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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Monday, 25 May 2020

Virtual Travel Experiences to Calm Your Itchy Feet
If you've been stuck at home for the past few months, you're probably getting itchy feet. You're definitely not alone - many of us miss the freedom to travel overseas.
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How to Use Qantas Flight Credit Vouchers
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Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 Business Class Review
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In this review, we test the Turkish Airlines Business Class experience on an overnight flight from Muscat to Istanbul.
 
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AFF Member Profile
This week, we interviewed AFF member SeaWolf from Sydney. SeaWolf joined Australian Frequent Flyer in 2007 and has so far made 1,117 posts.
 
Q: Where did you go on your last trip?
A: My last trip was a long weekend getaway to Hobart. I'd been once before but bad weather made me feel like I hadn't got the most out of the trip last time. This time I rented a car and the weather was great so I went up Mount Wellington for the amazing view and did a scenic road trip to historic Port Arthur.
 
Q: Where will you go when the current travel bans are lifted?
A: Once the bans are lifted I'll definitely be heading over to Perth to catch up with my parents and brothers. I unfortunately had to miss my parents' 40th wedding anniversary due to the travel bans and them having to cancel the celebrations, so I'm keen to have a visit and make it up to them.
 
Q: Favourite airline?
A: Singapore Airlines. They always have a consistently great soft and hard product, no matter which class you're travelling in. Having multiple flights a day to most major Aussie cities paired with an extensive network through Asia and Europe has been very handy for me and transiting through Singapore Changi airport is always a breeze. Plus I love having a stopover in Singapore, it's a wonderful city to explore.
 
Q: What's one piece of advice you would give to a new AFF member?
A: There's a lot of great info on AFF about software tools that can really make your life so much easier when planning out a trip. My personal favourite is TripIt which I've found to be invaluable if you're keeping track of a long, complex trip with lots of flights, hotels, cars etc.
 
Q: Favourite thread on AFF?
A: The Virgin Australia - Promo Codes (ongoing) thread has saved me so much money over the years. I've almost always found a code somewhere in there that has worked and knocked a bit off the ticket price when I'm travelling domestically. It's a great resource.
 
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