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.

In the same year, Chris completed further study in Tourism and Travel Management at UQ Business School, and in 2020, was named a semi-finalist for the 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

Can you get a refund on Qantas, Virgin Australia flights?

If the airline cancels your flight, you may be entitled to a cash refund – but even if not, your ...

Earning points on petrol: BP vs Caltex vs Coles Express

You can earn Qantas Points at BP and Caltex, and Velocity Points at Coles Express (Shell) – but w...

Points cut, fees revamped on Velocity Global Wallet card

You'll soon earn fewer Velocity Points on everyday purchases using Velocity Global Wallet, with t...

Virgin restores Velocity status for past elite members

If you recently held – but have since lost – Velocity Silver, Gold or Platinum status, there's a ...

KLM to fly Sydney-Amsterdam for stranded Dutch travellers

The Dutch airline returns to Australia for the first time in 20 years as the Netherlands Gov't wo...

Cathay Pacific extends Marco Polo Club status

Marco Polo Club members will be given a helping hand to retain their elite membership for another...

Singapore Airlines' 12-month extension for KrisFlyer, PPS

With most flights paused and Singapore closed to visitors, KrisFlyer and PPS members will have an...

Qantas, Airnorth end frequent flyer partnership

From May 2020, you won't be able to earn or spend Qantas Points on flights with Darwin-based Airn...

These international airlines still fly to Australia

Whether you're trying to get back to Australia or are returning home elsewhere, these airlines st...

Australia quarantines all arriving international passengers

International passengers touching down in Australia from Sunday will be sequestered in hotels for...

Qantas, BP launch 'points for petrol' partnership

The new points-for-petrol partnership takes off: earn up to 2 points per litre of fuel, plus up t...

Air New Zealand scales back to just 12 international routes

As New Zealand and Australia impose tough border restrictions, flights between the two countries ...

JAL halts all flights from Sydney, Melbourne to Tokyo

Japan's flag carrier makes a temporary exit from Australia as the coronavirus continues to impact...

London via Darwin: Qantas QF1/QF2 takes a Top End detour

Qantas swaps Singapore for Darwin as the stopover city on its flagship Sydney-London route.

Coronavirus: Virgin Australia shutters all airport lounges

Virgin Australia lounges lock their doors as Government restrictions on 'indoor gathering places'...

Etihad Airways grounds all flights by March 25

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates prepares to park its planes in response to globa...

Singapore Airlines cancels almost all flights

With travellers banned from visiting Singapore and transiting through it, Singapore Airlines pare...

Coronavirus lockdown: Australia closes its borders

Australia's borders will be shut to all foreign visitors, with only Australian citizens and resid...

Virgin extends all Velocity memberships by one year

Virgin Australia's frequent flyer program adds bonus status credits to an extra year of Velocity ...

AU Gov't: do not travel overseas, to any destination

For the first time in history, Smartraveller is upgrading its advice for every destination in the...