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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Monday, 7 September 2020

Virgin Australia Sale to Bain Capital Approved
Virgin Australia creditors have voted to approve the proposed sale to Bain Capital at a virtual meeting.

Hotel Quarantine Exemption for New Zealanders
People arriving in Australia from parts of New Zealand with no COVID-19 cases may soon be exempt from undergoing 14 days of hotel quarantine.
Podcast: Virgin Australia Sold to Bain Capital
In Episode 44 on the AFF on AIR podcast, Matt tells the story of Virgin Australia and what's next as it emerges from voluntary administration with a new owner & vision.
Popular Threads from the AFF Community
Qantas to centralise Boeing 717 maintenance in Melbourne
Qantas, Rex in spat over government funding
Discussion of Australian state border closures
COVID-19 spread & restrictions in Australia
AFF Community Round-Up
Featured AFF Member Trip Report
Not your usual trip report: TXL to LHR, July 2007
Trip report by John in Melbourne | This is my first trip report, so I hope I'm starting it in the right place in AFF. On the 10th of July, 2007, I was in Tegel Airport waiting in a departure lounge for a BA flight to London. I'd just spent 8 days in Berlin, sharing a holiday flat with "B" a friend from Melbourne. I was quite surprised to hear a public address system announcement in English: "Would Mr please report to check-in". read more...
AFF Member Profile
This week we interviewed AFF member CJEMNMAC from Sydney. CJEMNMAC joined Australian Frequent Flyer in 2014 and has so far made 961 posts.
Q: Where did you go on your last trip?
A: Austin, Texas for the F1 Grand Prix last year. Of course in AFF style I flew there via JFK New York and home via SEA and ICN.
Q: Where will you go when the current travel bans are lifted?
A: I would like to travel back with my wife to see a friend in Colorado USA for a week.
Q: What's one piece of advice you would give to a new AFF member?
A: Introduce yourself and contribute when and where you can! The AFF community is always growing and ready to assist you. As you learn, you can also give back to other new members.
Q: Favourite thread on AFF?
A: Of late, the forum I enjoy is the Wine Lovers forum, and in particular the Dan Murphy's and Other Wine Deals thread. I thoroughly enjoy chatting through new vintage releases and reading different bargains members come across. I do also keep my eye on the threads around Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines and Alaska Air as they have been 3 of my most used points programs over the past 4-5 years for travel.
Q: Favourite wine?
A: I love red wine! Always look forward to the Wendouree annual release and anything Standish.
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The Australian Frequent Flyer, 2020
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