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
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
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
NOTE: US Airways' Dividend Miles program will begin the process of merging with American Airlines AAdvantage from March 28 2015. As part of this transition, any miles remaining in your Dividend Miles account will be swept across to AAdvantage on a 1:1 basis, and Dividend Miles will cease to exis...
POSTED 31 Oct, 2014 53 Comments
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
Fancy flying to Hong Kong with Qantas or Cathay Pacific for only $1,812 in business class, or a Bangkok getaway with Thai Airways for just $2,110 in first class? It’s done by buying Avianca LifeMiles and US Airways Dividend Miles on the cheap and then swapping them for heavily-discounted s...
POSTED 5 Sep, 2014 0 Comments
Fancy upgrading to business class with Virgin Australia for just $18.75 on a Sydney-Melbourne or Sydney-Brisbane flight? How about jetting to Hong Kong, Singapore or Shanghai and back with Qantas for only $1,703 in business class? That’s all covered in this week’s frequent...
POSTED 8 Aug, 2014 3 Comments
US Airways members will lose Turkish and Singapore Airlines from the Dividend Miles roster of partners from next month. Members flying with either airline from August 1 and beyond won’t earn any miles under the Dividend Miles program, nor can they swap miles for Turkish or Singapore flight...
POSTED 24 Jul, 2014 0 Comments
US Airways is cozying up to its Oneworld partner Finnair this month, with codeshares set to appear on a number of Finnish flights. The arrangements see US Airways placing its ‘US’ flight code on Finnair-operated flights between its Helsinki hub and various destinations across Europe ...
POSTED 15 Jul, 2014 0 Comments
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
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