If you have a decent KrisFlyer balance, or points that can be transferred to KrisFlyer, then 100,000 KrisFlyer Miles can get you far. We’ve outlined some of the best-value redemptions when it comes to using KrisFlyer miles at or around the 100k balance mark.
In this guide, I outline some of the best-value redemptions when it comes to using KrisFlyer miles, with most for Singapore Airlines’ own flights. Continue reading…
The feedback I hear from many Point Hacks readers is that while Qantas Points are fairly easy to earn, they can be tough to redeem, especially for popular routes, such as Sydney to London and Melbourne to Los Angeles. So knowing where to get best value out of them becomes important.
The difficulty in redemption is a factor of supply and demand – more points on the market from various Qantas promotions, as well as frequent flyer and credit card partnerships means more points to go around. More points to go around means more competition for the same amount of seats on planes, and as a result, it can be tough to get the seats you want, when you want, in the cabin you want.
Notwithstanding, Qantas Points can be quite lucrative if used correctly – I like to keep building my Qantas balance where possible and here’s my take on why. Continue reading…
Etihad is a Virgin Australia partner for points earn and redemption, making it a useful program to know about – and it has some especially good redemption rates for many Virgin Australia Trans-Tasman and South Pacific routes.
In this guide, we’ll look at the options for redeeming Etihad Guest miles mainly on partner airlines, and we’ll explain why outright redemptions and upgrades on Etihad flights don’t make much sense from New Zealand. Continue reading…
Cathay Pacific’s frequent flyer program Asia Miles is one of our favourites due to its consistently lower-than-average award redemption rates and high-quality airline partners. This remains the case, even after Asia Miles’ June 2018 program changes, which produced a mixed bag of good and bad outcomes.
There were a few jokes about using Qantas Points for physical items like blenders, toasters and gift cards but there were also some alarmingly serious suggestions for these. To be clear: these redemptions give you some of the lowest per-point redemptions out there, as I’ve written on news.com.au before.
Anything other than using them to buy a blender – Chakaris B.
Some readers were a little lost on how to actually use them:
I have 1.1 million Qantas Points and don’t know what to use them for. Perhaps flying a family of four in business class somewhere – Anthony K.