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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Monday, 26 April 2021

Qantas Customers Short-Changed on Refunds
Qantas says it has now fixed what appears to have been a widespread problem that saw customers with cancelled Classic Flight Reward bookings for multiple passengers only receiving a refund for one passenger.
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Qantas Centenary: New Museum Exhibit, Special Gin
As Qantas continues celebrating its centenary, it's just donated a replica of the Captain Cook Lounge found on 747s in the 1970s to the Qantas Founders Museum.
 
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How to Claim Free State-Based Travel Vouchers
Free travel, dining & experience vouchers are still available to residents of NSW, QLD and soon ACT, as state governments support tourism & hospitality businesses.
 
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AFF Community Round-Up
Featured AFF Member Trip Report
Toodling Around Tasmania
Trip report by kookaburra75 | Tasmania is a place MrsK and I have enjoyed travelling to over the years. I was fortunate to first travel there in 1980 working as an Assistant Surveyor at a mine up in the north-west, in Luina and spent time exploring the wilderness around the mine, as well as the heady heights of Hobart. Over the next 40 years I have been back for work in other roles, catching up with people in a variety of places. read more...
AFF Member Profile
This week we interviewed AFF member Finale from Sydney. Finale joined Australian Frequent Flyer in 2009 and has so far made 652 posts.
 
Q: Where did you go on your last trip?
A: I was supposed to go to Port Douglas for Xmas but the border was closed 2 days before I travelled. I was quite fortunate to find a spot at Arrawarra instead due to a last-minute cancellation. I used to holiday there when I was young and even though it was not the place I would choose these days (moved a little further to Corindi), I had a great time there.
 
Q: Where will you go when the current travel restrictions are lifted?
A: It has to be the Maldives. I was supposed to be there early last year and had to cancel the trip twice already!
 
Q: Favourite airline?
A: Singapore Airlines. In my opinion, they offered the best first class product out of 8 or 9 airlines with whom I have flown first class. I like how I could choose either Dom Perignon or Krug - or both! The wine selection was also great. The food selection departing Singapore was extensive; 70+ dishes to choose from with a broad variety of cuisine.
 
Q: What's one piece of advice you would give to a new AFF member?
A: There is nothing to lose and everything to gain from being nice to the people you encounter when you travel, e.g. check-in staff, flight attendants, drivers, hotel staff, local residents.
 
Q: Favourite thread on AFF?
A: Strategy to obtain US Amex. I have been obsessed with US credit cards since around 2013 as I thought the offers in Australia were not interesting. I had to try and do everything by myself and successfully obtained one in 2016. It kinda felt lonely until ithongy started this thread. It's great to have other people with whom I can share and learn from similar experiences.
 
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