Frequent flyers have many credit cards geared specifically toward them: in return for their business, banks offer many benefits, the most popular of which is frequent flyer points redeemable for flights on specific airlines. But some reward programs allow points to be redeemed on more than one airline, or offer other benefits such as seat upgrades to premium, business or first class, free lounge access, complimentary travel insurance, priority check-in or extra baggage. The requirements for these cards vary – our site’s Smart Search tool can help identify the cards you are eligible for.
Because of the added benefits, frequent flyer cards normally have higher purchase rates and annual fees. Many cards, however, come with introductory bonus points, waived fees, or promotional interest rates.
The frequent flyer cards listed here include programs with most of the major Australian aviation players; most of these programs are free to join, but not all. Depending on your travel, you should also consider your other needs before applying. Some cards, for example, come without any foreign transaction fees, which can certainly add up if you are constantly on the road.