Fly around the world in oneworld Business Class from $5788 & earn Qantas Gold status in one trip

Elite status with Qantas Frequent Flyer, Velocity and other frequent flyer programs is a valuable perk for those flying frequently in Economy who want to skip queues and access airline lounges.

We regularly update this guide with some of the better, more accessible and useful deals for obtaining enough Status Credits (SCs) for Qantas Gold status in one trip, with our current flight pick on sale until 7 January. Continue reading…

Case study: Hacking around the world in Business Class for less than $10,000 (Part 1)

Last year, my partner and I flew to Europe, Japan and Hong Kong in Business Class on a oneworld Classic Reward redemption fare. This year, we again flew around the world in Business Class and stayed in 4- and 5-star hotels, using points almost all the way.

Thanks to lessons learned here on Point Hacks, we travelled for six weeks and spent less than $10,000 on all our transport and accommodation. Continue reading…

Qantas International First Lounge Sydney overview

The Qantas International First Lounge in Sydney consistently ranked as one of the world’s top ten airport lounges and along with the Melbourne International First Lounge, is one of the jewels in Qantas’ crown.

For any traveller that cares about experiencing the best that airlines have to offer, Qantas’ First Class lounges should be on your bucket-list – and points can help you check it off.

This lounge goes above and beyond by allowing you to tailor your experience, with table service either in the restaurant area or at your lounge seats, a good menu, spa offerings and a full bar.

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