Frequent travellers have many credit cards geared specifically toward them: in return for their business, presumably frequent, banks offer many benefits, the most popular of which is frequent flyer points redeemable for flights on a particular airline. But some cards have reward programs that are redeemable on more than one airline, or offer other benefits such as lounge access, complimentary travel insurance, priority check-in or complimentary seat upgrades. 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 reduced purchase 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.