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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Flight Delays: Disaster to Delight
There's no doubt that flight delays can be frustrating, especially if you're on a tight deadline to reach your destination. But, occasionally, airlines handle them so well that the delay turns from a disaster into a delight.

This week our members share their "best" experiences of airline delays that turned out to be surprisingly pleasant. Some delays were handled so well by the airline that they almost become fun, while others have resulted in some very handsome compensation pay-outs that made the hassle more than worthwhile.
Qatar Business Class Companion Sale
Looking for a good Business class deal to Europe with Qatar Airways? Instead of paying a premium to book a ticket from Australia to Europe, you could take advantage of the current Qatar companion sale for bookings out of Singapore. Qatar Airways is currently offering cheaper Business Class fares for couples on flights departing from Singapore. A range of European and North American destinations are included in the current sale, but the best deals are to more...
300k Qantas Points with an ANZ Mortgage
ANZ has a rather attractive offer at the moment on new home loans. If you take out an ANZ mortgage of at least $300,000 by 31 August 2019, you'll receive 300,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points. 300,000 Qantas points is almost enough to book a Oneworld round-the-world award in Business class after the Qantas Frequent Flyer changes take effect in September. And it's more than enough Qantas points to book two round-the-world tickets in Economy. The more...
Get more out of your frequent flyer points!
Are you new to the frequent flyer points game? Or perhaps you'd like to get more out of your frequent flyer points and airline loyalty?

Frequent Flyer Solutions offers a comprehensive training program that will teach you how to really travel better, for less! You'll learn how to earn and redeem points effectively, how get a status match, which credit cards to pay your tax with, how to get cheap flights, and much more! It really is the ultimate resource for frequent flyers.

The 10 easy-to-follow training courses are packed with useful tips and strategies:
  • Course 1: Frequent Flyer 101
  • Course 2: Frequent Flyer Programs
  • Course 3: Credit Cards
  • Course 4: Buy Points
  • Course 5: Redeem Points
  • Course 6: Upgrade 101
  • Course 7: Cheap Airfares
  • Course 8: Airline Status
  • Course 9: Loyalty Programs
  • Course 10: Overseas Travel

By joining Frequent Flyer Solutions for free, you can already access the first unit of every course! And Business Class members receive full, unlimited access to all of the training as well as all Frequent Flyer Solutions webinars. This includes the next webinar, 'Qantas Changes: Maximise Your Points' on 14 August 2019.

No Velocity Points for Restaurant Bookings
Velocity Frequent Flyer will ends its restaurant booking partnership with OpenTable from 20 July 2019. Currently, it is possible to earn 300 Velocity points for every restaurant table booked on the OpenTable platform. These points are earned for each honoured restaurant booking with any of the hundreds of participating restaurants in Australia. You can continue to earn Velocity points for more...
Cheapest International Awards from Australia
Flying overseas doesn't have to cost a fortune - or even tens of thousands of frequent flyer points! We've searched far and wide to find the international award flights out of Australia that require the fewest number of points using frequent flyer programs that are accessible to Australians.
Click here for full details
Singapore Airlines Upgrades KrisFlyer Gold Lounge
Fifth-Freedom Routes on Oneworld Airlines
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