• Etihad Guest moves to 'demand-based' frequent flyer reward rates

    'Demand-based' pricing for Etihad Airways business class, economy awards No change to upgrade rates, first class awards New tiered reward rates take effect June 30 The Etihad Guest program is set for a shake-up which will see travellers pay more frequent flyer miles to book a seat during p...

    POSTED 31 May, 2018 5 Comments

  • Now you can share your Emirates Skywards miles with family pooling

    Members of Emirates’ Skywards frequent flyer program can now pool the Skywards miles they each earn from Emirates flights into a central ‘My Family’ account, making it easier to book reward flights or upgrades to business class when the family’s points are all kept togethe...

    POSTED 31 May, 2018 5 Comments

  • The best AMEX cards for earning and redeeming Velocity points

    American Express cards can be some of Australia’s most rewarding when it comes to earning Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points – not just when you apply for a new card, but as you continue to swipe it year-round when charging your everyday personal or business purchases. I...

    POSTED 31 May, 2018 6 Comments

  • Qatar Airways hikes Privilege Club award rates, booking fees

    Members of Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club loyalty program hoping to book a flight using their hard-earned miles will now need to fork out up to 77% more miles than before to book the same journey, in sweeping changes introduced by the airline without any prior notice to members. But Qantas ...

    POSTED 28 May, 2018 9 Comments

  • The best credit cards for earning Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

    Offering generous redemption rates for international business class and first class flights with Singapore Airlines and its network of Star Alliance airline partners, the KrisFlyer frequent flyer scheme is a favourite among savvy travellers looking to maximise their points while flying in luxury....

    POSTED 25 May, 2018 1 Comment

  • The winners and losers in Cathay Pacific's radical Asia Miles revamp

    Regional flights to earn more Asia Miles, even in economy Some business class fares to earn less points More award seats available, but mostly at higher prices Cathay Pacific is shaking up its Asia Miles loyalty program with a sweeping overhaul of how points are both earned and redeemed. V...

    POSTED 24 May, 2018 29 Comments

  • The best AMEX cards for earning and redeeming Qantas Points

    Whether you’re in the market for a new personal credit card or want to maximise the points you can earn on your business’ everyday spends, American Express cards can be a very rewarding option: both at sign-up and when continuing to use the card year-round. Taking into account each c...

    POSTED 22 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • Using Velocity frequent flyer points for Hong Kong Airlines flights

    One of Velocity's newest, but also most underrated airline partners is Hong Kong Airlines – because while the airline has limited routes to Australia, its network across Asia provides many opportunities for using Velocity points. What's more, the airline has plans for flights to London and...

    POSTED 21 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • The top credit cards for earning Virgin Australia Velocity points

    Want to maximise the number of Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points you’re earning on everyday credit card purchases? Then take a look at the cards below, which offer some of Australia’s highest earning rates in the Velocity Frequent Flyer scheme. By using the right card i...

    POSTED 18 May, 2018 3 Comments

  • How St. George's annual 'birthday bonus' boosts your points by 10%

    Please note: This offer has expired. The St. George Amplify Signature Visa credit card offers a nifty gift every year around the time of your birthday: a 10% bonus on all the credit card points you’ve earned over the past year. It’s an easy way to take your points haul to the next l...

    POSTED 17 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • Using Velocity frequent flyer points to book Etihad Airways flights

    A favourite option of many Velocity Frequent Flyer members is to book reward flights using points on Virgin's partner airline Etihad Airways, particularly in business and first class, including flights operated by the airline's newest Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 aircraft. While the number of poin...

    POSTED 14 May, 2018 9 Comments

  • Five easy ways to stop Qantas frequent flyer points from expiring

    If you’re an Australian Business Traveller reader, you almost certainly don’t need any help keeping your balance of Qantas frequent flyer points alive – but think for a moment about your friends and family members who may travel far less frequently than you do, and may not be ea...

    POSTED 11 May, 2018 25 Comments

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

    Looking to maximise your Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer credit card points with a shiny new piece of plastic? Then take a look at this month’s top deals, which place over 700,000 bonus Velocity points on the table, with as many as 120,000 bonus points from a single card applicatio...

