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  1. robtemt

    Comparing VA and KF point earn on Amex, ANZ, and Citi

    I've spent too long waiting for the dust to settle after the amex rewards points "enhancements" this year. I feel like we aren't earning as fast, but spending more..... So today, I sat down and compared the four cards we currently have: Amex Plat Charge Amex Explorer Citi Signature Visa Plat...
  2. JennyMG

    Need to decide which to earn - Velocity or Krisflyer

    Hi there, I need some help determining whether to put my future KF points into Velocity. An experienced KF/Velocity holder should have an opinion, and I'd like to hear it. As a new FF collector, I have a healthy QFF account, a very minor Velocity account, (which I pool to my husband who has...
  3. K

    Answered Can anyone help estimate my HHonours points earn

    Hi all Staying at Hilton Tokyo in about a month, cost is 488,000 yen total (prepaid rate). It's quite a long stay. Pre tax and service fees is 388,800 yen. I have registered for the double points promotion, and I am diamond HHonours, so get double points again I think (100% elite bonus)? Can...
  4. R

    Answered Can you earn Qantas and other program points on different flights in one QF booking?

    I have a trip coming up where the routing is BNE-LAX-ORD-DFW-SYD-OOL. Ticketed by QF and all of the legs are on QF or AA except for one, the LAX-ORD leg which is on UA. It is not a code share so it's a UA flight number. I will have my QFF number recorded against the reservation to ensure I...
  5. Mattg

    United launches MileagePlus shopping portal in Australia

    This was in my United MileagePlus newsletter for this month: Bizarrely, the link in the email doesn't actually work - it takes you to a website in Hebrew. I assume that's just an error with the newsletter and the shopping portal is actually happening.
  6. Mattg

    Earn & redeem KrisFlyer miles on Olympic Air

    This month's KrisFlyer newsletter states that it's now possible to earn and use KrisFlyer miles on Olympic Air flights (regional subsidiary of Aegean in Greece). I couldn't find much more info about this on the SQ website. Presume the award pricing is the same as the Star Alliance award chart.
  7. Obi-run Kenobi

    Virgin Flyer Visa - Earning Points on Government Spend (Rates, ATO etc)

    Has anyone had success earning points on Government Charges on the Virgin Flyer Visa through services like B2Bpay or Reward Pay? T&Cs say you can't use the card for ATO or council rates, so I'd love to know if anyone has found a workaround for this. I have a bunch of council rates and ATO...
  8. JennyMG

    If BPAY is 'not an eligible purchase' to earn points, how do you pay your bills? Bankwest World & Amplify

    Checking the fineprint of the St. George Amplify Visa, and the BankWest World Mastercard, both state that BPay payments are not 'eligible purchases', to go towards the Qantas points. So how to pay bills and still have it eligible, to go toward the $6000 for Bankwest World or $4000 for Visa...
  9. A

    Answered Change from Oneworld FF program to QFF to earn miles/credit

    I have a flight coming up in Qantas discount economy. There are no miles or status credits awarded to my Oneworld program, but I would like to use my status to get lounge access, priority luggage and so on. What's the best way to earn Qantas FF but keep my benefits? Ask post check-in to switch...
  10. N

    Qantas denies double points due to definition of "booking"

    Well, it's not the first time Qantas have done me out of points, but it's the last time I'm taking it lying down. After registering on May 8 2019 for Double Points, I booked flights on May 13, departed on May 14 and off I went on a work trip to Chile. Curiously, the double points were not...
  11. G

    Switching earn from QFF to AA

    Hello all, It looks as though I will be (sadly) moving from amazing Australia back to the USA later this year. And one of the things I'm trying to figure out is the transition from QFF back to AA, since I'll be doing most of my flying with AA once I'm back there. I've just qualified for...
  12. B

    Sydney to Japan - Earn Velocity Points?

    Planning on going to Japan in February and want to take advantage of earning SC's for the trip. Looking over the flights through Virgin partners, Singapore Airlines looks like the only viable option. Does anyone have any other creative routes i could look at to maximise SC earn potential?
  13. Mattg

    Velocity ending OpenTable partnership

    You'll no longer be able to earn 300 Velocity points per restaurant booking made on OpenTable after 20 July 2019. https://experience.velocityfrequentflyer.com/member-support/media-centre/2019/Wilsonparking-partnership-update11
  14. G

    Best Velocity Credit Card Earn rate

    It used to be the AMX Velocity card at 1.5 which is now 1.25 and the Virgin Money High flyer which was 1.25 and is now 1 were the best earn rates - the AMx Explorer Card is now 1 so no advanatge here. For max earn with some return via benefits are there other cards out there for Velocity...
  15. K

    Rockpool group no longer offering QFF points from 15th August 2019

    Manager at El Camino Cantina informed me that the businesses have split ways as of two weeks ago and you can no longer earn QFF points on purchases. I guess it was always "subject to terms and conditions" however this may be a sign of things to come. Anyone else experienced something similar?
  16. D

    20,000 extra Qantas Points for first-time cardholders

    Just saw this promo on the Qantas site. 20000 extra Qantas Points for first-time cardholders This offer probably won’t apply to most since it needs to be the first time getting a Qantas credit card. I thought I would still try registering to see if I still get the bonus especially after...
  17. L

    Delay on points from qantas epiqure..

    Hi All, I purchase 2 x case of wine from Qantas epiqure 2 weeks ago, but still yet to receive points. Last month when I purchased through qantas epiqure, points got credited on my account instantly.. How soon do we normally receive points for this, and whats the best way to chase for points...
  18. M

    What "lessons" will VA learn from today's changes to QF's FF program?

    My cynicism about frequent flyer programs may be shared by some other AFFers. An airline has all the power; you and I have none, and it can change the rules at any time. What, if any, lessons will VA and its Velocity program learn from the 20 June 2019 "enhancements" to QF's FF scheme? In...
  19. S

    Points Club [launched in March 2020]

    So Qantas announces the Points Club with two tiers and entry level starting at 150k points. Want to speculate what this means? Status credits for certain points earn/transfer Free lounge passes upon reaching the first tier J lounge for the second tier? Will not include equivalent oneworld tier...
  20. Mattg

    Westpac Altitude Black bundle - 120,000 Velocity points + 75 status credits

    Westpac has a new range of bonus point offers out now, including this one with the Altitude Black MasterCard/Amex bundle. You can choose to earn Altitude points, Qantas points or Velocity points. If you opt in to Altitude Velocity rewards (which costs $50/year) you can receive 120,000 Velocity...
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