• Qantas Double Status Credits promotion is back, but for five days only

    Got your eye on Gold, Platinum or even Platinum One frequent flyer status? Working to close the gap to Lifetime Silver or Lifetime Gold? Qantas is about to help you jumpstart that journey with another of its double status credits offers. The flash promotion went live overnight and will run for j...

    POSTED 9 Aug, 2018 49 Comments

  • Now you can earn Emirates Skywards miles and tier status on Flydubai

    IN BRIEF | Emirates is extending its Skywards frequent flyer program to regional partner Flydubai, which will in turn ditch its own Open loyalty scheme for Skywards. The move will let Skywards members earn reward miles and tier miles when travelling on Flydubai, along with spending those miles t...

    POSTED 1 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • The Qantas status match for Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyers

    Looking to move across from Virgin Australia and its Velocity Frequent Flyer scheme to Qantas, or keen to hold status with both airlines? Then you'll want to know about the opportunity afforded by the Qantas' Tier Accelerator status match. The Qantas Tier Accelerator program is a fast-track to Q...

    POSTED 30 Jul, 2018 26 Comments

  • Building your two-card Westpac, American Express credit card combo

    While Westpac no longer issues its own American Express cards, a new partnership with AMEX – whereby American Express issues and services cards bearing a Westpac logo – gives spenders a new way to keep earning frequent flyer points at higher rates than through a Visa or Mastercard alo...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2018 13 Comments

  • Air Canada aims to reboot Aeroplan as its own loyalty scheme in 2020

    Fifteen years after Air Canada sold off its Aeroplan frequent flyer scheme, the airline is gearing up to bring the program back under its own wing. The rewards scheme would launch in 2020 with a new name, although "all Aeroplan miles would transfer into the new Air Canada loyalty program in 2020...

    POSTED 26 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • How to use Qantas Points to book Emirates flights

    Want to make your Qantas frequent flyer points fly even further? Here's how you can use them to book a flight with Emirates and travel to scores of destinations via its Dubai hub. If you're looking to travel with a dash of luxury you'll certainly appreciate the popular business class bar and the...

    POSTED 26 Jul, 2018 22 Comments

  • Earning Air New Zealand Airpoints, status credits on Qantas flights

    Air New Zealand's Airpoints members will be able to earn frequent flyer points on domestic Qantas flights as of October 28, 2018 – however, status points will not included in the codeshare deal. The Qantas tie-up, which sees the Flying Kangaroo replace challenger Virgin Australia as A...

    POSTED 23 Jul, 2018 2 Comments

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

    Getting the new financial year off to a rewarding start, this month's top Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals place over 1.1 million Qantas Points on the table, with a single card application pocketing six figures worth of bonus points. Of course, that's only the beginning – co...

    POSTED 17 Jul, 2018 3 Comments

  • The Flybuys, Etihad Guest partnership will end on July 31

    Flybuys and Etihad Guest will part ways from August following months of uncertainty for cardholders, who have been unable to convert their Flybuys points into Etihad Guest miles since December 2017 due to “technical issues”. A spokesperson for Etihad Airways confirmed the end of the ...

    POSTED 12 Jul, 2018 5 Comments

  • Top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals for July

    With over half a million bonus Velocity points on the cards this month and up to 120,000 Velocity points on offer from a single card application, switching to a new credit card for your business or personal spends could allow you to double-down on points: firstly from that generous sign-up bounty...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2018 8 Comments

  • Commonwealth Bank Awards adds 10 new airline, hotel points partners

    IN BRIEF | Commonwealth Bank Awards credit card points can now be converted into frequent flyer points with 9 new airline partners – spanning Oneworld, Star Alliance, SkyTeam and beyond – and into hotel loyalty points with InterContinental as well. Among the newly-added options are d...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2018 5 Comments

  • Top Australian credit cards for earning Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

    Despite recent changes to the Cathay Pacific Asia Miles scheme, the frequent flyer program remains a relatively attractive way to book Cathay Pacific business class and first class flights using miles, often for fewer points than through other Oneworld programs like Qantas Frequent Flyer. Austra...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2018 2 Comments

