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  • (Possible) 250 free Avios with the launch of new Aer Lingus Avios-based frequent flyer program
  • 1,000 Velocity point bonus for connecting Velocity statements to your Australia Post Digital Mailbox
  • 10 of the best uses of Qantas Points from the East Coast
  • 10 reasons why KrisFlyer is one of my favourite frequent flyer programs (and 4 downsides)
  • 10 ways to maximise your points earn during travel restrictions
  • 10,000 bonus Membership Rewards points with American Express foreign money transfer
  • 10-30% off Enrich Miles redemptions in Business Class between Australia and Malaysia
  • 100 free SPG Points for a Facebook like, and an update…
  • 100 free Starwood (SPG) points
  • 100 to 1 million AAdvantage Miles with AA’s Mystery Miles Facebook Promotion
  • 1000 free BMI miles maybe = 1000 free BA miles, or more if you combine with household accounts
  • 11 ways to shop for Dad and earn bonus points – the ultimate frequent flyer Father’s Day guide
  • 13 tips to help you secure an award seat to the US
  • 15 things to expect from your first Business Class flight
  • 15-25% Velocity Points transfer bonus for American Express cardholders
  • 2,000 Qantas Points for hotel bookings through Qantas.com made until end of January 2014
  • 20% bonus on points transfers into Etihad Guest with American Express and the major hotel loyalty programs
  • 20% bonus on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club transfers from Amex Membership Rewards
  • 2014 American Express Membership Rewards points for $400+ travel bookings until 27th March 2014
  • 2019 Point Hacks Reader Survey Terms & Conditions
  • 24 things to do to make the most of your First Class flight
  • 25% discount code for Virgin America bookings made to December 31st
  • 25% rebate on international Qantas Classic Award bookings made until end of February, for travel until end of March
  • 250 free Priority Club points for survey completed by 31st March
  • 30% bonus on purchase of BA Miles
  • 4,500 Avios (enough for a one way domestic Qantas Economy, or 1/2 a Business Class flight) with ~$90 annual subscription to Sunday Times Travel mag
  • 5 methods you can use to find the cheapest flights
  • 50% discount on British Airways miles redemptions for the next 10 days
  • 50% Discount on Singapore Airlines Krisflyer Redemptions
  • 6 of the best uses of 60,000 Qantas Points
  • 600 bonus Aquire Points for QF-coded flights booked until end of February
  • 7 insider tips to enjoy an awesome South African adventure
  • 7 lie-flat intra-European flights you can book with points
  • 7 trips I’m planning in 2020 (and how I’m using points to book them)
  • 8 of the best uses of 100,000 Velocity Points
  • 8 reasons why you should consider Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  • 8 ways to get the most out of 100,000 Asia miles
  • A (very comprehensive) destination guide to South America
  • A beginner’s guide to bank rewards programs
  • A beginner’s guide to earning flybuys points when shopping
  • A beginner’s guide to how to do a flexible date search
  • A beginner’s guide to whether you qualify for an American Express sign-up bonus
  • A brief how-to make Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer partner / Star Alliance reservations using Membership Rewards points
  • A closer look at the 10% Birthday Bonus that comes with the St.George Amplify Signature card
  • A closer look at the free Virgin Australia flight benefit that comes with the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures card [no longer available]
  • A comparison of every lounge at Melbourne Airport: the winners and losers
  • A comparison of Virgin Australia and Qantas award seat surcharges
  • A comprehensive guide to Virgin Australia upgrades
  • A dive into car rental excess insurance – when you should take it up and cards that may help with coverage
  • A guide to earning bonus frequent flyer points with Rocketmiles
  • A guide to earning Qantas Points and getting an official handicap with Qantas Golf Club
  • A guide to Etihad Guest bonus miles offers
  • A guide to Iberia Plus Avios offers
  • A guide to Le Club AccorHotels points earn, frequent flyer partners and transfers
  • A guide to lounges at Brisbane Airport
  • A guide to redeeming points for travel in Singapore Airlines’ long-haul A350 Business Class
  • A guide to the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program
  • A guide to the American Express-Stan partnership
  • A look inside the InterContinental Ambassador Membership Kit
  • A possible fast track for American (and oneworld) elite status through US Airways status trials
  • A reminder on some of the better points deals that are worth considering before the end of the 2015
  • A shortcut to earning oneworld Sapphire Status (equivalent to Qantas Gold) with the American Airlines AAdvantage status challenge
  • A trick to use SPG to transfer your Amex points to AAdvantage miles
  • A year of Priority Privilege membership – my discounts, and a voucher giveaway
  • AAdvantage and US Airways programs combining in the next few weeks
  • AAdvantage announces award chart changes for March 2016 onward – Australia gets off a bit lightly, other regions cop it
  • AAdvantage guides updated with new pricing post AA-devaluation
  • About Point Hacks
  • Access a 15% Discount on British Airways flights originating in Australia
  • Access cheaper hotel rates with Club 1 Hotels membership
  • Accor LeClub – Iberia transfer rate falling, and a way to get low points balances out of your account
  • Accor LeClub – quick tips for maximising points
  • Accor LeClub Platinum Status – offer still open
  • Accor Platinum Status; & 40% off Sofitel sale
  • Act fast! Rare Business Class award availability on direct American Airlines Sydney to Los Angeles service in second half of year
  • Adelaide gets upgraded Singapore Airlines Business Class product (finally!): award availability plentiful
  • Adelaide sees big increase in international services from second half of year
  • AGL offering 10,000 flybuys points and other bonuses on your AGL energy bills
  • Air Canada added as Asia Miles partner
  • Air Pacific (well, Fiji Airways) shows off their new A330
  • Airlines and frequent flyer programs that charge low fees on reward seats
  • Airlines are now adding a range of credit card surcharges – here’s a full list and a look at when it’s worth paying them
  • Airlines end flexible flying policies for domestic flights
  • Alaska Airlines MileagePlan increases prices of Emirates redemptions with no notice – a solid program for buying miles for premium flights now can’t be trusted
  • Alitalia’s MilleMiglia program offers up to triple miles on Virgin Australia flights, but does it make sense to take advantage of it?
  • Aloha Sam, a new Point Hacks editorial team member
  • Amazing $1370 economy fare to London with Cathay Pacific
  • American Airlines offering a free, easy 1,000 AAdvantage miles for 60 seconds of your attention
  • American Airlines offering up to 90,000 bonus AAdvantage miles on Qantas or new American flights from February 2016
  • American Airlines opens up Business Class award space on Auckland – Los Angeles route from June
  • American Airlines to add New Zealand to their route network in mid-2016 – my take for Australians using points for flights to the USA
  • American Express & Westpac ink new partnership with new rewards cards to come in 2018
  • American Express adds Emirates Skywards as an Australian Membership Rewards transfer partner
  • American Express introduces ‘Pay your Way’ monthly instalment option
  • American Express offering 5,000 bonus Membership Rewards, Qantas or Velocity points for new life insurance customers until May 31st
  • American Express offering up to $50 in statement credits with the ‘Shop Small’ promotion throughout August
  • American Express removes point redemptions for merchandise; hints at ‘new and exciting way to use your points’
  • American Express temporarily remove the opportunity to refer people for cards and earn bonus points
  • American Express to discontinue the Local Champion game
  • American Express tweak earn rates on the Qantas American Express range – good for some cardholders, not so much for others
  • Amex cardholders get free access to exclusive lounges before shows in Sydney and Brisbane
  • Amex cardholders get free MCA lounge access and $10 statement credit during Vivid light festival
  • Amex Platinum Card Members no longer get Express Path immigration and security access at Sydney Airport
  • An analysis of KrisFlyer’s March 2017 devaluation
  • An easy trick to avoid crowds at major tourist attractions
  • An intro to my last trip: US to Australia and back in Economy, a surprise upgrade to Business, and a cool first-hand video of two planes landing in sync
  • An introduction to American Airlines AAdvantage – earning & using miles in Australia
  • An introduction to Starwood’s Design Hotels: a funky option for those looking for something different
  • An introduction to the Starwood Preferred Guest program
  • ANZ and American Express both offering 75 bonus Qantas Status credits on select cards
  • ANZ launches ANZ Rewards Travel adventures card [outdated]
  • ANZ removes American Express companion cards: moves to Visa only with increases to Visa earn rates & addition of points caps
  • ANZ Rewards offering a sizeable 30% bonus on Velocity Points transfers in November
  • Apple users can get $5 off GoCatch rideshare and taxi rides each Monday during March
  • Are Economy Class reward seats becoming more valuable?
