• American Express launches new Business Explorer credit card

    American Express’ new Business Explorer credit card allows entrepreneurs to earn frequent flyer points on their business purchases at generous and uncapped rates, with an annual fee of $395 that won’t break the bank. Attached to the Membership Rewards Gateway (MRG) program, cardholde...

    POSTED 17 Jul, 2017 6 Comments

  • How to get a SkyTeam Elite, Elite Plus status match

    If you passport wallet packs a Gold or Platinum frequent flyer card from the likes of Qantas and Virgin Australia, this SkyTeam status match will unlock similar VIP perks with the likes of Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Korean Ai...

    POSTED 14 Jul, 2017 33 Comments

  • Virgin Australia unlocks Singapore Airlines first class rewards

    EXCLUSIVE | Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now book Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 first class and Airbus A380 'Suites Class' flights using their Velocity points, with Singapore Airlines premium economy reward flights also being made available to Velocity members from Augus...

    POSTED 13 Jul, 2017 10 Comments

  • Qantas Gold status match is Velocity's secret weapon

    As Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer arm ticks past the 8 million member milestone, CEO Karl Schuster is ready to shift gears from adding new members to helping existing ones climb the status ladder. “We’ve had a big focus on acquisition over the past 12 months, we&rsq...

    POSTED 13 Jul, 2017 23 Comments

  • The top credit cards for earning Virgin Australia Velocity points

    Banks across Australia are making substantial changes to the way that credit card users can earn frequent flyer points – but even if your current card is in the firing line, you can still scoop up a solid number of Virgin Australia Velocity points on your everyday spends. For instance, you...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2017 6 Comments

  • Earn Velocity points: Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, Beijing Capital

    Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now earn Velocity points and status credits when travelling aboard Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines and Tianjin Airlines flights. With Hong Kong Airlines, points can be earned on all flights except those to and fro...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2017 12 Comments

  • NAB unveils new Qantas, NAB Rewards Visa Signature credit cards

    NAB’s line-up of frequent flyer credit cards continues to expand with two new high-end Visa Signature cards joining the ranks this week: marking the bank’s first Black-level plastic. This includes both the NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card – delivering Qantas Points – and...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2017 8 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines launches HighFlyer business reward scheme

    Businesses booking Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights for their employees can now earn points on those company tickets through the airline’s new HighFlyer reward program. Designed for businesses with up to 30 travelling employees, businesses can earn five HighFlyer points for every Sin...

    POSTED 5 Jul, 2017 1 Comment

  • United Airlines hikes MileagePlus frequent flyer reward rates

    United Airlines MileagePlus devaluation slams Aussie flights to Asia Popular first class redemptions rocket from 40,000 miles to 65,000 miles Many business class reward flights up from 30,000 miles to 50,000 miles Using your MileagePlus miles to book flights with United and its Star Allian...

    POSTED 1 Jul, 2017 9 Comments

  • The five best credit cards for booking Qantas flights

    Why settle for earning just one Qantas frequent flyer point per dollar spent booking airfares – or even less – when switching to a different credit card could have you pocketing almost three times that amount? Better yet, these credit card points come on top of  the points you'd...

    POSTED 1 Jul, 2017 12 Comments

  • Why you should have a business credit card

    Using a credit card to pay for everyday business expenses is one of the easiest ways business owners can earn frequent flyer points – and unlike personal credit cards, most business cards can also be synchronised with accounting programs like MYOB and Quicken for easy bookkeeping and reconc...

    POSTED 29 Jun, 2017 6 Comments

  • A taxing question: can your business buy frequent flyer points?

    TALKING POINT | Bulk-buying frequent flyer points can be the pathway to some extraordinary savings on business travel. Case in point: United Airlines is currently offering bonuses of up to 75% on purchasing MileagePlus miles which can be used to book travel on Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Tha...

