How to use your points to fly from New Zealand to Hawaii

Hawaiian Beach

Hawaii is a popular destination for travellers in New Zealand and, as such, we often get questions like this one in the Questions & Answers section of our Australian website:

What is the likelihood of obtaining three seats on X Business Class to Hawaii? Any tips?

This is a really great question, so we’ve decided to revamp our guide on how to use your frequent flyer points to fly in comfort to the Hawaiian Islands.

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New American Express Lounge Sydney overview

American Express Lounge Sydney

American Express’ new and spacious Card Member lounge is now open at Sydney International Airport in a completely renovated space previously occupied by Malaysia Airlines.

The new lounge is three times larger than the previous lounge at over 600 square metres—offering guests not only more space but a greater choice of amenities and dining options.

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How to boost your Amex Membership Rewards points with AT HOP in Auckland

For many in Auckland, catching trains, buses, and ferries is part of everyday life, and can also be a major annual household expense.

I’m always on the lookout for ways to slowly increase my points balances. I spend at least $1,500 per year catching the train to work. I am no stranger to topping-up my AT HOP using a credit card – that’s not rocket science. Most ticket and top-up machines across Auckland accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Diners with no surcharge.

However, I recently stumbled across a new way to bring in points from public transport spend in Auckland when topping-up the AT HOP card. Continue reading…