  • Are hotel frequent guest programs worth it?
  • Are prepaid travel cards worth it? Plus, a special look at Qantas vs Velocity’s offerings
  • Around Langkawi – The Four Seasons Langkawi resort and The Andaman Langkawi
  • Asia miles increases price of some long-haul flights
  • Asia Miles transfers from ANZ Rewards coming with a 15% bonus until June 12th
  • Award tracking program news – Awardwallet can now track AAdvantage miles again; Points.com offer 1 million mile sign up competition
  • AwardLogic makes finding reward seats easier
  • AwardWallet adds Westpac Altitude Rewards tracking – here’s how to vote to add others
  • B2Bpay is a way to earn full credit card and Qantas Points on credit card payments to the ATO
  • Backpacking on points: Martina’s Latin America case study
  • Bankwest reduce the Qantas point earn rates on Bankwest Qantas Mastercards
  • Bankwest to cut points earning and interest free period on Bankwest Qantas World and Qantas Platinum cards from June
  • Be rewarded for staying healthy with Medibank Live Better
  • Beat the Qantas Club price increase and save 20%
  • Beginner’s guide to using your points to get to New Zealand (East Coast & South Australia)
  • Benefits from holding a Visa Platinum and Signature Card
  • Benefits of credit cards and interest-free days for your business
  • Benefits you didn’t know you had with your Visa Platinum, Signature or Infinite card
  • Best $0 annual fee credit cards that earn points [April 2024]
  • Best apps and websites for tracking your points
  • Best destinations to maximise the free flight benefit on the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures card [no longer available]
  • Best rewards credit cards with no points cap – April 2024
  • Bonus points available on Apple products through the Velocity eStore
  • Brisbane’s EVA Air flights to Taipei are getting a big upgrade
  • British Airways offering 25% bonus on Avios purchases until March 28th
  • British Airways’ new partner award chart is now live
  • Budget airlines in Asia unite to form Value Alliance – including Tigerair and Scoot
  • Bump up your Membership Rewards balance (if you have a Platinum Edge Amex) with a 30% discount on iTunes credit at Coles
  • Business Class flights to Europe for a family of 3 for $4000… Here’s how I planned my next trip using frequent flyer points
  • Buy American Express Membership Rewards points by donating to MS Society Australia
  • Buy Qatar Airways Avios with up to 80% bonus
  • Can Virgin Australia Holidays help you earn Velocity Points and save on Flight + Hotel bookings? Potentially…
  • Can you access airport lounges on arrival?
  • Can you get a free stopover when using Qantas Points?
  • Can you get your taxes back on non-refundable tickets?
  • Can you put KrisFlyer awards on hold?
  • Car rental points earning summary; or ‘which frequent flyer program should I credit my car rental to for the most points?’
  • Case study – how I used my points to book 4 Qantas Business Class seats to the US
  • Case Study for Beginners – How Peter earned his points to score return flights to Europe
  • Case study: a trip around The Pacific for 200,000 points + $1,135 in taxes
  • Case study: Comparing Qantas and Singapore Airlines Business Class (Part 3)
  • Case study: double dipping for more points – using different payment methods and gift cards to maximise points earned from Netflix
  • Case study: Hacking around the world in Business Class for less than $10,000 (Part 1)
  • Case study: Hacking around the world in Business Class for less than $10,000 (Part 2)
  • Case study: Hacking around the world in Business Class for less than $10,000 (Part 3)
  • Case study: How Air Tahiti Nui, Delta and Japan Airlines compare in Business Class (Part 3)
  • Case study: how I booked a round-the-world trip in Business and First Class for 232,000 points + $1,300
  • Case study: How I booked my oneworld Classic Flight Reward (Part 2)
  • Case study: How I bought my airline points and booked my flights (Part 2)
  • Case study: How I did a luxury Tokyo trip of a lifetime for less than US$1000 (Part 1)
  • Case Study: How I easily earned 10,000 bonus points with gift cards
  • Case study: How I redeemed my points for five-star hotels in Tokyo (Part 3)
  • Case study: how I saved $500 in fuel surcharges by booking my Virgin Atlantic award flight through Velocity
  • Case study: How I used a mix of earned and purchased points to fund our Business Class honeymoon (Part 1)
  • Case study: How I used points for Singapore Airlines Business Class flight (Part 2)
  • Case study: How I used Qantas and Velocity points to fly Business Class to Japan (Part 2)
  • Case study: how I used the Amex Explorer sign-up bonus to gift my parents their first Business Class experience
  • Case study: How my point-hacking life started and how I accumulate points (Part 1)
  • Case Study: How my wife and I flew coast-to-coast in Business Class for $80 in taxes with Flybuys
  • Case study: How Qantas, Finnair and British Airways’ Business Class products compare (Part 3)
  • Case study: Natasha’s Emirates First Class trip to Amsterdam
  • Case Study: Turning $729 into a $5,607 cruise holiday with points
  • Case study: why you should call to confirm seats are available before transferring points
  • Cathay changes Marco Polo Club status earn rates, focusing on more valuable customers
  • Cathay Pacific adds frequency to the US; extends Premium Economy to intra-Asia flights
  • Cathay Pacific increasing capacity to Sydney with daily 777-300ER
  • Cathay Pacific temporarily closing half of its lounges
  • Cathay Pacific to launch flights to Manchester, with points seat availability wide open over Christmas
  • Change and cancellation fees for frequent flyer reward bookings
  • Changes to Diners Club Rewards from June: AA, SPG and Hyatt are out; Asia miles and Etihad Guest in
  • Changes to earning United MileagePlus status from 2020
  • Changes to Qantas redemptions on partner airlines
  • Cheap domestic Qantas Business Class redemptions by combining purchased Starwood points and transfers to British Airways or American Airlines
  • Cheap Virgin Australia Business Class redemptions with a 60% bonus on Virgin America Elevate miles
  • Cheaper flight bookings ahead? Reduction in credit card fees for bookings coming in July
  • Cheapest flights to Japan that we’ve seen all year: act quick
  • China Eastern’s flights to Shanghai will be all-private suites in 2020
  • Choosing a seat: do I contact the airline directly or the frequent flyer program I booked through?
