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

    On the hunt for a new Velocity-earning credit card with a fistful of Virgin Australia frequent flyer points attached? Then take a peek at this month's top credit card offers, which place almost 700,000 bonus points on the table this April, with up to 120,000 bonus Velocity points to be had from a...

    POSTED 6 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

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

    Need a boost to your frequent flyer points balance after a nice Easter holiday? Then take a look at this month's top Qantas credit card sign-up offers, which deliver as many as 120,000 bonus Qantas Points from a single card application, with over 1.2 million bonus frequent flyer points on the tab...

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2018 10 Comments

  • Qantas Cash gets a new name but loses points-earning BPAY perks

    Qantas is ringing in the changes for its Qantas Cash debit card, but they're not all worth celebrating. First up, and least consequential, Qantas Cash is getting a new name: it'll now be called Qantas Travel Money. That's probably more appropriate to the card's primary role as a prepaid travel m...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 4 Comments

  • Lufthansa, Swiss join Singapore Airlines' HighFlyer rewards scheme

    Business owners can now earn HighFlyer points in Singapore Airlines’ reward scheme for businesses when travelling on Lufthansa and SWISS flights between Singapore, Germany and Switzerland, including on tickets beginning in Australia with a flight on Singapore Airlines. To earn points, the ...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 1 Comment

  • Top tips for spending your American Express credit card travel credit

    Many American Express cards include ‘travel credits’ every year – essentially a travel voucher that you can spend on bookings made through American Express – and while you can typically cash these in these on flights, hotels or car hire, some of these bookings can prove mo...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2018 9 Comments

  • The best credit cards for global airport lounge access

    International travel can be tiring, but even if you’re flying forward in premium economy, airport lounge access is rarely included as part of the parcel – and that’s where the right credit card (or charge card) comes in handy, to help you relax and unwind before your flight. Wh...

    POSTED 15 Mar, 2018 4 Comments

  • These credit cards offer free travel vouchers every year

    Nobody likes paying credit card annual fees, but some cards lessen the sting by giving you free 'travel credits' every year, to spend on flights, hotel stays or car hire, the value of which can often surpass the annual fee paid. For example, if your card has a $195 annual fee but a $200 travel c...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2018 19 Comments

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

    Does your Velocity Frequent Flyer balance need a little boost before you can unlock your next free flight or upgrade to business class? Then take a look at this month's top credit card offers, which place over three quarters of a million Velocity points on the table for successful applicants. Ri...

    POSTED 13 Mar, 2018 0 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines revamps Velocity points, status earn rates

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer members will now earn points and status credits aboard Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights at new rates, closely mirroring changes made by Singapore Airlines for members of its own KrisFlyer program back in January. It’s pleasing news for...

    POSTED 12 Mar, 2018 19 Comments

  • Lufthansa Miles & More changes see some flyers earn less, some more

    Lufthansa's Miles & More frequent flyer program will shift to a revenue-based program this week, with the number of 'award miles' earned on  Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines being based on the price of your airfare rather than just the booking class (or the booking class and length...

    POSTED 10 Mar, 2018 8 Comments

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

    The leaves may soon start falling from the trees, but so far this autumn, Australia's credit card sign-up deals remain as hot as summer, with up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points from a single card application, and almost 1.5 million bonus frequent flyer points on the table from these offers alone. ...

    POSTED 9 Mar, 2018 19 Comments

  • These frequent flyers get a free Heathrow Express first class upgrade

    The Heathrow Express is the quickest and easiest way for business travellers to scoot between Heathrow Airport and London city, or at least Paddington Station – which is a decent place to settle in your hotel (I'm a fan of the hip little Hotel Indigo) or hop a Tube train or an Uber to your ...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2018 7 Comments

  • Pick up 80,000 bonus Qantas Points on the Westpac Altitude Black card

    Westpac is now tempting shoppers with an offer of 80,000 bonus Qantas Points on a new Westpac Altitude Black World Mastercard – more than enough for a return business class trip between Australia’s east coast and New Zealand, or an upgrade from business class to first class from Sydne...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2018 8 Comments

  • Virgin Australia, Delta boost points on business class flights

    Passengers travelling in business class or first class with Delta Air Lines can now earn more Velocity points for every mile they fly on a range of fares, including when booking their flight as a Virgin Australia codeshare journey on a VA flight number. On those VA-coded tickets, purchasing any ...

    POSTED 23 Feb, 2018 1 Comment

  • 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

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