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.
Whether you’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer, Asia Miles or Starwood Preferred Guest loyalist will determine which of these three rideshare and luxury car services is best for you. This guide crunches the numbers on earn rates for Uber, GoCar and Blacklane.
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.
Over the last few months many airlines have, according to new legislation, added or changed their credit card surcharges for flight bookings. Here’s how they compare and a look at when it may make sense to pay a surcharge to earn points.
We’ve compiled our dream list of what we would do with the large Qantas Frequent Flyer sign-up bonus currently offered by the Amex Qantas Ultimate card, including showering onboard Emirates’ A380, lying flat in Cathay Pacific Business Class and enjoying top-notch Japanese hospitality on Japan Airlines.
As part of the Marriott takeover of Starwood Hotels, the Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards programs are merging with points transfers now opening up new opportunities for using points with Marriott Hotels.
Let’s look at the important difference between a transit and a stopover, along with three examples of incorporating stopovers in Dubai, Hong Kong and Sydney on your next trip overseas and minimising the points you spend.
Qantas Frequent Flyer is increasing the number of points required for upgrades across the board, for many fare classes, cabins and routes.
My Qantas Frequent Flyer account was hacked last week, with the attackers emptying the balance. This is is how it happened, and some tips you can apply to your own accounts to prevent it happening to you.
In Part I of our Backpacker Series, we explain that point hacking isn’t just for wealthy travellers, with budget traveller being able to play the game too.
In Part II of our Backpacker Series, we take a look at a real-life case study of how points saved Martina big dollars on her trip to Latin America.
In Part III of our Backpacker Series, we share some practical tips on how backpackers and budgeters can get started, including how to make your minimum spend and squeeze the maximum flights from your points.
Point Hacks readers have access to some discounted Business Class fares to Asia, taking advantage of British Airways’ fifth freedom route between Sydney and Singapore, and onward flights throughout Asia with oneworld partners such as Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific. This deal is especially attractive if you are wanting to fly to Japan in Business Class for cheap, as well as being able to visit cities in Southeast Asia and earn some great frequent flyer miles and status credits along the way.