Tips for using points2018-01-15T12:12:02+11:00

Tips for using points

Air New Zealand revamps partner award table

Air New Zealand has changed the way it prices award seats booked with partner airlines using Airpoints Dollars, which includes Star Alliance members and other carriers like Cathay Pacific and Etihad Airways. AirNZ used to have a zone-based pricing system, but now it's moved to a distance-based model. With this change, many economy fares are now cheaper, but it's a mixed bag for business class prices while in first class seats are now generally more expensive. Here's how many [...]

Qantas enables online award seat bookings with partner China Eastern Airlines

Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now book award seats with China Eastern Airlines via the Qantas website, whereas until now you had to call Qantas to book. This is the last major airline partner to be added to Qantas' online award booking engine. China Eastern flies from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to its hub in Shanghai, and onward to destinations in Asia, Europe and North America. Depending on where you want to go, it could be a useful alternative [...]