• Virgin Australia Melbourne-Hong Kong business class upgrade guide

    With Virgin Australia’s new flights from Melbourne to Hong Kong now on sale, booking an economy ticket doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be stuck in economy class... business class upgrades are available using either Velocity frequent flyer points or cash. But not all fares are e...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2017 5 Comments

  • How to spend your free American Express travel credit

    To help take the sting off paying annual fees, several credit cards from American Express Australia provide a ‘travel credit’ each year – a dollar figure that you can spend on flights, accommodation and car hire when it suits you. However, it’s not as simple as receiving ...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2017 17 Comments

  • How to get a lifetime of Qantas Gold frequent flyer perks

    Imagine enjoying priority check-in and boarding, airport lounge access, a boosted baggage allowance and more for the rest of your life, rather than just for a year – that’s what you’ll get in return for reaching Qantas’ elusive Lifetime Gold tier… if you ever make i...

    POSTED 27 Mar, 2017 23 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Melbourne-Hong Kong flights

    Virgin Australia's launch of Melbourne-Hong Kong flights from July 5 adds a new contender to the business class stakes, squaring off against Qantas and Cathay Pacific – so which airline has the best seats for the business traveller? Here's how we rate them.   1. Virgin ...

    POSTED 24 Mar, 2017 13 Comments

  • Virgin Australia premium economy upgrade guide

    Premium economy upgrades are a terrific way to use your Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points on the airline's long Boeing 777 flights to Los Angeles. Points-based upgrades are possible from all flexible economy Freedom fares on these routes, although not from the lower-cost Elevate or...

    POSTED 12 Mar, 2017 0 Comments

  • The best ways to spend 100,000 Qantas frequent flyer points

    Qantas frequent flyer points are incredibly easy to earn within Australia, but how could you best spend 100,000 of those Qantas Points, such as you can fetch when applying for a new American Express Platinum Charge Card? You’re not limited to spending those points only with Qantas, ei...

    POSTED 1 Mar, 2017 6 Comments

  • British Airways business class upgrade guide

    Just because you’re booked in premium economy (World Traveller Plus) with British Airways – or worse, economy (World Traveller and Euro Traveller) – doesn’t mean you have to stay there. You could use frequent flyer points from BA’s own Executive Club to secure an up...

    POSTED 24 Feb, 2017 15 Comments

  • The best business class on Brisbane-Singapore flights

    Jetting from Brisbane to Singapore in business class provides a choice between four distinct types of seats aboard three different airlines including Qantas, Singapore Airlines and also Emirates. Depending on which flight you choose, you could find yourself in a fully-flat bed with all the expec...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2017 9 Comments

  • The best business class seats on the Qantas Airbus A380

    Qantas' flagship Airbus A380 flies to Los Angeles, Dallas, Dubai, London and seasonally to Hong Kong, with fully-flat beds for business class passengers along the upper deck. But not every business seat is created equal – some are better for working, others for uninterrupted slee...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2017 16 Comments

  • The best ways to spend 100,000 Emirates Skywards miles

    Emirates Skywards miles can take you from Sydney to London or even just Sydney to Melbourne: but how could you best-spend 100,000 of those miles, such as you'd pocket by signing up for a new American Express Platinum Charge Card? Australian Business Traveller reveals your top options for spendin...

    POSTED 8 Feb, 2017 6 Comments


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