• The unofficial guide to Emirates Skywards Silver status

    While many travellers may regard Silver status as just a 'stepping stone' towards higher and more-glitzy tiers, Emirates' Skywards Silver status is one of the few that is a bit more rewarding in its own right with a limited lounge access benefit. Here's everything you need to know about Skywards ...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2019 0 Comments

  • Using Qantas Points to plan and book a round-the-world trip

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel and was last updated in July 2019. Looking for one of the very best ways to use your pile of Qantas frequent flyer points? Here it is: booking a lavish, round-the-world bus...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2019 45 Comments

  • Best perks of elite Marco Polo Club status for business class flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Holding a Gold or Diamond Marco Polo Club (MPC) card affords you many perks when travelling with Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon, such as priority check-in and lounge access. ...

    POSTED 16 Jul, 2019 0 Comments

  • Best Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up offers

    Fancy earning enough Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points for up to 24 business class upgrades from a single credit card application? If so, you won't want to miss this month's hottest deals, which place up to 120,000 bonus Velocity points on the table. Across cards issued by American...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2019 0 Comments

  • The unofficial guide to Emirates Skywards Platinum status

    Hold the elusive Emirates Skywards Platinum card in your wallet for unlimited first class lounge access across Emirates and its partner airline networks, including those of Qantas. You get a 'golden gift' for your partner, a boosted lounge guest and baggage allowance, and greater flexibility whe...

    POSTED 9 Jul, 2019 1 Comment

  • Best Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up offers

    With up to 150,000 bonus Qantas Points to be had from a single credit card application, this month's batch of top Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card deals come packed with points and perks. Whether you're hunting for a new Visa, Mastercard or American Express card to boost your frequent flyer bal...

    POSTED 8 Jul, 2019 0 Comments

  • The unofficial guide to Emirates Skywards Gold status

    An Emirates Skywards Gold card is your key to unlimited lounge access across Emirates and its partner airline networks, including whenever you travel domestically or internationally with Qantas. Other perks include boosted luggage allowances and even unlimited free WiFi onboard. Australia Busine...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2019 2 Comments

  • Westpac’s new Altitude Velocity program boosts your points

    Westpac Altitude Rewards credit card holders have a new way to boost their Velocity Points balances with the introduction of the 'Altitude Velocity' opt-in rewards feature. Running alongside the existing Altitude Rewards and Altitude Qantas programs, Altitude Velocity promises Velocity Frequent ...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2019 6 Comments

  • Your guide to Emirates' business, first class lounges in Dubai

    At its massive home hub of Dubai Airport, Emirates has not two, not four, but seven lounges peppered around Terminal 3 for business class and first class passengers and eligible frequent flyers: but with so much choice, which lounge should you visit before your next flight from Dubai? First clas...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 16 Comments

  • June's top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up offers

    Fancy earning enough Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points for up to 24 business class upgrades from a single credit card application? If so, you won't want to miss this month's hottest deals, which place up to 120,000 bonus Velocity points on the table. Across cards issued by American...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Elite Silver: the unofficial guide

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. The mid-tier KrisFlyer Elite Silver is a really just a stepping stone on the path to Elite Gold and Star Alliance Gold, but still offers travellers a few minor benefits and is the easies...

    POSTED 31 May, 2019 2 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club vs Asia Miles: what's the difference?

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. If you’ve recently started flying with Cathay Pacific, chances are you’ve come across its two affiliated programs – Asia Miles and the Marco Polo Club. Not sure how th...

    POSTED 30 May, 2019 4 Comments

  • What can you do with 104,000 bonus Qantas Points from ANZ?

    Tempting travellers with 100,000 bonus Qantas frequent flyer points – not to mention an extra 4,000 Qantas Points gained by completing that bonus deal – the ANZ Frequent Flyer Black Visa could be your ticket to flying high in comfort without breaking the bank. With so many places to ...

    POSTED 28 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • British Airways Gold Guest List: the unofficial guide

    Much like Qantas Platinum One, British Airways’ Gold Guest List is reserved for the most regular of frequent flyers who can rack up more than 5,000 Tier Points in a single year. By comparison, the base-level Gold status, already equivalent to Qantas Platinum and Oneworld Emerald, is earned...

    POSTED 27 May, 2019 2 Comments

  • Why credit card reward points aren't all created equal

    Whether searching for a new credit card or giving an existing card its regular check-up, many people focus on the number of ‘points’ that can be earned per dollar spent, but that doesn’t always reveal the entire picture. For example, on Qantas- and Velocity-branded credit cards...

    POSTED 24 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • What can you do with 126,000 Qantas Points from Westpac?

    With up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points on the table – along with a further 6,750 Qantas Points earned in the process of achieving that bonus – the Westpac Altitude Black credit card bundle could get you flying in no time. Among your many choices: business class upgrades on Australian...

    POSTED 21 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Which airline has the best Brisbane-Singapore business class?

    The traffic between Brisbane to Singapore isn’t as frenetic compared to Sydney or Melbourne, but competition is still surprisingly fierce with three full-service airlines putting on some of their best products on this route. Qantas and Singapore Airlines are the obvious contenders, but the...

    POSTED 16 May, 2019 14 Comments

  • How to use your KrisFlyer miles to book flights for other people

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. In Australia, it’s easy to redeem your hard-earned frequent flyer points for immediate family members with Qantas, or for just about anyone you know with Virgin Australia, no strin...

    POSTED 15 May, 2019 1 Comment

  • A Qantas flyer's guide to Melbourne international lounge access

    Jetting abroad from Melbourne Airport with Qantas or one of its partner airlines? You could have access to as many as four lounges before a single flight – or up to six lounges for any one journey, when carrying the right credit card and lounge membership – but choosing which lounge t...

    POSTED 7 May, 2019 7 Comments

  • The unofficial guide to Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Gold status

    On-par with Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold, Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club Gold is an appealing card to slip into your travel wallet, given it's your ticket to complimentary worldwide lounge access with Cathay Pacific, Qantas and other Oneworld airlines, and your pass to the fast-track lanes at airpo...

    POSTED 7 May, 2019 7 Comments

  • May's top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up offers

    A single credit card application this May can deliver as many as 100,000 bonus Velocity points when meeting various spending criteria – enough for up to 20 Virgin Australia business class upgrades – so if you're in the market for a new credit card, take a look at this month's hottest ...

    POSTED 2 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • How to 'replace' a full passport, instead of just renewing it

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. With Australia no longer issuing 64-page ‘frequent traveller’ passports to new applicants, its much easier for globetrotters to fill a modern passport with stamps a...

    POSTED 2 May, 2019 3 Comments

  • Mapping out your Marriott Bonvoy hotel room upgrade strategy

    Even if your corporate travel policy doesn't allow you to 'book' a suite, that doesn't necessarily mean you can't upgrade to one on your next hotel stay, or even switch to a nicer room – and that's where the Marriott Bonvoy hotel loyalty program comes into play. Offering regular travellers...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Boost your lounging limits with a Qantas Club Annual Guest Card

    A Qantas Club membership or Qantas Gold frequent flyer card is normally your ticket to airport lounge access with one guest in tow, but if you’re regularly travelling with more than one companion, a Qantas Club Annual Guest Card boosts that limit to two guests per visit. For Qantas Platinu...

    POSTED 29 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • What can you do with 119,000 Velocity points from St.George?

    With up to 100,000 bonus Virgin Australia Velocity points currently on offer with a new St.George Amplify Signature Visa with Amplify Points credit card, plus a further 19,800 Velocity points earned by meeting the offer spend criteria, new St.George customers are poised to travel in comfort when ...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

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