• 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 7 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

  • 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

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