• American Airlines, Hyatt launch reciprocal rewards partnership

    A new tie-up between American Airlines’ AAdvantage frequent flyer program and the World of Hyatt hotel loyalty scheme unlocks new opportunities to earn points and miles on eligible flights and hotel stays, as well as fast-track opportunities to reach higher status levels for some travellers...

    POSTED 14 May, 2019 2 Comments

  • Fly Qantas business class using American Airlines points

    Here's a tip that's going to make your business travel budget go a lot further – and ensure you continue to fly in style. It's a way to fly Qantas business class from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Singapore, Hong Kong or Tokyo for only $2,000 return. Also on the menu: a $2,000 business...

    POSTED 21 Jul, 2017 25 Comments

  • Low-cost Qantas business, first class buying US frequent flyer miles

    UPDATE | A new AAdvantage 'buy miles' promotion is underway, this time offering a bonus of up to 100,000 miles on American Airlines mileage purchases plus cash discounts of 10% on the purchase price through August 1 2017 for use on Qantas, Cathay Pacific and other Oneworld airlines. Given the cu...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2017 46 Comments

  • Convert Diners Club Rewards points into American Airlines AAdvantage miles

    Diners Club Rewards members can convert their credit card points into American Airlines AAdvantage miles, unlocking some great business class and first class travel opportunities across the Oneworld alliance including with airlines such as Qantas, British Airways and Cathay Pacific. Points are c...

    POSTED 15 Sep, 2016 2 Comments

  • American Airlines axes minimum mileage guarantee on Qantas, AA flights

    American Airlines’ AAdvantage Gold, Platinum and Executive Platinum members will no longer enjoy a ‘minimum mileage guarantee’ on Qantas, American Airlines or indeed any Oneworld flight from August 1 2016. Instead, the number of miles earned will directly reflect the distance o...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2016 0 Comments

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

    As another week draws to a close, Virgin Australia Velocity members gain two new ways to earn frequent flyer points – the first while watching movies and TV shows via the Presto subscription service, and the second via a brand new ANZ Rewards credit card. Branded the ‘Travel Adventur...

    POSTED 24 Jun, 2016 2 Comments

  • Diners Club shuffles the points partnership deck

    UPDATE | Diners Club has reversed some recent changes to its credit card rewards program, with points transfers to the American Airlines AAdvantage and Starwood Preferred Guest schemes both being retained. Transfers to these programs were to be axed from Diners Club Rewards as of June 1 2016, al...

    POSTED 3 May, 2016 13 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

  • 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

  • Get Qantas Gold-grade frequent flyer status with just one trip

    You want frequent flyer status and all the perks that come with it, such as access to business class lounges, priority check-in and a boosted baggage allowance, even when flying in economy. But you could do without flying all those bum-numbing miles just to pocket that shiny piece of plastic. S...

    POSTED 4 Mar, 2016 20 Comments

  • This week's top frequent flyer news

    Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer members have reason to celebrate this week with a new way to use their points for upgrades to premium economy and business class, and with a brand new lounge in Perth opening its doors on Sunday November 22. On the other hand, American Airlines AAdvantage...

    POSTED 20 Nov, 2015 0 Comments

  • American Airlines overhauls AAdvantage frequent flyer program

    American Airlines will re-engineer its AAdvantage frequent flyer program from next year to provide greater appeal to high-spending first class and business class passengers, with a bigger focus on dollars spent than distance flown. The number of miles needed to book a flight with American and it...

    POSTED 18 Nov, 2015 29 Comments

  • This week's wrap for road warriors, high flyers and points fiends

    Whether you’re travelling to London or staying closer to home, hotel loyalty programs deliver great perks such as room upgrades and extra amenities to frequent guests. This week, we take a look at two of those programs – showing travellers how to make the most of Shangri-La Golden Ci...

