• United Airlines brings back Singapore Airlines online bookings

    United MileagePlus members can once again use their miles to book Singapore Airlines reward flights through the United website, almost four years after these were pulled from United.com. Since their digital disappearance back in 2013, these bookings were only possible over the phone: a process t...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2017 7 Comments

  • United Airlines hikes MileagePlus frequent flyer reward rates

    United Airlines MileagePlus devaluation slams Aussie flights to Asia Popular first class redemptions rocket from 40,000 miles to 65,000 miles Many business class reward flights up from 30,000 miles to 50,000 miles Using your MileagePlus miles to book flights with United and its Star Allian...

    POSTED 1 Jul, 2017 9 Comments

  • Bulk-buy United miles for huge savings on business, first class flights

    UPDATE | A new United Airlines 'buy miles' promotion is underway, giving bonuses of up to 75% on MileagePlus purchases through 2:59pm (Sydney time) on July 4 2017 which can then be redeemed for travel on Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, United Airlines and other Star Alliance members...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2017 57 Comments

  • How to book Singapore Airlines flights using United miles

    One of the best ways Australians can spend their United MileagePlus miles is on Star Alliance flights to Asia, with journeys to Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok requiring only 30,000 United miles for a business class ticket with United's partner Singapore Airlines. But there are catches, and pre...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2016 8 Comments

  • This week

    It’s a big week for Virgin Australia Velocity members with Hilton offering double Velocity points on stays over the coming four months and Starwood serving up double Starpoints, which can be converted into Velocity points on a 1:1 basis. However, Velocity members will begin to earn fewer p...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2015 0 Comments

  • This week's wrap for frequent flyers

    The Australian frequent flyer landscape continues to broaden with this week marking a new partnership between Etihad and Coles/Flybuys, yet Qantas’ existing tie-up with Coles’ rival Woolworths is under threat as the retailer moves to rein in its costs. Also in this week’s wrap,...

    POSTED 23 Oct, 2015 0 Comments

  • Your guide to the United MileagePlus frequent flyer program

    With generous priority security and boarding privileges for its frequent flyers and even free upgrades to first class for entry-level Premier Silver members, United MileagePlus is a rather complex frequent flyer program, but one that’s worth getting your head around. Through United’s...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2015 6 Comments

  • This week

    Want to fly from Australia to Bangkok in Thai Airways' first class cabin for $1,400? How about business class to Singapore with Singapore Airlines for around $1,000, or Sydney to New York in business class for less than $2,500? Those are some of the amazing deals you can line up courtesy of ...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2015 0 Comments

  • Turn your frequent flyer points and status into a special weekend

    Frequent flyer points and lofty loyalty tiers go hand-in-hand with solo business travel, but they also pair well to create dream getaways in your downtime. Whether that’s a quick getaway with your spouse or several weeks away sunbathing and working on your respective tans, here’s jus...

    POSTED 13 Mar, 2015 17 Comments

  • Five expert tips for buying miles and frequent flyer points

    Buying up frequent flyer points for discounted business and first class flights is a topic oft-covered by Australian Business Traveller, with jetsetters saving thousands of dollars over buying a regular ticket. But whether your plans include a short Asian jaunt or taking the longer ride to Londo...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2015 3 Comments

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