• Gratis status: get companion Gold or Platinum with Qantas, Virgin

    Frequent business travellers often manage to notch up Gold or even Platinum frequent flyer status, but if you fly more than most, your travels could also land your partner or spouse their own shiny frequent flyer card. Both Qantas and Virgin Australia provide this perk to their high flying elite...

    POSTED 13 Oct, 2017 20 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to continue free Fly Ahead for frequent flyers

    Virgin Australia will continue to offer top-tier frequent flyers the chance to move to an earlier domestic flight for free, without paying a change fee or fare difference. The airline had previously flagged that 'charges may apply' to Fly Ahead requests on the Elevate, Freedom, Business Saver an...

    POSTED 6 Sep, 2016 10 Comments

  • Just reached Velocity Gold? Make the most of your new perks

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Virgin Australia’s Velocity Gold frequent flyer tier offers more than just lounge access and priority queuing at the airport, with benefits also covering your hotel stays, car hire...

    POSTED 26 Aug, 2016 7 Comments

  • ANZ Black credit cards: which frequent flyer scheme should you choose?

    ANZ’s portfolio of Black-level credit cards allows you to earn frequent flyer points across five different airlines – Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines – but which one should you choose? For starters, know that in order to earn Qan...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2016 4 Comments

  • This week's wrap for frequent flyers

    We’re off to a busy start this April with free lounge access for Virgin Australia travellers both at the airport and at Australian Hilton hotels, a new way to use Flybuys points to book flights and a new way to earn frequent flyer points through Qantas Assure health insurance. Also on this...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2016 0 Comments

  • The five best credit cards for earning Virgin Australia frequent flyer points

    When used responsibly, credit cards are a great tool for notching up frequent flyer points on money you'd be spending anyway. Here are five credit cards to skyrocket your Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points balance. 1. NAB Velocity Rewards Premium With an affordable annual fee of ju...

    POSTED 18 Mar, 2016 10 Comments

  • This week's wrap for frequent travellers

    There’s plenty for Starwood Preferred Guest members this week with over 200 hotels changing reward categories on March 1 – increasing or decreasing the number of points needed for a free night – while anyone with a World MasterCard can also ascend to SPG Gold with just one stay....

    POSTED 19 Feb, 2016 0 Comments

  • February's hottest Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals

    As summer prepares to leave Australia and visit Europe over the coming months, so too could you by taking out a new Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer-earning credit card and staking your claim to as many as 100,000 bonus Velocity points just for making the switch. While you wouldn't apply...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2016 0 Comments

  • Your mid-February frequent flyer wrap

    It’s been a busy fortnight in the world of frequent flyer programs with both Qantas and Virgin Australia gaining new points partners in Vodafone and Sendle, respectively, with Qantas also toying with the idea of frequent flyer upgrades on American Airlines flights. Added to that, this Febr...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2016 0 Comments

  • Le Club AccorHotels points: best used for flights or hotel stays?

    Le Club AccorHotels members are spoiled for choice when it comes to using their Le Club points for rewards, with two of the best options being discounts on future hotel stays and converting those points into airline frequent flyer points with the likes of Qantas and Virgin Australia. But which r...

    POSTED 11 Feb, 2016 9 Comments

  • Etihad lounge access for Virgin Australia Velocity Gold, Platinum

    With Virgin Australia standing alone from the global families of Oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance, the airline instead relies on its own network of partners across the globe – among them Etihad Airways – to enable Velocity Gold and Platinum members to earn points and enjoy perks su...

    POSTED 5 Feb, 2016 9 Comments

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia: which is best for frequent flyer award seats?

    It's easy enough to earn frequent flyer points with Qantas and Virgin Australia – but when it's time to trade those points in on a free flight, which airline comes out in front? We've crunched the numbers for these frequent flyer 'reward' seats (set aside on each flight for a fixed nu...

