Beginners and basic guides to earning and using frequent flyer points

There’s a heap of information out there for those who have an adequate level of knowledge about frequent flyer and loyalty programs, but not too much if you’re completely new to the whole points and miles game. The guides here aim to simplify things as much as possible.

When variable points pricing with Airpoints can offer good value

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A common critique of Air New Zealand’s Airpoints programme is that its points offer poor value on flight redemptions.

While this is a myth in some scenarios, particularly where you use Airpoints on partner redemptions, it is true that using Airpoints Dollars for Business Class seats with Air New Zealand itself is usually not the way to go.

However there are exceptions where variable points pricing does come out ahead.

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Earn Asia Miles by shopping online with Asia Miles iShop and other partners

Asia Miles iShop is an online mall which kicks you back a number of Asia Miles per dollar spent if you click through from their site.

These portals work by ensuring you log in with your Frequent Flyer program credentials before then being referred out (with a click) once logged in to make a transaction over on the retailer’s website.

The Asia Miles iShop is useful to know of if you’re in the hunt for Asia Miles – even though it’s based in Hong Kong, there are still some relevant local and international partners. Continue reading…