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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Friday, 4 September 2020

Goodwill Lost: Customers Have Long Memories
Most businesses have faced significant issues due to COVID-19, particularly in the travel industry. With borders closed, many airlines have had to cancel flights and many tour operators have had to temporarily shut down. Millions of cruises, car rentals and hotel bookings have also been cancelled as would-be travellers have been stuck at home. But the way in which businesses have responded to this crisis has varied enormously.
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New Marriott Bonvoy Status Match
Marriott Bonvoy has launched a brand new status match & challenge for members with existing Accor, Hilton, Hyatt or IHG status. If you currently hold status with one of these four competing hotel loyalty programs, you can now receive equivalent status with Marriott Bonvoy for more...
 
747s Now Operating 17 Routes Worldwide  
It wasn't long ago that the Boeing 747 was a mainstay of commercial airlines, easily spotted at most major international airports around the world. Fast forward to September 2020, and the Boeing 747 is operating just a small handful of scheduled passenger flights for only four airlines. more...  
 
 
Upcoming Webinar...
Australian Domestic Travel Tips & Tricks
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Although international travel is likely to remain off the cards for a little while longer, Australian domestic travel is starting to resume. Many states have started reopening for internal travel and some borders have reopened.

For many Australians, it will soon be the perfect time to start exploring your own backyard. So, the next Frequent Flyer Solutions webinar is all about domestic travel in Australia!

How do you find the best domestic travel deals? What are the best frequent flyer programs to redeem points for domestic flights? And how can you get great deals on car hire, accommodation and train travel in Australia?

All of these questions and more will be answered at 8pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 9 September 2020 in the next Frequent Flyer Solutions webinar.
 
Virgin Creditors' Meeting Scheduled for 10am Today
The final meeting of Virgin Australia creditors is all set to take place at 10am (AEST) today, where there will be a vote on the proposed sale to Bain Capital.
 
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U.S. Airlines Permanently Axe Change Fees
All major U.S. airlines have copied United's lead in permanently eliminating change fees this week. But Australian airlines have no plans to follow suit.
 
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Upcoming Changes & Expiring Deals
 
04 Sep
Final Meeting of Virgin Australia Creditors
 
08 Sep
Earn Qantas Points when Joining Afterpay
 

 
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