  • Citi Rewards holders might want to transfer your points today
  • Citibank Select Visa – 60,000 Qantas or Citibank Rewards points
  • Citibank still devaluing Citi Rewards – transfer rate cut to Velocity and KrisFlyer from March 2016
  • Come to the first ‘Points Community’ meetups in Sydney & Melbourne – conversation, food & freebies
  • Commonwealth Bank to slash CBA Award earn rates on American Express companion cards
  • Community Launch – Competition update and more speed!
  • Comparing frequent flyer points earning potential with different rideshares
  • Comparing Qantas and Virgin Australia on Priority Boarding
  • Competition Closed – Point Hacks Survey: we want to hear from you
  • COMPETITION CLOSED! Have you entered our Instagram Competition to win a $1,000 Virgin Australia Gift Voucher?
  • Competition time: win up to 1 million Qantas Points + more offers
  • Convert hotel points into United MileagePlus miles with a 30% bonus
  • Could the increased surcharges for Velocity redemptions be good for members?
  • COVID-19: A guide to hotel cancellation policies [updated]
  • Crown Hotels and Emirates partner to earn Skywards miles on Crown Hotels stays
  • Crunching the numbers: by how much have flights dropped due to COVID-19?
  • Deal Gone: flash sale today only on Air New Zealand Business Class to the US for $3599+
  • Deal: Sydney – Europe (OK, Moscow) for $900 with Qantas & S7
  • Destination guide: a two-week journey through India
  • Destination guide: how to use your points to get to Iran
  • Destination Guide: The Mexico beyond Cancun and Cabo
  • Devaluation to Etihad Guest coming at end of month: limited details
  • Did you know you can earn KrisFlyer miles on Virgin Australia and Scoot flights?
  • Different ways pets can earn frequent flyer points
  • Disaster! AAdvantage members can now search and book Qantas awards online
  • Do you have points to burn? Sign up to our free weekly Impulse Points newsletter for ideas on how to use them!
  • Does it ever make sense to personally fund flexible fares?
  • Domestic baggage allowances of Australian airlines
  • Don’t miss: Malaysia Airlines offering 50% (!) discount on Enrich redemptions until 8th December
  • Don’t want to use points cards for travel rewards? Consider cashback instead
  • Double status match opportunity with United Mileage Plus & Hertz Gold Plus
  • Double your frequent flyer points with Choice Privileges
  • Earn 1,000 Qantas Points on your first four taxi trips with ingogo
  • Earn 100 Qantas points in under a minute
  • Earn 1500 Asia Miles on Langham Hotels stays until end of February 2017
  • Earn 20,000 bonus Qantas Points with AustralianSuper
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points for adding an additional Card Member to your Amex card [targeted]
  • Earn bonus AAdvantage miles flying to the US with Qantas or American Airlines
  • Earn double Velocity Points on selected SkyBus return tickets this month
  • Earn Etihad Guest miles while shopping at Sydney Duty Free
  • Earn heaps of points by declining housekeeping – how Starwood’s ‘Make a Green Choice’ program works
  • Earn Hyatt Diamond status fast + Etihad’s new services taking over Sydney and Brisbane – this week’s Link List
  • Earn Membership Rewards points and up to 55 days interest-free with the American Express Platinum Business Card
  • Earn more points by using American Express & supermarket / gift cards for bonus points
  • Earn points on the side with e-Rewards
  • Earn Qantas Points at the cinema with Hoyts
  • Earn top-tier GHA DISCOVERY Titanium status from just three stays
  • Earn up to 1 million bonus Qantas Points with Live eftpos black
  • Earn up to 100,000 Velocity points sending parcels with Sendle over the next month
  • Earn up to 100,000 Velocity points when buying a Holden in August/September
  • Earn up to 6000 KrisFlyer miles by booking an F1 Singapore Grand Prix package
  • Earn Velocity Gold status and fly around the world in Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic Business Class from $6,118
  • Earning ‘free’ Frequent Flyer points using just your time and some minimal risk
  • Earning and using points effectively as a backpacker: why budget travellers should understand points
  • Earning Etihad Guest miles in Australia (without flying)
  • Earning extra Qantas Points and Status Credits with indirect flights
  • Earning frequent flyer points from flying
  • Earning frequent flyer points on the ground
  • Earning more points when travelling on Public Transport…
  • Earning points – First Principles: Buying points and miles
  • Earning points on phone plans in Australia
  • Earning points through PayPal — should you do it?
  • Earning points with fuel: which deal is the best?
  • Earning points with One&Only stays: two nights at Emirates Wolgan Valley for $1590 plus earn points on your stay
  • Earning points with your favourite tipples
  • Earning Qantas & Virgin Velocity points for wine, liquor & alcohol purchases
  • Easy win: pick up 1,000 bonus Qantas Points with TerryWhite Chemmart
  • Economy Class passengers can now buy access to Emirates lounges but is it worth it?
  • Editor’s View: Business is still part of Virgin’s playbook
  • Editor’s View: Can Australia sustain 3 frequent flyer programs?
  • Editor’s View: Does Australia need an ultra-low-cost airline?
  • Editor’s View: How could reward seat availability improve?
  • Editor’s View: How do frequent flyer programs make money?
  • Editor’s View: Is chasing airline status a smart move?
  • Editor’s View: Where to for the Qantas Emirates partnership?
  • Editor’s View: Why we should all want frequent flyer points to expire
  • Emirates Skywards miles in Australia – credit cards, flights & other options
  • Emirates upgrades all Australia – NZ and NZ – Dubai services to A380s from next month
  • Emirates vs Etihad A380 First Class: which is better?
  • EnergyAustralia offering 10,000 Membership Rewards points and some discounts for new gas and electricity customers
  • Escape to Geelong and the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula
  • Etihad Guest – 25% discount on redemptions
  • Etihad Guest are offering 15,000 bonus Etihad Guest miles for joining Etihad BusinessConnect and flying with Etihad in the next 3 months
  • Etihad Guest frequent flyer program changes – here’s what to do about them if you have plans with Etihad
  • Etihad Guest offering 25% points back on redemptions made before December 10th
  • Etihad Guest offering a limited Gold Status match to Australians with status in other loyalty programs
  • Etihad Guest offering Gold status match if you hold the equivalent from it’s competitors
  • Etihad Guest offering triple and quadruple miles for Etihad flights in Business & First Class
  • Etihad redemptions using Velocity points currently experiencing issues [update: resolved]
  • Europcar Privilege program – a guide to discounts, benefits, gaining upgrades and status matching from other programs
  • Everyday Rewards vs Flybuys: which is better for you?
  • Exclusive deal – to the US in Virgin’s new Business Class from $4192 return
  • Exclusive flight deal: $1000 off Qatar Airways Business Class tickets from Sydney or Melbourne to Europe
  • Exclusive: Win a $500 Qantas Hotels voucher with Qantas and Point Hacks
  • ExpertFlyer finds the reward seats you want
  • Family travel – update from the road with 2 kids in tow… in Business Class
  • Fancy trying out the 787 using your Qantas points? Here’s how…
  • Featured Impulse Points redemption for this week: fly in an Emirates or Singapore Airlines A380 First Class Suite to Singapore or NZ
  • Find reward flights like a pro with Award Nexus
  • First Class comes to Canberra, direct flights between Melbourne and Wellington: Singapore Airlines
  • Five frequent flyer programs that you should be a member of
  • Flash Sale: Sydney-Auckland return in LATAM Business Class for $566!
