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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Loyalty Program "Enhancements": Devaluations in Disguise
When it comes to airlines, hotels and loyalty programs, few buzzwords are as prolific as the infamous word "enhancement".

While the dictionary definition of enhancement is "an increase or improvement in quality or value", this meaning seems to have become lost over the years. Nowadays, many businesses seem to love this word because it sounds positive, yet doesn't really mean anything.
Triple Qantas Points on Flights to NT
Thinking of escaping to the Northern Territory this winter? Qantas is awarding triple points on flights to the NT when you register on the Qantas website and book by 30 April 2021, for travel until 30 September 2021. For a limited time, you can also earn bonus Qantas points on more...

Overview of State Border Restrictions
All Australian states and territories (and New Zealand) have now reopened to travellers from Perth and the Peel region of Western Australia after Perth's 3-day lockdown ended on Monday night. But some lingering restrictions remain for travellers heading from Perth to Victoria or South more...

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Beware Hidden Credit Card Fees when Shopping Online
Most credit cards charge a 3% international transaction fee for online purchases processed overseas, even when paying in Australian Dollars.


Last Chance: Qantas Gold Status Fast Track
Expressions of Interest for Qantas' Gold status fast-track offer close tomorrow. It's available to Australian and NZ residents with existing status with another airline.

Upcoming Changes & Expiring Deals
30 Apr
Triple Qantas Points on Flights to Northern Territory
30 Apr
Qantas Status Fast Track
30 Apr
Registrations Close for Brisbane Holiday Dollars Lottery
30 Apr
Up to 40% off American Airlines AAdvantage Miles
07 May
Air New Zealand Status Match

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