Qantas 747 Farewell Jumbo Joy Flights From Sydney, Canberra & Brisbane (Book July 8, 2020)

Qantas 747 super jumbo had its last scheduled passenger flight back in late March, but the airline will give the last opportunity for you to fly the iconic Queen of the Skies.

Qantas End 747

Qantas will have three “farewell jumbo joy flights” from Sydney, Canberra, and Brisbane in July, and they will go on sale tomorrow (July 8).

Even Money And A Private Jet Won’t Help You Skirt Immigration Rules: Five Americans Denied Entry In Sardinia After “Crashing the Party”

A group of five U.S. citizens and some friends from New Zealand, the UK, Germany and Italy decided the current E.U. Immigration Quarantine rules don’t apply to them and charted a private jet to Sardinia, Italy just to get a bad surprise from the Italian authorities.

Unfortunately for them the Italians had none of it and immediately denied the U.S. citizens entry, following by 14 hours on the ground in a hangar and a subsequent “flight of shame” over to the UK for the entire group.

Bali Set To Open For International Tourists On September 11, 2020

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The Balinese government on Sunday announced a three-step plan to open the island for tourism that came to a complete halt in March.

Despite rapidly increasing Covid-19 infection rates in Indonesia, he plans to open the island for international arrivals on September 11, 2020 and prays that all goes well.

Marriott Extends Brand Standards & Elite Benefit Guarantee Suspensions Through September 15, 2020

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Marriott commented on a March call or news release that brand standards that properties are required to adhere, and could be fined if not, have been suspended due to Covid-19 pandemic.

A reader sent us a question back in March March (read more here) about a walk situation at Marriott property and a reply that he had received from customer service. We confirmed with Marriott that these guarantees were first waived through July 5 (read more here), but have now been extended until September 15, 2020.

Israel Renationalises El Al

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El Al, the Israeli flag carrier, suspended all its remaining passenger and cargo flights last week (read more here) and laid off cockpit and cabin crew that weren’t previously put on non-paid leave.

The State of Israel has decided to come to the rescue and guarantees a $250 million loan (75%), and the airline will issue $150 million worth of new shares (the government will buy all that won’t otherwise sell).

Finnair has 140,000 Unprocessed Refunds

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Finnair made headlines back in April (read more here) when the airline told the Finnish press that it had more than 100,000 unprocessed refunds.

Finnair

The airline stated that it had moved more employees to handle requests, but the queue is now 140,000 refund requests, and Finnair is still getting 1,500 refunds requests on most days.

Nordic Choice Triple Points July 8 – August 16, 2020 (Book July 7 – 8)

Nordic Choice has launched a new offer to get members to book their hotels in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

Nordic Choice Triple Points Summer 2020

Members can earn triple points for stays July 8 – August 16, 2020, if booked July 7 – 8.

Airfare of the Day [QSuites] QATAR AIRWAYS Paris to Singapore from 1,750€

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Qatar Airways and their business class excursion round trip fares between Paris (CDG), France and Singapore (SIN).

Image by Michael Siebert from Pixabay

Remember that you can always email or send us a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions.

Accor Southeast Asia + Maldives 35% Off Until January 15, 2021

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Accor has launched a new sale for Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles member (everybody can sign up) stays through January 15, 2021

The offer is valid for stays at select countries in Southeast Asia and the Maldives. The discount is 35%, and Accor Plus members are eligible for an additional 10% off. Breakfast is included for two.

New South Wales & Victoria Border Closed First Time Since The 1919 Spanish Flu

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Two Australian states of Victoria (Melbourne) and New South Wales (Sydney) will close their internal border starting this Wednesday due to an increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Melbourne.

Flights between Sydney and Melbourne (one of the busiest city pairs in the world) will be canceled. It is unclear when the border is reopened.

Hilton Honors Bonus Points For Disney+ Subscriptions

Hilton Honors sent out emails to select members in the US this weekend by offering bonus points for Disney+ subscription.

Honors members can get 2,000, 4,000, or 6,000 bonus points depending on the type of service they sign up for by July 24.

American Airlines Will Move Into London-Heathrow’s Terminal 5 Tomorrow July 7, 2020

If you’ve ever transferred flights between American Airlines and BA at London Heathrow Airport it might have annoyed you that you had to change terminals to/from Terminal 3 in order to catch your connection – this will now change effective tomorrow July 7, 2020 as the carrier moves into British Airways’ Terminal 5.

Terminal 3 where American operates for as long as I can think back is sort of a collection all all different airlines including most oneworld carriers such as Cathay Pacific that also operate their own lounges there (T3 airlines have temporarily moved to T2 in late April as part of a consolidation effort due to Covid-19).

Giveaway: 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points

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While waiting for Marriott Bonvoy to launch their next global promotion (stay tuned!) and while you can buy their points at a 60% bonus (highest ever!), we decided to launch a giveaway for 100,000 points!

The Giveaway is now open, and you must enter by 11:59 PM EDT on Friday (July 10, 2020). We will announce the winner on Sunday (July 12).

Hotel Covid-19 Policies & Promotions Update: Best Western, Choice, Hyatt, Radisson & Wyndham For July 2020

Here’s a look at Covid-19 policies and bonus promotions for Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges, Hyatt, Radisson, and Wyndham Rewards that you can take advantage of this month.

We have covered Hilton Honors (access here), IHG Rewards Club (access here), and Accor Live Limitless  (access here) promotions for this month already.

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