With Qantas’ partnership with Emirates, an ongoing and useful provider of benefits to points collectors, redeemers and frequent flyers, flying Emirates’ top premium cabin has become one of the best ways to use your Qantas Points balance.
The first leg of my flight from Europe back to Australia was in Etihad’s Diamond First Class from Geneva to Abu Dhabi, redeemed using Velocity Points, and I really enjoyed it! Etihad’s ‘standard’ long-haul First Class product offers an excellent seat, and for my flight, great service.
Qantas Cash is the only publicly available card product in New Zealand that allows direct Qantas Points earn. It is useful for those who can’t or don’t want to use credit cards, but still want to earn points – however there are a few disadvantages to be aware of.
Point Hacks NZ is launching a new email course especially for Kiwis looking for how to earn more points and get the most out of Airpoints and other rewards programs.
The Airpoints Mall is New Zealand’s largest online mall, with over 160 retailers. You will earn 1 Airpoints Dollar for every NZ$100 you spend, or the foreign equivalent.
The First Class Lounge & Spa at Abu Dhabi Airport is Etihad Airways’ flagship lounge and offers upscale dining, spa treatments with everything done in the Etihad way.
IHG are offering a 80% bonus for purchasing IHG Rewards points, which is the maximum that the hotel chain offers in points promotions, and can be redeemed for cheaper nights at InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and other IHG hotels.
American Airlines is running another promotion for purchasing AAdvantage miles – offering up to 85,000 bonus miles plus 10% off which comes out to 1.83 US cents per mile.