How to Get Started with Frequent Flyer Programs

Welcome to The Champagne Mile, one of Australia’s leading frequent flyer websites.

Our aim is to educate and inspire people to embark on luxury travel adventures at a fraction of the usual price. We do this by helping our readers to leverage value from frequent flyer points and miles.

We regularly publish tips on collecting and using points and miles, post airline news, travel deals, and in-depth luxury travel reviews. You’ll also find us selectively covering credit and travel card deals that can help you to boost your frequent flyer balance significantly.

This page explains more about the site and where you should start if you are a beginner to the wonderful world of frequent flyer points and miles.

Joining a free frequent flyer program

If you are completely new to frequent flyer points and miles, your first point of call is to join a free frequent flyer program. Here in Australia, the most relevant and accessible schemes are generally considered to be:

In addition to Qantas Frequent Flyer and Velocity Frequent Flyer, we also cover a number of other valuable loyalty schemes such as Asia Miles, Singapore Airlines, Starwood Preferred Guest, and American Airlines Aadvantage, Accor Plus, Hilton Honors and IHG. Each of these programs offers an excellent value proposition for savvy points collectors and all are free to join.

Collecting frequent flyer points and miles

Once you’ve joined a frequent flyer program, you’re ready to start learning the best ways to collect points and miles. You’ll find a wealth of tips and strategies for earning points in our ‘Collecting Points’ section.

We’d also encourage you to check out our round-up of current credit card bonus point offers. Signing up for a rewards credit card is one of the easiest ways to build up your points and miles balance quickly.

Using your frequent flyer points and miles for luxury travel adventures

Once you’ve amassed a stack of frequent flyer points, your next challenge is working out how to best use them. Here at The Champagne Mile, we can teach you to leverage your points and miles for business and first-class airline travel and luxury hotel award nights.

Check out our top tips on using points, and get inspiration from our luxury travel reviews.

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