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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

 Friday, 14 February 2020

Alaska Airlines Joins Oneworld
Alaska Airlines has announced that it will join Qantas in the Oneworld alliance in mid-2021.
Qantas Frequent Flyers Retain LATAM Benefits
LATAM Airlines recently announced that it will leave the Oneworld alliance on 1 May 2020, five months earlier than planned. But Qantas has confirmed that Qantas Frequent Flyer members will still enjoy the benefits of their status when flying on LATAM Airlines beyond this date. In addition, Qantas will continue to award status credits for more...
Rex Complains as Qantas Adds Flights
In recent weeks, QantasLink has announced new regional services to Ballina, Kangaroo Island and now Orange. But Regional Express (Rex) has complained to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) that QantasLink is using its dominant position to force them out of these markets. From July, QantasLink will more...
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If You Could Say One Thing to Virgin's CEO...
There are a wide range of topics that Australian frequent flyers would like to bring up with Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. Australian Frequent Flyer members were also asked recently what they would say if they got an opportunity to meet Virgin Australia's new CEO, Paul Scurrah. Interestingly, more...
Cathay Pacific Cuts Service to Australia
Just days after Virgin Australia announced its withdrawal from Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific is significantly reducing its services between Hong Kong and Australia during March 2020. Worldwide, Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have cancelled more than half of their flights over more...
Triple Velocity Points on Virgin Flights
Virgin Australia is offering triple Velocity points on new flight bookings made until Tuesday 18 February 2020, for travel any time until 5 January 2021. The triple Velocity points offer is valid for travel on flights more...
Up to 30,000 Velocity Points with Optus
Signing up for a new mobile phone plan with Optus? You may be able to earn Velocity Frequent Flyer points with Optus. Optus has been partnering with Velocity Frequent Flyer to offer bonus points when you sign up for a new plan more...
30% Off Selected Qantas Reward Seats
Qantas is offering a 30% discount off Classic Flight Reward seats to selected destinations in New Zealand, Fiji and the United States until 19 February.
Upcoming Changes & Expiring Deals
14 Feb
Transfer Flybuys Points to Velocity for a Chance to Win Points
14 Feb
Qantas & Hawaiian Airlines Business Class Sale to Honolulu
16 Feb
40% Bonus on Buying Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles
16 Feb
10% off + Up to 55,000 Bonus American Airlines Miles
18 Feb
9 Velocity Points Per Dollar on Hotel Bookings
18 Feb
Triple Velocity Points on Virgin Australia Flights
19 Feb
30% Off Selected Qantas Classic Flight Rewards

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