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American Airlines International First Class Lounge, London Heathrow

This certainly isn't Heathrow's fanciest First Class Lounge, but the à la carte dining hits the spot. It's also one of the many options available to Qantas Platinum members flying from Terminal 3.

11 December 2023.


Entry to the American Airlines International First Class Lounge in London

Emirates serves up the Australian Open onboard

Take advantage by tuning in live on ICE, Emirates' inflight entertainment system.

08 December 2023.


Emirates is the official airline of Australian Open 2024

Is it better to upgrade or book flights using points?

There's more than one way to turn your points into a Business Class seat, and there are a few things to consider when deciding which path is the best for you.

01 December 2023.


Should you use points for an upgrade or to book your flight?

Make your journeys smoother with the APEC Business Travel Card

Breeze through the fast lane at passport control – and in places like China and Vietnam, forget about needing a visa, too.

01 December 2023.


Get an APEC Business Travel Card

Rex Flyer road test: my experience with Australia’s newest loyalty program

Spoiler alert: by signing up and taking just one domestic flight, I already have enough points for a reward ticket.

30 November 2023.


Rex Flyer road test

American Airlines Flagship Lounge, Los Angeles

Whether you're connecting through Los Angeles or taking a domestic-only hop, a Qantas Gold or Platinum card can get you into American Airlines' best lounge.

27 November 2023.


Sitting room in the AA Flagship Lounge, Los Angeles

How to use Velocity Points to fly to Singapore

Singapore Airlines isn't your only way to fly to Singapore with Velocity Points, even if it is the most practical.

24 November 2023.


Your Velocity Points can take you to Singapore

How to use Qantas Points to fly to Japan

There are six airlines ready and waiting to jet you from Australia to Japan using Qantas Points. Here's a rundown of your many options, along with how many points you'd need for each one.

23 November 2023.


Book flights to Japan using Qantas Points

Star Alliance Lounge (First Class), Los Angeles

This is, perhaps, the quietest lounge at LAX. After all, only a First Class ticket or an invitation-only frequent flyer card can get you inside.

23 November 2023.


Long view of the First Class section in the Star Alliance Lounge, Los Angeles

Emirates Airbus A380 Business Class (Dubai – Sydney)

Emirates' superjumbo Business Class experience is door to door, not just gate to gate. And when you blend in features like the inflight bar and direct boarding from the lounges in Dubai, it can be a hard experience to top.

20 November 2023.


Emirates Airbus A380 Business Class inflight bar