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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Friday, 16 October 2020

The Axe is Falling on Virgin Australia
In a few weeks, Virgin Australia will come out of voluntary administration. But its future remains far from certain, following extraordinary revelations CEO Paul Scurrah will leave the organisation as soon as Bain Capital takes full control of the company in early November. Replacing Scurrah is former Jetstar CEO Jayne Hrdlicka, who is reportedly feared by unions as a ruthless negotiator.
Velocity Cuts Partner Airline Benefits
Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer program has permanently removed some of the benefits offered to frequent flyers when travelling with international partner airlines. Upgrades and lounge access are among the tier benefits axed when flying with more...
Qantas Resumes Trans-Tasman Flights Today  
Qantas will today operate its first international passenger flights since June, with a return service from Sydney to Auckland. It comes as NSW, NT and ACT today reopen their borders to travellers from New Zealand, who no longer need to quarantine more...  
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Frequent Flyers Ridicule $150 Qantas T-Shirts
Qantas says the limited-edition "athleisure-wear" range, including $150 t-shirts and $350 beach tote bags, will be "incredibly popular with customers".
Top Qantas Credit Card Sign-Up Offers for October
There are a range of new Qantas credit card offers available this month. Three deals even come with Qantas status credits in addition to the bonus points.
Upcoming Changes & Expiring Deals
16 Oct
NSW & NT Removing Quarantine for Arrivals from New Zealand
19 Oct
Qantas "Big Points Sale"
20 Oct
30% Off Velocity Reward Seats in Economy Class
27 Oct
Up to 75% Bonus Miles When Buying United MileagePlus Miles

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