Qantas has revealed the look of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which will begin long-haul flights from October next year, but it’s still up in the air the routes they’ll be flying on – which we’ll find out before Christmas.
This is a super cheap deal to fly direct to Kunming, the gateway to the beautiful province of Yunnan in southern China.
Every Wednesday, our free travel inspiration newsletter does the hard work for you and suggests trips to destinations in the Asia-Pacific with open award seats for a last-minute long weekend trip two weeks from now. Our featured redemptions for the dates of 10-15 November are two First Class seats open on Emirates and Singapore Airlines services departing Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Auckland, Christchurch and Singapore.
Here’s our second guide to how to minimise the taxes, fees and fuel surcharges on flight bookings – this time around, the frequent flyer programs and airlines to target for low fees.
In this guide we look at the main redemption options for your flybuys balance, and the kind of value you can expect to receive from the different options.
These premium Visa cards have a range of benefits, including hotel room upgrades, late checkout, food and beverage vouchers, and discounted lounge access and airport transfer services, as well as access to concert and theatre tickets before they go on sale to the general public.
We cover the basics of how to maximise the amount of flybuys points you can earn on your everyday shopping, as well as look at the additional ways to earn flybuys points.
Cathay Pacific have added a new option for those with access to Asia Miles – members can now redeem Asia Miles for one-time lounge access at any of their Cathay Pacific branded lounges worldwide, but there are a few catches.
In this guide, we explain why you’ll save big money flying into the UK and out of another European country rather than the other way round, why Kiwi travellers pay less than Aussies, and how to be savvy in reducing the cost of your trip if you have flexibility in where you fly from (or to).
Coles and Velocity made the front pages today by launching a partnership which has been rumoured for some time – you now have the ability to transfer your hard-earned flybuys points over to your Velocity Frequent Flyer account.
Spend an hour or so in this lounge and it’s perfectly fine, but we wouldn’t recommend arriving at the airport early for it. Highlights include the natural light, bar and kids’ club, with improvements to be made on internet, noise and food.
Gold status with Starwood is a handy perk of a few different ‘World’ MasterCards, of which there are a few here in Australia. This is how to find and activate this benefit.
Not every flight you book is eligible for an upgrade. If you’re looking to use points to upgrade with Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific, you need to book the right fare class.