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2015 1 Comment

  • How to book American's Sydney-LAX flights with frequent flyer points

    With American Airlines’ new flights between Sydney and Los Angeles now on sale, frequent flyers have a new way to use their hard-earned points when visiting the United States. However, at the time of writing only economy seats are available at the best-value Classic Reward rates – or...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2015 7 Comments

  • The American Airlines AAdvantage program for Aussie travellers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Last updated January 2019. Offering travellers priority check-in, free international lounge access, priority boarding and more, the American Airlines AAdvantage scheme is a must-know fr...

    POSTED 14 Jul, 2015 11 Comments

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

    It’s big news this week for travellers collecting frequent flyer points on their credit card spend, with American Express serving up a staggering 100,000 Virgin Australia Velocity points with selected new credit cards, while HSBC is changing the everyday earning rates of its Qantas Platinum...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2015 0 Comments

  • This week's wrap for frequent travellers

    Planning a trip with British Airways? Sit in premium economy and you’ll soon earn fewer Qantas frequent flyer points as the traditional 10% ‘cabin bonus’ disappears… Also in this week’s wrap, fellow Oneworld member Cathay Pacific prepares to open its latest lounge ...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2015 0 Comments

  • Our weekly wrap for frequent flyers and road warriors

    When you’re next jetting about, be sure you’re also earning frequent flyer points on the ground while you sleep – we’ll show you how it’s done with the major hotel chains, how to earn an easy 10,000 bonus points on top with Accor or 50% more with the other chains. A...

    POSTED 22 May, 2015 0 Comments

  • Our Easter Thursday wrap-up for frequent flyers

    If you’re planning a detour via the duty-free stores at Sydney Airport on your next journey abroad, pack your Etihad Guest membership card and collect points on your purchases – whether that’s fragrances, alcohol or anything else in the store. Likewise before your next trip, wh...

    POSTED 2 Apr, 2015 0 Comments

  • Five expert tips for buying miles and frequent flyer points

    Buying up frequent flyer points for discounted business and first class flights is a topic oft-covered by Australian Business Traveller, with jetsetters saving thousands of dollars over buying a regular ticket. But whether your plans include a short Asian jaunt or taking the longer ride to Londo...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2015 3 Comments

  • AA, US Airways merger: what it means if you

    With American Airlines and US Airways merging their frequent flyer programs as of next year, what does this mean if you've bought miles on either airline to use for 'free' redemption flights on Oneworld partners such as Qantas, Cathay Pacific and British Airways? Mileage balances held in US Airw...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2014 7 Comments

  • Friday's frequent flyer wrap-up

    If you’re saving a stack of US Airways Dividend Miles for a rainy day, you’ll soon find these merged with your American Airlines AAdvantage balance – we’ve got what you need to know in this week’s wrap. Speaking of points, we’ve got five good reasons for busin...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2014 0 Comments

  • American Airlines, US Airways to combine frequent flyer programs

    American Airlines’ AAdvantage frequent flyer program will supersede Dividend Miles to become the combined loyalty scheme of both AA and US Airways in 2015. Existing members of Dividend Miles will have their points converted across into the AAdvantage program on a 1:1 basis in the second qu...

    POSTED 29 Oct, 2014 4 Comments

  • Friday's frequent flyer roundup

    Buying miles in offshore frequent flyer programs sounds like a dodgy practice, but it’s completely above board and could save you thousands on your next business or first class flight with the likes of Qantas, British Airways, Cathay Pacific or Malaysia Airlines. Better yet, both US Airway...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2014 1 Comment

  • Earn up to 2.25 AA miles per dollar spent on Aussie credit cards

    UPDATE | A new promotion is underway for members of Starwood Preferred Guest, paying out a 20% bonus on mileage transfers to American Airlines' AAdvantage program and reeling in up to 2.25 AA miles per dollar spent on Aussie credit cards. When combined with the existing SPG bonus, 20,000 Starpoi...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2014 0 Comments

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