THE FLIGHT DOC AT THE 2016 FREDDIE AWARDS IN LAS VEGAS

One of my favourite international events of the year is the annual Freddie Awards and Loyalty conference which were held this year in Las Vegas. The Freddie Awards are the most prestigious member-generated awards in the airline and hotel loyalty...

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TRAVEL SECRET – THE FLIGHT DOC

TRAVEL * SECRET * BY THE FLIGHT DOC: One of my favourite ways to save money when flying is by using a central maxim I teach students. This helps them achieve elite status with the airlines in an efficient and...

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SYDNEY MEETUP – FRIDAY MAY 13 – INSIDE TIPS, TRICKS & SECRETS

Join us for a social get together where we will be able to share and learn some inside tips, tricks, and secrets to flying Business and First Class across Australia and overseas. We will be meeting up at the...

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LAX DEPARTURE FAST-TRACK TRICK

One of the worst things about travel is getting stuck in super-long lines at security checkpoints. Learn a trick that I use to fast-track through the painfully long security checkpoint lines at the Tom Bradley International Airport when departing the...

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VIRGIN AUSTRALIA MEMBERSHIP PAUSE FOR PARENTS

Qantas recently announced the ability for frequent flyers to apply a Status Hold or Parental Pause to their membership when expecting or after having a child - click here to read the article. Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer program also...

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SAVE MONEY ON PARKING WITH PARKOPEDIA

Parking can get expensive. Especially when traveling. One thing I hate is having to pay over-the-top parking fees on top of what I've already paid for my hotel and rental car. This is where an app called "Parkopedia" comes in.     Using some...

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TIP – GET AN UBER RIDE AT SYDNEY AIRPORT

Want to grab an UberX from Sydney Airport? UPDATE: Sydney Airport has announced that they will permit UberX to pick-up at the domestic terminals starting from later in the year. No news as to when this may be extended to...

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QANTAS PARENTAL PAUSE FOR FREQUENT FLYERS

Qantas has finally formalised a parental leave policy for Silver, Gold and Platinum Frequent Flyers. If you are due to have a new baby or have recently had a baby - you will be able to apply for a "Status...

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TRAVEL SECRET….. WHAT’S YOUR UBER RATING?

Would you like to make sure there's an inexpensive but knowledgable driver in a vehicle pick-up when you land off a long-haul flight in a new location? ... make sure you KNOW and look after your Uber rating. #1 Open Uber...

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TIP – USE “STAYS” INSTEAD OF “NIGHTS” TO FAST-TRACK STATUS

Use "stays" instead of "nights" to reach Hyatt Gold Passport elite status quickly. By minimising your nights for each stay at any one hotel you can quickly elevate your status and then start reaping the benefits like upgrades to premium...

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