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    Car hire question

    I would definitely pre-book a hire car in the UK. There could be some stand-by deals if you do a tour of the rental desks at the airport, but I personally would not risk it for a medium to long car hire. Also if you are taking the car out of the mainland (across to Ireland by boat) there are...
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    Qantas New Check In Seating Allocation

    It would be nice to think that this was the case .... but apparently short Platinums with broom handles inserted are also very tall. Cheers, Andrew (Settle!)
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    Qantas New Domestic Business Lounges

    The White Australia Policy was merely the formalisation of a common phenomena - the last people to get in always want to keep everyone else out. There is probably another more generic name for it .... feel free to educate me. And if the worst criticism you can make of me is that I am morally...
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    Qantas New Domestic Business Lounges

    Technically a guest is a guest is a guest, but in my experience Qantas usually let a QC member in with spouse and kids. My questions for you are :- Were any of the children misbehaving? How many of the family groups consisted of just one member? Do you think they ban kids in the J lounges...
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    Qantas New Domestic Business Lounges

    Ahh ... the good old "I'm in, so the rest of you can cough off" syndrome. White Australia Policy anyone? Cheers, Andrew .
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    Qantas New Domestic Business Lounges

    Danger - you can suggest, assume and think what you like (I always do!), but looking around me on a Friday night in any QC in the land ...... I don't see many people who look like infrequent travellers. And I am going to think very carefully about whether I should replace my tags ... assuming...
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    Qantas New Domestic Business Lounges

    Oh - so you have a breakdown of QC customers between paid and un-paid, and also how much they paid? I was on a $99 per annum rate until recently, but last year this was raised to $162.50 (the new low-water mark I believe) and out of a sense of honesty I transferred to my current company's...
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    20 glasses on champagne on a flight

    Yes - but this was all in the context of one episode. People don't get drunk (or sober) instantaneously. Would anyone in their right mind do all the things she is accused of???? Of course the cabin crew would claim that they only served the passenger a drink an hour - their jobs are on the...
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    Status-runs? We ain't got no status-runs. We don't need no stinking status-runs!

    Yes - I think the additional 25% uplift on points is the most tangible benefit, but I am wondering about OneWorld status. I will move from Ruby to Sapphire, and as I have a lot of BA flights coming up I was hoping that it will be useful. My first impression (from the Status page on the web)...
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    20 glasses on champagne on a flight

    I see the bearded ladies with packets of gravel are out in force again! Seeing as none of us were in the court to hear the full story and are relying upon the media to be balanced (!), it seems unwise to make absolute judgments about the justice of the penalty. She was able to prove that she...
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    Status-runs? We ain't got no status-runs. We don't need no stinking status-runs!

    I will, however, admit to a couple of "starclass-runs" which were of immense help! The $64 question is :- "As an ex QC/Silver - will I notice the difference?" [Apart from the complimentary QC ... which will come in handy now that my company has dropped their corporate scheme]. Cheers...
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    Changes to JQ On Departure Upgrade Prices

    Re: ODU - Jetstar Starclass Have you asked? After waiting a week or two for my ODU SYD/KUL not to appear, I gave QFF a call and they said to scan the boarding pass and receipt from Jetstar and mail it to them. One week later .... 120 Status Credits! The address is...
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    Cheapest way into the SYD T1 F lounge as a guest?

    OK. I will admit that there is no connection between the two topics, per se. Seeing as you have looked back to my original post you will see that I start with a vague reference to the biblical story of a mob about to stone some floozy to death. I have used a specific example ("He that is...
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    Cheapest way into the SYD T1 F lounge as a guest?

    Oh goody ... now we get the fallacious argument. So Qantas doesn't schedule flights based on demand? They were going to load up the plane with bags of cement and fly it to London anyway?? I suppose you don't bother to vote either, as what difference could it possibly make? Somebody stop...
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