• How I booked my entire honeymoon using frequent flyer points

    Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. Australian B...

    POSTED 30 Dec, 2017 44 Comments

  • Earn frequent flyer points when paying employee superannuation

    Employee superannuation is a cost you can’t avoid as a business owner – but fortunately, there’s a way to earn frequent flyer points when paying your compulsory 9.5%. It’s done by using your American Express card to make these payments through the Ozedi Direct service, mu...

    POSTED 19 May, 2016 5 Comments

  • American Express reduces frequent flyer points on selected cards

    The number of airline frequent flyer points earned by selected American Express credit card customers will reduce from November 1 2015 in conjunction with the launch of a Membership Rewards 'Gateway' scheme. Under the new program, four MR points will buy three frequent flyer points with Virgin A...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2015 2 Comments

  • What is a Qantas frequent flyer point worth?

    You may have hundreds of thousands of Qantas Frequent Flyer points, or you may have just a handful, but the question remains the same: what’s the actual value of a Qantas Frequent Flyer award point? Would you be surprised to hear that it's rarely more than 1c, and can be as low as half a c...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2014 17 Comments

  • Friday

    Want to earn double Qantas or Velocity Frequent Flyer points on your travels? You’ll need to register and book this week to be in with a shot, so don’t miss the boat! Speaking of Qantas Points, you’ll soon be able to earn them – and more importantly, earn status credits &...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2014 0 Comments

  • Friday's frequent flyer credit card wrap

    Overseas travellers are often stuck in a catch-22 situation: shell out for the high international transaction fees on their credit cards, or pay even more to exchange their dosh at the airport. Each week we review a credit card that's fit for high flyers, and this week, we've solved that conundr...

    POSTED 27 Jun, 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

  • Want points for your hotel stay? Avoid third-party booking websites

    Want to earn your full serve of points with your favourite hotel rewards scheme? Avoid 'third party' booking sites and make your reservation directly with the hotel or its parent company. Unlike frequent flyer programs – which let you earn points regardless of who you booked your tick...

    POSTED 1 Apr, 2014 7 Comments

  • What's next for Qantas frequent flyers with Lifetime Gold status?

    Lifetime Gold status is a milestone in the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme. It's awarded to travellers who've clocked up a staggering 14,000 status credits during their QFF membership – the equivalent of 700 return Sydney-Melbourne trips in discount economy, or qualifying as a new P...

    POSTED 4 Jan, 2014 9 Comments

  • Buying Alaska Airlines miles for low-cost Qantas, Cathay Pacific flights

    Purchasing frequent flyer points or miles is a foreign concept to most Australian travellers. Virgin Australia doesn’t allow its Velocity members to purchase points at all, while Qantas only lets you buy points to top-up an account before you book an award flight. But its a very different...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2013 62 Comments


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