I was reading a great blog post on travel hacking from the team at LifeHacker. So I thought I’d give some of my pointers.
From that article I found my favourite new flight comparison tool, SkyScanner and the best part is it’s in NZ dollars.
Web Jet have a nice monthly deal finder search tool, choose your destination and it can tell you the best price for the next 6 months. http://www.webjet.co.nz/
Here are a few of my own tips for Air New Zealand:
Tip 1: For Air New Zealand flyers if you’ve flown in the last 7 days make sure you enter your details on https://www.airpointsluckyseven.co.nz/ and keep checking back everyday at midday to see if you’ve won.
Tip 2: Earn Air New Zealand airpoints the easy way by getting a Go Fly Kiwibank mastercard, spend over 15k on it and you’ll also get free Koru lounge passes. http://www.kiwibank.co.nz/personal-banking/credit-cards/gofly/ There are also other credit cards that can help you wing your way overseas.
Tip 3: With the above credit card every thursday, they have a simple trivia competition for air-points as well as special grab a seat deals for Go Fly Kiwibank customers https://www.kiwibank.co.nz/go-fly-promotion/
Tip 4: Combine your Fly Buys to your Air New Zealand air points, be aware that the conversion rate is pretty low though 1 Airpoints Dollar for every 6.25 Fly Buys Points. https://www.flybuys.co.nz/Airpoints/Pages/Default.aspx
Tip 5: Sign up for Colmar Brunton surveys to get more Fly Buys points http://www.flybuyspromotions.co.nz/July07ColmarBrunton/CB.html. Every week or so I get emails to complete surveys for Fly Buys points.