• How to choose the right frequent flyer program

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Every business traveller should belong to at least one frequent flyer program – but making that choice isn't as straightforward as you may think. While the Qantas Frequent Fl...

    POSTED 16 Nov, 2018 4 Comments

  • What could you do with 120,000 Qantas frequent flyer points?

    With some of Australia's highest credit card sign-up deals pumping out offers of up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points right now, there's plenty you could do with that bounty. Whether your travels take you within Australia, to New Zealand, up to Asia or even to London or New York, we show some of th...

    POSTED 13 Nov, 2018 13 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book American Airlines flights

    With the world's largest fleet of aircraft and flights to more destinations worldwide than any other carrier, American Airlines isn't just Qantas' Stateside alliance partner, it's also an option to consider when it comes time to exchange your hard-earned Qantas Frequent Flyer points to book your ...

    POSTED 7 Nov, 2018 3 Comments

  • Five things you need to know about Air New Zealand's Airbus A321neo

    Air New Zealand's first Airbus A321neo jets will take wing from late November, darting between Auckland and Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane as the Star Alliance member seeks to sharpen its edge on the competitive trans-Tasman market. An upgraded version of AirNZ's workhorse Airbus A320 family, th...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2018 50 Comments

  • Your guide to connecting to the USA via Vancouver with Air Canada

    While many Australian travellers bound for US east coast cities like New York will default to flying via Los Angeles, Vancouver presents an interesting alternative, and can take some of the hassle out of the typical Stateside transit experience. For instance, when flying from Australia to the US...

    POSTED 1 Nov, 2018 6 Comments

  • How to get a second Australian passport

    Having just one Australian passport is sufficient for most travellers, but regular international jetsetters can actually apply to hold a second valid Australian passport, facilitating travel when the first is out-of-reach. That’s handy when you’re waiting for a visa to be approved fo...

    POSTED 1 Nov, 2018 15 Comments

  • Best perks of Virgin Velocity Platinum for domestic economy flyers

    Velocity Platinum is currently the highest status tier that Virgin Australia offers and it's yours after 1,000 status credits (800 if maintaining existing Platinum status) and eight eligible flights in a year. The main benefits of lounge access and priority perks are relatively similar to Veloci...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2018 1 Comment

  • These Australian debit cards don't charge overseas transaction fees

    A growing number of Australian debit cards offer savvy travellers various ways to save on international transaction fees, and in some cases, even provide rebates on ATM fees imposed by the machines' operators. With no monthly account keeping fees and easy online banking tools to manage your cash...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2018 20 Comments

  • Best perks of Qantas Platinum One for domestic economy flyers

    Qantas Platinum One status is the highest rung on the Qantas Frequent Flyer ladder – bested only by the invitation-only Chairman’s Lounge tier – and for travellers who mainly fly domestically, getting there can be a particularly hard slog. On popular routes like Sydney-Melbourn...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2018 4 Comments

  • What the 'Schengen Area' means for your European business trip

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. If your business travels take you to Europe, there’s a good chance you’ll visit the ‘Schengen Area’: a network of 26 countries that share open borders, ...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2018 8 Comments

  • Which business class is best for flights between Australia and Brazil?

    South America is one of the furthest destinations from Australia, and although you can fly non-stop to Santiago de Chile, there are no direct flights between Australia and Brazil: so whether you’re headed to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, or anywhere else in the continent's largest ...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2018 25 Comments

  • Here are the best economy seats on domestic Qantas Airbus A330 flights

    While the Boeing 737 forms the backbone of Qantas' domestic fleet, many of the east-west transcontinental routes – along with some shorter hops on the busy  'triangle' between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – are flown by the twin-aisle Airbus A330. Qantas has A330 jets i...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2018 11 Comments

  • Speed through Dubai passport control with Smart Gate registration

    Australian passport holders can zip through Dubai Airport like a local, by registering their passport with Dubai’s Smart Gate system for automated processing at the border on arrival and departure. Once enrolled, you won’t need to line up in the regular passport lanes: you’ll i...

    POSTED 5 Oct, 2018 10 Comments

  • A business traveller's guide to Perth's airport lounges

    With four terminals catering to a mix of domestic and international flights, Perth Airport hosts no fewer than 11 airline lounges for well-heeled business travellers to relax and work. Here's where you'll find them, what's on offer and how to gain access. Perth Airport: which terminal? The eas...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2018 8 Comments

  • Tips for staying trim when travelling on business

    By nature, most business travel involves lots of sitting – whether that’s at the airport, on the flight, in meetings or in cars to and from – and plenty of eating too, such as at the hotel breakfast buffet, dinners out with clients, or again, in the air. Combine the two and it&...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2018 24 Comments

  • Best business class seats on Singapore Airlines' Airbus A350-900ULR

    Singapore Airlines' ultra-long range Airbus A350-900 jet takes wing in October with non-stop flights to New York starting October 11, followed by direct flights to Los Angeles on November 2. Those globe-striding flights – which in the case of Singapore-New York will also be the world's lon...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2018 15 Comments

  • The best perks of Qantas Platinum for domestic economy flyers

    While Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold status provides many prized perks such as airport lounge access, priority check-in and priority boarding on domestic flights, travellers aiming for Qantas Platinum have even more to enjoy. Here’s what you can expect when reaching Platinum-grade status and p...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2018 18 Comments

  • The top perks of Virgin Velocity Gold for domestic economy flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Virgin Australia Velocity Gold status is the target of many frequent flyers as it's easier to obtain than Platinum, while still providing many premium perks like airport lounge access an...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2018 4 Comments

  • Your guide to Melbourne Airport's international business class lounges

    Melbourne's international terminal features no less than eight lounges for business class passengers, and with some boarding passes unlocking not just one, but several pre-flight lounges, it pays to know all your options. For example, Qantas business class passengers may naturally gravitate to t...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2018 22 Comments

  • Using Virgin Australia Velocity points to book Delta flights

    When it comes to booking flights using your hard-earned Virgin Australia Velocity points, one option to consider for your next journey abroad is Delta. Offering flights from Sydney along with a broader international and US domestic network, Delta reward flights can be booked with minimal taxes a...

    POSTED 17 Sep, 2018 6 Comments

  • The best economy seats on the Qantas Boeing 737, and how to get them

    Business travellers darting around Australia will often find themselves on the workhorse of Qantas' domestic fleet, the Boeing 737 – and while these jets feature 12 business class seats up the front, everybody else on board flies economy, as many company travel policies mandate. Of course,...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2018 17 Comments

  • How to always be ready for business when you travel

    Plenty of things can affect your business trips – flight delays, weather events, and terrible traffic to name but a few – but there’s lots you can do to take control of your travel, so that no matter what happens, you’re always ready for business. By removing some of the ...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2018 8 Comments

  • Getting the most from the ANZ Rewards credit card program

    ANZ partners with a variety of frequent flyer programs to let its cardholders earn points on every credit card transaction they make, from Virgin Australia Velocity to neighbouring Air New Zealand Airpoints through to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles and even Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer. Members of th...

    POSTED 30 Aug, 2018 6 Comments

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia: how their flexible economy fares compare

    In the world of business travel, as in life, the best-laid plans can and often do go awry. Having a flexible airfare will save both you and your business some significant headaches when there's the sudden unexpected need for some leeway in your travel schedule. While we’d all rather be fly...

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2018 20 Comments

  • How to merge your Marriott, Starwood Preferred Guest accounts

    As the merger between Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards continues to roll out, members can now combine their hotel loyalty memberships into one account: pooling together all their nights and points into a single program. That’s handy when it comes time...

    POSTED 22 Aug, 2018 3 Comments

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