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Yes. Most of my bookings are through a corporate travel agent and the double status credits have always applied.
Aug 08, 2018, 11.10 PM / Making the most of a Qantas 'double status credits' promotion
Answer: neither. The FF points don't nearly compensate for the poor exchange rates. The better option for the regular overseas traveller is: (a) the 28 Degrees card for purchases; and (b) a pre-loaded Citibank debit card for ATM withdrawals.
Sep 06, 2017, 03.04 PM / Qantas Cash vs Virgin Australia Velocity Global Wallet cards
Will this qualify as "international short haul" for the purposes of the free upgrades to business for Platinum FFs?
Mar 21, 2017, 01.20 PM / Virgin Australia to fly Melbourne-Hong Kong from July
My boss used to ask me to meet him in the Chairman's Lounge when we were flying together. As our bookings were usually linked, some of the Chairman's Lounge treatment used to rub off on me. One or two of the more sour hosts at the front desk would scowl and refuse to let me in until he arrived bu...
Aug 31, 2016, 03.06 PM / Qantas Chairman's Lounge: the unofficial guide
Ignorant (but obvious) question... Comparing QFF and Velocity points side by side assumes that they have equal value. Are the earn rates comparable?
Feb 05, 2016, 02.52 PM / Qantas vs Virgin Australia: which is best for frequent flyer award seats?
Originally Posted by CBR boy ING Orange Everyday transaction account with Visa Debit card: no fees, Visa exchange rates, and they even rebate foreign banks' ATM fees. Proviso is deposit >$1000 and make 5 card purchases a month. Plus they have a current offer of a $75 bonus for new sign-ups. ...
Aug 24, 2018, 06.10 PM / UBank Visa debit now a viable travel card option?
Originally Posted by mviy The Ultra USaver earns a good interest rate for a savings account and you could transfer funds to the Ultra as needed using the mobile app/websiteWill be interesting to hear reports as to how well this works or not. Last edited by mviy at Aug 22, 2018, 09.05 PM.I'm ...
Aug 22, 2018, 09.29 PM / UBank Visa debit now a viable travel card option?
UBank sent me an email today advising that it has abolished its 2% foreign exchange fee as well as its $4 fee for using overseas ATMs for the Visa card attached to its Ultra transaction account. Does this make it a viable option for travel alongside 28 Degrees and Citibank?I guess the advantage o...
Aug 22, 2018, 06.23 PM / UBank Visa debit now a viable travel card option?
This is entirely fine; I have done it myself. The important thing is to remember which country you entered on which passport - and to leave on the same passport.I made a mistake in - of all countries - the most (understandably) fussy about these things: Israel. I entered on one passport and then,...
Aug 15, 2018, 02.56 PM / Changing passports in the middle of a trip