• Convert your ANZ reward points to Velocity points for a 50% bonus

    Sitting on a pile of ANZ reward points earned from an ANZ Rewards Black, ANZ Rewards Platinum, ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures or entry-level ANZ Rewards classic credit card? Convert them into Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points this month and you’ll pick up a staggering 50% bonu...

    POSTED 21 May, 2017 0 Comments

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

    Upgrading from economy to business class is one of the best ways you can spend your Qantas frequent flyer points: and when travelling within Australia, there’s an easy way to check if upgrades are available on any given flight before booking your ticket. It’s a great strategy for bus...

    POSTED 19 May, 2017 19 Comments

  • May's top five Virgin Australia Velocity credit card deals

    Just because winter is near doesn't mean your credit card frequent flyer points need lose their summer glow, with American Express, ANZ, Citibank, NAB, Virgin Money and Westpac placing almost 600,000 Virgin Australia Velocity points on the table for eligible new customers. You could even earn as...

    POSTED 17 May, 2017 4 Comments

  • AMEX boosts Virgin Australia points, teases 100,000-point bonus

    American Express is revamping its Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer credit cards to introduce a higher everyday earning rate and a boosted sign-up bonus with its AMEX Velocity Platinum Card. New AMEX customers who apply for the Velocity Platinum Card by July 31 2017 and spend at least $1,...

    POSTED 16 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • The best ways to spend 250,000 Qantas frequent flyer points

    Qantas frequent flyer points are incredibly easy to earn, whether from actually flying or from credit card spend, online shopping, buying groceries at Woolworths and more: but once you’ve built up a nice bounty of points, what are the best ways you can spend those points? What’s more...

    POSTED 15 May, 2017 3 Comments

  • Qantas' frequent flyer arm is now worth almost $4 billion

    A once-unwanted Qantas division with no planes or passengers is turning into the Australian airline’s biggest money spinner. Qantas’ frequent-flyer business, earmarked for sale at least twice, has delivered consistent growth since the airline’s historic loss in 2012. Now Chief ...

    POSTED 12 May, 2017 16 Comments

  • Air Canada to ditch Aeroplan, relaunch own frequent flyer scheme

    Air Canada will axe its Aeroplan frequent flyer program in favour of an all-new loyalty scheme to launch in 2020. The move will see the Star Alliance member take back control of its rewards scheme, which was spun out and then sold off to become a fully independent scheme by 2008 in order to help...

    POSTED 12 May, 2017 2 Comments

  • Virgin Australia sues as BP attempts to end partnership

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer arm is taking BP Australia to court as the petrol giant moves to align itself with the competing Woolworths Rewards loyalty program: and by extension, the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme, in what Velocity claims is a breach of contract. In documents ...

    POSTED 11 May, 2017 30 Comments

  • 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 6 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

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