• 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 23 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

  • Your guide to Cathay Pacific's Marco Polo Club loyalty program

    The Asia Miles frequent flyer program allows you to earn and burn miles on flights and upgrades – but when it comes to building frequent flyer status with Cathay Pacific, that’s where the Marco Polo Club program comes into play. Boasting great perks like priority check-in and boardin...

    POSTED 20 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • A business traveller's guide to London Heathrow Terminal 2

    Officially dubbed The Queen’s Terminal, T2 at London’s Heathrow Airport houses almost every Star Alliance airline in the world, with 24 of the alliance’s 28 member carriers flying into and out of Terminal 2, along with a few others such as Aer Lingus, Eurowings and Flybe. For...

    POSTED 17 Aug, 2018 14 Comments

  • 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 7 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 21 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 12 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 15 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

  • 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 7 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 22 Comments

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