Around the world, airlines rake in hundreds of millions of dollars every year charging for everything from a second checked-in bag to printing your boarding pass. Reservation changes in the U.S. alone brought in an extra US$2.38 billion in 2011, for example. But a select few stand out for continuing to charge extra for paying [...]
Frequent flyer miles are big business: the Economist estimated that frequent flyer miles accumulated just up to 2005 amounted to $14 trillion. At an estimated 1-2 cents value per mile, that’s worth $700 billion – more than ‘all the dollar notes and coins at large’. Criminals in Brazil and Germany are reportedly using frequent flyer [...]
This is the first interview in what we hope will become a regular column on the blog. Ryan has been a friend of ours for a while now and just so happens to be a very frequent traveller courtesy of his job, which made him the obvious candidate! We managed to pitch him with a [...]
Are you under the impression that the banking and credit card industry in the United States is the same as Australia? It is an easy misconception to have, but when you start to look at the specifics, their rules and systems have a lot of major differences. Many people moving from the US to Australia [...]
Here at Credit Card Compare, we’ve got lots of great travel information for you. But, we don’t know it all and when it comes to travel, there’s an overload of information to choose from. Who has the expert advice you need? Here are some of our favourite travel websites we believe you should know about.
Nobody wants to be in a bad seat, whether it’s a short hop or a long flight, being stuck in the middle seat of row of five on a 17-hour flight is perhaps one of the most intolerable situations one can be in. Avoid bad seats on long haul flights with these easy tactics.
Most people will tell you that loyalty doesn’t mean much these days when it comes to the airline industry; I agree. But you can’t discount those points and miles programs offhand, because in the end, making simple adjustments to your spending behaviour – paired with a bit of advance travel planning – can result in [...]
Travel is escapism, compelling, addictive and expensive! The plastic debit or credit card you rely on to make payments while traveling can incur extra pocket-burning costs, fees and charges faster than a jet.
There a lot of credit cards that let you earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points as you spend on that card. As you spend, you earn Qantas points. This equates to rewards for you in the form of cheaper flights, free-upgrades or a huge range of desirable consumer goods from the Qantas online store. And for [...]
Saving money is an endeavour you can, or should, pursue round the year. In the olden years saving money meant trawling the shops, cutting out coupons and buying second hand in the local classifieds. Thankfully things have changed courtesy of our ever present friend, the Internet. Now it’s possible to compare prices from multiple retailers [...]