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Thursday, 4 July 2019

Qantas Lounge Run Backfires Spectacularly
When booking flights from Melbourne to Cairns last week, timmy-t thought it would be a great idea to book the whole family on a Jetstar Dreamliner service departing from the international terminal. As this member has Qantas Platinum status, this would allow the family to enjoy a pleasant breakfast in the Qantas First Lounge before boarding the non-stop Jetstar Dreamliner service to Cairns. The early departure time meant arriving at Melbourne Airport at 4am... but it would be worth it, right?

Sadly, no. The plan backfired in the most spectacular way possible!
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New Rules Threaten Regional Aviation
New security screening requirements at Australia's regional airports could devastate towns that rely on regional air services, the ABC warns. Last year, the Australian government announced that 64 further regional airports across Australia will now be required to provide security screening for passengers. While security screening is a standard requirement at major airports across Australia, the government previously only required more...
Virgin's New Lighter In-Flight Magazine
Virgin Australia passengers will notice something new in their seat pockets from this month. The airline has relaunched its in-flight magazine, with the old Voyeur magazine becoming the "Virgin Australia Magazine". The airline's new in-flight magazine has fewer pages and is lighter than its predecessor, allowing the airline to reduce its fuel consumption. This allows the airline to save money while also reducing its environmental footprint. more...
 
 
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Top 5 Credit Card Deals for July 2019
There are a range of new credit card sign-up deals available in July 2019. In addition, Qantas is this month offering extra bonus points to anyone taking out a new Qantas-branded credit card for the first time. Until 31 July 2019, new Qantas cardholders can earn an extra 20,000 Qantas points on top of the usual sign-up bonus! Credit card sign-up bonuses are one of the easiest ways to more...
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