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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Monday, 26 August 2019

New Podcast Episode: Project Sunrise (AIR018)
How Hidden-City Fare Pricing Works
Ever noticed that it was more expensive to fly from A to B, compared to flying from A to C via B? This phenomenon is known as "hidden-city" pricing, and airlines hate it when passengers exploit it.

Although hidden-city ticketing is more prevalent overseas, it does exist in Australia. In one example, a Qantas Business class flight from Perth to Sydney would cost $2,520. But a ticket from Perth to Auckland via Sydney, using exactly the same flight from Perth to Sydney, costs less than half of the price.
Book Summer Award Flights to Europe Now
Are you planning to travel to Europe between June and August 2020? You're not alone! Australians love to visit Europe during the peak northern summer period, with many Aussies flying there during the July school holidays. The trip from Australia to Europe is a long one, so most of us prefer to fly in Business class. And the cheapest way to do that is to redeem frequent flyer points. But with so many Australians seeking to travel to Europe at almost exactly the same time, competition for award seats is intense more...
Qantas Plans Project Sunrise Test Flights
Qantas will operate non-stop flights from both London and New York to Sydney, as it prepares to make a final decision on Project Sunrise later this year. Project Sunrise refers to Qantas' goal to operate non-stop commercial flights from the Australian east coast to both New York and London by 2022. Qantas already began flying non-stop from Perth to London in March 2018, but there is currently no aircraft capable of operating between Sydney and London profitably with a full planeload of passengers. The more...
Upcoming Webinar:
How to Redeem Points to Europe
**Bonus webinar for Premium Economy, Business & First Class members**

Want to redeem your frequent flyer points for a holiday to Europe? You're not alone! Many Australians save up their points in the hope of travelling to Europe in Business or First Class... but the competition for award seats is intense, especially if you wish to travel during the peak European summer period of June-August.

It is most definitely possible to fly from Australia to Europe in comfort and style, using your frequent flyer points - even during the school holidays. But some preparation, skill and a bit of luck is required. The key is knowing when to book, which frequent flyer programs to use and how to find award availability on flights that aren't shown online.

In the upcoming Frequent Flyer Solutions webinar at 8pm (AEST) on Wednesday 28 August, Matt will show you how to effectively redeem your points to destinations across Europe in all classes of travel. As well as how to redeem Qantas and Virgin Velocity points, he will also introduce several excellent international frequent flyer programs.

This is an exclusive bonus webinar for Premium Economy, Business Class & First Class members of Frequent Flyer Solutions! Learn more about Frequent Flyer Solutions membership →
Air Canada Business Class Review
Air Canada flies from three Australian cities to Vancouver. There are daily Boeing 777 flights from Sydney to Vancouver, and the Star Alliance carrier flies daily from Brisbane and 4x weekly from Melbourne to Vancouver using Boeing 787 Dreamliners. AFF member mel-world recently flew in Air Canada Business Class on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Melbourne to Vancouver. This member chose Air Canada more...
Free Qantas Business Rewards Membership
There's currently an easy 5,000 Qantas points for Qantas Business Rewards members up for grabs. Plus, if you're not already a member, you can join Qantas Business Rewards for free until 15 September 2019. As a Qantas Business Rewards member, you can earn 5,000 bonus Qantas points by earning at least 500 points by 19 October 2019. The points can be earned by either flying with Qantas or more...
ScootBiz Class Renamed to ScootPlus
Qantas Earns $1.27 Billion Per Year for Sydney-Melbourne Route
Flybuys Hacks to Earn Free Flights for Shopping at Coles
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