This may seem blatantly obvious, but one of the first things you’ll need to do when looking at earning points, so you can spend them most effectively in future, is deciding who, what, when, where and how.
Less than 1,000 Airpoints Dollars will get you to Tokyo in Economy class, and with the ability to redeem Airpoints Dollars on any seat that is for sale, the redemption opportunities are wide open – you could even leave tomorrow if you wanted to.
Getting you and your partner to Europe in Air New Zealand Business Class will cost almost 10 times that – and that’s a lot of shopping and filling up your car. Surely there has to be a better way?
So have a think…
Who do I want to fly with?
What class do I want to be in?
When do I want to go?
Where do I want to go?
How many points am I going to need?
The bigger your want, the more planning you’ll need to do, and the more flexible you’ll need to be.
Earning Points: First Principles
- Getting Started with Frequent Flyer programs
- Earning by Flying
- Buying points and miles
- Earning from Credit Cards
- Earning from Offers & Partners
- Earning and Using Points – First Principles
Using Points: First Principles
- Who, What, When, Where and How?
- Flexible Points Programs
- Maximising Points value
- Air New Zealand, Qantas and Virgin Australia Key Partners
- Searching for points seats