Flight Deal: fly direct to South America for under $1200 return and earn enough points for a domestic Qantas flight

Taking advantage of Qantas and LATAM’s nonstop services between Sydney/Melbourne and Santiago, you can get cheap fares to a traditionally expensive destination across a wide range of dates, plus pick up a free domestic flight (as long as you credit your miles correctly – our pick would be to Alaska Airlines.)

Travellers in Brisbane and Adelaide can connect in Sydney, Melbourne or Auckland for $50+ more. Continue reading…

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

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan logo | Point Hacks

Alaska’s MileagePlan is one of a few frequent flyer programs that we can use to buy frequent flyer miles at competitive enough rates to redeem them immediately for Business or First Class flights at great value.

There’s a full guide to buying Mileage Plan miles here, and they have run (and I have promoted) a 40% bonus offer which ends imminently.

However, they just broke one of the cardinal rules of operating a trustworthy loyalty program – making changes to a key part of the program with no notice. Continue reading…