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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Friday, 20 December 2019

Beware: Not All Oneworld Flights Earn Qantas Points
There is a common misconception that all flights on Oneworld airlines are eligible to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points and status credits. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Many flyers are surprised to learn after they've taken their trip that their flight with Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, Malaysia Airlines or another Oneworld airline was ineligible to earn any points or status credits. This can happen because not all booking classes are eligible to earn points.
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Taxing Tourists is Counterproductive
Chile recently removed the reciprocity fee it charged to Australians when entering the country. This is great news as it makes Chile a more affordable and attractive destination to Australians, and will likely stimulate the country's tourism industry. But, sadly, this goes against a recent trend of countries that have decided to introduce or increase tourism taxes. Tourism makes a huge contribution to the economies of many countries. So, it's more...
Finnair Business Deal: Hong Kong to London
Finnair currently has some nice Business class fares available from Hong Kong to London. You can fly all the way to London via Helsinki in the airline's flagship Airbus A350-900 with lie-flat Business class seats from $2,709 return. This Finnair sale is running until 31 December 2019 (or sold out), and covers travel dates between 14 January and 15 June 2020. You must use flights AY101 & AY102 between Hong Kong and Helsinki. You can book this deal more...
 
 
Have a happy and safe holiday!
Thank you to all of our members and readers for your support of Australian Frequent Flyer in 2019. Have an enjoyable Christmas break, Happy New Year and safe travels!

We will be taking a little break over the holiday period. The next issue of The Frequent Flyer Gazette will be in your inbox on Monday, 6 January 2020.
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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes Deals
KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals are a monthly staple of the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program. Every month, Singapore Airlines offers 30% off the KrisFlyer miles required for last-minute award travel on a range of different Singapore Airlines and SilkAir routes. The KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals can be used to book Saver awards in Economy, Premium Economy and Business class, for travel during the following month. The latest more...
Up to 30% off Etihad Guest Miles
Etihad Guest miles are a unique currency because they can be redeemed for flights on 24 partner airlines. Etihad's partner airlines span all three airline alliances. There are also many partner airlines that aren't in an alliance, and therefore aren't otherwise easily accessible to Australians. Buying Etihad Guest miles can be lucrative if you plan to redeem them for Business class flights on airlines such as Virgin Australia, Air Serbia, Brussels Airlines, more...
 
 
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Qantas Award Availability to Lord Howe Island
Qantas has made every available seat from Sydney to Lord Howe Island redeemable as a Classic Flight Reward, for travel from 15 July until 31 August 2020.
 
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Upcoming Changes & Expiring Deals
 
20 Dec
Earn up to 20,000 Qantas Points with Qantas Car Insurance
 
22 Dec
30% Discount off Marriott Bonvoy Points
 
23 Dec
Up to 40% Bonus Alaska Airlines Miles on Purchases
 
23 Dec
Up to 30% Discount on Etihad Guest Miles
 
31 Dec
Hilton Gold Fast-Track for Visa Cardholders
 
31 Dec
20,000 Bonus Qantas Points with AustralianSuper
 
31 Dec
Double Velocity Status Credits at Coles with Flybuys
 
31 Dec
Finnair Business Class Deal: Hong Kong to London
 
31 Dec
KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes Deals
 
5 Jan
Up to 70% Bonus AAdvantage Miles on Purchases
 
8 Jan
Virgin Australia Increasing Velocity Carrier Charges
 

 
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