Alaska Airlines is one of the most useful frequent flyer programs for Australians looking to buy points for cheap Business and First Class, with redemption opportunities with Qantas, Cathay Pacific and other airlines all stacking up with significant savings versus buying a paid fare.
HHonors is offering up to a 80% bonus on purchased points which could be good value for topping up points balances for specific redemptions.
It is generally very difficult to find award space in premium cabins between Australia and the US, but right now there are at least two Business Class seats on American Airlines’ Sydney to Los Angeles service for a smattering of dates in the second half of the year, mainly in October and early November, with some in July and August.
You can pick up double Qantas Points on flight bookings with Qantas for the rest of this year.
Cathay Pacific’s frequent flyer program is one of our favourites due to its consistently lower-than-average award redemption rates and high-quality airline partners. Here are our top tips for getting maximum value from your Asia Miles balance.
It’s harder to earn Asia Miles from day-to-day activities outside of credit card spend in Australia, but Asia Miles redemption rates are cheaper than Qantas Frequent Flyer, and as such it deserves your attention.
The Amex Explorer offer of 100,000 Membership Rewards Gateway points ends soon 30 January, and is unlikely to be extended. The card is tailored to those looking for simplicity: high points earn from your spending, a large travel credit, insurance coverage, and two complimentary Sydney Airport Amex Lounge visits.
One of the key benefits of the Amex Platinum Edge, Charge and Explorer cards is a travel credit that can be used on bookings through Amex Travel. In this guide, we explore the ins and outs of the benefit, what it covers, what it doesn’t, how to use it and, most importantly, how to extract maximum value.
oneworld partner LATAM is a good choice for those wanting to travel to South America and who have access to Asia Miles or AAdvantage miles. Book fast to snap up seats on the new direct service from Melbourne.
LATAM’s Trans-Tasman service offers good value for paid Business fares on this relatively short international flight, but with long-haul grade cabins. In this overview we look at how how to use points or find good deals for LATAM flights across the Tasman.
We round up Qantas Epiqure’s bonus point deals weekly. This week there’s up to 10,000 bonus Qantas Points on offer amongst 18 different options all coming with bonuses.
Qantas Assure has a new offer for any Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points as part of a ‘Wellness trial’. This means you can download the app, link a Google Fit or Apple Health account, and earn a few hundred points (depending on how active you are!) for four weeks during the trial.