This week many members suffer from some serious perk-envy when some of our members reveal the perks that are attached to their careers. An Amex gold card where accrued points are allowed to be used at the employee’s discretion is a frequent flyers fantasy. A company car with all registration, insurance and petrol paid is a convenient way for many of our members to … [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.
For the less frequent traveller, a Qantas Club membership can offer exclusive services and privileges that make a long journey just that little bit easier. While Qantas may have flights to a particular destination, there is no guarantee a Qantas Club will be available at every location. Having just spent significant money on a 2 year Qantas Club membership, one of our members … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]