• How to book Qatar's Airbus A380 Sydney flights with Qantas frequent flyer points

    With Qatar Airways now flying between Sydney and Doha, the Gulf airline and Oneworld member provides a great way for Sydney-based Qantas cardholders to use their frequent flyer points for travel to the Middle East and beyond to cities across Europe including London, Paris and Rome. Better y...

    POSTED 8 Aug, 2016 5 Comments

  • Low-cost Qantas business, first class buying US frequent flyer miles

    UPDATE | A new AAdvantage 'buy miles' promotion is underway, this time offering a bonus of up to 100,000 miles on American Airlines mileage purchases through July 30 2016 for use on Qantas, Cathay Pacific and other Oneworld airlines. All purchases of 11,000-20,000 miles are joined by a modest 2,...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2016 46 Comments

  • American Airlines axes minimum mileage guarantee on Qantas, AA flights

    American Airlines’ AAdvantage Gold, Platinum and Executive Platinum members will no longer enjoy a ‘minimum mileage guarantee’ on Qantas, American Airlines or indeed any Oneworld flight from August 1 2016. Instead, the number of miles earned will directly reflect the distance o...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2016 0 Comments

  • The best Singapore Airlines credit card sign-up deals this July

    Qantas Frequent Flyer and Virgin Australia Velocity aren’t the only players in the Australian credit card market – many savvy spenders instead lean towards Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer program for its advantageous reward rates, particularly for business class and first class tr...

    POSTED 13 Jul, 2016 4 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 100% on MileagePlus purchases through 2:59pm (Sydney time) on August 16 which can then be redeemed for travel on Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, United Airlines and other Star Alliance members....

    POSTED 29 Jun, 2016 56 Comments

  • Earn up to 40,000 Velocity Points with Lumo Energy

    Turn your business power bill into Virgin Australia frequent flyer points with this special offer from energy retailer Lumo Energy. This article is sponsored by Lumo Energy. Business owners can now take advantage of an offer from Lumo Energy to earn Velocity Frequent Flyer Points when payi...

    POSTED 29 Jun, 2016 0 Comments

  • This week's wrap for Qantas, Virgin Australia frequent flyers

    As another week draws to a close, Virgin Australia Velocity members gain two new ways to earn frequent flyer points – the first while watching movies and TV shows via the Presto subscription service, and the second via a brand new ANZ Rewards credit card. Branded the ‘Travel Adventur...

    POSTED 24 Jun, 2016 2 Comments

  • Woolworths to make it easier to earn Qantas Points?

    Woolworths is looking to expand its range of Qantas Points-earning products ahead of the relaunch of the grocery giant's partnership with the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme. Under the revised alliance, Woolworths Dollars – earned when buying selected products marked with an orange ticket &nd...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2016 33 Comments

  • ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures credit card: free flight, uncapped points

    The new ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures credit card is loaded with features including a free domestic return flight each year with Virgin Australia, uncapped frequent flyer points and no overseas transaction fees on international purchases. Served as an American Express and Platinum-grade Visa com...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2016 7 Comments

  • The top Qantas frequent flyer credit card sign-up deals this winter

    Cosy up to a new credit card this winter and you could be toasting to 100,000 bonus Qantas frequent flyer points from just a single card application, or as many as many as 245,000 bonus points when applying with each of the banks below. That's done by filing your applications, being approved and...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2016 7 Comments

  • Virgin Australia hikes fees on Etihad Airways reward flights

    Virgin Australia Velocity members will soon pay significantly more cash in conjunction with Etihad Airways flight bookings made using Velocity frequent flyer points. For reservations made on and after June 18 2016, economy flights attract a new US$50 (A$68) ‘Etihad Airways Reward Seat Carr...

    POSTED 7 Jun, 2016 14 Comments

  • Finnair considers Platinum Plus, VIP frequent flyer tiers

    Finnair could soon recognise its most highly valued travellers with new better-than-Platinum frequent flyer tiers in the Finnair Plus program. The upscaled loyalty level would provide even greater benefits than offered to ‘regular’ Platinum members – and an even higher further ...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2016 5 Comments

  • How to get Star Alliance Gold status in a single flight

    Yes, you read that right: here's a status match promotion that can land you Star Alliance Gold frequent flyer status with just one flight. That shiny Star Alliance Gold card is your key to primo perks like airport lounge access, priority treatment and extra baggage allowance with the likes of Ai...