    POSTED 4 Feb, 2016 26 Comments

  • This week's frequent flyer wrap for Qantas, Virgin Australia flyers

    This week’s frequent flyer news mostly comes for members of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program with points halved on eBay purchases and five retailers departing from the Qantas Points Online Mall altogether. Also in our final wrap for January, we take a look at the best ways to use Qantas P...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2016 0 Comments

  • Your guide to Virgin Australia's Accelerate program for businesses

    Virgin Australia Accelerate offers many benefits to businesses ranging from discounted flights and travel credits through to cut-price lounge memberships and a fast-track to Velocity Gold for you and your employees. Better yet, there’s no fee to join Accelerate, and while you can’t e...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2016 6 Comments

  • Suncorp, Card Services and more slash credit card frequent flyer points

    Earning frequent flyer points on your everyday spend is about to become harder for Suncorp and Card Services customers with the earning rates slashed and airline conversion rates reduced on Citigroup’s broader range of credit cards. Following similar changes seen with Citibank and Virgin M...

    POSTED 21 Jan, 2016 11 Comments

  • How to buy Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity members can now purchase frequent flyer points directly from Virgin Australia to top-up their Velocity balance. Handy if you’re a few points short of a ‘free’ flight or upgrade to business class, members can buy up to 20% of the points needed f...

    POSTED 21 Jan, 2016 8 Comments

  • Your mid-January frequent flyer wrap

    Mid-January marks another busy period for Virgin Australia Velocity members with two partners departing from Velocity Frequent Flyer and a third lowering the number of points you’ll earn per dollar spent. The first month of the year also marks the time when you’ll need to stay again ...

    POSTED 15 Jan, 2016 0 Comments

  • This week's frequent flyer wrap

    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

  • Virgin Money cuts credit card frequent flyer points

    Virgin Money credit card customers will earn fewer Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points on their everyday spends from next year with the popular two-for-one flight discounts also being scrapped. Come April 1 2016, Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Visa cardholders will earn a lower 0.66...

    POSTED 17 Dec, 2015 6 Comments

  • Citibank cuts credit card frequent flyer points: what you need to know

    Far-reaching changes to Citibank’s line-up of credit cards will affect all customers earning Qantas, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines and Emirates frequent flyer points on their plastic through new monthly earning caps, reduced earning rates and increased Citibank Rewards conversion rat...

    POSTED 15 Dec, 2015 18 Comments

  • Summer's best Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals

    You’ll find some red hot credit card sign-up deals coming into summer with many banks enticing new customers with the promise of bonus Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points. Among the top five offers there’s a very precise 296,666 Velocity Points on the table, with as many ...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2015 3 Comments

  • How to earn frequent flyer points when paying income tax, HECS

    Nobody likes paying tax, but savvy travellers can earn enough frequent flyer points on their tax bill to take a free flight or an upgrade to business class. All you need to do is use the right credit card to settle your personal income tax obligations or chip away at that lingering university HE...

    POSTED 24 Nov, 2015 28 Comments

  • This week's top frequent flyer news

    Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer members have reason to celebrate this week with a new way to use their points for upgrades to premium economy and business class, and with a brand new lounge in Perth opening its doors on Sunday November 22. On the other hand, American Airlines AAdvantage...

    POSTED 20 Nov, 2015 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia unlocks 'waitlisting' for business class upgrades

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity members can now register their interest in using Velocity frequent flyer points to secure a premium economy or business class upgrade where one isn’t already available on their chosen flight. Known as ‘waitlisting’ in industry terms, it allows ...

    POSTED 18 Nov, 2015 10 Comments

  • The week's top news for frequent flyers

    Travellers seeking Virgin Australia Velocity points from their credit card spend are in luck this month with a 15% transfer bonus on offer throughout November, while HSBC is delivering a bonus of its own to the tune of 25% on all spend until December 31 2015. Also in this week’s wrap, Citi...

    POSTED 6 Nov, 2015 0 Comments

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