Our members this week deliver a crash course on maximising the value of your frequent flyer points. Responding to a request for advice from an inquisitive new member, our members offer a wide range of valuable tips. Being new to the world of frequent flyer points, it’s a significant but decidedly positive learning curve for our new member. Attaining the best value for your … [Read more...]
Frequent Flyer Credit Cards
Here we provide tips, tricks and chat about Frequent Flyer Credit cards. This is probably the most common way to earn tens of thousands of frequent flyer points, and you never even need to get onboard an aircraft!
Unfortunately, most Australian Frequent Flyer credit cards have high fees when transacting in foreign currency. Cards which don't have these fees include the 28 Degree Mastercard and the humble Coles Mastercard.
This week our members discuss paid insurance policies versus credit card-based travel insurance for international travel. One member is concerned about the fine print and asks our members views about whether 'free' international travel insurance attached to credit cards provides viable coverage. Our members have lived and learned and can provide some key tips in ensuring … [Read more...]
A member new to the world of frequent flyer points is pondering credit cards and point maximisation. They have a significant amount of expenses that they can put on their credit card each year, but face a surcharge from their supplier for doing so. Is the surcharge worth the frequent flyer points? I am in a position where I can potentially put $500k a year on the credit card … [Read more...]
Our members are lamenting the recent changes to a once popular credit card. The Woolworths Money Qantas Platinum credit card has long been a favourite due to its low annual fee and good Qantas points earning rate. However the card has changed in recent months for the worse. Late last year the card was taken over from HSBC by Macquarie Bank. At the time of the changeover, the … [Read more...]
One frequent flyer newbie requests our seasoned members to impart one piece of advice to help kick-start their goals as a new-starter. Our members are happy to impart their pearls of frequent flyer wisdom. The key to frequent flyer success appears to have a lot to do with studying our AFF online discussion forum. Our members suggest that our newbie read, absorb, and … [Read more...]