Números de ontem do TV TOTAL

País Visualizações
Sinal BrasilBrasil 611
Sinal Estados UnidosEstados Unidos 64
Sinal PortugalPortugal 5
Sinal União EuropeiaUnião Europeia 4
Sinal PaquistãoPaquistão 4
Sinal Reino UnidoReino Unido 3
Sinal HolandaHolanda 2
Sinal ChinaChina 1
Sinal EspanhaEspanha 1
Sinal ÍndiaÍndia 1
Sinal IndonésiaIndonésia 1
Sinal CanadáCanadá 1
Sinal AlemanhaAlemanha 1

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Top deal: Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer credit card

Top deal: Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer credit card

 

A solid 60,000 Virgin Australia frequent flyer points are up for grabs with the Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer credit card, along with 150 status credits to help boost you through the ranks of Silver, Gold or Platinum status with Velocity.

But as you’d expect, there are a few hoops to jump through to get the full bounty – for starters, the bonus points are delivered over the first six months rather than as a lump sum: 10,000 points in each of the months that you charge at least $3,000 to the card, up to the maximum of 60,000 bonus points after the half-year.

With a normal earning rate of 1.25 Velocity points per dollar, a cardholder spending exactly $3,000 per month during the bonus period would ultimately net 4.58 Velocity points per dollar or 82,500 points overall, with any transactions over and above that $3,000 ‘minimum’ earning at the usual 1.25/$1 rate.

Those points can transform into a premium economy flight from Sydney or Brisbane to Los Angeles with a co-pay of around $104, or from Sydney to Abu Dhabi with an $84 payment.

Add to that the 150 status credits – yours after merely using the Velocity High Flyer credit card to purchase a flight with Virgin Australia just once within three months of card approval.

That’s any Virgin Australia flight to any destination: from a quick Sydney-Melbourne hop of that longer trek to Los Angeles: just remember to book the flight via the Virgin Australia website or the airline’s telephone contact centre.

Flights booked via travel agents, including online travel agents such as Expedia, don’t trigger the bonus status credits unless the airfare is charged to the card directly by the airline.

For more information, head to the Virgin Money website and apply by April 30 2015.

 

 

Australian Business Traveller

Redeem your SQ KrisFlyer miles for Scoot, Tigerair flights

Redeem your SQ KrisFlyer miles for Scoot, Tigerair flightsRedeem your KrisFlyer miles for ScootBiz, and earn miles here from later this year

 

Travellers can now swap their Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles for travel vouchers on Scoot and Singapore-based Tigerair, with redemptions available from just 3,200 KrisFlyer miles.

That’s enough for a S$30 voucher with either airline, while 5,300 miles nets a S$50 voucher. For S$100 worth of travel and to get the best bang for your KrisFlyer buck, simply redeem 10,500 miles.

The vouchers can be used to pay for your fares, ancillary services, convenience fees and booking charge fees, although not other costs such as airport and government fees and taxes, carrier surcharges and call centre fees, which still need to be paid the old-fashioned way.

KrisFlyer members will also be able to earn miles on Scoot and Tigerair (Singapore) flights from later this year, although Tigerair Australia – an affiliate of the Singapore business and now owned by Virgin Australia – isn’t part of the ‘earn and burn’ deal.

Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson told Australian Business Traveller earlier this year that the arrangements won’t extend to earning KrisFlyer tier miles or status benefits such as lounge access, as “I don’t want to have any complexity arising from recognition of status tiers or giving free (tier) benefits.”

When asked if Scoot would later consider a closer integration with KrisFlyer, Wilson affirmed that the airline was “never going down that horrible slippery slope, because then you start having Golds wanting something extra, then Silvers and PPS Club members want something extra and it just doesn’t stop.”

Virgin Australia Velocity members can’t redeem their points for Scoot or Tigerair flights – either in Australia or with Tigerair Singapore – although can convert their points into KrisFlyer miles and then redeem them for a travel voucher with either Singapore-based airline.

 

Australian Business Traveller

Qantas continues rejig of how you’ll earn frequent flyer points

Qantas continues rejig of how you'll earn frequent flyer points

 

Qantas is readying a change of rules on how many frequent flyer points you’ll earn when travelling on airlines such as Emirates, British Airways and Cathay Pacific – although the process itself is proving harder than expected.

A revamp of the points-earning chart for partner airlines was first flagged in mid-2014 as part of a dramatic overhaul of the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme.

This included slashing the number of status credits earned when flying on partner airlines, making it harder to get that prized gold or platinum Qantas card unless you fly with Qantas.

An adjustment to how many points that same trip would earn was due to follow as the final piece of a ‘Fairer Flying’ overhaul of Qantas’ loyalty program, which in the July-December 2014 period tipped a record $160 million of pretax profit into the Flying Kangaroo’s pouch.

Qantas predicted the changes would be rolled out by September 2014 – but that never happened, leaving frequent flyers still earning the same relatively generous servings of points as they’ve done for years.

Change on the way…

But the revamp remains on the table, a Qantas spokeswoman confirmed to Australian Business Traveller.

“As flagged when we announced changes to Frequent Flyer earn rates in 2014, there will be changes made to the earn rates on Qantas’ partner airlines.”

“Changing those earn rates requires working with each partner individually and that’s a process that takes time given the number of partners.”

The spokesperson added that “like any change to the program we will provide appropriate notice ahead of any change taking place.”

What to watch for

The airline has previously suggested that the revised partner points-earning formula would take its cue from Qantas’ own system, which as of July 2014 has seen travellers earning Qantas Points based on the type and cost of their ticket rather than the outright distance of the flight.

That means passengers will likely earn more points for flying with partner airlines in business class and even more expensive economy tickets than the cheapest sale fares.

Flights could also fall into a number of geographical zones – such as Australia’s East Coast to Asia – rather than have their points calculated based on the overall distance flown.

Harder than it looks

Complicating the process for Qantas is that the number of frequent flyer points earned on partner airlines varies widely and wildly according to which airline you fly and which cabin you’re sitting in.

For example, flying in economy on Alaska Airlines, Fiji Airways, Iberia and LAN/TAM currently rakes in one Qantas Point per mile, with a 25% bonus in business class.

But in British Airways economy class the ratio drops to 0.25 Qantas Points for every mile flown – the same amount as applies to far more expensive fares on Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways.

 

Australian Business Traveller