  • Flight Deal (updated): Santiago, Chile for $1125+ return in economy, $4449+ in Business Class
  • Flight Deal: 24-hour QantasLink sale to regional and rural Australia
  • Flight Deal: 40% off Etihad sale until 28th April; Economy to Dublin from $1366
  • Flight Deal: AirAsia sale to China for $450+ return
  • Flight Deal: Chile/Brazil for under $1000 return on Qantas-LATAM
  • Flight Deal: direct Qantas flight from Melbourne to Hong Kong for $625 return (plus earn almost 10,000 points)
  • Flight Deal: discounted Business Class fares to Japan and Southeast Asia from $3300
  • Flight Deal: East Coast to Hamilton Island from $238 return
  • Flight Deal: East Coast to LA with Air New Zealand for under $800 return
  • Flight Deal: Etihad sale to Europe and the US from $1080 in Economy, $4735 in Business with ~720 Velocity status credits
  • Flight deal: excellent Qantas fares on sale, including LA from $919 return
  • Flight Deal: fly ANA from Perth/Sydney to Tokyo nonstop from $794 return
  • Flight Deal: Fly around the world with Star Alliance carriers for only $1999 in Economy or $6199 in Business Class
  • Flight Deal: fly British Airways Premium Economy to Europe and get a free one-way Business Class upgrade
  • Flight Deal: fly China Airlines Business Class to Europe from $3998
  • Flight Deal: fly China Airlines Premium Economy to Europe from $1,793 return across many dates
  • Flight Deal: fly direct from Sydney to LA from $989 return with your choice of three airlines
  • Flight Deal: fly direct to South America for under $1200 return and earn enough points for a domestic Qantas flight
  • Flight Deal: fly from all major Australian airports to Beijing/Shanghai for under $550 with Cathay Pacific
  • Flight Deal: fly from Brisbane/Sydney to Norfolk Island from $438 return
  • Flight Deal: fly from the East Coast to NZ with Air New Zealand from $274 return
  • Flight Deal: fly low-cost carrier Scoot to Berlin during the northern summer from $638 return
  • Flight Deal: fly Melbourne to Rio in LATAM Business Class from $3598 return
  • Flight Deal: fly nonstop from Sydney to Vancouver with Air Canada from $990 return
  • Flight Deal: fly nonstop to Singapore from most cities for under $320 return
  • Flight Deal: fly nonstop to the US for under $900 return
  • Flight Deal: fly nonstop to Tokyo from $803 return
  • Flight Deal: fly Qantas to South Africa for $1099 return (includes all cities)
  • Flight Deal: fly Qantas to South Africa from $1,149 return (includes all major cities)
  • Flight Deal: fly Singapore Airlines Economy & Premium Economy from Perth to the US from $2,600 return
  • Flight Deal: fly to Asia from $509 and Hawaii from $729 return with Qantas’ Companion Sale
  • Flight Deal: Fly to Europe in Qatar Airways Business Class for under $6000
  • Flight Deal: fly to Europe in Qatar Airways First Class for under $8000 return
  • Flight Deal: fly to Madrid from $968 return with Qatar Airways
  • Flight Deal: fly to one of Qatar’s five new European destinations from $980 return
  • Flight Deal: fly to South America from $1065 return with LATAM and Qantas
  • Flight Deal: fly to South America from just $999 return with LATAM
  • Flight Deal: India for under $400 return from Perth, $550 from Sydney & Melbourne
  • Flight Deal: Japan from $349 one-way, South America from $1099 return and New York from $1199 return with Qantas
  • Flight Deal: Jetstar-AirAsia price war (Phuket $238, Manila $301, Vietnam $381, Hawaii $503 return)
  • Flight Deal: LA from $4598 and NY from $5998 in AA’s new Business Class, plus huge status credit earning potential for Qantas FFs
  • Flight Deal: Last-minute Europe flights next month for under $1000 return with Qatar Airways
  • Flight Deal: Melbourne Avalon – Kuala Lumpur AirAsia launch fares from only $99 one-way
  • Flight Deal: Melbourne to London return for $895
  • Flight Deal: Melbourne to Los Angeles for $694 return (add Fiji stopover for $170)
  • Flight Deal: nonstop Sydney to Kunming (China) for $336 return with China Eastern
  • Flight Deal: One-stop flights from Sydney/Brisbane/Perth to Maldives for $800 return with Etihad
  • Flight Deal: one-stop to Istanbul with Singapore Airlines from most Aussie cities from $964 return
  • Flight Deal: Orlando/Chicago/New York from $1058 return with Qantas and American Airlines
  • Flight Deal: our picks from Virgin Australia’s EOFY Sale
  • Flight Deal: Qantas Global Dream Sale (Singapore $449, Shanghai $727, Rio $1049, NYC $1299)
  • Flight Deal: Qantas Premium Companion Sale offers discounts to two or more passengers
  • Flight Deal: San Francisco/Houston return for under $900 from most cities on Air NZ
  • Flight Deal: Singapore return from Perth for $218, Gold Coast for $288, Sydney & Melbourne for $328
  • Flight Deal: super-cheap flights to Hawaii from only $308 return with Jetstar
  • Flight Deal: Sydney – Auckland in a lie-flat Business Class seat with LATAM from $685 return
  • Flight Deal: Sydney to Manila for under $360 return during dry season (Jan to Mar 2017)
  • Flight Deal: Sydney to San Francisco direct with Qantas or United for $999 return
  • Flight Deal: Sydney/Brisbane to LA for $700 return!
  • Flight Deal: Sydney/Melbourne to New Caledonia for $443 in Economy, $997 in Business return (including school holidays)
  • Flight Deal: Sydney/Melbourne/Gold Coast to Christchurch from $214 return with Jetstar
  • Flight Deal: Sydney/Melbourne/Gold Coast to NZ for under $260 return with Jetstar
  • Flight Deal: Sydney/Melbourne/Perth/Gold Coast to Sri Lanka for under $520 return
  • Flight Deal: the cheapest prices we’ve seen on flights to the US in six months
  • Flight Deal: the cheapest prices we’ve seen on Qantas to the US in a while
  • Flight Deal: Virgin Australia Domestic & International Business Class sale fares, with some ending today
  • Flight Deal: visit four continents with Qantas round-the-world sale from $1968
  • Flights, gift cards or toasters? Why I always use my points for travel – and for Economy flights
  • Fly around the world in oneworld Business Class from $5788 & earn Qantas Gold status in one trip
  • Fly Etihad’s First Class Apartment for only 32,000 Etihad Guest miles, 56,000 Velocity points or $1450 cash
  • Fly Qantas or Jetstar to Bali using Qantas Points
  • Fly round-the-world in Star Alliance Business Class from $5495 & earn Gold status in one trip
  • Fly to Europe for the Spring school holidays in Etihad First Class or Singapore Airlines Premium Economy
  • Fly to Europe in Qatar Airways Business Class from $5479 return and earn Gold status in one trip
  • Fly to Singapore from just 10,000 KrisFlyer miles: 50% off most SilkAir redemptions
  • Fly to these amazing Australian islands for less during Covid
  • Flying Delta? Your best strategies for points and perks in 2024
  • Four sweet spots in the new Cathay award chart
  • Four sweet spots to use your Starpoints balance
  • Free $30 Jetstar credit for joining Club Jetstar (for $39) until end of January
  • Free business centre access at Sydney Airport Arrivals + 1000 free points for Qantas Aquire members
  • Free Qantas Club membership for Tesla Model S owners
  • Frequent flyer programs for kids – we look at the good, the bad and the unworthy
  • Friends & family at the ready – earn up to 50,000 Velocity bonus points by inviting new members to join Velocity
  • Full service vs. low-cost airlines – a cost comparison
  • Get 20% off Asia Miles redemptions from Hong Kong to Europe, US and India for travel until June
  • Get comprehensive insurance and up to 99 supplementary cards with the American Express Business Platinum Card
  • Get elite benefits at Small Luxury Hotels through Hyatt
  • Get in quick to run across a Sydney Airport runway next month for $100: charity event
  • Get instant Accor Gold status with Ibis Business Plus
  • Get set to book your next overseas adventure!
