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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Monday, 3 February 2020

Qantas & BP Launch Partnership with 100,000 Bonus Points Offer
Last Friday was the last day to earn or redeem Velocity Frequent Flyer points at BP petrol stations. Since 1 February, BP is now a partner of Qantas instead.
Qantas & Hawaiian Business Class Sale
Qantas and Hawaiian Airlines are both currently offering some very good sale fares on lie-flat Business class from Australia to Honolulu in March. Qantas is currently offering Business class from Sydney or Brisbane to Honolulu from more...
Qantas Suspends All Flights to China
Qantas will temporarily cancel all flights to mainland China from 9 February 2020, as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Qantas currently operates flights from Sydney to Shanghai and Beijing. The Sydney-Shanghai more...
LATAM Airlines Exiting Oneworld on 1 May
LATAM Airlines has announced that it will now leave the Oneworld alliance on 1 May 2020, five months earlier than previously planned. This means that you will no longer be able to earn Qantas status credits when flying more...
How to Buy Virgin Velocity Points
If you're just a little short of the points needed for a Velocity reward booking, there is an easy way to purchase additional points. Virgin Australia offers what's known as "Velocity Points Booster", where you can buy Velocity points more...
LATAM Airlines Boeing 767 Business Class Review
We test the LATAM Airlines Business class product on a flight between two of the airline's hubs; Sao Paulo and Santiago.
AFF Community Round-Up
Featured AFF Member Trip Reports
To Infinity........and BEYOND!
Trip report by clipped_wings | Hardly the most cerebral-stimulating trip report you're ever likely to read. But if anyone out there is happy to peruse the following piece of fluff in our latest Griswold-inspired pilgrimage to the USA, read on. This one is more about how much fun we can have as an extended family, than how much American culture and history we can impart to our adult children (I use that term loosely). read more...
Melbourne to Vienna (via South Africa, Namibia & India)
Trip report by Mattg | Earlier in the year, I wrote about the first half of my Oneworld Award which started in Europe. After a long stopover in Australia, I completed the second half of the trip in November. read more...
AFF Member Profile
This week, we interviewed AFF member yld200 from Melbourne. yld200 joined Australian Frequent Flyer in 2015 and has so far made 616 posts.
Q: Most recent flight?
A: I flew MEL-SIN-LHR on Qantas. I managed to secure a Y>J upgrade on the Singapore-London leg.
Q: What's still on your bucket list?
A: Whistler, Canada. I really enjoy skiing and would love to hit the Whistler slopes one day.
Q: What's one thing you would never travel overseas without?
A: My iPad with some Netflix and Amazon shows or movies already downloaded. European Y flights mostly have no inflight entertainment systems.
Q: What's one piece of advice you would give to a new AFF member?
A: Flying in style and accumulating points is not complicated. You just need to do your research and be willing to do a little bit of work.
Q: Favourite thread on AFF?
A: Anything in the Current Credit Card Promotions forum. There's a wealth of information in there and getting your head around it can turn a painful long-haul flight into a great experience.
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