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.
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).
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.
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.
This is a quite phenomenal deal from the Hong Kong carrier, with wide availability of cheap fares to China until August next year (including the Chinese summer) on a quality airline.
We check out the SilverKris Lounge in Sydney to see how it stacks up for a Business Class travellers and those with elite status with Velocity, KrisFlyer and Star Alliance, as well as comparing it to the Air NZ Lounge next door.
ANZ has launched their own online retail portal called ANZ Bonus Points Mall, giving customers the chance to reap ANZ Rewards points with some pretty favourable earn rates.
Not every flight you book is eligible for an upgrade. If you’re looking to use points to upgrade with Qantas or Virgin, you need to book the right fare class.
This is a fun opportunity for runners and aviation geeks to get to know Sydney Airport a little more intimately while raising money for charity.
Transferwise, a foreign currency exchange platform, has been operating in Australia for around a year – and they are now charging a much lower 0.6% fee for transfers initiated from Australian MasterCard or Visa. This is useful for anyone making international transfers or payments.
If you find yourself travelling to Scotland in the next two months, here is a great promotion to get a flat rate of £15 ($25 AUD) for a one-way Standard Class ticket and £30 ($50 AUD) for First Class between London and Scotland.
Hyatt is offering up to 40% bonus for Gold Passport points purchases which can be used to bring the cost down for some of the more expensive Hyatt hotels around the world.