• The unofficial guide to Emirates Skywards Silver status

    While many travellers may regard Silver status as just a 'stepping stone' towards higher and more-glitzy tiers, Emirates' Skywards Silver status is one of the few that is a bit more rewarding in its own right with a limited lounge access benefit. Here's everything you need to know about Skywards ...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2019 0 Comments

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

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel and was last updated in July 2019. 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 bus...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2019 45 Comments

  • Best perks of elite Marco Polo Club status for business class flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Holding a Gold or Diamond Marco Polo Club (MPC) card affords you many perks when travelling with Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon, such as priority check-in and lounge access. ...

    POSTED 16 Jul, 2019 0 Comments

  • The unofficial guide to Emirates Skywards Platinum status

    Hold the elusive Emirates Skywards Platinum card in your wallet for unlimited first class lounge access across Emirates and its partner airline networks, including those of Qantas. You get a 'golden gift' for your partner, a boosted lounge guest and baggage allowance, and greater flexibility whe...

    POSTED 9 Jul, 2019 1 Comment

  • Singapore Airlines is upgrading its flagship Changi lounges

    Singapore Airlines will upgrade its flagship SilverKris lounges at Changi Airport Terminal 3 from August 2019 to mid-2021. The Private Room, The First Class and Business Class lounges and the underwhelming KrisFlyer Gold lounge are all in line for extensive and expensive (SGD50 million) mak...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2019 20 Comments

  • The unofficial guide to Emirates Skywards Gold status

    An Emirates Skywards Gold card is your key to unlimited lounge access across Emirates and its partner airline networks, including whenever you travel domestically or internationally with Qantas. Other perks include boosted luggage allowances and even unlimited free WiFi onboard. Australia Busine...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2019 2 Comments

  • Your guide to Emirates' business, first class lounges in Dubai

    At its massive home hub of Dubai Airport, Emirates has not two, not four, but seven lounges peppered around Terminal 3 for business class and first class passengers and eligible frequent flyers: but with so much choice, which lounge should you visit before your next flight from Dubai? First clas...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 16 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines adds another Airbus A350 to Perth

    Singapore Airlines is continuing its rolling upgrade of flights to Australia, with Perth set to see a second Airbus A350 from July 1, 2019. The advanced jet, which boasts Singapore Airlines' latest flat-bed regional business class seats in what the airline calls a 'medium-range' configurati...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2019 10 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines transitions to all-flatbed business class from 2020

    Singapore Airlines is going big on business class, with the Star Alliance member planning to roll out lie-flat beds across its entire aircraft fleet: not only for business travellers taking longer and perhaps overnight journeys, but even those venturing on short hops like Singapore-Kuala Lumpur. ...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2019 15 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Elite Silver: the unofficial guide

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. The mid-tier KrisFlyer Elite Silver is a really just a stepping stone on the path to Elite Gold and Star Alliance Gold, but still offers travellers a few minor benefits and is the easies...

    POSTED 31 May, 2019 2 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club vs Asia Miles: what's the difference?

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. If you’ve recently started flying with Cathay Pacific, chances are you’ve come across its two affiliated programs – Asia Miles and the Marco Polo Club. Not sure how th...

    POSTED 30 May, 2019 4 Comments

  • Melbourne-Singapore business class: how the airlines compare

    Melbourne to Singapore is a busy international corridor for business travellers, with no less than five airlines currently doing the eight-hour dash between the two cities. Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar and Scoot all have business class cabins on this route ranging from luxurious...

    POSTED 27 May, 2019 23 Comments

  • British Airways Gold Guest List: the unofficial guide

    Much like Qantas Platinum One, British Airways’ Gold Guest List is reserved for the most regular of frequent flyers who can rack up more than 5,000 Tier Points in a single year. By comparison, the base-level Gold status, already equivalent to Qantas Platinum and Oneworld Emerald, is earned...

    POSTED 27 May, 2019 2 Comments

  • Why credit card reward points aren't all created equal

    Whether searching for a new credit card or giving an existing card its regular check-up, many people focus on the number of ‘points’ that can be earned per dollar spent, but that doesn’t always reveal the entire picture. For example, on Qantas- and Velocity-branded credit cards...

    POSTED 24 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Which airline has the best Brisbane-Singapore business class?

    The traffic between Brisbane to Singapore isn’t as frenetic compared to Sydney or Melbourne, but competition is still surprisingly fierce with three full-service airlines putting on some of their best products on this route. Qantas and Singapore Airlines are the obvious contenders, but the...

    POSTED 16 May, 2019 14 Comments

  • How to use your KrisFlyer miles to book flights for other people

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. In Australia, it’s easy to redeem your hard-earned frequent flyer points for immediate family members with Qantas, or for just about anyone you know with Virgin Australia, no strin...

    POSTED 15 May, 2019 1 Comment

  • Which airline has the best business class for Perth-Singapore flights?

    Singapore is one of Perth’s busiest international destinations, being an easy 5½ hour dash away and opening up the WA city to many others worldwide through the hub that is Changi Airport. There are three competitors on this route, including the stalwart Singapore Airlines, its budge...

    POSTED 10 May, 2019 27 Comments

  • A Qantas flyer's guide to Melbourne international lounge access

    Jetting abroad from Melbourne Airport with Qantas or one of its partner airlines? You could have access to as many as four lounges before a single flight – or up to six lounges for any one journey, when carrying the right credit card and lounge membership – but choosing which lounge t...

    POSTED 7 May, 2019 7 Comments

  • The unofficial guide to Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Gold status

    On-par with Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold, Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club Gold is an appealing card to slip into your travel wallet, given it's your ticket to complimentary worldwide lounge access with Cathay Pacific, Qantas and other Oneworld airlines, and your pass to the fast-track lanes at airpo...

    POSTED 7 May, 2019 7 Comments

  • How to 'replace' a full passport, instead of just renewing it

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. With Australia no longer issuing 64-page ‘frequent traveller’ passports to new applicants, its much easier for globetrotters to fill a modern passport with stamps a...

    POSTED 2 May, 2019 3 Comments

  • Mapping out your Marriott Bonvoy hotel room upgrade strategy

    Even if your corporate travel policy doesn't allow you to 'book' a suite, that doesn't necessarily mean you can't upgrade to one on your next hotel stay, or even switch to a nicer room – and that's where the Marriott Bonvoy hotel loyalty program comes into play. Offering regular travellers...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Boost your lounging limits with a Qantas Club Annual Guest Card

    A Qantas Club membership or Qantas Gold frequent flyer card is normally your ticket to airport lounge access with one guest in tow, but if you’re regularly travelling with more than one companion, a Qantas Club Annual Guest Card boosts that limit to two guests per visit. For Qantas Platinu...

    POSTED 29 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines upgrades business class on Perth-Singapore flights

    EXCLUSIVE | Business class flyers jetting from Perth to Singapore are in for an upgrade with one of Singapore Airlines’ four daily return flights stepping up from an ageing Boeing 777-200 to a factory-fresh Airbus A350, fitted with the airline’s newest ‘regional’ business ...

    POSTED 26 Apr, 2019 12 Comments

  • A Qantas flyer's guide to Sydney international airport lounge access

    With up to five airport lounges at Sydney Airport serving passengers jetting abroad with Qantas and its partner airlines – and some travellers having access to as many as four lounges before a single flight – choosing which lounge to visit isn’t always an easy decision. While t...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2019 12 Comments

  • Five great ways to spend 250,000 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel and has been updated for 2019. With a healthy balance of 250,000 KrisFlyer miles or more at your disposal, most of the world is within your reach, even when travelling in first ...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2019 2 Comments

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