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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Friday, 8 November 2019

How to get an Amex Centurion Card
In Australia, the highest publicly available American Express card is the Amex Platinum. Costing $1,450 per year, this card comes with some serious perks including airport lounge access and status with several hotel chains. But there's another Amex card that's so exclusive, you have to be invited to apply.

The Amex Centurion card, which is physically made of anodised titanium, is not for everybody. This premium, invitation-only charge card comes with a $5,000 joining fee and a $5,000 annual fee.
Virgin Suspends Melbourne-Hong Kong
Virgin Australia will withdraw from the Melbourne-Hong Kong route, with the last flights taking off on 10 February 2020. The widely-anticipated announcement comes as Virgin Australia completes a review of its fleet and route network, following seven consecutive loss-making years. Virgin Australia's load factors to Hong Kong have been poor for some time, despite more...
Top 5 Credit Card Deals for November
There are some fantastic Australian credit card sign-up deals available during November 2019, including from Citibank, NAB, Qantas Money, Virgin Money and St George. 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 can earn tens of 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.

Award Flight Assist is a unique and highly rated award booking service offered by Frequent Flyer Solutions. Using expert knowledge and specialised tools, the team at Award Flight Assist aims to take the hard work out of finding frequent flyer reward seats. They're happy to help with anything from simple one-way bookings right through to complex round-the-world itineraries.
Asiana, China Eastern Trial New Routes
Asiana Airlines and China Eastern will trial two new, seasonal routes to Australia over the summer. Star Alliance's Asiana Airlines will trial a weekly Melbourne-Seoul service from December 2019 until February 2020. Meanwhile, China Eastern is testing the waters on a Perth-Shanghai route, with a five-week trial beginning in January. Asiana will fly once per week from Melbourne more...
Travel Insurance Discount Codes
When travelling overseas, travel insurance is essential as you never know what might happen. Even just a small accident could leave you with a hospital bill running well into the thousands of dollars! That's why travel insurance is an affordable and worthwhile investment. The good news is that many reputable travel insurance providers offer promo codes. You can use these to save more...
How to Redeem KrisFlyer Miles on Virgin Australia
You can redeem Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles for Virgin Australia flights online, although some routes are better value than others.
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