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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Infrequent Flyers: How COVID-19 Has Affected Travellers
Before the pandemic, many Australian Frequent Flyer members - as you would expect - flew very frequently. Some were commuting interstate on a weekly basis, while others had multiple overseas trips each year.

But with interstate borders continuously opening and closing, and international travel almost completely off the cards since March 2020, the pandemic has grounded many ex-frequent flyers and changed their lives quite dramatically.
Missing Qantas Points & Status Credits for E190 Flights
Last week, Qantas launched Embraer E190 flights for the first time. Operated by Alliance Airlines on behalf of QantasLink, the E190s will be initially used on the Adelaide-Alice Springs, Alice Springs-Darwin and Darwin-Adelaide routes. Over the more...

Overseas Travel for Vaccinated Australians Within 6 Weeks?
The federal government could allow some Australians vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel overseas within 6-8 weeks under a pilot program, health minister Greg Hunt reportedly told parliamentary colleagues on Tuesday. According to The Guardian, fully more...

webinar calendar
Upcoming Frequent Flyer Solutions webinar...
Understanding Australian Credit Card Rewards Programs
8pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 16 June 2021
When choosing a points-earning credit card, you'll usually have the option of earning points directly with an airline or earning points with the bank's own rewards program.

While many Australians choose a co-branded Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card by default, there are some key advantages to earning points with credit card loyalty programs instead. This includes the flexibility to transfer points to multiple different airlines, giving you much greater access to award flights across multiple airlines - and often better value, too. Using a credit card rewards program is also a great "insurance policy" against the expiry or devaluation of airline points!

There are more than a dozen credit card rewards programs in Australia including Amex Membership Rewards, ANZ Rewards, NAB Rewards and Westpac Altitude. Some offer excellent value, while others are mediocre at best. The upcoming Frequent Flyer Solutions webinar provides an overview of all the major programs, reveals the best ones and explains how to redeem your credit card points for the maximum possible value.

This online webinar hosted by Matt Graham will take place at 8pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 16 June 2021! To attend, you must register in advance.

Learn more or register for this webinar
How to Join Qantas Business Rewards for Free
Instead of paying $89.50 to join Qantas Business Rewards, your business can become a member for free in one of several ways.


Up to 40% Off American Airlines AAdvantage Miles
Until 20 June 2021, get 10-40% off when buying American Airlines AAdvantage miles. (These can be used to book Qantas flights at a discount!)

Upcoming Changes & Expiring Deals
03 Jun
Bonus Qantas Business Rewards Points on Qantas Bookings
12 Jun
Last Chance to Apply for Air Canada Refunds
20 Jun
Up to 40% off American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

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