Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin

Associate Editor

Brisbane, Australia

As Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, Chris Chamberlin oversees the site's coverage of airline loyalty programs and credit cards, with an eye towards the smartest ways to earn and burn frequent flyer points. Based in Brisbane, Chris regularly travels within Australia and overseas to review the latest in business class and first class, along with airport lounges and hotels.

After completing his undergraduate degree at Griffith University, Chris began writing for Australian Business Traveller as a contributor in mid-2013, and joined the team as a full-time journalist in 2014. In 2018, he moved into the role of Senior Journalist, and in 2019, took on the role of Associate Editor when Australian Business Traveller was rebranded and relaunched as Executive Traveller. Chris also edits the Executive Traveller email newsletter, and previously edited the Australian Business Traveller newsletter.

In 2019, Chris completed further study in Tourism and Travel Management at UQ Business School, and in 2020, was named a finalist for Journalist of the Year in both the 'Destination' and 'Ground Transportation' categories at the international Business Travel Journalism Awards (BTJAs), as well as a semi-finalist for the 2020 Online Achievement Award at the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards QLD. This also made him a quarter-finalist for 2020 Queensland Young Achiever of the Year.

Chris has also been published by The Age, The Australian, The Canberra Times, INTHEBLACK, The Journey, The Sydney Morning Herald, WA Today and The Weekend Australian, and syndicated by The Australian Financial Review, Bloomberg Pursuits, and others. 

Latest from Chris Chamberlin

How to use Qantas' frequent flyer points calculators

It’s easy to check how many Qantas Points and status credits you’ll earn in the air, and how many...

Virgin Australia's Sydney, Melbourne lounges reopen Dec 15

It's "welcome back" to business travellers at the country's two busiest airports, with lounges un...

When are Qantas' airport lounges reopening?

As domestic borders come down and travel demand ramps up, here's where you'll find Qantas lounges...

Westpac Altitude Black Mastercard credit card

Earn frequent flyer points with Velocity, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines a...

As borders come down, where can you travel across Australia?

With domestic travel restrictions being wound back, here's where you can fly (or drive) from ever...

Qantas Chairman's Lounges to reopen from December 7

The airline’s invitation-only lounges will soon welcome back VIP-tiered travellers at six major a...

Cathay Pacific brings back Brisbane-Hong Kong flights

Cathay Pacific will return to Queensland’s skies from early 2021, after a 10-month pause on its f...

Seven easy ways to earn Qantas status credits

Travelling on a Qantas flight is just one of many ways to earn status credits, and climb through ...

Should you convert your points to Velocity right now?

With bonus points and even status credits up for grabs, converting points to Velocity is once aga...

As borders open, the 'Golden Triangle' is back in business

With borders coming down, flights on the 'triangle' – between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – ar...

Visiting Virgin Australia's newly-reopened Brisbane lounge

With Virgin Australia re-opening its lounges, we stopped by to see how the experience stacks up.

Get ready to double-dip on Qantas, Accor ALL points

The new partnership between Qantas Frequent Flyer and Accor Live Limitless (ALL) will take off mi...

Virgin Australia begins re-opening airport lounges

Virgin's airport lounges are ready to open up again, and there's also a new look on the way...

Virgin drops free snack, moves to ‘buy on board’ in economy

A revamped retail menu will replace Virgin Australia's current food and beverage offering in econ...

10 things to watch for in Bain's Virgin Australia reboot

Virgin's new owners are about to pull back the curtains on the relaunched 'value-orientated' airl...

How airlines set airfares: why some flights can cost more

Airfares are forever changing, but what makes prices dial up or come down? Welcome to the dark ar...

Bain Capital sets new flight path for Virgin Australia

With a third decade in business comes a third roadmap to profitability: but there'll be impacts f...

Korean Air to take over rival Asiana in $2.2bn buyout

Asiana Airlines will merge with its arch-rival, but both brands are expected to continue flying.

Plaza Premium extends Smart Traveller points to Dec 2021

With most international travel on hold, Smart Traveller members will have longer to use their har...

Best Malaysia Airlines Enrich credit card sign-up offers

Give your Malaysia Airlines Enrich frequent flyer account a boost, with up to 100,000 bonus miles...