• Top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals for September

    In the market for a new credit card that earns Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points? Then take a look at this month's top deals, which place almost 900,000 bonus Velocity points on the table, with Australia's largest sign-up offer generating up to 205,000 Velocity points from a single ...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 5 Comments

  • Using Virgin Australia Velocity points to book Delta flights

    When it comes to booking flights using your hard-earned Virgin Australia Velocity points, one option to consider for your next journey abroad is Delta. Offering flights from Sydney along with a broader international and US domestic network, Delta reward flights can be booked with minimal taxes a...

    POSTED 17 Sep, 2018 6 Comments

  • Top reward credit cards for Apple, Samsung, Google, Fitbit, Garmin Pay

    Whether you’re an Apple or Android smartphone user or prefer Apple, Fitbit or Garmin smartwatches, chances are you already have access to Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, Fitbit Pay and/or Garmin Pay – all of which can be your ticket to earning valuable frequent flyer points with j...

    POSTED 11 Sep, 2018 3 Comments

  • AirNZ offers Star Alliance Gold status match to Qantas, Virgin flyers

    Air New Zealand is looking to bolster its frequent flyer ranks by raiding the Gold-grade ranks of competing airlines with the promise of an instant status match to its Airpoints Gold / Star Alliance Gold tier. The Kiwi airline's 'Touch of Gold' promotion is limited to residents of Australia and ...

    POSTED 11 Sep, 2018 53 Comments

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia: how points-based reward seat fares compare

    You’ve earned a bucketload of Qantas or Velocity frequent flyer points thanks to smart credit card spending and lots of travel – now it’s time to treat yourself with a points-based reward seat. Here's a breakdown of how flight rewards under Qantas and Virgin Australia compare. ...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2018 5 Comments

  • Getting the most from the ANZ Rewards credit card program

    ANZ partners with a variety of frequent flyer programs to let its cardholders earn points on every credit card transaction they make, from Virgin Australia Velocity to neighbouring Air New Zealand Airpoints through to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles and even Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer. Members of th...

    POSTED 30 Aug, 2018 6 Comments

  • Top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals for August

    With over 600,000 bonus Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points on the cards this month and up to 120,000 bonus points to be had from a single card application, giving your credit card points a 'health check' can help deliver not only a solid sign-up bonus when switching to a new card, bu...

    POSTED 21 Aug, 2018 2 Comments

  • Your guide to Cathay Pacific's Marco Polo Club loyalty program

    The Asia Miles frequent flyer program allows you to earn and burn miles on flights and upgrades – but when it comes to building frequent flyer status with Cathay Pacific, that’s where the Marco Polo Club program comes into play. Boasting great perks like priority check-in and boardin...

    POSTED 20 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book Malaysia Airlines flights

    With a solid network across Asia linking in with routes to and from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, booking Malaysia Airlines flights using your hard-earned Qantas frequent flyer points is one of your many options for travel within the region and onward to London. Provided you can...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2018 7 Comments

  • Qantas Double Status Credits promotion is back, but for five days only

    Got your eye on Gold, Platinum or even Platinum One frequent flyer status? Working to close the gap to Lifetime Silver or Lifetime Gold? Qantas is about to help you jumpstart that journey with another of its double status credits offers. The flash promotion went live overnight and will run for j...

    POSTED 9 Aug, 2018 49 Comments

  • Now you can earn Emirates Skywards miles and tier status on Flydubai

    IN BRIEF | Emirates is extending its Skywards frequent flyer program to regional partner Flydubai, which will in turn ditch its own Open loyalty scheme for Skywards. The move will let Skywards members earn reward miles and tier miles when travelling on Flydubai, along with spending those miles t...

    POSTED 1 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • The Qantas status match for Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyers

    Looking to move across from Virgin Australia and its Velocity Frequent Flyer scheme to Qantas, or keen to hold status with both airlines? Then you'll want to know about the opportunity afforded by the Qantas' Tier Accelerator status match. The Qantas Tier Accelerator program is a fast-track to Q...

