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 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.
With the largest lounge network in Australia and a respectable offering in New Zealand and overseas, Qantas lounge access is a valuable perk to passengers travelling in Business or First Class, and higher-tier frequent flyers.
The oneworld carrier sets the bar with fantastic service, a comfortable lie-flat seat and premium dining options. A great choice for using your Qantas Points or Asia Miles.
The United States is one of the most popular routes for New Zealanders to redeem frequent flyer points, however, it is also one of the hardest routes to find Business Class or First Class award availability on due to high demand. Here are your best options for using Velocity Points fly across the Pacific.
It may be in your best interest to save KrisFlyer miles by mixing Singapore Airlines flights with its Star Alliance partners like Lufthansa, ANA and Asiana but do watch out for fuel surcharges.