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  1. Doctore1003

    Emirates hikes up carrier charges on reward seats

    Emirates has jacked up its already-high carrier charges (including via QFF) according to Point Hacks, eg Perth-Vienna in J or F has gone from $452 to $974 one way. Crikey! https://www.pointhacks.com.au/skywards/emirates-increases-carrier-charges-qantas-rewards/
  2. Doctore1003

    Qantas Amex Ultimate Card: 130,000 bonus Qantas Points

    This is a huge offer with the Qantas Amex Ultimate Card - one of the biggest I can recall. Receive 130,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply, are approved and spend $3,000 in the first 3 months (new Card Members only - you must not have held an Amex card over the past 18 months). No end date...
  3. Doctore1003

    Qantas Amex Ultimate: 110k Qantas Points + $200 back - ends 20 Oct 2021

    This is a great offer with the Qantas Amex Ultimate Card - one of the best we've ever seen. Receive 110,000 bonus Qantas Points and $200 back when you apply by 20 October 2021, are approved and spend $3,000 in the first 3 months (new Card Members only - you must not have held an Amex card over...
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    Qantas Amex Ultimate: 120k Qantas Points & 120 Status Credits - ends 2 June 2021

    This is a huge offer with the Qantas Amex Ultimate Card - on par with the best I've ever seen. Receive 120,000 bonus Qantas Points plus 120 Status Credits when you apply by 2 June 2021, are approved and spend $4,500 in the first 3 months (new Card Members only - you must not have held an Amex...
  5. Doctore1003

    Qantas Amex Ultimate Card: 100,000 bonus Qantas Points (ends 5 April 2021)

    The 100k offer is back for the Qantas Amex Ultimate Card! This is Amex's top Qantas card and includes benefits like: a $450 Qantas Travel Credit each year that offsets the $450 annual fee a very high earn rate of 1.25 Qantas Points per $1 spent on everyday purchases four airport lounge entries...
  6. Doctore1003

    Amex Explorer Card - up to 150,000 bonus points

    There's a new offer for the Amex Explorer Credit Card of up to 150,000 bonus points: That’s 120,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points when you apply online by 27 January 2021, are approved and spend $3,000 on your new Card within the first 3 months. Plus, an additional 30,000 Bonus Membership...
  7. Doctore1003

    Amex Platinum Charge - up to 200,000 bonus points

    There's a new bonus offer for Amex Platinum Charge of up to 200,000 bonus Membership Rewards points: That’s 150,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points when you apply online by 27 January 2021, are approved and spend $3,000 on your new Card within the first 3 months. Plus, an additional 50,000...
  8. Doctore1003

    100k Qantas Points + 50 Status Credits with Qantas Amex Premium Card (ends 4 November)

    Amex is offering an epic 100k Qantas Points + 50 SCs with the Qantas Premium Card. This is Amex's mid-range Qantas card and has an annual fee of $249 and minimum income requirement of $40k pa. You'll earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent and also get two Qantas lounge passes each year, travel...
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    Card Promotions Qantas Amex Ultimate: 80k Qantas Points & $100 wine credit (until 3/9/20)

    Receive 80,000 bonus Qantas Points and get $100 back when you spend $150 or more at Qantas Wine when you apply for this card by 3 September 2020, are approved and spend $3,000 or more on the card within the first 3 months (new Card Members only). Annual fee: $450 (you get that back as a $450...
  10. Doctore1003

    Double Amex MR points until 20 July 2020

    Just noticed this offer upon logging into my Amex account (Platinum Card): Double Rewards: Double the points. Double the value. Until 20 July 2020, earn double Membership Rewards points on all eligible spend, and, if you choose to pay (or part-pay) for any item on your Card statement with...
  11. Doctore1003

    Virgin Australia enter Voluntary Administration - Impact on Amex cards?

    Virgin Australia's [possible] collapse will have a big impact on Amex given Virgin is a partner for most Amex cards. If the airline ceases to operate, is transformed into an LCC, loses its international partners or emerges with a small domestic network, the appeal and value of many Amex cards...
  12. Doctore1003

    100k Qantas Points with Qantas Amex Ultimate Card (ends 22 April 2020)

    The 100k offer is back for the Qantas Amex Ultimate Card! This is Amex's top Qantas card and includes benefits like a $450 Qantas Travel Credit each year that offsets the $450 annual fee, a very high earn rate of 1.25 Qantas Points per $1 spent on everyday purchases, four airport lounge entries...
  13. Doctore1003

    30% off Qantas reward seats to Fiji, NZ and BNE-SFO

    Someone mentioned this on Facebook but I can't find any info on Qantas' site yet. A 30% reward seat sale started today on select routes. It looks like the following are covered: - New Zealand (Y and J) - Fiji (Y and J; includes FJ codeshare) - BNE-SFO (Y and PE only) I did some dummy searches...
  14. Doctore1003

    Delta buys 20% of LATAM, which will exit oneworld

    Well this is interesting. LATAM will leave oneworld, but hasn't decided whether to join SkyTeam. Curious to see how this will impact the Qantas partnership. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/26/delta-is-buying-20percent-of-latam-latin-americas-largest-airline.html
  15. Doctore1003

    100k Qantas Points with Qantas Amex Ultimate Card (ends 9 Oct)

    The 100k offer is back for the Qantas Amex Ultimate Card is back! You get 100k bonus Qantas Points when you apply by 9 October 2019, are approved and spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. I will receive 40k Qantas Points if you're successful - and would be eternally grateful! This card includes...
  16. Doctore1003

    Project Sunrise: A350 or 777X?

    Reuters is reporting that Boeing engineers have frozen development work on the ultra-long-range version of the 777X, which is in the running for Qantas' Project Sunrise (direct London/NYC flights) along with Airbus' A350-1000ULR. Apparently Boeing's final proposal to Qantas included a...
  17. Doctore1003

    Qantas FF announcement 20 June - "biggest overhaul" in program history

    Just got this media alert for 10.30 am Thursday: "Qantas Group Chief Executive Officer, Alan Joyce together with Qantas Loyalty Chief Executive Officer, Olivia Wirth to announce significant changes to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program – the biggest overhaul to the airline’s loyalty program in...
  18. Doctore1003

    30% off Qantas and Jetstar economy award seats June 2019

    Qantas will be launching a sale at 10:00am (AEST) tomorrow, Thursday 13 June 2019, offering 30% off the Qantas Points required for an Economy Classic Flight Reward on Qantas, Jetstar and Jetstar Asia operated flights with a QF, JQ or 3K flight number for travel between 23 July 2019 and 31 March...
  19. Doctore1003

    Qantas complimentary lounge pass - use without linking to flight?

    Hi all, has anyone had the experience of using a QF lounge pass to enter the lounge without linking the pass to your flight beforehand (as you're now supposed to do)? ie. can you just rock up to the lounge entry and ask to use one of your passes to get in?
  20. Doctore1003

    Qantas releases Dec-Jan award seats and launches Christmas sale

    Qantas says it has released several thousand additional reward seats for travel in Dec-Jan, including in premium cabins. I just did a quick search and indeed saw seats available to places like Hong Kong and LAX, mostly in January. Qantas has also launched a “12 Holidays of Christmas Sale”...
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