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Monday, 16 March 2020

All Travellers Required to Self-Isolate on Arrival into Australia
The Australian government is now requiring all international travellers to self-isolate for two weeks after arriving into Australia. The measure, designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, came into effect at midnight last night and applies to everyone - including Australian citizens - except for operating flight crews.
Qantas Offers Free Cancellation Vouchers
Qantas yesterday released a new, more generous change & cancellation fee waiver after its previous policy attracted considerable criticism. Jetstar flights are also included in this. If you have an existing Qantas or Jetstar booking for travel until 31 May 2020, you now have more...
COVID-19 Travel Update: 16 March 2020
Last Friday, we released a summary of the latest COVID-19 news relating to travel and loyalty programs. This article provides an updated summary of recent changes that are relevant to Australian frequent flyers as of Monday 16 May 2020. A lot has changed in just three days more...
Best Asia Miles Credit Cards in 2020
When earning points with an Australian credit card, Qantas Frequent Flyer is not your only option! Many Australian credit card rewards programs offer the ability to transfer points to a range of frequent flyer programs more...
Virgin Further Cuts International Flights
Just days after Qantas announced further cuts to international flights until September, Virgin Australia has revealed more flight reductions of its own. Among the changes, Virgin Australia will temporarily reduce flights to Japan, more...
Qantas Sends Boeing 717 to Coffs Harbour
QantasLink will switch one of its five daily flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour to a Boeing 717. Business class won't be sold, but there is a Business cabin on board.
AFF Community Round-Up
Featured AFF Member Trip Reports
Greek Island Hopping - Milos, Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, + Athens
Trip report by Keith009 | We went to Milos, Santorini, Paros and Mykonos (plus Athens) last September and absolutely loved our first visit to Greece. I keep meaning to write up a proper TR 'at some point' but life took over so hopefully this abridged report of sorts helps someone. Happy to answer any questions. read more...
Not shipwrecked or mutinying, waving - from the Abrolhos Islands
Trip report by JohnM | A few weeks ago, I tipped up the bucket and shook out the ever-mounting list of bits and pieces, looking for something to do. Ah-ha - a visit to the Abrolhos Islands has been sitting in there for quite a while but keeps getting forgotten. Better knock that off. read more...
AFF Member Profile
This week, we interviewed AFF member afro from Sydney. afro joined Australian Frequent Flyer in 2015 and has so far made 479 posts.
Q: Most recent flight?
A: A family reunion from Sydney to Hong Kong. Flight was with Qantas.
Q: What's still on your bucket list?
A: Europe, wine, wine, wine.
Q: I see you like wine... what's your favourite?
A: That's a very hard question! But if I can only pick one type of wine, it will be a Shiraz Pinot blend from the Hunter Valley.
Q: What's one thing you would never travel overseas without?
A: A good pair of sneakers.
Q: What's one piece of advice you would give to a new AFF member?
A: Plans don't always go smoothly - restaurant closed, attraction under maintenance, opening hours etc. Just enjoy the time while you out there.
Q: Favourite thread on AFF?
A: Nice wines I have drunk recently - Red or White for sure. Great deals and discussions.
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