Qantas newsletters don’t… jump


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While I've been able to unsubscribe from most email newsletters because they either offer an RSS/Atom equivalent or because they're pointless, some contain personal information which can't obviously be syndicated in the clear. I submit that of these remaining newsletters, Qantas is guilty of sending the most useless ones!

Aside from removing the URIs and whitespace, this is verbatim:

Hello Ruben

Welcome to the March edition of the Qantas Frequent Flyer eNewsletter.

Win four seats to South Africa with the Qantas Socceroos

Articles include:

- Did you know?
– Latest news
– Member specials and exclusives
– Use your points at the Store
– Do this and more at
– Your Account details

To view the articles and latest offers in full, view the online version. To view a full list of the e-mail types you’re currently subscribed to, or to unsubscribe, log in to Your Profile at [URI REDACTED] To unsubscribe from “Points Balance and e-Newsletter” only, click here to update your preferences. [URI REDACTED] Otherwise, please do not reply to this email.

Privacy Statement [URI REDACTED]

Qantas Airways Limited ABN 16 009 661 901

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Aside from the parts I highlighted in bold, it's the same text, every single month! Despite the subject line being "March points balance and program news" they don't mention how many frequent flier points I've received nor do they give me any news.

As with their service in general, Singapore Airlines newsletters are far more useful. Perhaps Qantas is just steamed that they're never been my first choice… as reflected in my frequent flyer points :P.

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