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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Friday, 7 February 2020

Booking Travel on a Mobile Device Pays (Literally)
A couple of weeks ago, we revealed how Qatar Airways customers may pay more when booking flights on a computer. That's because Qatar Airways gives a 10% discount for bookings made on a Smartphone or mobile device. But Qatar Airways is certainly not the only company to employ price discrimination based on the device being used!
Virgin Withdraws from Hong Kong
Virgin Australia will end all flights to Hong Kong from next month, the airline announced yesterday. Virgin currently operates daily Airbus A330 flights from both Melbourne and Sydney to Hong Kong. The airline already announced last year that it will end Melbourne more...
February's Best Credit Card Sign-Up Offers
Credit card sign-up bonuses are one of the easiest ways to accumulate frequent flyer points quickly and relatively cheaply. By applying for a credit card and paying the annual fee, you could earn tens or even hundreds of thousands of frequent flyer more...
Fine-Tune Your Personal Points Strategy
Want to get more out of your frequent flyer points, but not sure where to start? The frequent flyer program experts at Frequent Flyer Solutions, our sister website, can help you to devise your own personal frequent flyer points plan!

Over a one-on-one Skype or phone call, our experts can offer you specialised advice on frequent flyer points, credit cards, finding cheap airfares, airline status - or almost anything else related to travel and frequent flyer programs! The advice is tailored entirely to your personal needs and questions. You'll also receive a full recording of the call for your future reference.

The Personal Consultation service is available for a fee to Premium Economy and Business Class members of Frequent Flyer Solutions. Alternatively, this service is complimentary for First Class members of Frequent Flyer Solutions.

Triple Velocity Points on Expedia Hotels
In 2019, Virgin Australia launched a partnership with Expedia. You can normally earn 3 Velocity points per $1 spent on any hotel available through Expedia worldwide, by booking through the dedicated Virgin Australia Hotels website. But until 18 February more...
No More IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks
PointBreaks promotions have been a staple feature of the IHG Rewards Club loyalty program for years. Every three months, IHG Rewards Club would release a new list of worldwide hotels that were available to book at discounted rates starting at more...
Ethiopian Airlines Will Build its Own Airport
Airlines often complain about high fees and poor infrastructure provided by airports - such Qantas in its ongoing dispute with Perth Airport. But, as it outgrows its home airport, one African airline has decided to take matters into its own hands. more...
Bonus Velocity Points on Etihad Flights
Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer program is offering bonus points if you book a return Etihad Airways flight from Australia to the Middle East, Europe or Africa. When you book an Etihad flight in Economy class by 29 February 2020, you'll earn enough more...
Qantas Website Error Codes (And How to Avoid Them)
These are the most common error codes that you'll encounter when using the multi-city booking page on the Qantas website - and what to do if you see one.
Upcoming Changes & Expiring Deals
9 Feb
Up to 20,000 Bonus Velocity Points on Long-Haul Virgin Flights
10 Feb
15% Discount on Buying Velocity Points
12 Feb
Earn Velocity Frequent Flyer Points with Optus
14 Feb
Transfer Flybuys Points to Velocity for a Chance to Win Points
14 Feb
Qantas & Hawaiian Airlines Business Class Sale to Honolulu
16 Feb
40% Bonus on Buying Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles

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