• Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book Malaysia Airlines flights

    With a solid network across Asia linking in with routes to and from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, booking Malaysia Airlines flights using your hard-earned Qantas frequent flyer points is one of your many options for travel within the region and onward to London. Provided you can...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2018 4 Comments

  • How to book a Star Alliance round-the-world trip

    To many travellers, jetting round-the-world could just be The Trip of a Lifetime – but for savvy high flyers, these itineraries can be both a time- and cost-efficient way to conduct business or attend to meetings around the globe. Well-planned trips can slash thousands of dollars off the p...

    POSTED 8 Aug, 2018 3 Comments

  • Skip those London passport queues with a UK Registered Traveller card

    The United Kingdom’s Registered Traveller program allows regular UK visitors to bypass the queues at passport control – including the often-lengthy lines at London’s Heathrow Airport after those long flights from Australia – in favour of whisking through the UK and EU lane...

    POSTED 8 Aug, 2018 20 Comments

  • How to plan a Star Alliance round-the-world trip

    Flying around the world may seem like an extravagant sojourn, but smart business travellers can use these tickets to get more from their journeys – visiting clients in multiple cities one after the next, rather than taking a separate trip for every meeting, saving precious time. Round-the-...

    POSTED 6 Aug, 2018 2 Comments

  • Why Qantas Lifetime Silver status is worth having

    Lifetime Silver status in the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme is often seen as a mere stepping stone on the path to Lifetime Gold, but don't underestimate this shiny card. Qantas Lifetime Silver status has a lot going for it, and not just when you're flying with Qantas but on partner airlines such ...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2018 30 Comments

  • Using Velocity frequent flyer points to book Alitalia flights

    One of Velocity Frequent Flyer's lesser-known partners is SkyTeam alliance member Alitalia: based in Italy, offering a broad network of flights both long and short to get you to Europe and around the continent. Reward flight bookings with Alitalia also require fewer points than most of Virgin Au...

    POSTED 28 Jun, 2018 5 Comments

  • How to book two flights for the price of one using Qantas Points

    TRAVEL HACK | Planning to book a flight using your hard-earned Qantas Points? You may, in fact, be able to book two flights without spending any extra points, by taking advantage of Qantas’ handy multi-city booking tool. The concept is simple: every time you book a trip using points, Qanta...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2018 11 Comments

  • How to visit China for up to six days without a visa

    Australian citizens normally need a pre-arranged visa to enter China, but the country’s Transit Without Visa (TWOV) program allows foreigners to enter the country for up to six days visa-free, provided their travel plans meet certain requirements. Available in major destinations like Shang...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2018 34 Comments

  • Qantas brings China Eastern frequent flyer reward bookings online

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now book China Eastern flights using their frequent flyer points through the Qantas website, covering flights not only between Australia and China but also the airline’s broader network, such as from New Zealand and from China onward to Europe. Previously,...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2018 13 Comments

  • Using Velocity frequent flyer points for Hong Kong Airlines flights

    One of Velocity's newest, but also most underrated airline partners is Hong Kong Airlines – because while the airline has limited routes to Australia, its network across Asia provides many opportunities for using Velocity points. What's more, the airline has plans for flights to London and...

    POSTED 21 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • How to plan and book a round-the-world trip using Qantas Points

    Looking for one of the very best ways to use your pile of Qantas frequent flyer points? Here it is: booking a lavish, round-the-world business class trip for only 2,000 Qantas Points more than a return journey to London. For example, a return business class flight from Sydney to London with ...

    POSTED 16 May, 2018 19 Comments

  • Using Velocity frequent flyer points to book Etihad Airways flights

    A favourite option of many Velocity Frequent Flyer members is to book reward flights using points on Virgin's partner airline Etihad Airways, particularly in business and first class, including flights operated by the airline's newest Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 aircraft. While the number of poin...

    POSTED 14 May, 2018 9 Comments

  • Five easy ways to stop Qantas frequent flyer points from expiring

    If you’re an Australian Business Traveller reader, you almost certainly don’t need any help keeping your balance of Qantas frequent flyer points alive – but think for a moment about your friends and family members who may travel far less frequently than you do, and may not be ea...

