Qantas latest in growing list of airlines to launch scenic flight to nowhere

Written by Ben Smithson @ The Points Guy

Are flights to nowhere one of the hottest new travel trend of 2020? Qantas is now offering travel-starved Australians the option of boarding its flagship Boeing 787 aircraft next month for a joy flight departing from Sydney (SYD) airport. Executive Traveller reports the special “Great Southern Land” flight will fly over multiple states with views …

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LATAM Announces New Oneworld Benefits

Written by From the Newsroom @ Mighty Travels

Delta announced a partnership with LATAM in 2019, which represented the largest investment in a foreign carrier for Delta and is a competitive strike against American Airlines in Latin America. The partnership caused LATAM to exit oneworld alliance back in May. Now LATAM announced that they will continue their partnership with some of the oneworld […]

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DLD 304: Aeroplanning Ideas

Written by Seth Miller @ Wandering Aramean

We’re talking through bits of the new Aeroplan program in this weeks show, plus new travel warnings and a strange possible investment play by Qatar Airways on behalf of Delta Air Lines.
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Can I use miles to upgrade on partner airlines?

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

Here at TPG, we primarily use points and miles to book business and first-class class awards. This is partly because those redemptions offer great value, and also because premium seats make a huge difference on longer flights. However, there are opportunities to sit up front even if you don’t have enough miles to book those …

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End of an era: Qantas’ last 747 draws kangaroo in the sky before retirement

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

It’s the end of an era as Qantas has retired its last Boeing 747. Flight QF7474 from Sydney (SYD) departed from Australia for the final time, bound for Los Angeles (LAX) as it heads to retirement. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter! According to the airline, …

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Qantas Has Canceled All International Flights Except New Zealand Until March 2021

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Qantas has announced that the airline will cancel all international flights until March 2021 with the exception of New Zealand bound connections. The reservations systems are already partly reflecting these changes as flights have been pulled from the general availability and can no longer be booked. This decision escalates Australia’s policy to isolate the country […]

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Qantas Frequent Flyer Status Credits Boost

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Qantas today announced a new feature that helps its Frequent Flyer program members to keep their status due to the Covid-19 pandemic related travel and entry bans in place. The airline back in March (read more here) already extended everyone’s status by 12 months. Qantas Frequent Flyers will receive 50% of the Status Credits needed […]

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DLD 299: Openings and closings

Written by Seth Miller @ Wandering Aramean

More openings than closings should be good news for lots in the industry, though things remain precarious on many fronts.
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Qantas has stopped selling most international flights until March 2021

Written by Ben Smithson @ The Points Guy

Australian airline Qantas has indicated it plans to operate almost no international services for the next nine months, halting new bookings until March 28, 2021. In June, Qantas cancelled its international network until October 2020, though as first reported by Executive Traveller, the airline has now taken the preemptive step of stopping new bookings for …

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