  • Get up to 25% bonus points on transfers from PayRewards to Qantas
  • Get up to 40,000 bonus Qantas Points with B2Bpay until 31 July 2020
  • Get your share of 7 million Velocity Points: register by Thursday afternoon
  • Getting started with earning points on credit cards
  • Getting started with frequent flyer programs
  • GHA DISCOVERY’s secretive Red tier goes a cut above Titanium
  • Gift of the jab: Virgin opens VA-X & Win competition
  • Good news: Qantas moving to daily Sydney – Santiago flights on the Dreamliner
  • Got a spare 4 million Velocity points? Splurge on a stay at Richard Branson’s private island in The Caribbean with Virgin Limited Edition
  • Got AAdvantage miles? Here’s why you may want to use them on Etihad flights soon
  • Grab discounted Apple Airpods today and earn more frequent flyer points
  • Grab the best domestic redemption from just $88 with points to Lord Howe Island
  • Great availability in Qantas Premium Economy and Business from Sydney to Hong Kong over summer
  • Groupon Spain once again offering cheap Iberia Plus Avios, good for cheap Qantas domestic flight redemptions – but it’s not simple
  • Guide to earning Qantas & Velocity Points from energy and utilities
  • Guide to Hotels.com Rewards program: how to save 10% or more on hotel bookings
  • Guide to Plaza Premium Lounges in Australia
  • Guide to Starwood Preferred Guest Gold and Platinum Elite status
  • Guide to the American Express Referral Program
  • Guide to the DragonPass lounge membership program
  • Guide to the Plaza Premium Smart Traveller program
  • Guide to the Priority Pass lounge program
  • Hacking of frequent flyer accounts and how to protect yourself
  • Hamilton Island offering up to 35% off accommodation plus 3 Velocity points per $ on spend – guide to earning and using points for Hamilton Island
  • Has Christmas come late? Qantas is reducing the points, and more importantly, taxes, on Economy flight redemptions
  • Having trouble transferring your points out of Amex? Try these 4 workarounds
  • Here are the most popular posts (plus our picks) for the first half of 2018
  • Here are the most popular posts (plus our picks) from 2017
  • Here are the most popular posts (plus our picks) from 2018
  • Here are the most popular posts (plus our picks) from 2019
  • Here is a close look at Amex’s new Platinum metal card—and how to request one yourself
  • Here’s the latest Virgin Australia discount for up to 10% off
  • Hilton now allows you to choose your room with help from Google Maps
  • Hotel rewards demystified – everything you need to know to get started earning points from your hotel stays
  • HotelClub Member Rewards program guide – offers up to 7% return on hotel bookings
  • How a bean salad and cucumber water cost me $400 – learn from my mistake!
  • How a wet passport cost me $500 and a missed flight
  • How airlines measure loyalty – the different scoring metrics, methods and factors used to rank you as a customer
  • How American Express have leapfrogged the competition – Part 1, oneworld redemptions
  • How American Express have leapfrogged the competition – Part 2, Star Alliance, Etihad & Virgin Australia/Atlantic redemptions
  • How applying for a credit card affects your credit report
  • How business owners can earn more points by using RewardPay – use the right Amex to boost your points
  • How Credit Works: How loans and credit card applications could impact credit scores – part 2
  • How Credit Works: The credit card assessment process – part 1
  • How Credit Works: the upcoming changes in the credit reporting system – part 3
  • How do airlines decide who gets a free upgrade on flights?
  • How do airlines maximise revenue from add-ons?
  • How frequent flyer points helped reduce our risk in Hong Kong
  • How I booked two trips to Europe with Qantas & Velocity Points
  • How I find ways of using Qantas Points when there are no seats and all seems lost
  • How I moved house by Boeing 737
  • How I redeemed 1 million points in two years
  • How I redeemed points for a full year of travel around the world
  • How I saved some money and earned more points on our wedding
  • How I used a schedule change to upgrade myself to a better plane for free
  • How individuals can earn full points with Sniip
  • How Nelson booked First Class tickets to Florence using points
  • How our major frequent flyer programs can make changes to their terms and potentially screw points-collectors in the process
  • How RewardPay works – earning points from shifting business payments to your American Express
  • How Starpoints saved me thousands in accommodation for Oktoberfest
  • How the Point Hacks team travelled to Hong Kong for our annual meetup
  • How to avoid checked baggage fees on US domestic flights
  • How to avoid Jetstar’s credit card booking fees, but still pay by credit card and earn points
  • How to avoid Paypal’s foreign currency fees by changing your billing currency – earn more points or save money
  • How to book a hotel room just for the day
  • How to book Air Canada flights using frequent flyer points
  • How to book Delta’s new Brisbane-LA flights using points
  • How to book Qatar Airways Business Class with points
  • How to book Turkish Airlines’ new Melbourne-Istanbul flights using points
  • How to boost your points and save money by using discounted gift cards
  • How to buy miles and points to redeem for cheap domestic Business Class travel on Qantas and Virgin Australia
  • How to change, cancel domestic flights online
  • How to choose the best lounge before your next flight
  • How to choose the best seat on the plane
  • How to claim missing points from flights
  • How to claim missing points from non-airline partners
  • How to claim Original Routing Credits if your flights change
  • How to combine Membership Rewards, Starwood & Marriott for a 7 night hotel certificate and a ton of AAdvantage miles using Marriott Travel Packages
  • How to decide which frequent flyer program to credit your flight to
  • How to download your COVID-19 digital certificate
  • How to earn 1 million points in two years
  • How to earn and keep Gold frequent flyer status
  • How to earn bonus frequent flyer points when shopping online
  • How to earn credit card points through ‘direct debit’ for your utility bills – and forms to get you started
  • How to earn frequent flyer points on cruises in Australia
  • How to earn frequent flyer points on hotels with Kaligo
  • How to earn frequent flyer points on the new iPhone 12 series
  • How to earn frequent flyer points using a debit card
  • How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points
  • How to earn more points on Airbnb stays
  • How to earn points from food delivery orders
  • How to earn points when paying your rent with a credit card
  • How to earn points with ATO payments
  • How to earn points with Expedia Rewards on your next flight or hotel booking
  • How to earn Qantas Points and cashback on Kogan.com
  • How to earn the most frequent flyer points when buying Apple AirPods
  • How to earn Velocity Points at BP for fuel & purchases
  • How to earn Velocity Status Credits with a credit card
  • How to efficiently search for reward seats
  • How to experience Cathay Pacific First Class for only 56,000 Qantas Points
  • How to fly any route within Japan for less than $135 including checked baggage
  • How to fly domestically on an international flight