    POSTED 11 May, 2018 25 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book Finnair reward flights

    Despite not flying to Australia, Qantas' Oneworld alliance partner Finnair offers a comprehensive network of flights between Asia and its Helsinki hub, with a host of onward connections across Europe – not only to the bigger destinations, but many less-popular places too which are tradition...

    POSTED 10 May, 2018 13 Comments

  • How to get Radisson Rewards Gold status from American Express

    Have the American Express Platinum Charge Card? You can get a boost to Gold status in the Radisson Rewards program – formerly known as Club Carlson – giving you perks at Radisson, Radisson Blu, Radisson Collection, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn and Country Inn hotels. Among thos...

    POSTED 26 Apr, 2018 4 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book Fiji Airways flights

    Using your Qantas Frequent Flyer points to book journeys with Fiji Airways presents some fantastic options for travellers not just venturing to the likes of Nadi and Suva, but also jetting onwards to Honolulu, Los Angeles or San Francisco. Play your cards right – or rather, your points &nd...

    POSTED 20 Apr, 2018 6 Comments

  • How to watch Netflix like a boss on (almost) any hotel TV

    Already have Netflix at home? Then keep up with your favourite shows on the road by using this handy yet simple hack, which allows you to watch Netflix on almost any hotel TV. It works like this: with the right HDMI cable, you can attach your laptop or tablet to the hotel television, and can the...

    POSTED 15 Apr, 2018 32 Comments

  • The best seats in Singapore Airlines' Boeing 787-10 business class

    With Singapore Airlines' new Boeing 787-10 set to take a number of regional routes under its wing, travellers will soon be scoping out their pick of the best business class seats. And they're impressive seats, with an all-new regional business class design providing direct aisle access for every...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2018 18 Comments

  • Using Velocity frequent flyer points to book Virgin Atlantic flights

    A hidden gem of the Velocity Frequent Flyer scheme is being able to book flights with Virgin Australia's sister airline, Virgin Atlantic, especially on journeys between Hong Kong and London. That's because unlike many of Velocity's other airline partners including Etihad Airways and Singapore Ai...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2018 17 Comments

  • Making your passport last longer when running short of pages

    Running out of pages in your passport but still have a while before it expires? It's an issue that many business travellers face, especially now that Australia has axed the larger, 66-page ‘frequent traveller’ passport. Rather than shelling out for brand new passport years before you...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2018 19 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book Cathay Pacific flights

    Using your Qantas Frequent Flyer points to book flights is naturally one of the best ways that you can spend them – and for some high flyers, that means using points to travel with Qantas' Oneworld alliance partner Cathay Pacific. Offering flights between Australia and Hong Kong and onward...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 12 Comments

  • Using Qantas Points for great value BA business class flights

    Qantas Points can be used to book flights not only with Qantas, but also with its web of airline partners, including Oneworld alliance member British Airways in its ‘Club Europe’ business class cabin. While BA has only one flight per day into Australia, its hubs at London Heathrow an...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2018 16 Comments

  • Top tips for spending your American Express credit card travel credit

    Many American Express cards include ‘travel credits’ every year – essentially a travel voucher that you can spend on bookings made through American Express – and while you can typically cash these in these on flights, hotels or car hire, some of these bookings can prove mo...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2018 9 Comments

  • Tips to fast-track your journey through Brisbane Airport

    Whether you fly once a year or every other day, one thing’s for sure: nobody likes standing in line at the airport, but you don’t always need a business class ticket or a shiny frequent flyer card to fast-track your way through the terminal and onto your flight or your ride home. Her...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2018 16 Comments

  • Tips for speeding your way through Sydney Airport

    Nobody likes standing in line at the airport, but you don’t always have to be a frequent flyer or a business class passenger to skip the queues and fast-track your way to the lounge, a restaurant or bar, or the boarding gate. Whether you’re flying within Australia or overseas, here a...

    POSTED 20 Feb, 2018 16 Comments

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