  • Revised American Express points transfer rate for SPG, Marriott

    With the imminent merger of the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest programs, American Express is revising the conversion rate for transferring American Express Membership Rewards credit card points into the new combined hotel loyalty scheme. The revamped rates kick in from August...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2018 12 Comments

  • Using Velocity frequent flyer points to book Alitalia flights

    One of Velocity Frequent Flyer's lesser-known partners is SkyTeam alliance member Alitalia: based in Italy, offering a broad network of flights both long and short to get you to Europe and around the continent. Reward flight bookings with Alitalia also require fewer points than most of Virgin Au...

    POSTED 28 Jun, 2018 5 Comments

  • One year on from the RBA points apocalypse: the best cards of 2018

    July 1 marks one year since the Reserve Bank of Australia introduced a cap on domestic credit card ‘interchange fees’, which prompted almost every Aussie bank and credit card issuer to rethink their points-earning plastic: hiking fees, cutting back those points or even a combination o...

    POSTED 27 Jun, 2018 26 Comments

  • Is Qantas planning a Premier Black credit card?

    Qantas looks set to to release a black edition of its Premier credit card following up the successful 2017 launch of the Premier platinum card. The airline has conducted a series of invitation-only workshops to sound out current Qantas Premier platinum cardholders on the appeal of a more ex...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2018 43 Comments

  • How to book two flights for the price of one using Qantas Points

    TRAVEL HACK | Planning to book a flight using your hard-earned Qantas Points? You may, in fact, be able to book two flights without spending any extra points, by taking advantage of Qantas’ handy multi-city booking tool. The concept is simple: every time you book a trip using points, Qanta...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2018 11 Comments

  • Westpac makes it easier to earn up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points

    New Westpac cardholders applying for an American Express Westpac Altitude Black bundle will find it even easier to score up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points – or 120,000 bonus Altitude points, equal to 60,000 Virgin Australia Velocity points – under the bank’s latest card off...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2018 20 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines Platinum Plus: the world's most secret VIP tier?

    Many people have heard of invitation-only frequent flyer levels like the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge and Virgin Australia’s The Club, but there’s one frequent flyer tier so top-secret, that the people who have this membership don’t even know it, or that the VIP program itself...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2018 5 Comments

  • Commonwealth Bank axes American Express credit cards

    EXCLUSIVE | The Commonwealth Bank will stop issuing new American Express credit cards later this year and will cancel all existing CBA American Express cards in Australia before year's end. All current customers will find their CommBank Awards American Express cards disabled from November 1 2018...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2018 26 Comments

  • Top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals for June 2018

    With over 700,000 bonus Velocity points on the table this month from a range of top credit card offers and as many as 120,000 bonus Velocity points to be had from a single card application, switching to a new credit card can be an easy way to top-up your points balance, while also keeping the poi...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2018 5 Comments

  • Star Alliance keen on dynamic award pricing across all member airlines

    Star Alliance wants to see more of its members adopt dynamic pricing on seats booked using frequent flyer points or miles, with the eventual aim of opening up every seat on every flight across every member. Rather than airlines making just a handful of seats available to purchase with a fixed nu...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2018 7 Comments

  • Virgin Australia expands frequent flyer perks on Hainan, HK Airlines

    Virgin Australia's Velocity Gold and Platinum frequent flyers will finally gain access to airport lounges when travelling on some Hong Kong Airlines and Hainan Airlines flights from next month, as the airlines expand their existing partnership from July 2 2018. However, in most cases, including ...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2018 15 Comments

  • Star Alliance is considering new status tiers above Gold

    Star Alliance Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond? The world's largest global airline alliance – which includes heavy-hitters such as Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and United among its roster – is looking at adding one or more top rungs to its frequent flyer ladder. Star Alliance...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2018 11 Comments

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

    It may be the beginning of winter, but that's no reason for your frequent flyer points to freeze over: particularly when this month's top Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals have over 1.2 million Qantas Points on the table – up to 120,000 bonus points from a single card applicat...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2018 11 Comments

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