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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Friday, 4 October 2019

First Look: Refurbished Qantas A380
The first of Qantas' twelve Airbus A380s has been upgraded and is now back in service with the airline. The refurbished Qantas A380 features refreshed First and Economy seats, as well as brand new Business and Premium Economy cabins.
Woolworths Rewards Boosts Qantas Points
Woolworths has increased the amount of Qantas Frequent Flyer points you'll receive when converting Woolworths Rewards points. Once earned, you'll also now receive your Qantas points much sooner than before. You can earn 1 Woolworths Rewards point per $1 spent at Woolworths, BWS, Big W and Caltex-Woolworths fuel outlets. Each time you reach 2,000 points, you can choose to either receive a $10 discount off more...
How to Earn British Airways Status
If you fly a lot with Oneworld airlines but seek an alternative to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, British Airways Executive Club could be a logical choice. There are some distinct advantages to earning Oneworld status with British Airways Executive Club instead of Qantas Frequent Flyer. This is especially the case if you fly quite a lot, as British Airways offers some excellent perks to more...
Redeeming points doesn't have to be frustrating...
If you're trying to use your frequent flyer points to book a trip, but can't find award availability or aren't sure how to maximise your points, Award Flight Assist may be able to help.

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Star Alliance Airline Files for Bankruptcy
Adria Airways, a Star Alliance member airline based in Slovenia, has filed for bankruptcy. As a result, all Adria Airways flights are cancelled and the airline has ceased operating. While sad news, the bankruptcy of Adria Airways does not come as a surprise. The company has been in financial difficulty for some time, and from Monday 23 September 2019 had already suspended all flights except for a couple of more...
Velocity Increases Carrier Charges
Virgin Australia will increase the carrier charges payable in addition to Velocity points and taxes on Reward Seat bookings from 8 January 2020. On some routes, the Virgin Australia carrier charges are almost tripling. In an email to members, Velocity CEO Karl Schuster said that the changes "are necessary to cover increased airline operating costs". Yet, Qantas reduced its carrier charges just last month. For more...
The KrisFlyer Star Alliance Round The World Award
Singapore Airlines offers a great value Star Alliance Round The World Award. It costs 240,000 KrisFlyer miles to circle the globe in Business Class with up to 7 stopovers.
Upcoming Changes & Expiring Deals
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