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.
COMO The Treasury in Perth was recently added to Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts program. It’s a unique property – newly opened, with huge rooms, excellent (and included) food, along with personable service. I felt I received great value for my money despite the high nightly rate.
A very comfortable bed, attentive service and great award availability, let down by some minor frustrations, gives this flight a solid four-star review. This is a great use of SPG Starpoints.
Emirates’ Auckland lounge is a large lounge with decent buffet dining and a lot of seating for Emirates’ many international passengers departing from Auckland.
We take a look at the Qantas International Business Lounge at Auckland Airport. It doesn’t really hit the mark.
This is the same cabin Qatar Airways flies to Doha from Melbourne (until June 2017) and Perth. We give it a four-star rating for its comfortable seat and bed, excellent food and drink offerings, and spaciousness of the cabin; at times unfriendly and spotty customer service, and a frustrating IFE and remote control let this flight down.
A brief look at the Hilton Auckland in New Zealand’s largest city. A great location on the water, but with high room rates.
In this guide, we highlight key hotels in Australia and overseas, explain status benefits, and how to maximise value in earning and redeeming Club Carlson points at Radisson Blu, Park Inn and Park Plaza properties.
The number of Qantas A330s with their reconfigured Business Class has been slowly growing since it’s introduction in late 2014. We look at how to redeem points to fly in it, and what to expect.
This innovative seat represents a great value redemption using Velocity points or upgrade using Air NZ Airpoints (if you have them), but you’ll have to be quick to use it if wanting to travel between the East Coast and Auckland.
We’ve road-tested Etihad’s A380 flagship Business Class – and it’s excellent. Australian’s have several options for to access Etihad flights with points, and it’s worth well aiming for.
This lounge is very impressive, with stylish design, delicious complimentary food and drink offerings worthy of a high-quality restaurant, great customer service and a relaxed atmosphere.
We size up Virgin America’s First Class cabin and explain how to redeem Velocity Points and KrisFlyer Miles for Virgin America flights. Virgin Australia’s sister airline is towards the top of US domestic airlines, with good-value Velocity redemptions.