• 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

  • This week's wrap for frequent travellers

    There’s plenty for Starwood Preferred Guest members this week with over 200 hotels changing reward categories on March 1 – increasing or decreasing the number of points needed for a free night – while anyone with a World MasterCard can also ascend to SPG Gold with just one stay....

    POSTED 19 Feb, 2016 0 Comments

  • February's hottest Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals

    As summer prepares to leave Australia and visit Europe over the coming months, so too could you by taking out a new Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer-earning credit card and staking your claim to as many as 100,000 bonus Velocity points just for making the switch. While you wouldn't apply...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2016 0 Comments

  • Your mid-February frequent flyer wrap

    It’s been a busy fortnight in the world of frequent flyer programs with both Qantas and Virgin Australia gaining new points partners in Vodafone and Sendle, respectively, with Qantas also toying with the idea of frequent flyer upgrades on American Airlines flights. Added to that, this Febr...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2016 0 Comments

  • Free Heathrow Express first class upgrade for Star Alliance Gold

    Don't forget that Star Alliance Gold card on your next visit to London – it'll get you a free upgrade to first class on the Heathrow Express. Okay, it's not exactly a long trip – the train darts between London's Heathrow Airport and Paddington in 15 minutes. But instead of slumm...

    POSTED 11 Feb, 2016 7 Comments

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia: which is best for frequent flyer award seats?

    It's easy enough to earn frequent flyer points with Qantas and Virgin Australia – but when it's time to trade those points in on a free flight, which airline comes out in front? We've crunched the numbers for these frequent flyer 'reward' seats (set aside on each flight for a fixed nu...

    POSTED 4 Feb, 2016 26 Comments

  • Dial P for Points: Qantas, Vodafone ink frequent flyer partnership

    A new hookup between Qantas and Vodafone offers another way to dial up your frequent flyer points balance. Customers on selected Vodafone Red plans – which are being cannily dubbed 'Qantas Red' plans as part of a co-marketing campaign – can earn from 4,000 to 15,000 Qantas Points ove...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2016 8 Comments

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

    This week’s frequent flyer news mostly comes for members of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program with points halved on eBay purchases and five retailers departing from the Qantas Points Online Mall altogether. Also in our final wrap for January, we take a look at the best ways to use Qantas P...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2016 0 Comments

  • Best ways to use your Qantas frequent flyer points

    Looking for the best ways to use your Qantas frequent flyer points? Here are five top strategies to make the most of your Qanats points. It's easy to build up a stack of Qantas frequent flyer points, especially when you use the right credit cards. But what are the best ways to spend those ...

    POSTED 26 Jan, 2016 14 Comments

  • This week's wrap for frequent flyers

    This week marks another significant one for Virgin Australia Velocity members with Velocity Points now up for sale directly from the airline, while at the same time, Suncorp, Card Services, CUA and more will cut the number of frequent flyer points earned per dollar spent on credit cards. Speakin...

    POSTED 22 Jan, 2016 2 Comments

  • Australia's best credit cards for earning Emirates Skywards miles

    Emirates Skywards is a powerful yet often overlooked frequent flyer program for Australian travellers – yet those in the know can boost their existing balance or begin from scratch thanks to a number of credit cards which can accrue Skywards miles on your everyday purchases. In lieu of the...

    POSTED 21 Jan, 2016 3 Comments

  • Your mid-January frequent flyer wrap

    Mid-January marks another busy period for Virgin Australia Velocity members with two partners departing from Velocity Frequent Flyer and a third lowering the number of points you’ll earn per dollar spent. The first month of the year also marks the time when you’ll need to stay again ...

    POSTED 15 Jan, 2016 0 Comments

  • Your New Year frequent flyer wrap

    It’s a busy start to 2016 for Qantas Frequent Flyer members with genuine ‘enhancements’ to the program such as earning more status credits when travelling with Qatar Airways and needing fewer Qantas Points and less cash to book some Qantas international flights. The New Year is...

    POSTED 8 Jan, 2016 1 Comment

  • Qantas reduces points, charges on international flights

    Turning your Qantas frequent flyer points into a 'free' flight just became a better deal, with the Flying Kangaroo slashing both the number of points required and the amount of money associated with airline, airport and fuel charges. The new system, which takes effect as of today, applies to all...

    POSTED 6 Jan, 2016 18 Comments

  • This week’s frequent flyer wrap

    It’s a big week for Virgin Australia Velocity members with Hilton offering double Velocity points on stays over the coming four months and Starwood serving up double Starpoints, which can be converted into Velocity points on a 1:1 basis. However, Velocity members will begin to earn fewer p...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2015 0 Comments

  • Citibank cuts credit card frequent flyer points: what you need to know

    Far-reaching changes to Citibank’s line-up of credit cards will affect all customers earning Qantas, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines and Emirates frequent flyer points on their plastic through new monthly earning caps, reduced earning rates and increased Citibank Rewards conversion rat...

    POSTED 15 Dec, 2015 18 Comments

  • This week's wrap for frequent flyers

    Summer delivers some sizzling deals for Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyers with hefty sums of bonus points on the table when applying for a new credit card, meanwhile Qantas travellers can collect five points per dollar spent on gift vouchers, whether for themselves or as Christmas gifts. ...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2015 0 Comments

  • Summer's best Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals

    You’ll find some red hot credit card sign-up deals coming into summer with many banks enticing new customers with the promise of bonus Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points. Among the top five offers there’s a very precise 296,666 Velocity Points on the table, with as many ...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2015 3 Comments

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