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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Monday, 2 August 2021

Qantas Experiences Up for Bids in Points Auction
Got more Qantas Frequent Flyer points than you know what to do with?

From today, Qantas will put five "money can't buy" experiences and products up for auction. But unlike at regular auctions, bids at the Qantas Points Auctions can only be made using Qantas points.

30% off Qantas Awards to Selected Destinations
Qantas is giving 30% off the points required to book Classic Flight Rewards in Economy Class to Gold Coast, Townsville, Kangaroo Island and Mt Gambier.


Review: QantasLink's Queensland "Milk Run"
3.5 stars out of 5
Every day, QantasLink Dash 8s fly from Brisbane to Cairns with stops in Rockhampton, Mackay and Townsville.

Update on Australian State Border Restrictions
Interstate border restrictions have become even more complex. Most states have new restrictions on travel from SA; QLD has closed to NSW & changed its Entry Pass.

Popular Threads from the AFF Community
What's travel on the Spirit of Tasmania like in 2021?
Qantas reinstates Price Promise with restrictions
Discussion of the Tokyo Olympics
Will Qantas extend status for overseas members?

AFF Community Round-Up
AFF Gold member offer: Up to $140 cashback on electricity/gas transfers
AFF has teamed up with CIMET to create a special offer for AFF GOLD supporters. If you use energy comparison service CIMET to switch your electricity or gas provider, you'll receive an $80 gift card per switch for electricity or $60 per switch for gas. This offer is only available to AFF GOLD supporters. learn more...
Featured AFF Member Trip Report
Another Winter in Tasmania.
Trip report by drron | As you may no I am back working in Launceston. Now May is not officially winter here but still much colder than a Sunshine Coast winter>I am here until the end of July. read more...
AFF Member Profile
This week we interviewed AFF member ChrisW. from Sydney. ChrisW. joined Australian Frequent Flyer in 2020 and has so far made 49 posts.

Q: Where did you go on your last trip?
A: We were very lucky to escape Sydney in mid June before the first Covid cases were detected in the Eastern suburbs. Our destination was Darwin and the Litchfield National Park for 5 days, followed by 3 days at the Gold Coast. Great time to escape the winter in Sydney and enjoy some warm and sunny days in the NT.

Q: Where will you go when the current travel restrictions are lifted?
A: There are a lot of places I would like to go but the top 3 are Germany to visit my family, Cyprus as it has been on my list for a long time and Japan as I have been there multiple times but still never used the Shinkansen train.

Q: Favourite airline?
A: I am usually flying Economy and with Oneworld airlines. Cathay Pacific has always been amazing, great service and a great free seat selection for Platinum Frequent Flyers.

Q: What's one piece of advice you would give to a new AFF member?
A: There are a lot of friendly and helpful people on AFF and they are always happy to help. It is never too late to join.

Q: Favourite thread on AFF?
A: My favourite thread is Qantas 747 joy flight out of Canberra as it was the very last Qantas B747 flight and the reason I signed up. I was reading AFF for a while but never really signed up. During the first lockdown in 2020 and the Qantas announcement about the last B747 flights, I though it is about time to become a member and get to know a few people. I managed to meet some people before and on the flight and there are many good memories, stories and photos in that thread as it was a very special day.

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