It is not good news, with changes to premium travel on airlines such as Air China, Air New Zealand and Thai Airways getting more expensive from next month. The only upside is that you will be able to book these flights online instead of over the phone.
We take a look at the Star Alliance carrier’s flagship Business Class lounge at their home base of Changi Airport and outline access options – Air New Zealand Elite and Elite Partners are in luck.
Exceptional food, a private seat and a complimentary massage tick all the boxes but make sure you can find award availability and book the right aircraft. A good use of KrisFlyer, United or Avianca miles.
This tool is invaluable if you are seeking an award ticket or upgrade on a specific flight but the availability is not there at the time of your initial search. It will do the searching for you will alert you as soon as award space is released.
Top up your British Airways Executive Club balance with Avios to use for cheap last-minute Business and Economy Class flights on Qantas flights in Australasia, American Airlines in the US, and Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific in Asia. Note that sale offers are only for current Executive Club members.
If you are looking to upgrade a paid ticket to the next cabin, then you need a couple of thousand fewer points than before. Note that Discount Economy tickets are still ineligible.
Moving home? New and existing customers who choose to sign up with Mercury at their new home can receive 100 bonus Airpoints Dollars until 31 January 2018.
It may be time to start planning that getaway to the Cook Islands, because the Pacific Resort Rarotonga is now offering 2x Airpoints Dollars for bookings made by 31 December, for stays until 31 May 2018.
The ANZ Visa Business Airpoints is a new Airpoints Dollars earning credit card issued by ANZ, targeted towards SME business owners. The card comes with a waived joining fee and membership discount to Air New Zealand Koru Club, and the ability for the business owner to earn status points on everyday spend. For limited time, new applicants will have their annual fee waived for the first year.