Flybuys members can now earn and burn Flybuys points on flights plus hotel bookings and hire cars through a new Flybuys Travel website, in addition to the frequent flyer points usually earned in the air.
That means you could book a domestic or international flight with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines and the like via Flybuys Travel for much the same price as you’d pay directly via the airlines’ websites to scoop up both Flybuys points and frequent flyer points.
You’ll earn one Flybuys point per dollar spent on travel bookings after your journey is completed, and when you’ve built up at least 2,000 Flybuys points in the kitty, one Flybuys point returns 0.5 cents of value towards a future reservation:
What’s more, all bookings made until April 19 2016 attract five times the usual number of points, with $125 spent returning 625 Flybuys points, the equivalent of $3.12 towards your next trip.
It’s a marked improvement in value over Flybuys’ previous tie-in with Webjet which inefficiently saw Flybuys members using their points to pay for Webjet-imposed fees not charged when booking directly with the various airlines.
The move expands on Flybuys’ partnership with Etihad Airways which introduced direct Flybuys points transfers to the Etihad Guest program, plus the earning of Etihad tier miles at the checkout and earning Flybuys points on Etihad flight bookings.
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