    POSTED 11 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia dials back South African airline partnerships

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer partnership with South African Airways will be revised in June to exclude codeshare flights operated by SAA’s partner airlines Airlink and South African Express. Currently, Velocity members can earn points and status credits on these flights...

    POSTED 10 May, 2018 12 Comments

  • The best Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals this May

    If you’re hunting for a new Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card, this month’s top offers place over 1.2 million bonus Qantas Points on the table, with as many as 120,000 points to be had from a single card application. As it happens, many of the cards with the highest bonus point offer...

    POSTED 9 May, 2018 7 Comments

  • Get up to 40% bonus Velocity Points in this month's transfer promotion

    Virgin Australia has flicked the switch on its latest Velocity Points transfer bonus with up to a solid 40% extra points this month. That's well above the typical offer of 10-15% bonus points from previous promotions – so if you've got a bunch of reward points sitting on your credit card o...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2018 26 Comments

  • How to plan and book free Virgin Australia flights via AMEX, ANZ

    Both the AMEX Velocity Platinum Card and the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures Visa include a complimentary return Virgin Australia flight every year to help offset their annual fees – and it’s a great perk, provided you put it to good use. Here’s how you can plan and book that fre...

    POSTED 27 Apr, 2018 15 Comments

  • Westpac opens new American Express cards to the public

    Westpac’s next-gen American Express cards are now available for open application, following a soft launch in January exclusively by invitation for existing customers. Being issued directly by American Express Australia instead of Westpac, these cards aren’t subject to the same crippl...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2018 13 Comments

  • Move fast: Singapore Airlines has 30% off KrisFlyer award seats

    Planning a business trip to Singapore next month? Then tally up your KrisFlyer miles, as you'll need a lot less of them to make an award booking with Singapore Airlines. As part of KrisFlyer's 'Spontaneous Escapes' promotion, redemption rates have been slashed by 30% across a range of routes inc...

    POSTED 22 Apr, 2018 6 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book Fiji Airways flights

    Using your Qantas Frequent Flyer points to book journeys with Fiji Airways presents some fantastic options for travellers not just venturing to the likes of Nadi and Suva, but also jetting onwards to Honolulu, Los Angeles or San Francisco. Play your cards right – or rather, your points &nd...

    POSTED 20 Apr, 2018 6 Comments

  • What could you do with 75,000 bonus Qantas frequent flyer points?

    ANZ’s offer of 75,000 bonus Qantas Points attached to its Frequent Flyer Black Visa credit card has been around for a while, but it’s still a generous deal, and there are plenty of good ways to put those points to good use. Right off the bat, that 75k bonus could unlock: a return ...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • How to earn an easy 100,000+ points for your business

    If you run your own business, the bills and expenses you’re already paying every day could be your ticket to free flights and upgrades to business class, just by paying for those expenses using a points-earning credit card or charge card. Better yet, you can get your points balance off to ...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • Qantas brings Japan Airlines reward flight bookings online

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now book Japan Airlines flights using frequent flyer points through the Qantas website, rather than having to call and book over the phone. This upgrade allows travellers to book flights solely between Australia and Tokyo – such as Japan Airlines’ fl...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2018 32 Comments

  • Using Velocity frequent flyer points to book Virgin Atlantic flights

    A hidden gem of the Velocity Frequent Flyer scheme is being able to book flights with Virgin Australia's sister airline, Virgin Atlantic, especially on journeys between Hong Kong and London. That's because unlike many of Velocity's other airline partners including Etihad Airways and Singapore Ai...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2018 22 Comments

  • Last chance: pocket 100,000 bonus points from American Express

    Want to earn a cool 100,000 bonus Qantas frequent flyer points or 100,000 Membership Rewards points from American Express? Then you’ll need to act fast, with both these offers running only until April 9. With Qantas, that’s enough points for a return upgrade from economy to business ...

    POSTED 7 Apr, 2018 9 Comments

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