American Express has long been known for its generous rewards program. With many suppliers taking Amex as payment, it often does not take long to amass a good haul. Having got those points, a common question is often asked, how best to spend them? I have approx 600k of American Express points and next April (2015) I need to fly to Turkey with my wife then return 2 weeks later. … [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.
Travel often involves the pleasures of new experience. Exploring new cities and countries as well as cultures is one of the main reasons many of us travel. But unfamiliarity can be a foe as well as a friend. When things go wrong, just finding help in your language can be problematic. In such situations, travel insurance can come in very handy. One of our members wonders if … [Read more...]
It would seem the ACCC have launched action about the excessive credit card fees some airlines are charging customers to book flights. The vast majority of our members are fully fledged supporters of such action. One member estimates that they pay up to $350 a year on credit card fees alone! On international bookings one member notes being charged up to $33.00 per … [Read more...]
One member this week is understandably outraged that American Express took four months to refund $10,000 of duplicate charges on a Platinum card. Amex as a gesture of apparent “goodwill” has agreed to reimburse the interest accrued over that period. Our member queries whether more compensation is claimable for the inconvenience and headache. One member believes that Amex … [Read more...]
Frequent Flyer points have been a feature of many credit card schemes for a long time. Lucrative sign-on bonuses, points per dollar spent and bonus points at certain partners have all been used as marketing tools to help the schemes gain traction. With the market saturated with products, it was only going to be a matter of time before this activity spilled over into other card … [Read more...]