  • How to fly from Australia to Disneyland using points
  • How to get a Best Western Rewards status match
  • How to get a WorldHotels Rewards status match
  • How to get big savings at InterContinental & Holiday Inn Hotels – a guide to the Priority Privilege program
  • How to get free breakfast at hotels
  • How to get suite and premium room redemptions with Starwood Preferred Guest
  • How to get the most value from your frequent flyer points
  • How to get the most value out of the Amex Qantas Ultimate annual free flight
  • How to get to India using your Qantas, Velocity or other frequent flyer points
  • How to get to Italy using your Qantas, Velocity, Asia miles or KrisFlyer points/miles
  • How to get to Japan using connecting flights
  • How to get to Mexico using your frequent flyer points
  • How to get your credit card annual fee reduced or waived [2021]
  • How to link SPG and Marriott Rewards accounts to get reciprocal status
  • How to make the most of the Flybuys-Velocity partnership
  • How to make TRS GST claims when travelling from Australia
  • How to maximise Velocity Status Credits by flying on partner airlines
  • How to maximise your frequent flyer points on car hire
  • How to maximise your Velocity Points for travel within the US
  • How to meet a minimum spending requirement
  • How to merge Accor LeClub accounts, to transfer points or stays
  • How to minimise extra fees with flight bookings: cities & countries to aim for (and avoid)
  • How to obtain and use single-entry Virgin Australia lounge passes
  • How to plan a trip with frequent flyer points
  • How to recreate a First Class experience at home: a step-by-step guide
  • How to redeem Etihad Miles for Business Class
  • How to redeem frequent flyer points for Malaysia Airlines flights
  • How to redeem Malaysia Airlines Enrich Miles for great-value long-haul Business travel on Emirates
  • How to save money on hotel stays with the Citi Prestige Fourth Night Free Benefit
  • How to save time by contacting airlines on social media
  • How to select my Economy Class seat
  • How to stay connected when travelling – our growing list of free wifi and great mobile services to consider
  • How to stay up-to-date with Point Hacks’ news, reviews and more
  • How to swap your frequent flyer number on a booking
  • How to take advantage of additional cards to boost your points balance
  • How to tell the difference between Saver and Standard reward seats
  • How to travel to Fiji with frequent flyer points in 2021
  • How to upgrade Qantas Classic Flight Reward bookings
  • How to use Afterpay to book flights and accommodation
  • How to use digital lounge passes for Qantas and Jetstar flights
  • How to use fare alerts to search for cheaper flights
  • How to use Marriott Bonvoy points in Australia and the Pacific Islands
  • How to use points from non-Qantas credit cards for Qantas flights
  • How to use Qantas Points Calculators
  • How to use Qantas Points for WestJet flights: avoid expensive domestic flights in Canada
  • How to use Qantas Points to fly to Tahiti & LA with Air Tahiti Nui
  • How to use Starwood Preferred Guest points in Australia and the Pacific Islands
  • How to use the Citi Prestige Mastercard free limo transfer benefit
  • How to use the Google Flights multi-city tool to save cash and customise your stopover
  • How to use Transferwise to make foreign-currency transfers using your credit card [UPDATED]
  • How to use Uber to get to and from the major Australian airports
  • How to use Virgin Australia’s new Future Flight Credits
  • How to use your frequent flyer points to fly from Australia to South America
  • How to use your frequent flyer points to get from Australia to South Africa
  • How to use your points to fly from Australia to Hawaii
  • How to use your points to fly to New Zealand from Perth
  • How to use your points to get to Spain
  • How to use your points to travel to Japan to see the cherry blossoms
  • How to use your points to travel to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
  • How to use your Qantas First Lounge Invitation, and a list of Australian domestic departures from Sydney & Melbourne International Terminals
  • How to use your Qantas Points for the best-value Premium Economy redemptions
  • How to use Zip to book flights and accommodation
  • How ‘World’ MasterCard cardholders can earn Starwood Gold status after just one stay
  • HSBC offering 20% bonus points on purchases until end of year, including on the HSBC Qantas Platinum Visa
  • Huge shake-up for Qantas Frequent Flyers as Qantas & Emirates announce partnership from April 2013
  • Hyatt giving away 100 free Hyatt Gold Passport points for anyone who wants them…
  • Hyatt offering up to 75,000 bonus points for multiple stays to June 30 with ‘Stay More, Play More’
  • IHG Rewards alters award pricing: top-tier properties increase from 60k to 70k
  • InterContinental Adelaide – $149/night for 24 hours
  • InterContinental Hotels Ambassador upgrade policies – maximise your room upgrade with your Ambassador membership
  • Interview: Steve Hui of iFLYflat
  • Intro guide to ‘App in the Air’, an app that keeps all your flight details in one tap
  • Intro to Virtuoso – a travel agent hotel booking channel for free upgrades, hotel credits and breakfast
  • Introduction – Around the World in Premium & Business Class – April 2011
  • Introduction to pay.com.au and how it could benefit you
  • Introduction to the Agoda PointsMAX program
  • Is a First Class flight on your bucket list? Then check out this credit card
  • Is First Class worth the premium over Business and Economy? (Part II)
  • Is it better to upgrade or book flights using points?
  • Is it worth buying American Express Membership Rewards points and transferring them to airline partners?
  • Is it worth keeping a credit card after the first-year bonus?
  • Is it worth paying to enter lounges?
  • Is the free ‘purchase protection’ offered with some credit cards any good?
  • Is this the last time US Airways will offer the 100% bonus on miles purchases?
  • It’s official: the Flybuys-Etihad Guest partnership is ending
  • Japan Airlines (actually) confirms Sydney – Narita proposed First Class service that was on the cards for late 2015
  • Japan Airlines First Class coming back to Sydney: plenty of award availability!
  • Japan Airlines First Class redemptions wide open between Sydney and Tokyo – enough for the whole family!
  • Japan Airlines to operate improved Business and First Class between Sydney and Tokyo over Japanese Winter – with wide open points availability
  • Jetstar Queensland Kids Fly & Stay Free holiday packages earning 5,000 bonus Qantas Points
  • Jetstar to launch regional New Zealand flights using ex-Qantas Dash Q300 aircraft
  • Jetting to New Zealand? Here’s everything you need to know
  • Join our next (free) meetup in Sydney on April 19th!
  • Just how good is the American Express Platinum Concierge?
  • Kellie’s case study – how she maximises her points earn from everyday expenses
  • KrisFlyer devaluing partner award charts in three weeks: what to do
  • Last chance to buy Starpoints at 35% discount before new program next month
  • Latest Membership Rewards bonus partners
  • Latest Membership Rewards Bonus Partners for January 2012 released
  • Latest posts
  • Launch announcement: the new Point Hacks Community is live!