    POSTED 30 Jul, 2018 26 Comments

  • Building your two-card Westpac, American Express credit card combo

    While Westpac no longer issues its own American Express cards, a new partnership with AMEX – whereby American Express issues and services cards bearing a Westpac logo – gives spenders a new way to keep earning frequent flyer points at higher rates than through a Visa or Mastercard alo...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2018 13 Comments

  • Air Canada aims to reboot Aeroplan as its own loyalty scheme in 2020

    Fifteen years after Air Canada sold off its Aeroplan frequent flyer scheme, the airline is gearing up to bring the program back under its own wing. The rewards scheme would launch in 2020 with a new name, although "all Aeroplan miles would transfer into the new Air Canada loyalty program in 2020...

    POSTED 26 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • How to use Qantas Points to book Emirates flights

    Want to make your Qantas frequent flyer points fly even further? Here's how you can use them to book a flight with Emirates and travel to scores of destinations via its Dubai hub. If you're looking to travel with a dash of luxury you'll certainly appreciate the popular business class bar and the...

    POSTED 26 Jul, 2018 22 Comments

  • Earning Air New Zealand Airpoints, status credits on Qantas flights

    Air New Zealand's Airpoints members will be able to earn frequent flyer points on domestic Qantas flights as of October 28, 2018 – however, status points will not included in the codeshare deal. The Qantas tie-up, which sees the Flying Kangaroo replace challenger Virgin Australia as A...

    POSTED 23 Jul, 2018 3 Comments

  • The Flybuys, Etihad Guest partnership will end on July 31

    Flybuys and Etihad Guest will part ways from August following months of uncertainty for cardholders, who have been unable to convert their Flybuys points into Etihad Guest miles since December 2017 due to “technical issues”. A spokesperson for Etihad Airways confirmed the end of the ...

    POSTED 12 Jul, 2018 5 Comments

  • Top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals for July

    With over half a million bonus Velocity points on the cards this month and up to 120,000 Velocity points on offer from a single card application, switching to a new credit card for your business or personal spends could allow you to double-down on points: firstly from that generous sign-up bounty...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2018 8 Comments

  • Commonwealth Bank Awards adds 10 new airline, hotel points partners

    IN BRIEF | Commonwealth Bank Awards credit card points can now be converted into frequent flyer points with 9 new airline partners – spanning Oneworld, Star Alliance, SkyTeam and beyond – and into hotel loyalty points with InterContinental as well. Among the newly-added options are d...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2018 5 Comments

  • Top Australian credit cards for earning Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

    Despite recent changes to the Cathay Pacific Asia Miles scheme, the frequent flyer program remains a relatively attractive way to book Cathay Pacific business class and first class flights using miles, often for fewer points than through other Oneworld programs like Qantas Frequent Flyer. Austra...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2018 2 Comments

  • Revised American Express points transfer rate for SPG, Marriott

    With the imminent merger of the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest programs, American Express is revising the conversion rate for transferring American Express Membership Rewards credit card points into the new combined hotel loyalty scheme. The revamped rates kick in from August...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2018 15 Comments

  • Using Velocity frequent flyer points to book Alitalia flights

    One of Velocity Frequent Flyer's lesser-known partners is SkyTeam alliance member Alitalia: based in Italy, offering a broad network of flights both long and short to get you to Europe and around the continent. Reward flight bookings with Alitalia also require fewer points than most of Virgin Au...

    POSTED 28 Jun, 2018 5 Comments

  • One year on from the RBA points apocalypse: the best cards of 2018

    July 1 marks one year since the Reserve Bank of Australia introduced a cap on domestic credit card ‘interchange fees’, which prompted almost every Aussie bank and credit card issuer to rethink their points-earning plastic: hiking fees, cutting back those points or even a combination o...

    POSTED 27 Jun, 2018 26 Comments

  • Is Qantas planning a Premier Black credit card?

    Qantas looks set to to release a black edition of its Premier credit card following up the successful 2017 launch of the Premier platinum card. The airline has conducted a series of invitation-only workshops to sound out current Qantas Premier platinum cardholders on the appeal of a more ex...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2018 43 Comments

  • How to book two flights for the price of one using Qantas Points

    TRAVEL HACK | Planning to book a flight using your hard-earned Qantas Points? You may, in fact, be able to book two flights without spending any extra points, by taking advantage of Qantas’ handy multi-city booking tool. The concept is simple: every time you book a trip using points, Qanta...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2018 12 Comments

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