Your next trip to Europe could also be the ticket to top-tier Platinum frequent flyer status and the prized Emerald equivalent across all Oneworld airlines – status which we rate as the best that a frequent flyer can have.
The key to unlocking that shiny card and all the perks which come with it is the sizzling hot Triple Qpoints promotion from Oneworld member Qatar Airways.
Qpoints are Qatar's status credits – the currency with which you climb the ladder of Qatar Airways' Privilege Club frequent flyer program from the raw ranks of Burgundy to Silver, Gold and Platinum.
(As a quick reference, Qatar Privilege Club Silver, Gold and Platinum line up against their Qantas namesakes and thus the Oneworld tiers of Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald.)
But as the Triple Qpoints promo gives you three times the number of Qpoints for any business class ticket, there's no need to laboriously climb that ladder – you can vault straight up to Platinum with one trip.
For example, a business class return ticket from Sydney to London in the Business Value or Business Flexi categories would usually earn 246 Qpoints or 272 Qpoints – triple that and you're sitting pretty with 738 Qpoints or 816 Qpoints, which is well above the necessary 600 Qpoints needed to quality for Privilege Club Platinum status.
Even if your travel budget only stretches to the more affordable Business Promo or Business Saver fares you'll still pocket a total of 510 Qpoints, which puts a handy Privilege Club Gold card into your pocket or purse.
In fact, you'd be just 90 Qpoints shy of Privilege Club Platinum – and you can pick those up by crediting some flights with other Oneworld airlines such as Qantas and Cathay Pacific against your Privilege Club membership number.
The same Triple Qpoints deal will also see Kiwis flying high, with a Business Value or Business Flexi return fare between Auckland and London easily qualifying for Platinum, and Business Promo or Business Saver fares hitting a Gold-grade 540 Qpoints.
Add in the fact that you'll be flying one of the world's best business class experiences – including the Airbus A380 with its superb business class seats and elegant inflight lounge, and the Boeing 777-300ER on Sydney-Canberra with its superb Qsuite business class suites – and there's no downside to this deal.
Qatar Airways' Triple Qpoints offer ends on October 31, 2018, but covers travel booked through to April 30, 2019. That's six solid months in which you can plan your next round of business trips, conferences and even that well-earned holiday.
Of course, you'll need to sign up for a Privilege Club account (it's fast and free) and then register for the Triple Qpoints offer by logging into your Privilege Club membership account and selecting My Offers from the dashboard menu.