• A Qantas flyer's guide to Sydney international airport lounge access

    With up to five airport lounges at Sydney Airport serving passengers jetting abroad with Qantas and its partner airlines – and some travellers having access to as many as four lounges before a single flight – choosing which lounge to visit isn’t always an easy decision. While t...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2019 12 Comments

  • Five great ways to spend 250,000 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel and has been updated for 2019. With a healthy balance of 250,000 KrisFlyer miles or more at your disposal, most of the world is within your reach, even when travelling in first ...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2019 2 Comments

  • Booking a round-the-world trip with KrisFlyer miles

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. You’ve done the hard yards – probably a busy year flying with Singapore Airlines for work, and maybe with a credit card sign-up bonus to boot. Now, armed with ...

    POSTED 14 Apr, 2019 2 Comments

  • Top five benefits of Qantas Platinum One for first class flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. A Qantas first class ticket already covers your access to the best airport lounges on the ground – or failing that, the same can be had via a Qantas Platinum membership – but...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2019 9 Comments

  • Top tips for Qantas flyers visiting Melbourne's domestic lounges

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Whether you're hunting down a quiet place to work at what's otherwise a bustling airport or finding the fastest way to grab your coffee before zipping to the boarding gate, the...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2019 29 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Lufthansa's Boeing 747-8s

    Lufthansa's Boeing 747-8 jets feature on the German airline's key routes to Asia (including Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo) and the United States, including Los Angeles and New York to Frankfurt. With up to 92 business class seats to choose from on any given flight – spanning both the main dec...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2019 12 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines PPS Club and Solitaire: the unofficial guide

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Singapore Airlines' PPS Club sits above the Star alliance member's better-known KrisFlyer loyalty program as a scheme that rewards the airline's highest-spending high flyers. ...

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2019 11 Comments

  • Best Visa, Mastercard credit cards for Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

    Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer frequent flyer scheme is a savvy alternative to Qantas Frequent Flyer and Virgin Australia Velocity, as you'll often need fewer points – or miles, in KrisFlyer parlance – to book comparable flights, and with minimal taxes and fees to pay on the side,...

    POSTED 2 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Your guide to Emirates' seven 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 1 Apr, 2019 7 Comments

  • Five reasons you shouldn't bin your boarding passes while travelling

    While you might be tempted to dispose of your airline boarding passes straight after your flight – or even just leave them in the seat pocket – there are plenty of reasons you should hold onto all of them until your journey is complete. For example, without a valid boarding pass to s...

    POSTED 1 Apr, 2019 15 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Elite Gold: the unofficial guide

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. KrisFlyer Elite Gold is the highest tier of the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer frequent flyer program and equivalent to Star Alliance Gold, which unlocks over 1,000 lounges across its...

    POSTED 20 Mar, 2019 16 Comments

  • Five tips for Qantas flyers visiting Brisbane's domestic lounges

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. From the fastest paths through security to the quickest place to get your morning coffee, there are many tricks regular travellers learn along the way to save time: and when tr...

    POSTED 18 Mar, 2019 10 Comments

  • Using KrisFlyer miles to book two flights with a single stopover

    Many business travellers don't simply fly from A to B: they often need to add a second leg to a journey in order to visit a regional office, attend a company event or conference, or even call on new clients to expand their business. If one of those cities for you is Singapore, and the other city...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2019 5 Comments

  • Your guide to bringing guests into Qantas airport lounges

    Bringing guests into Qantas' first class, business class and Qantas Club lounges should be simple, but the rules for that +1 aren't always straightforward – and, to add to the confusion, can vary significantly between lounges. Don't be caught out when travelling with colleagues, friends or...

    POSTED 13 Mar, 2019 30 Comments

  • Fast-track at passport control in these eight countries

    Nobody enjoys standing in long lines at passport control, but in some countries, Australian travellers no longer have to, thanks to a variety of ‘trusted traveller’ schemes to help Aussies zip across the border, or even automated lanes that welcome your passport by default. Here are ...

    POSTED 13 Mar, 2019 16 Comments

  • Five tips for handling delayed domestic and international flights

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Flight delays aren’t fun for anybody: they can cause people to miss meetings, lose precious time on holidays, or miss out on valuable time with family when jetting home &...

    POSTED 11 Mar, 2019 6 Comments

  • Five tips for Qantas flyers visiting Sydney Airport's domestic lounges

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Whether it's lounge access after your flight, getting through to the Qantas Club or Business Lounge even faster, or even pre-ordering your coffee before you arrive, there are p...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 6 Comments

  • How to book flights to Tokyo and Japan using Qantas Points

    Japan remains one of the most popular destinations for Australian travellers, and stash of Qantas frequent flyer points unlocks plenty of ways to fly direct to Japan from the eastern states as well as one-stop options such as Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong. So whether you’re hitting the powd...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2019 2 Comments

  • Your guide to Auckland Airport's international lounges

    With five international lounges welcoming passengers jetting from Auckland to Australia, travellers may find they have a choice between two, three or even four lounges, depending on their frequent flyer status, travel class and lounge membership. For example, a Qantas Platinum frequent flyer can...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • Qantas business class upgrade guide

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Last updated January 2019. Nobody likes to fly in economy, so how do you go about getting an upgrade to business class? There are plenty of myths and also misinformation on how to get a...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2019 82 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Emirates' Boeing 777-200LR

    Emirates’ newest business class seat is currently soaring between Adelaide and Dubai, alongside flights to Fort Lauderdale, Santiago and São Paulo. While it's fair to say that the new 2-2-2 arrangement isn't on-par with many other airlines, it's still an improvement on the Emirates ...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2019 13 Comments

  • Can you travel on a passport within six months of its expiry date?

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. All Australian passports carry an expiry date, but can you actually use your passport right up until it expires, even when that date is less than six months away? As it turns ...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2019 9 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book Air Vanuatu flights

    Turn your hard-earned Qantas Points into a well-deserved holiday with Air Vanuatu, and be whisked away to a tropical island paradise with picture-postcard beaches and some of the world’s best scuba diving. With key destinations within the Pacific Islands on the map – think Vanu...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • These five silver frequent flyer cards give you airport lounge access

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. You’d normally associate flagship airline lounges with flying business class or having a shiny Gold frequent flyer card, but did you know that quite a few airlines also g...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2019 10 Comments

  • The best ways to fly to Europe using Qantas Points

    With a huge network of global partner airlines plus its own twice-daily flights to London, Qantas’ Frequent Flyer members have so many ways to travel from Australia to Europe using their hard-earned Qantas Points: but not every path is created equal. Some airlines and routes may require fe...

    POSTED 11 Feb, 2019 16 Comments

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