  • Learn from my (almost) mistake: remember to confirm you have met the minimum spend requirement on a new card
  • Link round up for mid February – Malaysia Airlines joining oneworld, bonus AAdvantage points & Qantas & Emirates frequent flyer tie up details
  • Link Roundup – 5th November
  • Link roundup for October 27th – 25% Intercon Ambassador discount, double Qantas points with iSelect and more
  • Link update for 17th August
  • Links and news for Friday 9th May
  • Living Social offering discounts on British Airways flights to Europe
  • Loads of Qantas classic award availability to Japan in 2015 with the launch of Qantas’ Sydney – Haneda and Brisbane – Narita flights
  • Lonely Planet has ‘Trip’ ebooks on sale for $5 (minimum 60% discount) until Sunday
  • Looking to buy the new Samsung Galaxy S10? Here is why you should do it through Bing Lee
  • Looking to save fees on Qantas Point redemptions to the US? Try American Airlines instead of Qantas
  • Loyalty Program Points Conversion Calculator reworked, sped up and updated
  • Lucrative deal: earn 10 Velocity Points per $ spent with Menulog
  • Make the most of your shopping with Cashrewards
  • Make your journeys smoother with the APEC Business Travel Card
  • Malaysia Airlines again devalues its Enrich program: 15% online discount disappearing from next week
  • Malaysia Airlines cut back Australia services across the board to save money, Virgin Australia suspend Sydney – Abu-Dhabi to fit new Business Class
  • Malaysia Airlines Enrich – 30% discount on redemptions for specific routes until July 31st 2013
  • Malaysia Airlines Enrich double discount – up to 50% off Enrich redemptions until mid December, and 15% bonus on American Express Membership Rewards transfers
  • Malaysia Airlines Enrich offering up to 50% off award flights between Kuala Lumpur & London, and it’s still not a great deal
  • Malaysia Airlines Enrich Program – one of the best uses of Membership Rewards points
  • Malaysia Airlines offer 50% off award redemptions – great deal!
  • Malaysia Airlines slashes the value of their points – we’ve got a week to take advantage of new redemption pricing from Feb 16th
  • Malaysian to join oneworld; Enrich signup bonus; earn points on Virgin Australia into a future oneworld program
  • Maldives Border Miles lets you earn ‘monarch’ status with the entire country
  • Managing your credit – our key tips
  • Marriott Rewards offers: free nights for new members, 3-for-2 and room discounts
  • Massive devaluation to Malaysia Airlines Enrich program coming next month: use miles ASAP
  • Maximise frequent flyer points from private health insurance and Medicare
  • Maximising frequent flyer points through supermarket spend
  • Meet Brandon, our new Senior Writer – Loyalty
  • Meet Daniel, our new Senior Writer: Q&A session
  • Meet Kellie – our third new Point Hacks editor
  • Meet our new Content partner, AirlineGeeks
  • Meet Peter, our next new Point Hacks Editor
  • Meet the Point Hacks team and see how each person travelled to Singapore for our catchup
  • Membership Rewards & Etihad Guest offering 15-20% bonus on transfers until June 30th
  • Membership Rewards transfer rate bonuses for March; and SPG goes 2MR:1SPG
  • My experience of using Qantas Points to upgrade to Business Class to the US
  • My experience with oneworld’s little-known status perk, priority standby
  • My experience with using travel eSIMs overseas
  • My personal tips to make the most of your trip to Japan
  • My tips for how to use RewardPay to earn more points as a small business owner
  • My top points earners for 2011
  • NAB lowers earn rates across their Frequent Flyer earning cards
  • NAB to remove American Express companion cards from their Qantas and Velocity Rewards cards range
  • NAB to remove American Express companion cards: will move to Visa only with increased earn rates but lower points caps
  • Need a boost? Here are ads that inspire travel
  • New Alitalia + Velocity redemption options launch – it’s now one of the cheapest ways to use Velocity Points to fly to Europe
  • New British Airways A380 flights to Hong Kong & Los Angeles = increased points availability
  • New fast-track to Emirates Skywards status for Citi Prestige and American Express Platinum Card Members (via Shangri-La)
  • New limits on card surcharges to apply to all merchants small and large from tomorrow
  • New Point Hacks Community resource – the ultimate credit card master comparison table for points collectors
  • New Point Hacks guides ‘index’ should make it easier to work your way through the points resources we have on offer
  • New points calculators
  • New resource – master list of all rewards credit card insurance details
  • New routes and aircraft upgrades round-up for South-East Asia and New Zealand
  • New to the Priority Guest Rewards Program? Start here!
  • New ways we’ll be covering and reviewing key lounges, flights and cabins
  • New, free email service launching soon – Impulse Points will help match people with points to burn to possible weekend breaks
  • On recent distractions… and how I want your input
  • Only one week left until the Frequent Traveler University in Sydney: book now!
  • Open Business Class award space LA-Sydney/Auckland on AA next year; also on soon-to-disappear Singapore Airlines routes
  • Opportunities to purchase miles for US Airways, Alaska, Starwood, Hyatt and American Airlines all end soon
  • Optus & Qantas Frequent Flyer partnership to end on June 30th
  • Our free email newsletter brings you deals, tips, news, reward seat alerts and more
  • Our guide to travelling with children and infants domestically
  • Our next big trip – we’re off for 7 weeks around the world with kids in tow
  • Our Q&A with American Express on the RBA interchange fee legislation
  • Our take on Singapore Airlines’ new A380 Suites and Business Class products
  • Our top five recommendations when visiting Singapore
  • Our top Valentine’s Day picks to earn bonus points
  • Our Velocity guides updated with new June 2016 changes: a summary
  • Our ‘Ultimate’ uses of Qantas points: seven great redemptions for your next trip
  • Over $1,000 in airline credits up for grabs by telling us what you think about loyalty, airlines, credit cards & points in the ‘State of Points 2015’ survey
  • Over 50% off Virgin Trains tickets between London and Scotland for next two months
  • Park Hyatt Sydney – 2012 reopening photo tour
  • Park Hyatt Sydney discounted to 1/3 of the $900+ rate? Use Hyatt ‘Stay’ certificates…
  • Paypal Australia now accepting American Express for online payments
  • Perth gets a nonstop flight to Tokyo with ANA: how to use your points
  • Photo summary: to the 2012 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne!
  • Planning a 3-day stay in Bali? Try out this itinerary!
  • Platinum Charge cardholders receiving a 25% bonus on transfers to Velocity in May
  • Plenty of Qantas Business Class Classic Award availability between Sydney & San Francisco over the next few months
  • Point Hacks Community – Deals section launched & competition update!
  • Point Hacks Community – your fast-track to premium travel
  • Point Hacks Community Launch: Win 10,000 Starwood points, Bellroy Elements Travel Wallets or a ‘pro traveller’ membership bundle for asking and answering questions
  • Point Hacks Community update – competition winners!
  • Point Hacks is hiring! Writing, marketing & technology jobs open
  • Points caps + no more BPAY or ATO payments for Macquarie Cards
  • Practical tips for earning and using points as a backpacker
  • Prep for Christmas and earn more bonus points
  • Priority Club PointBreaks list updated – including InterContinental Fiji
  • Priority Club redemption changes – new property bands in effect from January 18th
  • Put these dates in your Calendar – Our Favourite Deals of the Week
  • Q&A with Matt, our first new Point Hacks editor: how he scores bargain flights, gets into airline lounges and won the Green Card Lottery
  • Qantas & American Airlines lounge access for $99 USD – use the Admirals Club 30 day pass [Deal Dead Again?]
  • Qantas and Air NZ cosy up with a domestic codeshare
  • Qantas and Quandoo: a new dining partnership
  • Qantas announces new booking engine, removes ability to book cheap Any Seat Awards on qantas.com
  • Qantas axe ‘Marginal’ (cheap) Any Seat Awards – How to book them until June 30
  • Qantas boost services to North and South America – new flights may mean more Classic Award seats available from next week
  • Qantas cuts domestic network to just three planes with government support
  • Qantas cuts more routes; Singapore – Mumbai & Auckland – Los Angeles get the chop
  • Qantas elite members will no longer earn bonus on airport Uber rides
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer changes – partner points & status credit earn reductions to kick in from July 1st
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer offering 10,000 point bonus for new members who earn the same in their first 3 months
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer sale: outcomes for your Qantas points
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer step up to answer questions about their recent changes, and hint at what’s coming next
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer vs Emirates Skywards: which is best for Emirates flights?
