• Using Velocity points to book Hainan, Hong Kong, Capital Airlines

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now book Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines and Beijing Capital Airlines flights using their Velocity points. Among routes further afield, that opens the door to booking Hainan Airlines’ flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Chan...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2017 8 Comments

  • How to book China Eastern flights using Qantas Points

    Much as Emirates is Qantas’ major partner on European flights, China Eastern Airlines is the Roo’s cornerstone comrade in China: on which Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn and spend Qantas Points. There’s just one catch – China Eastern reward flights don’t appe...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2017 5 Comments

  • How to snare a room upgrade at Hilton, Conrad, DoubleTree hotels

    Even if your company’s travel policy will only cover a standard hotel room, there are many ways you can upgrade your stay to better surroundings at hotels like Hilton, Conrad, Waldorf Astoria and DoubleTree: sometimes, even to rooms with full Executive Lounge privileges. Whether you’...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

  • How to claim missing Qatar Privilege Club miles after your flight

    It’s easy to earn Qatar Airways Privilege Club miles when taking flights with Qatar Airways and its Oneworld partners like Qantas, British Airways and Cathay Pacific – but occasionally, you’ll need to submit a ‘missing miles’ claim to unlock your points. The process...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

  • Air India business class, 'Executive Class' upgrade guide

    Just because you're booked to fly in economy with Air India doesn't mean you can't fly like a Maharajah in 'Executive Class' (business class), as you may be able to fly up front by upgrading using frequent flyer points, cold hard cash, or in some cases, even for free. You won’t need to hav...

    POSTED 31 Aug, 2017 1 Comment

  • The best business class on Sydney-Christchurch flights

    Qantas, Virgin Australia and Emirates offer travellers business class on non-stop flights between Sydney and Christchurch – but which option is best for the business traveller and the hip pocket? As it stands, having a fully-flat bed, direct aisle access and an inflight cocktail bar can ac...

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2017 15 Comments

  • Top tips for securing your dream frequent flyer reward flight

    Using your frequent flyer points to book a business class flight, or even a first class sojourn, is one of the best ways you can spend those points – but as any experienced points-gatherer will attest, finding a suitable reward flight is often the hardest part. That’s because airline...

    POSTED 28 Aug, 2017 15 Comments

  • How to ~quintuple~ dip on elite status with Singapore Airlines

    What if we told you that just four return business class trips to London could unlock elite status in not just one, but five frequent flyer, hotel loyalty and car hire rewards programs? It works like this: there’s a sneaky way that you can build frequent flyer status with both Singapore Ai...

    POSTED 25 Aug, 2017 16 Comments

  • Frequent flyer tip: how to calculate the distance of your flight

    In many frequent flyer schemes – Qantas and Velocity Frequent Flyer included – the number of points needed to book a flight is based on the distance of each flight: so by knowing a flight’s length in miles, you can determine how many points are need to secure a seat. It’s...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2017 7 Comments

  • Air China business class upgrade guide

    Stuck flying in Air China economy? If you're booked on a flexible ticket, you may be able to upgrade that economy seat for a place in business class, using frequent flyer points (or miles) from an array of Star Alliance programs. Among them: Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, Thai Airways Royal Orchi...

    POSTED 21 Aug, 2017 2 Comments


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