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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Thursday, 8 August 2019

The Ultimate Virgin Australia Seat Guide
There are three main aircraft types in the Virgin Australia fleet; the Boeing 737-800, Airbus A330-200 and Boeing 777-300ER. The Economy and Business class seats on each of these plane types are quite different. For example, Virgin Australia's Business class seats range from recliners to lie-flat beds. On the Boeing 777-300ER, which is used for flights to and from Los Angeles, Premium Economy seating is also available.

So that you know what to expect, we've put together a guide to Virgin Australia aircraft seats. This guide also details which are the best and worst seats on each aircraft type.
Window Shades Down on Day Flights?
Staring out the window and watching the world go by is one of the joys of air travel. But some airlines insist that all passengers lower their window shades to create a dark cabin - even in the middle of the day. There are several reasons that airlines may ask passengers to close their window blinds. But some travellers detest being told to do this as they have specifically chosen a window seat for the view. One of more...
Virgin Australia Discount Codes
Why pay full price for your next Virgin flight? Virgin Australia regularly releases discount codes that you can use to save money on airfares! These promo codes can save you up to 15% on flights operated by Virgin Australia. There are a few restrictions. Virgin Australia discount codes are only valid on certain routes, travel dates and fare categories. Some sale and early-bird fares are ineligible for further discounting with more...
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Qantas Changes: Maximise Your Points

On 20 June 2019, Qantas Frequent Flyer announced significant changes to its frequent flyer program. Alongside new program features like lifetime Platinum status, new partner airlines and a Points Club, Qantas announced that it will increase the number of points required for upgrades and Classic Flight Reward redemptions in premium cabins.

This means that, from 18 September 2019, Qantas award seats in Premium Economy, Business and First Class are all going to become more expensive. This not only applies to Qantas flights, but also seats on all other partner airlines that are booked using Qantas points. Qantas' popular Oneworld Award, which allows you to travel around the world with up to 5 stopovers, is also becoming more expensive in the pointy end.

In the upcoming Frequent Flyer Solutions webinar on Wednesday 14 August, Matt will explain exactly what's changing and how you can maximise your points before Qantas increases the cost of redeeming them. If you have a large balance of Qantas points - or status credits - this webinar is for you.
Up to 45% Bonus BA Avios on Purchases
Avios is the currency of the British Airways Executive Club program. With Avios, short-haul redemptions on Qantas are great value. For example, it costs just 6,000 Avios in Economy or 12,500 Avios in Business to fly from Sydney to Melbourne. Avios are somewhat difficult to earn in Australia. But you can buy Avios directly from British Airways. Currently, you can even earn up to 45% bonus more...
KrisFlyer Sweet Spot: Premium to Istanbul
On 1 December 2019, Singapore Airlines will switch its Singapore-Istanbul route from a Boeing 777-200 to an Airbus A350-900 with a Premium Economy cabin. Flying to Istanbul is already a great use of KrisFlyer miles, and there is now excellent Premium Economy award availability with Singapore Airlines.
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