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Europe Early Bird Sales Released for 2019

It’s that time of year again when all the airlines discount their airfares to Europe for travel in the following year! Qantas, Emirates, Qatar, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines and many other airlines have all released Europe early bird sale fares. Right now, you can book a return ticket from Australia to Europe on a full-service airline for as little as $1,019!

Europe early bird sales typically take place each year in September or October.

This year’s Europe early bird deals aren’t just restricted to Economy class. Many airlines are also offering discounts on Premium Economy and Business ...more
Europe Early Bird Sales Released for 2019
Europe Early Bird Sales Released for 2019
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US Immigration Preclearance Explained

There’s not much worse after a long-haul international flight than waiting in a long queue to clear immigration and customs! The good news, if you’re travelling to the United States, is that you may not need to.

What is US immigration preclearance?

The United States offers border “preclearance” at selected airports in six countries. US immigration preclearance is great for passengers because ...more
US Immigration Preclearance Explained
US Immigration Preclearance Explained
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Virgin Responds Perfectly to Qantas Axing Music

Earlier this week, we brought you the story that Qantas has removed all music from its domestic in-flight entertainment. Claiming that fewer and fewer flyers are tuning in to music, Qantas decided back in July to remove the music playlists and CD collections in favour of more film and TV content.

Many in the Australian music industry, including APRA AMCOS CEO Dean Ormston have slammed the move. Qantas has also received a resounding backlash on social media since the story broke last Monday.

Yet, while Qantas is removing music ...more
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Renew Qantas Status with Frequent Flyer Points

Qantas now offers its frequent flyers the option to renew their Gold or Platinum status using frequent flyer points. Normally, Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum members need to earn 1,200 status credits within a 12-month period to renew Qantas status. But if you don’t quite earn enough status credits during your membership year, you can renew for 120,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points instead.
A similar deal is available to Qantas flyers with Gold status. Instead of earning the usual 600 status credits to requalify for Gold membership, it’s possible to renew by spending 80,000 Qantas points.

Qantas has been actively calling members ...more
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Virgin Australia ‘Explore Gold’ Offer via Flybuys

Flybuys is once again offering selected members three months of complimentary Virgin Australia Gold status! As part of the ‘Explore Gold’ offer, Flybuys members are also able to extend their status for a further year by earning just 80 Velocity status credits in 3 months.

The Virgin Australia Explore Gold offer was sent yesterday to selected Flybuys members with linked Virgin Australia Velocity accounts. To activate the Explore Gold offer, eligible Flybuys members would need to transfer 10,000 Flybuys points to Velocity Frequent Flyer by 26 September ...more
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How to Book Aer Lingus Awards using Qantas Points

Based in Ireland, Aer Lingus is one of the little-known Qantas partner airlines. The Irish carrier operates many flights between Ireland and the rest of Europe. It also serves a range of routes to North America, giving Qantas Frequent Flyer members another option when redeeming Qantas points for trans-Atlantic flights.

Many Aer Lingus flights have both Economy and Business class awards available. It’s possible to book Aer Lingus award flights in Economy on the Qantas website. But to redeem Qantas points for Aer Lingus Business class, you’ll have to call ...more
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Qantas Axes Music from In-Flight Entertainment

Listening to music is now a thing of the past when flying Qantas. The radio stations, music playlists and CD library collections have all been removed from Qantas in-flight entertainment on domestic and some international flights.

Music is no longer available through the in-flight entertainment system on Qantas Boeing 737 flights. The Boeing 737s operate most domestic flights and international flights to Denpasar, Noumea, Port Moresby and New Zealand. Music is also gone from ...more
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Super SQ Premium Economy Deal to New York, LA

Singapore Airlines has some exceptional Premium Economy deals right now on its new non-stop flights from Singapore to New York and Los Angeles.

Premium Economy from Singapore to New York is currently available for as little as $1,436 return. And round-trip Premium Economy flights from Singapore to Los Angeles are just $1,334. That’s a massive discount and equivalent to the normal price for an Economy ...more
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Is Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Hotel Worth It?

It’s a Singapore icon. The Marina Bay Sands is not only one of Singapore’s most famous hotels, but its rooftop swimming pool makes it one of the most famous – and most instagrammed – hotels in the world.

Ahead of a short visit to Singapore, AFF member Lynda2475 is considering whether it is worth staying at the Marina Bay Sands. It may be iconic, but is it really worth ...more
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Discounted LifeMiles Awards until 18 September

Avianca LifeMiles is currently offering up to 48% off selected award flights on Star Alliance partner airlines. By combining this deal with the current deal on buying LifeMiles, you could fly Business Class from Singapore to Los Angeles – as an example – for less than half the usual price! This promotion is running until Tuesday, 18 September 2018.

The discounted LifeMiles awards are available on a range of intra-Asia flights, as well as routes between Asia and North America. A full list of applicable routes is available on the LifeMiles website. Unfortunately the discounts do not apply to any ...more
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