    POSTED 27 May, 2016 27 Comments

  • How to earn frequent flyer points on EVERY business expense

    Paying your suppliers by credit card is one of the easiest ways to amass frequent flyer points on your business expenses, but there’s the age-old conundrum that some companies won’t accept plastic: instead requiring payment via electronic funds transfer. That’s where RewardPay ...

    POSTED 26 May, 2016 16 Comments

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

    If your current credit card doesn't meet your needs, consider one of these offers which could be a better-fit and could also lend your Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points balance a helping hand. That's because a number of banks offer impressive bundles of bonus points to new credit c...

    POSTED 24 May, 2016 1 Comment

  • Earn frequent flyer points when paying employee superannuation

    Employee superannuation is a cost you can’t avoid as a business owner – but fortunately, there’s a way to earn frequent flyer points when paying your compulsory 9.5%. It’s done by using your American Express card to make these payments through the Ozedi Direct service, mu...

    POSTED 19 May, 2016 5 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines tweaks business class reward flights, upgrades

    Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer members will soon be unable to upgrade from economy to business class on selected flights, and when travelling to certain European destinations, the number of miles needed to book a reward flight or to upgrade will also increase. The most significant change kicks in ...

    POSTED 18 May, 2016 7 Comments

  • Did you take advantage of Qantas' double status credits deal?

    TALKING POINT | Last week saw Qantas unleash a rare double status credits offer to its entire Qantas Frequent Flyer database. We've previously seen these tempting promotions run as a targeted campaign. But this time around, everybody on the reward program's 11+ million membership list stood to ...

    POSTED 5 May, 2016 53 Comments

  • Virgin Australia Velocity reaches the six million member milestone

    Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer program has topped the six million member mark, following a sign-up surge fuelled by the scheme's alliance with BP. Velocity experienced a peak flow exceeding 40,000 new members per week due to the 'points for petrol' partnership, which has reportedly a...

    POSTED 4 May, 2016 1 Comment

  • Best Virgin Australia credit card deals: pocket up to 237,500 Velocity points

    Using credit cards wisely is a great way to earn frequent flyer points on money you're already spending, and some cards also deliver hefty offers of bonus Virgin Australia Velocity points in exchange for switching banks or for signing up for your first-ever card. Among them: American Express Aus...

    POSTED 29 Apr, 2016 2 Comments

  • Qantas launches 'double Status Credits' promotion

    Whatever you do, don't book a Qantas flight today until you've signed up for this fantastic promo! Get ready to fast-track your way to Qantas Gold, Platinum or even Platinum One status: for a limited time, Qantas frequent flyers can earn a double serve of status credits on domestic and internati...

    POSTED 28 Apr, 2016 22 Comments

  • Frequent flyer update: Qantas, Virgin Australia, CX and more

    There's plenty happening in the world of frequent flyer programs and this past week is no exception for members of Qantas Frequent Flyer, Virgin Australia Velocity, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles and more. In case you've missed some of the top stories, here's an executive summary to get you up to spe...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2016 0 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific debuts 'status holiday' for frequent flyers

    Cathay Pacific now allows frequent flyers to put their hard-earned status on hold if they find they're about to become infrequent flyers. Diamond, Gold and Silver members of the airline's Marco Polo Club loyalty scheme can apply for what the airline describes as a 'membership holiday' lasting up...

    POSTED 15 Apr, 2016 5 Comments

  • Woolworths brings back Qantas frequent flyer points for shoppers

    Woolworths shoppers will find it easier to earn Qantas frequent flyer points if the troubled retailer makes good on reported changes to its rewards scheme, which will see Woolworths Dollars earned on every dollar you spend. Read the latest news: Is Woolworths about to make it easier to earn...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2016 39 Comments

  • This week's wrap for frequent flyers

    We’re off to a busy start this April with free lounge access for Virgin Australia travellers both at the airport and at Australian Hilton hotels, a new way to use Flybuys points to book flights and a new way to earn frequent flyer points through Qantas Assure health insurance. Also on this...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2016 0 Comments

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