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5 Tips for Redeeming Miles for Free Travel

As I recently talked to one of my friends, he asked what is the best way redeeming miles from credit card. Considering his credit card spending is small and accumulates to little miles every year. I am sure this would apply to some of you too. Here are some of the ways you can maximize your miles for redeeming free tickets. 5 Tips for Redeeming Miles from Credit Cards Use miles for redeeming first or business class Generally the premium cabins may require more miles, but for every miles you spend you are getting more value out of it. Let…

My take on GarudaMiles Platinum

GarudaMiles Platinum is one of my favourite card. I have gotten so much value out of this card when flying with Garuda Indonesia and SkyTeam Alliance. The benefits of GarudaMiles Platinum, as per GarudaMiles website Priority baggage handling Dedicated check-in areas Priority boarding with 1 companion Priority lines at security Access to Garuda Lounge, with 1 companion Additional baggage allowance Priority waitlist on ticket reservation Tier bonus for miles This has made flying so much enjoyable as you don’t have to queue and waste so much time at the airports. You also get the priority benefits even when you fly…

Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles Program Review

GarudaMiles is a frequent flyer program from Garuda Indonesia. It has few tiers; Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Note that Garuda Indonesia is part of SkyTeam Alliance, so GarudaMiles Platinum is equivalent to SkyTeam Elite Plus. GarudaMiles program is quite straightforward. You earn miles for flying with Garuda and other SkyTeam Alliance. You will also earn miles from hotels or car rental that partner with GarudaMiles. Remember, only full priced economy tickets (class Y and B) earn 100% miles. Certain class fare such as Class V (discounted ticket fare) earn no miles. Be sure to check your class ticket before…

Singapore Airlines A350 Business Class Experience

Flight Singapore Airlines SQ 962 Singapore(SIN) – Jakarta (CGK) Aircraft: Airbus A350 Seat 11 A Although this is a late post, but I want to share with you guys Singapore Airlines new Business Class on Airbus A350. The new Business Class has new seats and really sleek design. According to SQ website, the seats are 28-inch which can transforms into a 78- inch fully flat bed. Although the older version of Singapore Airlines Business class is a whopping 34-inch wide, the new Business class still feels very spacious. The new Business Class offers 1-2-1 seats configuration, meaning you have direct…

Top 3 credit cards that I use in 2017

I want to share the 3 credit cards that I am currently using. These cards have good conversion value to frequent flyer miles. Because you want to maximize your points, the top credit cards that you need to consider will generally fall into; Travel/ Lifestyle category credit cards, attractive mileage earning rate, although normally incur annual fee. Top 3 credit cards; ANZ Travel Signature This is the only card that I own from the beginning. It is one of the most competitive mileage earning rate for all transactions. For ANZ Travel Signature you get 1 mileage point for every IDR…

Maximize Points for Rewards

In previous post you have seen that you can fly on Singapore Airlines Suites from Jakarta to Hong Kong for $16 and 37,500 miles required. This is called award ticket redemption. So instead of paying for full fare ticket, you only pay the required miles and the taxes incurred. Now there are few ways to earn miles. Fly with the airlines or the associated alliance. The simplest way to earn miles is to fly with the said airlines. If you want to earn miles on Garuda Indonesia, then you will need to fly with Garuda and join their frequent flyer…

5 things to consider before getting credit cards

Before going into depth on the credit cards, there are few things that you need to note. Some people that I know really against the idea of credit card. Using credit card should not change your spending behavior. This is the most important thing. Like the old saying, don’t spend beyond your means. If you cant afford to buy certain things, then don’t buy it. End of story. Whenever possible, always use your credit card to pay for transactions, instead of paying by cash. There are circumstances where you don’t use your credit card; if the merchant imposes additional charge…

FastTrack to Miles & Rewards

Would you like to fly from Jakarta to Hong Kong on Singapore Airlines Suites for a mere US$ 16 or (IDR 209,000)? Yes you are reading this correct. YOU CAN. I will show you how next. The flight normally cost upwards of US$ 4,357 (IDR 58,016,000). Now you see how much you can save and how you can enjoy flying in premium cabins without splurging. Now this may not for everyone. I would categorize how people fly into 2 main groups. The first group is people that want to fly from point A to point B the cheapest, most affordable…

Qantas QF41 A330-200 (SYD – CGK)

On the recent trip to Australia, I got the chance to fly Qantas’ new business class. I upgraded full priced Economy class to Business class, costing 24,000 Qantas Points. I used ANZ Travel Signature Card to transfer point from my credit card to Qantas FF. What excites me is the relatively new Airbus A330-200. According to Qantas website, the plane consists of 36 Business class seats and 199 Economy seats. At the time I wasn’t sure if my upgrade was successful, as I did not receive any confirmation on the upgrade booking. So I tried my luck and rocked up…

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