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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Friday, 6 September 2019

Economy Downgrade Inadequate, Court Rules
Passengers that book a Business Class ticket should not have to accept a downgrade to Economy Class, a German court has ruled. In a recent case, the judge found that Economy Class was an inadequate and unequal replacement for a paid Business Class ticket.
BP Switches Loyalty to Qantas
BP will terminate its partnership with Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer program, choosing to instead partner with Qantas Frequent Flyer. BP initially sought to end its Velocity Frequent Flyer tie-up in 2017, but was sued by Velocity for a breach of contract. To this day, you can still earn and redeem Velocity points at BP. But this will come to an end when the new BP Rewards program more...
"Significant Concerns" Over Loyalty Schemes
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has expressed "significant concerns" over the practices of frequent flyer, supermarket and credit card loyalty programs in Australia. In a 97-page draft report on Australian loyalty schemes, the ACCC identifies several key areas of concern, ranging from opaque privacy policies to expiring frequent flyer points and airline more...
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Malaysia Airlines Enrich Gold Fast-Track
Malaysia Airlines is offering a unique fast-track to Enrich Gold status, equivalent to Oneworld Sapphire status. You can earn instant Enrich Gold status by flying Malaysia Airlines from Australia or New Zealand to London in Business Class or Business Suites. This status will be valid for 12 months and awarded within two weeks after completing the return trip to London. Enrich is more...
Virgin "My Lounge" Opens in Brisbane
Virgin Australia's new international lounge at Brisbane Airport has finally opened, almost a year behind schedule. "My Lounge - Home of Virgin Australia", as it's called, opened its doors to its first guests on Saturday, 31 August 2019. Operated by No1 Lounges, My Lounge in Brisbane offers barista coffee, an "extensive grazing menu" and a bar service with beer, wine and more...

Request Qantas Upgrades Before 18 September 2019
You now have just two weeks left to request an upgrade using Qantas Frequent Flyer points before the prices increase.
Qantas Boeing 747 Business Class Review
We review Qantas Business Class on the upper deck of a Boeing 747 on QF28 from Santiago to Sydney.
Upcoming Changes & Expiring Deals
20% Bonus Asia Miles on NAB Rewards Transfers
Free Qantas Business Rewards Membership
Malaysia Airlines Enrich Gold Status Fast-Track
Major Qantas Frequent Flyer Changes

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