSTED 2 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • How to maximise your KrisFlyer miles via ANZ Rewards credit cards

    Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles are a popular choice for savvy travellers, and thanks to a quirky web of partnerships between the ANZ Rewards program, Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines, there’s a nifty way to boost the number of KrisFlyer miles you can earn on your everyday spends....

    POSTED 2 May, 2017 5 Comments

  • The next domino falls: Westpac reduces credit card points

    Along with the Commonwealth Bank and NAB, Westpac is preparing itself for the RBA’s upcoming cuts to credit card ‘interchange fees’ with new frequent flyer earning rates across its suite of rewards cards which take effect from July 1 2017. Among the changes: American Express ca...

    POSTED 1 May, 2017 15 Comments

  • NAB joins CBA in cutting credit card frequent flyer points

    NAB customers will earn fewer Qantas and Virgin Australia frequent flyer points per dollar spent across the bank’s range of American Express credit cards as of July 1 2017. Some cards will also face a lower monthly points cap across the account’s total expenditure, regardless of whic...

    POSTED 1 May, 2017 7 Comments

  • Commonwealth Bank retains AMEX cards, slashes credit card points

    The Commonwealth Bank will continue to issue American Express credit cards in light of the RBA’s reforms of credit card ‘interchange fees’, but will significantly cut the number of frequent flyer points that can be earned per dollar spent from July. Notably, cardholders will so...

    POSTED 1 May, 2017 3 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines moving to digital KrisFlyer membership cards

    Singapore Airlines will swap paper for pixels with the adoption of digital KrisFlyer membership cards for Apple and Google Android smartphones. The e-cards work just like the physical cards issued to members of its loyalty program, and are accessible through the airline's mobile app –...

    POSTED 28 Apr, 2017 1 Comment

  • How to book Qantas' new Melbourne-Perth-London flight with points

    From March 24 2018, Qantas will swap its Airbus A380 Melbourne-Dubai-London flights with a new Melbourne-Perth-London service, which Qantas Frequent Flyer members can book using their hard-earned Qantas Points. While it marks the end of Qantas first class flights from Melbourne to London, travel...

    POSTED 28 Apr, 2017 15 Comments

  • 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 16 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

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