Alaska Airlines is one of the most useful frequent flyer programs for Kiwis looking to buy points for cheap Business and First Class, with redemption opportunities with Qantas, Cathay Pacific and other airlines all stacking up with significant savings versus buying a paid fare.
Air New Zealand have introduced Airpoints Flexipay, a new flight payment feature that lets you use a mixture of Airpoints Dollars and cash to complete a booking. This post goes over the when, why and how of using Airpoints Flexipay, and why it’s cheaper to top-up with your Kiwibank-issued Air New Zealand Airpoints Mastercard if you have one.
Many rental car providers offer frequent flyer points to customers when they rent – and this includes Airpoints Dollars if that’s your points currency of choice. In this guide, you’ll find an overview of the car rental partners where you’ll be able to earn and redeem Airpoints Dollars.
Previously, you could only top your Velocity balance up when you had 50% of the required points for a redemption and you had to phone; now you only need 50% and you can do so online.
With the majority of frequent flyer programs increasing their service fees over the past year, we’ve updated this guide with the most recent figures. Plus, we suggest seven strategies you can use to minimise these fees.
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.
The Airpoints Mall is New Zealand’s largest online mall, with over 160 retailers. You will earn 1 Airpoints Dollar for every NZ$100 you spend, or the foreign equivalent.
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.