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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Friday, 9 October 2020

Business Travel Is Dead. Will It Return?
The COVID-19 pandemic has killed business travel. With borders closed, flights & events cancelled, and businesspeople told to work from home, people just aren't flying for work like they used to any more.

Airlines, hotels and other businesses that cater to corporate travellers will undoubtedly suffer if business travel does not recover. As a result, people will lose their jobs. But the old norms of business travel were unsustainable and created tired, depressed road warriors. Do we really want to return to exactly the way things were?
Coles Credit Card to Cap Flybuys Points
The Coles Rewards MasterCard credit card has been an unlikely favourite with overseas travellers in recent years. With a relatively low $99 annual fee, this no-frills credit card has no international transaction fees. It also awards 2 Flybuys points per more...
Beware of "Coronavirus Relief Bonus" Scam  
Fraudsters have been targeting Australians with phishing emails claiming to be from Qantas, warning recipients not to let their "Coronavirus Relief Bonus go to waste". There are various versions of the fake emails, which look somewhat genuine but more...  
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Qantas Card Offer: 100k Points + 75 Status Credits
Earn 75 Qantas status credits and 100,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points for as little as $199, thanks to a current Qantas Premier Platinum credit card offer.
FlyPelican's "$72 within 72 Hours" Flight Deal
FlyPelican has an excellent yet poorly-advertised deal on last-minute flights. On selected routes, all remaining seats are sold for $72 within 72 hours of departure.
Upcoming Changes & Expiring Deals
09 Oct
Northern Territory Reopening Border to Sydneysiders
16 Oct
NSW & NT Removing Quarantine for Arrivals from New Zealand
24 Oct
30% Off Virgin Australia Business Class Rewards & Upgrades

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