An introduction to the Cathay Pacific Asia Miles program and which credit cards earn Asia Miles

Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles program is a useful frequent flyer program for Australian travellers. With Cathay Pacific a member of oneworld, Asia Miles partners with Qantas for points earn and redemption, and Asia Miles is a transfer partner of several bank rewards programs in Australia.

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. Continue reading…

Intro to Club Carlson – hotel loyalty program for Radisson Blu, Park Inn and Plaza Plaza hotels

Club Carlson is the loyalty program of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, the owner of around 1,300 hotels in about 100 countries, including the Radisson Blu, Park Inn and Park Plaza hotel brands.

In this guide, we’ll highlight key hotels in Australia and overseas; explain status benefits; and how to maximise value in earning and redeeming Club Carlson points. Continue reading…

Introduction to ‘1865’, Langham’s loyalty program with good points earn rates and easy to attain status

Langham Hotels is a small hotel chain with 22 hotels in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, London, Hong Kong and beyond.

When booking directly with Langham, or via a travel agent (such as Amex Travel via FHR), you can earn points in your preferred frequent flyer currency via their 1865 loyalty program.

Given their footprint in the region, a reputation for high-end hotels with good service, and the ability to earn points, I thought I’d take a look at 1865 and see what’s on offer.
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How to redeem Malaysia Airlines Enrich Miles for great-value long-haul Business travel on Emirates

A relatively new partnership between Malaysia Airlines and Emirates opens up more award space between Australia and the US (via Dubai) and offers cheaper redemptions on long-haul Emirates flights to North America and Europe compared to using Qantas Points.

Enrich Miles are very accessible through a range of Australian credit card programs, but you need to be sure you want these flights if transferring points to Enrich, as there is a no cancellation policy on award tickets and poor redemption rates on other carriers. Continue reading…