• What could you do with 100,000 Qantas frequent flyer points?

    There are plenty of ways to spend Qantas frequent flyer points, but when you have a cool 100,000 Qantas Points to burn – such as on offer right now with a new Qantas American Express Ultimate credit card – some approaches let you travel further, more often or in more comfort than othe...

    POSTED 19 Feb, 2018 5 Comments

  • Macquarie Bank cuts credit card Qantas frequent flyer points

    Macquarie Bank customers will soon earn fewer Qantas frequent flyer points on their Macquarie Platinum Visa, with the card’s current earning rate taking a dive next month. Presently, shoppers receive one Qantas Point per $1 spent up to $2,500 per month, and 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent t...

    POSTED 16 Feb, 2018 5 Comments

  • When a Platinum credit card trumps a Black card

    While Black-level credit cards generally represent a bank’s best plastic, Platinum credit cards can sometimes be a good alternative – offering many of the same benefits as a Black card, but at a lower ongoing cost. Whether you’re aiming for points, perks or both from your shiny...

    POSTED 16 Feb, 2018 15 Comments

  • Back to business: the best AMEX cards for business owners, employees

    With the holiday season now behind you, you’ll be well and truly back into the swing of things – but when planning for the busy business year ahead, don’t forget to map out your business’ frequent flyer strategy as well, to earn points that can slash your travel costs or p...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2018 2 Comments

  • NAB scraps Virgin Australia Velocity credit cards

    NAB has retired its branded Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer credit cards as the bank shifts its focus to its own-brand NAB Rewards cards instead. This means you can no longer apply for the NAB Velocity Rewards Visa, or the NAB Velocity Rewards Premium (Platinum) Visa as a new customer &...

    POSTED 13 Feb, 2018 0 Comments

  • Velocity brings Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines reward bookings online

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now use their Velocity points to book Hainan Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines reward flights via the Velocity website. From Sydney, travellers can fly business class aboard Hainan to Changsha, Haikou or Xi’an for 78,000 Velocity p...

    POSTED 13 Feb, 2018 9 Comments

  • When will Coles Flybuys and Etihad Guest get back together?

    The ability to convert Coles Flybuys points into Etihad Guest miles has been suspended since December 2017, so what's happening? The glitch was initially due to a “small technical issue”, an Etihad Guest spokesperson told Australian Business Traveller in December, adding that th...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2018 7 Comments

  • How would Qantas Lifetime Platinum change your flying habits?

    TALKING POINT | Lifetime Gold status in the Qantas Frequent Flyer program is a goal of many business travellers – but once you’ve locked in Gold status for the rest of your life there’s nothing higher to aim for with Qantas, because there’s no such thing as Qantas Lifetime...

    POSTED 9 Feb, 2018 57 Comments

  • Woolworths cuts credit card Qantas frequent flyer points

    Woolworths Money customers will collect fewer Qantas frequent flyer points on their credit card spends from April 1, when the Woolworths Qantas Platinum Visa card takes on new frequent flyer earning rates. Currently, the card delivers one Qantas Point per $1 spent up to $2,500 per monthly statem...

    POSTED 9 Feb, 2018 9 Comments

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

    With over three quarters of a million Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points on the table, this month's top credit card deals from American Express, Citibank, NAB and Virgin Money deliver some serious points to those in the market for a new credit card. You could earn as many as 120,000...

    POSTED 7 Feb, 2018 7 Comments

  • Qantas, British Airways expand European codeshare partnership

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now earn extra frequent flyer points aboard British Airways flights in Europe, as the two Oneworld airlines expand their mutual codeshare partnership. As of this month, Qantas now codeshares on BA’s flights between London and both Belfast and Marseille, en...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2018 4 Comments

  • Finnair debuts elite Finnair Plus Platinum Lumo frequent flyer tier

    Finnair’s top frequent flyers can now aim for the lofty heights of ‘Platinum Lumo’, the new, above-Platinum tier of the Finnair Plus loyalty program, which plays on the Finnish word "Lumo", aptly meaning an object with a magic power. Comparable to Platinum One in the Qantas Fre...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2018 2 Comments

  • Etihad bumps up frequent flyer upgrades, reward flight rates

    Etihad Guest members now need more miles to upgrade to business class and first class with Etihad Airways, and to book flights outright using miles under the latest changes to the airline’s frequent flyer scheme. However, it’s not all bad news: some upgrades remain at the previous, m...

