• Top five Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up offers

    It may be the middle winter, but that doesn't mean your balance of Qantas Frequent Flyer points needs to freeze over – with over half a million Qantas Points on the table under these top offers from American Express, ANZ, NAB and Westpac. Even just one card application can furnish up to 12...

    POSTED 26 Jul, 2017 3 Comments

  • Book Virgin Australia’s Melbourne-Hong Kong flights using points

    Virgin Australia Velocity members can now book non-stop flights from Melbourne to Hong Kong using their Velocity points – here’s how it’s done, whether you have enough points to snare a business class suite or a humble economy class seat. Step 1: Searching for Virgin Australia ...

    POSTED 21 Jul, 2017 4 Comments

  • Low-cost Qantas business, first class buying US frequent flyer miles

    UPDATE | A new AAdvantage 'buy miles' promotion is underway, this time offering a bonus of up to 100,000 miles on American Airlines mileage purchases plus cash discounts of 10% on the purchase price through August 1 2017 for use on Qantas, Cathay Pacific and other Oneworld airlines. Given the cu...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2017 46 Comments

  • Qantas Gold status match is Velocity's secret weapon

    As Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer arm ticks past the 8 million member milestone, CEO Karl Schuster is ready to shift gears from adding new members to helping existing ones climb the status ladder. “We’ve had a big focus on acquisition over the past 12 months, we&rsq...

    POSTED 13 Jul, 2017 22 Comments

  • Virgin Australia says international inflight WiFi 'coming soon'

    Virgin Australia aims to expand its inflight Internet service to cover the USA and Asia while also building up its domestic fleet of WiFi-equipped jets. The airline, which is nearing the end of a three-month trial, has just upgraded its second Boeing 737 with Gogo’s 2Ku technology. &ldquo...

    POSTED 12 Jul, 2017 12 Comments

  • Virgin Australia cuts points, status credits earning on AirNZ

    Virgin Australia's partnership with Air New Zealand has hit another rocky patch, this time affecting the earn-and-burn points proposition on AirNZ flights. From 1 November 2017, Virgin travellers will only be able to earn Velocity frequent flyer points and status credits on Air New Zealand's tra...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2017 42 Comments

  • Qantas premium economy upgrade guide

    If you often find yourself stuck flying in economy, why not use your Qantas frequent flyer points to upgrade to more comfortable surroundings in premium economy? Just 10,000 Qantas Points is all you need to upgrade to premium economy on routes like Sydney-Hong Kong and Melbourne-Hong Kong from a...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2017 10 Comments

  • The top credit cards for earning Virgin Australia Velocity points

    Banks across Australia are making substantial changes to the way that credit card users can earn frequent flyer points – but even if your current card is in the firing line, you can still scoop up a solid number of Virgin Australia Velocity points on your everyday spends. For instance, you...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2017 6 Comments

  • Richard Branson serves a broadside at Qantas

    Five years ago and from half a world away, Sir Richard Branson watched as the battle between Qantas and Virgin Australia – then newly rebranded from Virgin Blue – reached epic and arguably out-sized proportions. Yet it held clear echoes of an older and more familiar home-ground fight...

    POSTED 7 Jul, 2017 44 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to launch all-new domestic business class

    EXCLUSIVE | Virgin Australia will reveal a next generation of its domestic business class seats before the end of this year as the airline continues to battle Qantas for the hearts and wallets of corporate travellers. The seats will be dedicated to transcontinental flights running between Sydney...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2017 51 Comments


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