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Friday, 22 November 2019

Qantas Vows to Fix Priority Boarding
Qantas will "enhance" its domestic priority boarding process, implementing changes to make it work better for frequent flyers. The changes will come into effect at major Australian airports from next Monday, 25 November 2019.

As an airline, Qantas does many things well. But since introducing priority boarding for domestic flights in 2011, Qantas has consistently failed to deliver this advertised benefit. This has been a frequent source of frustration for frequent flyers.
How to Reinstate Expired Qantas Points
Qantas Frequent Flyer points don't expire as long as you earn or redeem at least one point every 18 months. But if they do expire, you can get expired Qantas points back by completing a Qantas points "challenge". Qantas Frequent Flyer offers members the opportunity to earn back their expired points if certain criteria are met. To be eligible for a Qantas points challenge, you must  more...
LATAM Confirms Oneworld Exit Date
LATAM Airlines has confirmed it will leave the Oneworld alliance on 1 October 2020. Instead of Oneworld membership, LATAM will create a new strategic partnership with Delta Air Lines in the USA. This will leave the Oneworld alliance with no member airlines based in South America. After exiting Oneworld in October 2020, LATAM Airlines intends to remain unaligned to any of the more...
Redeeming points doesn't have to be frustrating...
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Earn Qantas Points for All Rides + Uber Eats
You can now earn Qantas points for all Uber rides, as well as Uber Eats orders. But, at the same time, Qantas is reducing the number of points that Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One members can earn when booking an Uber to or from the airport. The changes are related to the new Uber Rewards program that was announced last week. The scheme is currently being trialled in Australia and will be fully rolled out more...
KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes Deals
KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals are a monthly staple of the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program. Every month, Singapore Airlines offers 30% off the KrisFlyer miles required for last-minute award travel on a range of different Singapore Airlines and SilkAir routes. The KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals can be used to book Saver awards in Economy, Premium Economy and Business class, for travel during more...
ANA & Japan Airlines Add Sydney-Haneda Flights
All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines will each use their new Haneda slot allocations to add flights from Sydney to Tokyo's Haneda Airport from 29 March 2020.
Upcoming Changes & Expiring Deals
24 Nov
Double Status Credits with Virgin Australia
28 Nov
Up to 100,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles on Purchases
30 Nov
15% Bonus Velocity Points on Credit Card Transfers
30 Nov
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes Deals

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The Australian Frequent Flyer, 2019
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