• 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

  • Buying US Airways Dividend Miles for low-cost Oneworld flights

    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, 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

  • This week's frequent flyer round-up

    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

  • Friday's frequent flyer wrap

    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 ditches Turkish, Singapore Airlines partnerships

    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 to codeshare with Oneworld partner Finnair

    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

  • 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

  • American Airlines, US Airways to offer reciprocal first class upgrades

    IN BRIEF | American Airlines and US Airways are offering free first class upgrades to elite travellers in the opposite airline’s loyalty program. From July 11, status-bearing members of American Airlines’ AAdvantage can be upgraded to first class on US Airways at no charge when flyin...

    POSTED 10 Jun, 2014 0 Comments

  • Six top frequent flyer deals on now...

    Overseas airline and hotel loyalty programs frequently encourage travellers to boost their account balances by buying points or miles, which can then be traded in for business and first class flights on the cheap. Right now, we’re seeing a series of special deals centring on flights with b...

    POSTED 13 May, 2014 8 Comments

  • Buying miles for discounted flights: Dividend Miles vs AAdvantage

    American frequent flyer programs often run promotions which incentivise the direct purchase of miles – either by way of a discount or a bonus mileage offer, with the miles then redeemable for travel in economy, business or first class. In recent months we’ve seen US Airways offer tra...

    POSTED 22 Apr, 2014 7 Comments

  • US Airways joins Oneworld: Qantas frequent flyer perks, and more

    As the newest member of the Oneworld alliance, US Airways gives Qantas another stateside partner alongside existing member American Airlines. So what's the impact for Qantas frequent flyers travelling in the USA? Qantas + US Airways Travellers can now earn points and status credits when travel...

    POSTED 1 Apr, 2014 10 Comments

  • US Airways: earn & burn for Oneworld and Star Alliance from March 30

    US Airways will allow its frequent flyers to earn and redeem Dividend Miles on a many Star Alliance airlines in addition to all Oneworld members when the airline joins Oneworld on March 31 this year. The surprising move, which a media spokesperson for American Airlines confirmed to&nbs...

    POSTED 13 Mar, 2014 16 Comments

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