Changes to Qantas redemptions on partner airlines

Qantas recently announced a long list of changes to the Frequent Flyer programme, including an increase of points needed for premium redemptions from 18 September 2019.

This will affect every airline that can be booked through Qantas Frequent Flyer, including American Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates and more. Unfortunately, it also marks the increase in points needed for the popular oneworld Award for round-the-world trips in Premium Economy, Business Class and First Class.

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If you are looking to book a Qantas round-the-world award, here’s why you should do so in the next two months

Most of our readers would have heard that Qantas announced changes to their redemption pricing last week. As part of the overhaul, the popular oneworld Classic Flight Reward for round the world itineraries will also increase in price in Premium Economy, Business (the most popular) and First Class; Conversely, Economy Class prices decreased immediately from the time of the announcement.

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Guide to the New Zealand American Express Membership Rewards programme

American Express Membership Rewards

American Express Membership Rewards is one of the go-to programmes of choice for the savvy points collector, with the most airline and hotel points transfer partners of the major credit card points programs.

It is where I focus most of my efforts in collecting my points and is the first rewards programme I advise anyone who wants to spend a little time understanding the value of flexible points programs to look at.
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A guide to redeeming Qantas Points for flights on China Eastern

China Eastern aircraft flying

Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines is China’s second-largest airline (behind China Southern) and is ranked in the top 10 airlines worldwide for passengers carried, distance flown and number of aircraft. It has undergone huge growth over the past decade.

The airline is part of the SkyTeam alliance, but also has a bilateral agreement with Qantas, meaning Qantas Points can be used for redemptions on China Eastern.

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