Westpac's Altitude Rewards program will no longer offer Velocity auto-redemption from 15 April 2019. This is bad news for Altitude Rewards members, as Velocity auto-redemption is currently the only way to transfer Altitude points to Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer program at a 2:1 rate. With auto-redemptions being discontinued, transfers from Altitude to Velocity … [Read more...]
Westpac is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. We provide tips, tricks and chat about the various Westpac credit cards available in Australia. You can avoid the hefty foreign exchange fees on Westpac-issued cards by using alternatives such as the 28 Degrees Mastercard which is fee-free for forex transactions!
If you have a Westpac credit card that earns Altitude Rewards points, now is your last chance to transfer your points before the upcoming devaluation. On Friday 9 November 2018, Westpac will increase the number of Altitude Rewards points required when transferring to most frequent flyer program partners. This also means you'll soon earn fewer airline frequent flyer points per … [Read more...]
Westpac and St George Bank customers are currently unable to transfer their credit card card reward points to the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program online. KrisFlyer is a one of several frequent flyer programs that Westpac Altitude points can be transferred to. KrisFlyer is also a partner of the Amplify Rewards program used by St George, Bank of Melbourne and Bank SA … [Read more...]
Westpac is the latest bank to remove Amex companion cards from its credit card line-up. Amex companion cards will no longer be offered to new customers from 1 February 2018. And existing Westpac customers will lose their Amex cards from 4 April 2018. Despite Westpac removing Amex companion cards, the bank has announced a brand new partnership with Amex. Under the new … [Read more...]
If you have a Westpac credit card that earns Altitude points, now is the time to transfer them! From Wednesday 28 September, redemptions through Westpac's Altitude credit card rewards program will become more expensive. The rate at which points are converted from Altitude to airline frequent flyer points will increase by up to 20%. And it's not just point transfers that will … [Read more...]