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Qantas luring holidaymakers after Brexit deal

Kate Webster

As Australian companies look for ways to cash in on the plunge in the British Pound following the Brexit, travellers can also cash in on big savings and the prospect of cheaper holidays in the UK.

Qantas, maybe somewhat unknowingly with the timing, is offering passengers triple points on economy class flights to London for certain dates.

Under the deal, passengers can earn 74,800, instead of 24,800 Frequent Flyer points, on selected flights to the UK, making the destination even more appealing for travellers.

Yesterday the Australian dollar was the highest it’s been since September 2014, up eight percent against the pound, and worth 55 cents as opposed to 51 before the referendum.

Travel Weekly reported on Friday what would be expected for travellers if the vote swung to yes, with affects to be immediately on the Foreign Exchange, the Australian dollar to strengthen against the British pound, but lose momentum against the US dollar.

While IATA are predicting serious drops in traffic for UK air passengers it seems that passengers into the country would increase with the current exchange rates.

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