    POSTED 26 Jun, 2017 2 Comments

  • How to claim missing Emirates Skywards miles after your flight

    When you fly with Emirates, any frequent flyer points you’re owed will usually appear in your Emirates Skywards account automatically – but from time to time, those points simply never arrive, and that’s when you’ll need to claim your share by submitting a request. The pr...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • Bulk-buy United miles for huge savings on business, first class flights

    UPDATE | A new United Airlines 'buy miles' promotion is underway, giving bonuses of up to 75% on MileagePlus purchases through 2:59pm (Sydney time) on July 4 2017 which can then be redeemed for travel on Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, United Airlines and other Star Alliance members...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2017 57 Comments

  • Earn bonus Qantas status credits with a new ANZ credit card

    Qantas status credits are normally given as a reward for flying with the Roo and its alliance partners, and help you climb the ladder to Silver, Gold and even Platinum frequent flyer status – but thanks to ANZ, there’s also a sneaky way you can earn some bonus status credits through y...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • Top five credit cards for earning Qantas frequent flyer points

    Banks across Australia are cutting the number of frequent flyer points that credit card users can earn in response to the Reserve Bank’s new cap on credit card ‘interchange fees’ – so if your existing plastic is about to become less fantastic, it's time to make a move. Fo...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2017 9 Comments

  • Virgin America ends Virgin Australia frequent flyer partnership

    Virgin America will pull down the shutters on its frequent flyer partnership with Virgin Australia in September 2017, as the Branson-backed US carrier makes ready to be swallowed whole by new owner Alaska Airlines. The last date for booking Virgin America flights using Velocity points is Septemb...

    POSTED 17 Jun, 2017 6 Comments

  • Top Qantas frequent flyer credit card sign-up deals

    In the market for a new credit card with a sizeable chunk of bonus points on the side? Then peruse these latest offers from American Express, ANZ, Bank of Melbourne, Citibank, HSBC, Qantas Money, St. George and Westpac, with collectively place over 700,000 Qantas Points on the table. Even one ca...

    POSTED 16 Jun, 2017 4 Comments

  • Top Australian credit cards for earning Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

    Using Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles program is a great way to upgrade from economy to premium economy, onward to business class or even from business class to first class with the airline – or to book flights with Cathay Pacific and its Oneworld partners including Qantas, British Airway...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2017 5 Comments

  • How the Qantas Premier Mastercard stacks up to the competition

    The new Qantas Premier Mastercard offers up to 1.5 Qantas frequent flyer points per dollar spent, a bonus of 60,000 Qantas Points for eligible new cardholders, further bonus points when booking Qantas flights and airport lounge passes. It's a decent feature set – but how does the airline's...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2017 22 Comments

  • Qantas: "we won't give away status credits at supermarkets"

    Qantas is ramping up its points game with the launch of an own-branded credit card but the head of the airline's frequent flyer arm says there are no plans to make status credits available at the supermarket. "The way I think about it is that status credits are about recognition for your lo...

    POSTED 13 Jun, 2017 18 Comments

  • Emirates is now selling Skywards Gold membership for US$800

    Want Gold frequent flyer status – along with perks such as lounge access and a higher checked luggage allowance – but haven't been able to clock up the necessary status credits? If you're a Silver member of Emirates' Skywards rewards program, check your inbox – the airline is n...

    POSTED 11 Jun, 2017 15 Comments

  • Virgin Atlantic status match to Flying Club Gold, Silver tier

    Virgin Atlantic has rolled out an aggressive status match promotion aimed at snaring top-tier frequent flyers from competing airlines. The deal will give eligible travellers Gold or Silver status in Virgin's Flying Club loyalty scheme, based on their existing status with American AAdva...

    POSTED 9 Jun, 2017 2 Comments

  • How to maximise your credit card points before the RBA apocalypse

    With the Reserve Bank of Australia moving to cap credit card ‘interchange fees’ from July 1 2017, many Aussie banks are cutting the number of frequent flyer points that can be earned per dollar spent: but that’s no reason your own pile of points should stop growing! Read: How t...

    POSTED 8 Jun, 2017 7 Comments

  • This month's best Virgin Australia Velocity credit card deals

    Winter has just arrived, but that doesn't mean the country's credit card frequent flyer points are about to ice over, with generous offers from American Express, ANZ, Bank of Melbourne, Citibank, NAB, St. George, Virgin Money and Westpac placing over 650,000 Virgin Australia Velocity points on th...

    POSTED 7 Jun, 2017 2 Comments

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