• 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

  • The best credit cards in Australia for travel perks

    These days you’d rightly expect to find travel insurance included with any respectable Platinum or Black credit card, but a few choice cards don’t stop there: promising everything from free flights and airport transfers through to airport lounge access and hotel loyalty boosters. Cho...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2016 7 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer: best frequent flyer plan for reward flights?

    While there's much to be said in favour of both Qantas and Virgin Australia frequent flyer schemes, a key criteria for assessing any 'best' program is the availability and value of reward seats bought using your points. As it happens, arguably the best scheme on that score doesn't belong to eith...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2016 4 Comments

  • Qantas Assure health insurance wants fitter frequent flyers

    Frequent flyers can now earn points for walking under a new health insurance scheme hatched between Qantas and NIB, with up to 70,000 Qantas frequent flyer points on offer to new customers. The Qantas Assure program will also offer travel insurance, which the airline already provides to more tha...

    POSTED 31 Mar, 2016 7 Comments

  • How to book Qatar’s Sydney-Doha flights with Qantas frequent flyer points

    With Qatar Airways now flying between Sydney and Doha, the Gulf airline and Oneworld member provides a new way for Sydney-based Qantas Frequent Flyer members to use their points for travel to the Middle East and beyond to destinations across Europe including London, Paris and Rome. (From May 201...

    POSTED 8 Mar, 2016 9 Comments

  • Top five Virgin Australia frequent flyer credit card deals for March

    March marks the beginning of autumn when the leaves start to fall, but with up to 285,000 Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points on the table from five credit cards, there's no reason your points balance should also hit the decks. (We'd certainly not suggest applying for all five cards ...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2016 4 Comments

  • Take our credit card survey (and win this $140 leather travel wallet)

    Update| This reader survey is now closed. Previous | If you've got five minutes to spare, then click through to the Australian Business Traveller credit card reader survey – and just by answering a handful of questions about how you use your credit cards and what you want ou...

    POSTED 4 Mar, 2016 0 Comments

  • Your weekly wrap for Qantas, Virgin Australia frequent flyers

    This week is filled with news for frequent flyers with Qantas unlocking a new type of points upgrade to premium economy and business class, while Virgin Australia tinkers with its Velocity scheme and the number of points you’ll need in order to fly with VA and its international partners. A...

    POSTED 4 Mar, 2016 0 Comments

  • LAN, TAM tweak LATAM Plus, Fidelidade frequent flyer programs

    LAN and TAM, collectively the LATAM Group, are streamlining the airlines’ frequent flyer programs while at the same time improving benefits for existing members. Cornerstone to the changes are improved ‘courtesy upgrades’ to premium economy and business class on selected but as...

    POSTED 3 Mar, 2016 1 Comment

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