Best Uses of Points Guides
Looking for more inspiration for how to spend your hard-earned frequent flyer points?Here is a comprehensive list of all of our Best Uses of Points guides. There may be some overlap but each guide has its own twist.
Skywards doesn’t offer many good value redemption options or an easy way to redeem on partner airlines. However, if you do find yourself with a substantial Skywards balance, you’ll find some good value redemptions on Emirates, Qantas and Japan Airlines Business Class flights in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
If you have a decent balance with Singapore Airlines or one of their credit card partners, you can be flying in luxury in no time.
Options range from flying in a private suite to booking ten domestic flights in Economy.
Using your Qantas points wisely will see you experiencing great travel experiences, such as Business class and access to domestic and international Qantas Business lounges.
It does not take many points to fly this luxurious product, however, you may want to book before November 2018.
These ‘fifth-freedom routes’ represent a novel opportunity to redeem your Qantas Points when you are nowhere near Emirates megahub in Dubai.
Cathay Pacific’s frequent flyer program is one of our favourites due to its consistently lower-than-average award redemption rates and high-quality airline partners. Here are our top tips for getting maximum value from your Asia Miles balance.
When it does (and doesn't) make sense to use your Qantas Points for domestic travel in Economy Class
Whilst most blogs (including this one) focus on Business and First Class redemptions as being ‘the deal’, this post will show you why using your points to fly Economy to Lord Howe Island but not Uluru makes sense.
In this guide, we outline our top nine recommendations for using your Velocity points balance for maximum value, including flights on Virgin Australia and partners like Etihad and Singapore Airlines.
Here is some inspiration for what to do with your Velocity points balance.
Do you live in or near Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane and have a stash of Qantas Points that you don’t know what to do with? Here are some ideas to get maximum value out of your points balance!
We passed you the mic on Facebook and here is what you said.
Here is how you can enjoy Business Class for cheap, fly Premium Economy to the US and save on your next family trip.
Fly Cathay Pacific First Class for just 26,000 points, enjoy Emirates luxury with a return trip to New Zealand, and forgo high cash fares in Economy by using your Qantas Points to their maximum value.
Most of us have at least some points sitting in our Qantas Frequent Flyer accounts, which can be increased quite easily through credit card spend, so here is our round-up of the best-value redemptions for 60,000 Qantas Points.
In this guide, we focus on getting the most value out of Business and First Class flights on Qantas and its key partner airlines like Emirates and American airlines.
Flying you and your partner in Business Class to anywhere in the South Pacific, enjoying extra legroom on your next trip to the US, or taking the whole family to Queensland are all on the cards in this guide.
Etihad Guest allows you to redeem miles for Virgin Australia flights – and often should be your go-to frequent flyer program for most redemptions with Virgin Australia if you can earn miles or transfer them from a partner program.
The best uses of Etihad Guest miles - redeeming for travel on Virgin Australia Domestic Business Class and beyond
Etihad Guest miles are often overlooked given the somewhat high points pricing for Etihad flights. But they do have some great value in some of their partners – including domestic Virgin Australia flights on a range of routes around Australia, which can be booked at a substantially lower cost than through Velocity.
Do you live in Western Australia and have some Qantas Points, but aren’t sure about how to use them? Here’s a list of our top recommendations for using Qantas Points if you live in the world’s (second) most isolated major city.
We put a shout out to our Facebook and Twitter audiences asking them to share real-life examples of how they had maximised the value of their Qantas Points balances. Here are three of their stories.
The flexibility of Amex Membership Rewards means that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to redemptions. We look at what 100,000 Membership Rewards points could be redeemed for if transferred to Qantas, Velocity, Asia Miles and KrisFlyer.