    POSTED 5 Feb, 2018 13 Comments

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

    Summer may be nearing its end but Australia's credit card deals are really starting to heat up, with up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points to be had from a single card application, and over one million bonus frequent flyer points on the table from these offers alone. Take a peek at this month's top ...

    POSTED 5 Feb, 2018 13 Comments

  • AMEX Platinum Business Card packs 150,000 frequent flyer point bonus

    Business owners can get their hands on a whopping 150,000 bonus frequent flyer points for Qantas, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines and seven other leading airlines by taking out a new American Express Platinum Business charge card. That's enough for: two round-trip business class tri...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2018 1 Comment

  • Qantas Double Status Credits promo is a fast-track to Gold, Platinum

    Qantas has just launched its 2018 Double Status Credits promotion, and savvy travellers and Australian Business Traveller readers know what that means: a fast-track to Qantas Gold, Platinum or even Platinum One frequent flyer status. For example, a Sydney to Hong Kong return trip in business cla...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2018 93 Comments

  • Qantas AMEX Ultimate credit card’s 100,000 frequent flyer point bonus

    American Express is once again offering 100,000 bonus Qantas frequent flyer points for eligible new cardholders with its top-of-the-line Qantas AMEX Ultimate credit card – more than enough for a business class flight to Asia at 60,000 points, with plenty to spare! Better yet, you can scoop...

    POSTED 31 Jan, 2018 30 Comments

  • Westpac launches new, invitation-only American Express credit cards

    Westpac customers can now apply for the bank’s new Westpac-branded American Express cards issued directly by American Express Australia – but at this stage, applications are available by invitation only. That’s because the application process requires a unique ‘personal o...

    POSTED 30 Jan, 2018 35 Comments

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

    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 8,000 Qantas Points or 50 status credits. Each time you hit that 500 status credits threshold Qantas will send an emai...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2018 0 Comments

  • The hottest Virgin Australia Velocity credit card deals this January

    With a solid 700,000 bonus Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points on the table across this month’s top offers from American Express, Citibank, NAB, Virgin Money and Westpac, 2018 is shaping up to be a great year for frequent flyer points, so make sure you don’t miss the boat!...

    POSTED 23 Jan, 2018 0 Comments

  • Building your portfolio of credit cards for 2018

    With so many banks cutting credit card frequent flyer points during 2017, that fantastic piece of plastic in your wallet mightn’t be as rewarding as before: and if you’re still using it to pay for your everyday purchases, you could be missing out on valuable points every time you shop...

    POSTED 22 Jan, 2018 21 Comments

  • Qantas expands frequent flyer upgrades on LATAM, Aircalin

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now use Qantas Points for an upgrade to business class on Aircalin flights from Sydney and Brisbane to Noumea (New Caledonia), and on LATAM Airlines flights from Melbourne to Santiago (Chile). There’s just one catch – points-based upgrades are only a...

    POSTED 19 Jan, 2018 9 Comments

  • Five secret perks of the American Express Platinum Charge Card

    The American Express Platinum Charge Card is loaded with perks – beginning with unlimited Virgin Australia, Delta, Centurion and Plaza Premium airport lounge access, just for starters – but many of the benefits aren’t widely known, let alone mentioned on the AMEX website. Wheth...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2018 29 Comments

  • Virgin Australia Velocity’s BP points partnership still up in the air

    The fate of the 'earn points at the pump' partnership between Virgin Australia's Velocity loyalty scheme and petrol giant BP remains unresolved, with BP considering a legal challenge against the ACCC's decision to reject the company's $1.8 billion deal to purchase Woolworths' chain of petrol stat...

    POSTED 16 Jan, 2018 0 Comments

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

    In the market for a new credit card for earning Qantas frequent flyer points? Then get 2018 off to a rewarding start by taking advantage of one of these top deals – with up to 150,000 bonus Qantas Points to be earned from a single card application, and over one million bonus points on the t...

    POSTED 15 Jan, 2018 20 Comments

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