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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Thursday, 29 August 2019

What to Expect Flying QF1 from Sydney to London via Singapore
Qantas flight QF1 is the airline's flagship "kangaroo route" from Sydney to London via Singapore. Departing from Sydney each afternoon, this Airbus A380 service takes around 24 hours to cover the 17,176km to London.
Airlines Ban Apple MacBook Computers
Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar are among a growing number of airlines to have banned Apple MacBook computers from checked luggage. It follows a product recall affecting Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch laptops sold from September 2015 until February 2017. Apple warns that the battery could overheat and pose a fire risk. Virgin Australia has banned all MacBook computers - including models not affected by the more...
Virgin Australia Reports $315m Loss
The Virgin Australia Group has posted a $315.4 million loss for the 2018-19 financial year. It's the airline's seventh consecutive full-year loss. Virgin Australia's international operations and low-cost subsidiary Tigerair are particularly struggling. Virgin Australia lost $75 million on its international operations last financial year, following the end of its trans-Tasman alliance with Air New Zealand. Low-cost more...
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Which Airlines Have External Cameras?
Many aviation enthusiasts enjoy looking out the window during their flight - as evidenced by a recent AFF debate on window shades. But there are certain things that you can't see just by looking out the aircraft window - such as the outside of the plane, and the view in front of you. This is where external aircraft tail cameras can be great. On some planes, passengers can watch the view outside of the aircraft through the airline's in-flight entertainment system. For example, more...
United MileagePlus Shopping Australia
It's now just a little bit easier to earn United MileagePlus miles in Australia, with the launch of a new MileagePlus shopping portal. With MileagePlus Shopping Australia, you can earn up to 4 United miles per dollar spent with participating Australian online retailers. There are currently 205 online stores available via the MileagePlus Shopping portal in Australia, with most awarding either 0.5, 1 or 2 United MileagePlus miles per AU$1 spent. Online retailers that partner with United more...
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