• Supercharge your status with Qantas' 2019 double status credits promo

    The first Qantas 'double status credits' promotion of 2019 has landed, which means your status is set to take off – whether you're looking to lock away Gold, Platinum or even Platinum One for the coming year. The promotion runs from Monday 18 February through to Monday 25 February, and cov...

    POSTED 18 Feb, 2019 36 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book Air Vanuatu flights

    Turn your hard-earned Qantas Points into a well-deserved holiday with Air Vanuatu, and be whisked away to a tropical island paradise with picture-postcard beaches and some of the world’s best scuba diving. With key destinations within the Pacific Islands on the map – think Vanu...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • Qantas Titanium card: first class lounge access, extra status credits

    20% bonus Status Credits 150,000 Qantas Points sign-up bonus Base earning rate of 1.25 Qantas Points per dollar on domestic spend Qantas is taking aim at high-spending high flyers with its new Premier Titanium credit card, which trumps its Premier Platinum sibling with more than just super...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2019 50 Comments

  • The best ways to fly to Europe using Qantas Points

    With a huge network of global partner airlines plus its own twice-daily flights to London, Qantas’ Frequent Flyer members have so many ways to travel from Australia to Europe using their hard-earned Qantas Points: but not every path is created equal. Some airlines and routes may require fe...

    POSTED 11 Feb, 2019 16 Comments

  • February's best Qantas frequent flyer credit card sign-up deals

    Fancy earning up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points: enough for a return business class trip to Asia? That's what's possible right now through a range of rewarding credit card deals, offered alongside plastic that also provides points when spending on the card throughout the year. Without further d...

    POSTED 5 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • The five best benefits of Qantas Gold status for business class flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. A Qantas Gold frequent flyer card is your ticket to priority check-in, airport lounge access and priority boarding wherever these perks are available: but those same benefits are also of...

    POSTED 4 Feb, 2019 17 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book Alaska Airlines flights

    Planning a trip to the United States? You're probably familiar with American Airlines – one of Qantas' closest Oneworld alliance partners – but an often-overlooked alternative is Alaska Airlines, another Qantas partner. Despite the name and particularly following its takeover of Virg...

    POSTED 30 Jan, 2019 4 Comments

  • How to quickly earn Qantas Points and keep your points balance alive

    There are plenty of stories about travellers who have lost their hard-earned stash of Qantas Frequent Flyer points  due to their expiry after 18 months of no earning or spending activity. And while no Australian Business Traveller reader would no issues keeping their Qantas Points...

    POSTED 24 Jan, 2019 1 Comment

  • The best Qantas frequent flyer credit card deals for January 2019

    Whether you spent all your points during the holiday season or are well progressed in saving up for your next big trip, carefully selecting the right credit card is one way to keep your points balance climbing higher: not only when spending on the card, but also in the beginning following your ap...

    POSTED 21 Jan, 2019 0 Comments

  • American Express cuts frequent flyer points on David Jones cards

    American Express cardholders with David Jones-branded credit cards will earn fewer frequent flyer points on their purchases from April 15 2019, joining the bulk of AMEX’s other cards which are already having their points-earning power reduced from the same date. Read: American Express over...

    POSTED 16 Jan, 2019 4 Comments

  • Qantas says it won't scrap chauffeur service for points-based bookings

    Qantas says it will continue to offer its chauffeur drive service for business class or first class travellers who book their trip with frequent flyer points, despite a decision by partner Emirates to restrict chauffeur rides to paying customers. A spokeswoman for Qantas tells Australian Bu...

    POSTED 15 Jan, 2019 26 Comments

  • Making the most of a Qantas 'double status credits' promotion

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Several times a year, Qantas offers its frequent flyers the chance to earn double status credits on domestic and international flights. There is usually one Qantas double status credits...

    POSTED 6 Jan, 2019 52 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 1 Jan, 2019 23 Comments

  • Qantas loyalty bonus: frequent flyer points or status credits?

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. For every 500 status credits earned on Qantas and Jetstar flights in your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership year, you'll receive a loyalty bonus and be offered a choice between ...

    POSTED 28 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • Escaping the Gold or Platinum status handcuffs

    TALKING POINT | Gold or Platinum frequent flyer status is often viewed as a sign of a serious road warrior – somebody who flies a lot, knows the system, skips the airport lines and gets to relax in lounges: very much the king of the airport castle. But in many ways, status can make you a s...

    POSTED 27 Dec, 2018 45 Comments

  • How to move to an earlier Qantas, Virgin Australia flight

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. When your business day winds up sooner than planned or your last meeting of the day is cancelled, moving onto an earlier Qantas or Virgin Australia domestic flight is a much-ap...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2018 28 Comments

  • The best perks of Qantas Gold for domestic economy flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. While long-time road warriors could well recite the benefits of Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold status from memory, for first-time qualifiers, there’s a lot to learn: but a lot to gain,...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2018 13 Comments

  • Why Qantas Lifetime Silver status is worth having

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. 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 ...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2018 35 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book British Airways flights

    With daily flights to Australia and a broader network spanning Asia, the Middle East, Africa, The Americas and right across the UK and Europe, British Airways offers an extensive range of flights: and all of them can potentially be booked using Qantas Points. Whether it's the airline's Sydney-Si...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2018 5 Comments

  • What Royal Air Maroc joining Oneworld means for Qantas frequent flyers

    With North Africa-based Royal Air Maroc joining Oneworld, Qantas gains a new partner – and frequent flyers gain new ways to use their Qantas Points plus new reciprocal perks with the airline's  Safar Flyer loyalty scheme. The Moroccan flag-carrier won't be fully integrated into O...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2018 3 Comments

  • New benefits for Qantas flyers as Fiji Airways joins Oneworld Connect

    Fiji Airways is now affiliated with Oneworld, joining the global alliance as a ‘Oneworld Connect’ partner this week: unlocking valuable perks for eligible Qantas Frequent Flyer cardholders taking Fiji Airways flights. Chiefly, there's access to priority check-in and boarding, althoug...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2018 13 Comments

  • December's most rewarding Qantas Points credit card sign-up deals

    Whether you still need to do your Christmas shopping or are already planning your next holiday, if you're in the market for a new credit card, charging everyday purchases to the right card can unlock a hefty bonus of up to 120,000 Qantas Points – enough for a return business class flight to...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • How to get Qantas Lifetime Gold status

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Lifetime Gold status with the Qantas Frequent Flyer program is the goal of many business travellers and high flyers, and with good reason. It means you get all of those prized perks of ...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2018 95 Comments

  • Qantas Restaurants scheme to close January 2019

    Qantas is shutting down its Qantas Restaurants scheme which allowed diners to earn frequent flyer points with every meal. The program encouraged Qantas frequent flyers to book a table at over 4,000 restaurants, with the person making the booking earning 100 Qantas Points for each member of the g...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2018 11 Comments

  • Confused about AMEX's credit card changes? Here's how they affect you

    With American Express planning significant changes to the earning and redeeming of credit card frequent flyer points from next year, almost every AMEX cardholder in Australia will be affected: but many people are confused about what this means for them. Read: American Express overhauls credit ca...

    POSTED 19 Nov, 2018 29 Comments

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