With airline partners ranging from Virgin Australia right through to Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines and Air New Zealand, Westpac’s credit card-linked Altitude Rewards program gives travellers the freedom to choose how and where they earn and spend frequent flyer point...
POSTED 24 May, 2017 3 Comments
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 free upgrade, including the classic clunker that you should dress up so you look like somebody who belongs at the pointy end of the plane...
POSTED 24 May, 2017 56 Comments
When you fly with Qantas or one of its many partner airlines, your frequent flyer points will normally land in your account within a few weeks of travel – often, it’s much faster than that, but occasionally, those points just never show up! If you haven’t received your frequent...
POSTED 22 May, 2017 4 Comments
Upgrading from economy to business class is one of the best ways you can spend your Qantas frequent flyer points: and when travelling within Australia, there’s an easy way to check if upgrades are available on any given flight before booking your ticket. It’s a great strategy for bus...
POSTED 19 May, 2017 20 Comments
British Airways' Airbus A320 Club Europe business class provides all of the typical business class perks – priority check-in, airport lounge access and priority boarding to name a few – except for an actual business class seat! Yes, fly in Club Europe and the seat you'll find on boar...
POSTED 18 May, 2017 22 Comments
If you normally travel overseas in Qantas business class, why not indulge yourself by using your frequent flyer points on an upgrade to first class? Just 45,000 Qantas Points is enough for a first class sojourn from Sydney or Melbourne to Dubai or Los Angeles from a fiexlbie business class ticke...
POSTED 17 May, 2017 24 Comments
Qantas frequent flyer points are incredibly easy to earn, whether from actually flying or from credit card spend, online shopping, buying groceries at Woolworths and more: but once you’ve built up a nice bounty of points, what are the best ways you can spend those points? What’s more...
POSTED 15 May, 2017 3 Comments
Vietnam Airlines’ Boeing 787 premium economy provides travellers with a better-than-economy seat at an affordable price, and if you’re planning a trip from Sydney or Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, choosing the right seat for your needs can do much to improve your flight exper...
POSTED 12 May, 2017 0 Comments
Gold Elite status in the Marriott Rewards program usually comes in return for spending at least 50 nights a year at hotels like Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton and Autograph Collection – but thanks to a crafty partnership between Marriott, Starwood and MasterCard, there’s a wa...
POSTED 11 May, 2017 5 Comments
American Express Explorer cardholders can convert their Membership Rewards Gateway credit card points into frequent flyer points with eight partner airlines and two hotel chains: but which of these programs present the best value for savvy spenders? With AMEX Explorer customers previously reward...
POSTED 10 May, 2017 5 Comments
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