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The best SkyTeam frequent flyer programs for Australian travellers

This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Although the global SkyTeam alliance doesn’t count an Australian airline among its ranks, eight SkyTeam members currently fly Down Under, on which travellers can earn and redeem frequent flyer points, and build benefits, through a ...

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Why the Rolex GMT Master II is a globetrotter's best friend

There’s nothing in the world quite like a Rolex. When we talk about intrinsic and extrinsic value, timepieces from Rolex are very hard to beat. Dare I say it, Rolex are, in a way, second to none. These pieces embody the exact tenets of what I think justifies a “good watch”. Whether it's sitting on your lucky wrist or gazing ...

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Here are the best Singapore Airlines business class seats

Singapore Airlines now has five different business class seats in the air, and all of them featuring on flights to various Australian cities. With ...

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Get a complimentary flight every year with these Visa credit cards

While plenty of American Express cards include 'travel credits' to offset the cost of their annual fees, most Australian spenders need more than an ...

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Starward's Two-Fold whisky wants to be your everyday go-to mixer

Melbourne distiller Starward's new Two-Fold whisky isn't a single malt, but nor is it a blended whisky, at least not in the way that Scottish ...

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Air China boosts Sydney-Beijing to a Boeing 777

Air China will upgrade its Sydney-Beijing flights to a Boeing 777-300ER in early 2019 as the Star Alliance member plans for high demand across the ...

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The Uber Rewards loyalty program: status, points and perks explained

Uber plans to roll out its new Uber Rewards frequent flyer rider scheme on a worldwide basis, including Australia, with passengers enjoying perks such as surge-free pricing, priority airport pick-up and free "surprise upgrades" from UberX bookings ...

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Take a look at the insane Formula E race car that debuts next month

Formula E kicks off its 2019 season in December, ahead of a six-month roster with races at a dozen cities including Santiago, Hong Kong, Rome, Paris, Monaco, Berlin (at the old Tempelhof Airport), Bern and New York. But whereas Formula One has a history of ­charismatic drivers and long-standing team rivalries, the all-electric series centers ...

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How to choose the right frequent flyer program

This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Every business traveller should belong to at least one frequent flyer program – but making that choice isn't as straightforward as you may think. While the Qantas Frequent Flyer and Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer ...

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Here are the new 2019 cars coming from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz

Luxury car buyers will be spoiled for choice in 2019 as Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz land more than 30 new models down under. The three biggest ...

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Pairing food with wine? The conventional wisdom is probably wrong...

Think you can’t drink red with fish? That champagne goes with sweet desserts? Think again. Even serious wine lovers make serious errors when ...

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China Southern to leave SkyTeam in January 2019

China Southern is quitting the SkyTeam, in a move which robs the alliance of its largest Chinese partner and is sure to encourage rumours that the Guangzhou-based airline could join Oneworld. A media statement issued by SkyTeam said "China ...

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American Express overhauls credit card frequent flyer points

American Express is set to make sweeping changes to earning rates across its entire card portfolio, with some transactions earning more points but most cards accruing fewer frequent flyer points per dollar spent than they do today. Across the board, AMEX’s line-up of Qantas Points-earning credit cards will see a reduction of 0.25 Qantas ...

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Ping's adjustable Sigma 2 putters will help you nail that hole

In a time where custom fitting of golf clubs is becoming the norm – where players of all abilities are looking to have their club flexes, shaft weights and spin rates tweaked – there's one particular club that is very often over-looked. Yet this club is probably the most important when it comes to saving the most shots during a round ...

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These airport VIP services make flying a breeze

How much would you pay to skip the security and customs lines at the airport? Easing the pain of jet-setting is a promise that a growing number of "airport concierge" companies are making to frequent fliers, whether they’re departing or ...

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How to choose the best Qantas business class seats for your flight

Qantas flies a total of six different types of jets on international routes, with widely varying business class seats – so your experience at ...

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Aston Martin DBX soft-roader breaks cover ahead of 2020 debut

The wild woods of Wales are hosting a very different beastie as Aston Martin begins testing of its first SUV, the DBX. Prototypes of the ...

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Earn points paying your business expenses (including tax and super)

If you’re looking to aggressively boost your frequent flyer points balance, RewardPay lets you earn reward points on almost any transaction your business makes – depending on your circumstances, this can add up to millions of points a year and get you flying at the pointy end of the plane more often. RewardPay works by letting you pay ...

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Qantas CEO dials back Project Sunrise expectations

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says the airline will choose between the Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing 777X within the next 12 months as partners in its non-stop Project Sunrise flights to London and New York. However, regardless of the jet chosen to make those marathon 18-20 hour treks, there’s no longer an expectation that it will carry the ...

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Novotel Melbourne Central quietly opens its door for guests

Melbourne’s newest dual-branded hotel is now welcoming guests, after the soft opening of the Novotel Melbourne Central and the ibis Melbourne Central on 12 November. Located within a 35-story tower on 399 Little Lonsdale St, travellers will be at the doorstep of Melbourne Central station, the Emporium shopping mall, and the buzzing food ...

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What could you do with 120,000 Qantas frequent flyer points?

With some of Australia's highest credit card sign-up deals pumping out offers of up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points right now, there's plenty you ...

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Review: how well do the new Bose Sleepbuds actually work?

Bose is best known for its noise-cancelling headphones, but the Sleepbuds take a different twist – they’re designed to entirely block out ...

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Here is how Perth Airport will look in 2025

New airline lounges with direct access to boarding gates, airport hotels and an automated people mover connecting domestic and international ...

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Cathay Pacific brings Airbus A350 onto Sydney-Hong Kong route

Cathay Pacific will fly its flagship Airbus A350 to Sydney from October 2019 as the airline slowly shifts the older Airbus A330s out of ...

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November's top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals

If you're in a market for a new credit card to earn Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points, take a peek at this month's top sign-up deals which place over 900,000 bonus Velocity points on the table, with up to 205,000 bonus Velocity points to be had from a single application! Here are this month's most rewarding standard personal credit ...

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Review: the Audi A8 is a luxury limo with a 'business class' back seat

The balance of power at the top end of motoring has just shifted towards Audi with its new A8 flagship. After many years in the shadow of cars wearing S-Class and 7-Series badges, the A8 is a revelation. It is dripping with luxury, finished like a private suite in a luxury hotel, loaded with the latest safety and entertainment technology, and ...

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How to book Qatar Airways Qsuites with Qantas Points

With Qatar Airways now flying the updated Qsuites daily between Canberra, Sydney and Doha, the Gulf airline and Oneworld member provides a second way for Sydney-based Qantas Frequent Flyer members to use their points for travel to Doha and beyond, ...

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