Chris's articles (14)

8 sometimes forgotten perks of the American Express Platinum Card

While some benefits of the Platinum Charge card are well known, such as the $450 Travel Credit or free Virgin Australia Lounge access, there are some lesser-known benefits of the card. We provide a refresher for you here.

29 January 2021.


Here are eight of the Amex Platinum Charge best lesser-known perks

What it’s like to travel internationally during a pandemic

Empty airports and empty planes await anyone leaving Australia to travel overseas at the moment. So what exactly is it like? We found out first-hand.

16 December 2020.



The world’s newest major airport 30 years in the making

Berlin’s new airport is finally open, nine years late after a multitude of bungles and billions of dollars over budget. But has it been worth the wait? We take a look.

16 November 2020.


Brandenburg Airport

Qantas to cut service desks at Australian airports

More job cuts are on the way at Qantas, which will cut back on service staff at airports from early next year. What exactly will it mean to Australian travellers? We take a look.

13 November 2020.


Qantas Lounge entry

How I redeemed 1 million points in two years

Having shown you how easy it is to earn 1 million points in two years, Chris Cavanagh explains how he redeemed most of those points. Hot tip: He didn’t get a new toaster.

26 August 2020.


Singapore Airlines A350 Business Class - BNE-SIN cabin

Should I redeem for an outright Qantas Business or First seat or look to upgrade?

Purchase outright using points or upgrade, that is the question. We take a look at which of these options offers better value when flying both domestically and internationally with Qantason some popular routes.

15 July 2020.


Redeem Qantas Points for a Classic Flight Reward or an upgrade?

How to earn 1 million points in two years

You don’t have to travel to earn plenty of points if you play your cards right. I detail how I earned 1 million points, setting me up to travel in style with Business Class flights and luxury hotel stays.

06 July 2020.


Singapore Airlines A380 Suite

How to get to Broome using Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

Domestic holidays will likely be the norm until the end of this year, and Qantas members can get great value from their Qantas Points when redeeming for travel to Broome, one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. We show you how.

23 June 2020.


Getting to Broome using Qantas Points

Rewards and Lounge Benefits that come with the American Express Platinum Business Card

The fourth and final part of our series into the American Express Platinum Business card, which takes a closer look at the wide range of reward point redemption options and access to premium airport lounges worldwide.

05 June 2020.


Membership Rewards and Lounge Benefits that come with the American Express Platinum Business Card

Six unexpected destinations to visit in Australia

With domestic travel restrictions set to ease over the coming months, we highlight some of the most beautiful destinations in Australia that you may have not considered before.

26 May 2020.


Hidden gems to discover in Australia