Using points – First Principles: Tools

Using-Points-tools-3-728x485Finding out which rewards are available can sometimes be the most difficult part of using your points. I’ve found that the easiest tools are often the website of the airline you’ve got your points with.

This is an extremely useful way to start planning your points journey as well. You may know where you want to go, but without researching how many points it will cost, and how far into the future you need to book then you’re not going to get very far.To Read More Click Here


Earning points – First Principles: Getting Started with Frequent Flyer programs

Earning-Points-FF-728x483The reality in Australia is that for the purposes of frequent flyer points, you’ve got two main choices, being Qantas and Virgin.

Qantas’s program is called Qantas Frequent Flyer, while Virgin Australia runs theirs under the name of Velocity Frequent Flyer. The first thing you should do is join both of them, even if you’re feeling particularly aligned to only one. Do this for every member of your immediate family who you fly with.

While you’re at it, join flybuys as well. We don’t talk too much about flybuys on Point Hacks, but that will certainly increase now they and Etihad are working together, finally putting the ‘Fly’ back into flybuys.

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