• Citibank doubles down with new linked Diners Club credit card

    Citibank is broadening its portfolio of points-earning credit cards with a new Citibank Diners Club card, available in conjunction with the bank’s existing Citibank Platinum, Signature and Prestige Visa credit cards. Issued by Diners Club but serviced by Citibank, cardholders have access t...

    POSTED 23 Aug, 2018 8 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

  • The best credit cards for earning Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

    Offering generous redemption rates for international business class and first class flights with Singapore Airlines and its network of Star Alliance airline partners, the KrisFlyer frequent flyer scheme is a favourite among savvy travellers looking to maximise their points while flying in luxury....

    POSTED 25 May, 2018 1 Comment

  • 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

  • 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

  • The best credit cards for frequent flyers with Singapore Airlines

    If you often travel with Singapore Airlines, having the right credit card (or charge card) in your wallet can help you earn more points for free flights and upgrades, and could even be your ticket to airport lounge access in Australia, Singapore and further afield. Such cards are particularly us...

    POSTED 20 Feb, 2018 16 Comments

  • Earning Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus miles: best credit cards

    Thai Airways’ Royal Orchid Plus (ROP) scheme isn’t the most popular frequent flyer program in Australia, but with Thai having no Aussie airline partners and running its own flights from Bangkok to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, it’s not hard for travellers Down Under to ...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2017 1 Comment

  • Turkish Airlines lands its first Australian credit card partner

    Australians can now earn frequent flyer points in the Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles program from their everyday credit card spends, thanks to a new partnerships with Citibank: the airline’s first Australian banking partner, covering cards issued under the Visa, Mastercard and Diners C...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2017 1 Comment

  • Best credit cards for earning Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints

    Only a handful of Australian credit cards allow customers to earn Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Starpoints, but it’s a great option to have for advanced, points-savvy spenders, as it opens the door to a host of global frequent flyer programs and even comes with bonus points every time you ...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2017 5 Comments

  • The best Australian credit cards for earning Etihad Guest miles

    Even if you don't fly with Etihad Airways, its Etihad Guest frequent flyer scheme is great for booking Virgin Australia reward flights, as the number of Etihad Guest miles needed for a journey is often lower than the number of Velocity points required to book the same route. What's more, there a...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2017 2 Comments

  • The top Australian credit cards for hotel perks and privileges

    Many credit cards offer perks like frequent flyer points and airport lounge access, but some cards take care of you after your flight, with benefits such as hotel room upgrades, daily breakfast and complimentary late check-outs on eligible stays. Some cards achieve that by boosting you to the el...

    POSTED 8 Aug, 2017 2 Comments

  • The five best credit cards for booking Qantas flights

    Why settle for earning just one Qantas frequent flyer point per dollar spent booking airfares – or even less – when switching to a different credit card could have you pocketing almost three times that amount? Better yet, these credit card points come on top of  the points you'd...

    POSTED 1 Jul, 2017 12 Comments

  • Top five credit cards for earning Qantas frequent flyer points

    Banks across Australia are cutting the number of frequent flyer points that credit card users can earn in response to the Reserve Bank’s new cap on credit card ‘interchange fees’ – so if your existing plastic is about to become less fantastic, it's time to make a move. Fo...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2017 9 Comments

  • Citibank, Diners Club, Virgin Money overhaul credit card points

    The number of frequent flyer points earned per dollar spent on Citibank credit cards is about to change as the world’s largest credit card issuer readies itself for the Reserve Bank of Australia’s cuts to credit card ‘interchange fees’ in July. Read: How the interchange c...

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2017 17 Comments

  • The best credit cards for earning Emirates Skywards miles

    Emirates Skywards is a powerful yet often-overlooked frequent flyer program for Australian travellers, unlocking business class and first class flights and upgrades with Emirates, and other travel opportunities with its web of partners including Qantas, Japan Airlines and Korean Air. Australian ...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2017 2 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

  • How to turn your credit card points into frequent flyer points

    Most Australian credit cards allow customers to earn frequent flyer points with Qantas, Virgin Australia and other airlines – and in many cases, the equivalent loyalty programs of hotel chains such as Hilton and Starwood. But often, you'll start by picking up 'reward points' in the card's ...

    POSTED 12 Aug, 2016 7 Comments

  • Using your Diners Club charge card for airport lounge access

    Through its network of partners across the globe, Diners Club offers cardholders unlimited and complimentary access to over 500 airport lounges, regardless of which airline you’re travelling with and where you’re sitting on board. Better yet, with basic Australian Diners Club cards a...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2016 8 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

  • Frequent flyer update: Qantas, Virgin Australia, CX and more

    There's plenty happening in the world of frequent flyer programs and this past week is no exception for members of Qantas Frequent Flyer, Virgin Australia Velocity, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles and more. In case you've missed some of the top stories, here's an executive summary to get you up to spe...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2016 0 Comments

  • 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

  • Fast-track to SPG Gold status with these five credit cards

    Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status usually comes as your reward for spending 25 nights or making 10 stays each year at hotels like Westin, St. Regis, Sheraton and W, but there’s a sneaky way to fast-track to Gold after spending just one night at a Starwood hotel. That’s thanks to a...

    POSTED 17 Feb, 2016 13 Comments

  • 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

  • Five credit card strategies to maximise your frequent flyer points

    There's no such thing as having too many frequent flyer points. So why not make the most of every opportunity to pick up more points and keep your Qantas or Virgin Australia balance looking healthy? Here are five simple but little-used strategies to build up your points. Use your frequent flyer...

    POSTED 20 May, 2014 5 Comments

  • Qantas launches Frequent Flyer Diners Club + MasterCard combo plastic

    Another piece of points-earning plastic touches down today with the launch of a new Qantas Frequent Flyer Diners Club card. This one comes with an interesting twist: you also get a MasterCard that's attached to your Diners Club card account, to use at the many shops and restaurants whe...

    POSTED 15 Nov, 2012 11 Comments

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