New Zealanders can earn miles with Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles program, and Singapore Airlines Krisflyer, on everyday spend with an American Express Membership Rewards Credit Card. Understanding how you can use both programs effectively can yield some really good opportunities to get more out of your points with oneworld and Star Alliance airlines, respectively.
Now that Velocity members can book directly book Singapore Airlines First Class awards, here’s our comparison guide. The results may surprise you.
Do you live in Auckland and have access to 80,000 KrisFlyer miles or 108,000 Velocity points? Here is a great opportunity to use them for a luxurious inflight experience.
KrisFlyer offers some well-known redemptions on its own flights – but its partners can provide value too. Here’s our take on some of the best uses of a chunky KrisFlyer balance.
As Economy cabins become more cramped, getting the most legroom is increasingly important to our comfort, especially on longer flights. This simple app helps not only travellers at the back of the plane but those in all cabins to maximise their space.
The embattled national carrier of Malaysia has stepped up its game, refurbishing its Business Class offerings to and from Auckland, and completing upgrades to their lounges over the next few months.
Fly Cathay Pacific First Class for just 26,000 points, enjoy Emirates luxury with a return trip to Australia, and forgo high cash fares in Economy by using your Qantas Points to their maximum value.
Those with access to Asia Miles have the ability to redeem for one-time lounge access at any of Cathay Pacific’s lounges worldwide, but there are a few catches.
Often phone calls are the only way to complete points-related tasks – they are just a necessary fact of frequent flyer life, so hopefully this cheat-sheet of call centre details will save you a bunch of time.