  • Qantas Gold Status match offer might be hackable to non-New Zealand residents
  • Qantas increase costs for ‘Classic Upgrade Rewards’ points upgrades from February
  • Qantas increases award flight change and cancellation fees from December
  • Qantas increases services to SE Asia and NZ over summer: award space open for Jan-Feb
  • Qantas moving Dallas to daily service opens up First & Business award seats every Tuesday – go grab them!
  • Qantas now offers an SMS service for simple requests like choosing a seat
  • Qantas offering 10% points rebate on all Classic Award redemptions in Economy until end of July
  • Qantas offering 15% off Economy Classic Awards until January 25th
  • Qantas offering 2,500 points for $250 spent using Qantas Cash by 27th April
  • Qantas offering a rare 15% discount on all domestic award seat bookings for the next 6 days – in both Economy & Business Class
  • Qantas offering deeply discounted First and Business award seats through Airbnb
  • Qantas offering status credits on classic award redemptions until October 6th
  • Qantas on sale – great deals to Asia until March 5th
  • Qantas reduces cost of redeeming Qantas Frequent Flyer points on Jetstar flights by 20%
  • Qantas rejigs Sydney – Los Angeles services and American showcases their new 777 service in Sydney in person
  • Qantas returns with offer of 5 Qantas points per $ spent on gift vouchers until end of year
  • Qantas Route Map : 1973
  • Qantas to run a handful of seasonal flights to Vancouver for ski season – no points availability, but I’d imagine the upgrade chances would be good…
  • Qantas tweaks fuel surcharge fees on points redemptions to match Emirates – for the most part getting cheaper
  • Qantas upgrades Sydney to Honolulu service to A330 and increases to 4 services per week
  • Qantas’ latest ‘new spirit’ announcements & their impact on your frequent flying opportunities
  • QantasLink A220 Preview Flight from Sydney to Ayers Rock (Uluru)
  • QantasLink relaunches Sydney – Mount Hotham route for Winter 2012, sale fares and award availability loaded
  • Qatar Travel Festival sale: $1025 flights to Europe, Middle East and Africa, plus triple miles earn
  • Reader question: should I credit my Etihad flights to Velocity or Etihad Guest?
  • Reader responses: what is the best use of Qantas Points?
  • Reader responses: what is the worst-value points redemption that you have ever made?
  • Reader responses: what is your take on the future value of the Velocity program?
  • Reader responses: what is your take on the upcoming changes to Amex cards?
  • Reader win: how Adam got his mum’s 124,000 expired Qantas Points back
  • Redeem your Le Club AccorHotels points for tickets to the Melbourne Grand Prix next month
  • Redeeming Alaska miles on Singapore Airlines flights
  • Refreshed email course to help you earn more points from your credit cards
  • Regional NSW travellers get a new Velocity earn partner: FlyPelican
  • Register for Virgin Atlantic bonus miles on VS coded flights
  • Reminder: Citi’s reduced earn rates come into effect next week
  • Reminder: exclusive offer with Evoke – a zero emissions (all Tesla), luxury car service – ends August 31st
  • Reminder: last day to register for a US Airways Dividend Miles account to use the August miles purchase promotion
  • Reminder: LATAM leaving oneworld alliance this Friday
  • Reminder: Malaysia Airlines offering 50% off award redemptions until 31st December
  • Reminder: Qantas Marginal Any Seat Awards (which earn points and status credits on cheap points bookings) disappear tomorrow
  • Reminder: Qantas pricing changes come into effect next week
  • Reminder: two days left to book Singapore Airlines flights with KrisFlyer miles before they jump in price
  • Reminder: US Airways 100% bonus on miles purchases ends August 31st
  • Reminder: Velocity tweaking Etihad and other partner redemption pricing from June 1st. Plan your redemptions!
  • Reminder: Westpac reducing transfer rates to all important frequent flyer partners except Qantas
  • Returning from 5 weeks on the road… now resuming normal operations!
  • Route & airline options when using American Airlines AAdvantage miles to get to Europe from Australia or New Zealand
  • Sam’s case study – how we earned enough points for a trip to Europe in Business and First Class, and were lazy about it
  • Save big on surcharges when using Qantas Points with Finnair
  • Score Jetstar 787 Business Class seats for Economy prices between Melbourne & Auckland in March
  • See how each of the Point Hacks team members travelled to Tokyo for our meetup
  • Shop Click Frenzy deals and earn bonus points!
  • Should airport lounges be ‘silent’, without boarding calls?
  • Should Australian airlines board flights by group number?
  • Should I choose a credit card that earns flexible points or Qantas Points?
  • Should I use the Qantas Amex Ultimate’s free flight benefit now or wait for the upcoming $450 travel credit?
  • Should you arrive early or late at the airport?
  • Should you book Economy Class using points, or save them for Business Class?
  • Should you credit Qatar Airways flights to Qantas, Velocity or Privilege Club?
  • Should you tip at airport lounges in the United States?
  • Should you use Etihad Guest miles or Velocity Points to book Virgin Australia flights?
  • Sign up for a Royal Air Maroc frequent flyer account and get a free flight within Morocco – or soon to be 5000 free Avios
  • Singapore Airlines changes three routes from October, affecting free stopover cities
  • Singapore Airlines Krisflyer award chart changes; increases to ‘Saver’ availability
  • Singapore Airlines makes Premium Economy redemptions available with KrisFlyer, increases price of some other redemptions to Europe
  • Singapore Airlines revises fare types and increases fees: how this will affect you in Australia
  • Site admin! A change to our daily emails and updates to the credit cards table
  • Site update: Brisbane Meetup, new ‘Active Deals’ listing, and ways to get in touch
  • Six best places to buy face masks and earn bonus points through online shopping portals
  • Six reasons why you should use points to visit New Zealand
  • Six unexpected destinations to visit in Australia
  • Speak Arabic or German? Earn Etihad Guest or airberlin topbonus miles for reviews
  • Speed your way through Changi with Singapore’s Frequent Traveller Programme
  • SPG Moments offering some exclusive entertainment offers in Sydney – Justin Timberlake & Cirque de Soleil
  • Square launches in Australia – now appearing in small businesses for credit card payments (including American Express!)
  • St.George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA reduces overseas earn rates on Amplify cards
  • Starwood hotel category changes for March 2012
  • Starwood Hotels & Uber tie-up creates opportunity to earn points with every taxi ride you take
  • Starwood partnership allows Velocity members to transfer points from Starwood Preferred Guest to Velocity
  • Starwood Preferred Guest opens points redemptions for Melbourne F1 Grand Prix VIP packages
  • Stay at select Starwood Resorts for a 35% discount using SPG Points
  • Strategies for high flyers earning 3,600+ Status Credits each year
  • Stuck at home? Why not read these top 7 travel books?
  • Sun and Fun in Spain: a destination guide
  • Sydney will be first Australian destination to receive United’s newest Business Class product
  • Sydney-Auckland in Air New Zealand Business Class for less than economy?
  • Take up to 80% off Qantas Domestic Business Class with Avios
  • Taking a step back. What makes a travel experience truly outstanding?
  • The 5* luxury hotel a few hours from Sydney you may not have realised is available using points
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