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Recent content by gazza48

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    Advice to get to Europe and back using Qantas points Oct 2020

    From just booking recently to Europe and return, found best option with availability was QR in both directions and good avail out and back into SIN. Taxes are also lower than EK. Points plus pay is a total waste of points unless you have an unlimited supply...
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    Vent - QF call centre incompetence

    Just sad that 2 great Australian call centres closed down! Having been someone who worked in a QF call centre in a senior consultant position, believe me dealing with other partner airlines was a nightmare when it came to their Schedule changes or even harder when a name needed to be...
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    Emirates Award Availability in Business and First Reduced?

    China Eastern and CX were the other airlines that came up in my search for flights ex SIN as ex Australia was hopeless. I decided to just find those seats later on if necessary and if not I would just buy a commercial tkt. QR was actually my airline of choice having flown EK and QR in premium...
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    Europe from the back seat

    now that is a great apt....will keep that one in mind although it is certainly more expensive than what we normally go for but definitely worth notating (checked it for next Sept)
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    Europe from the back seat

    we have stayed in Florence just off the Ponte Vecchio and have to say we loved it there. We are going to Italy again next Sept and was thinking of Lucca ..do you feel it is definitely worth a few days? Last time we took it off our itinerary and put in the Cinque Terre which was breathtaking.
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    Europe from the back seat

    what a great trip write up..thank you. Love Airbnb and it is the only way to stay now as most times you get to immerse yourself in the local way of life and not a sterile hotel! Interesting your review of the SQ J seats. I have only been in F and J on EK, QR in J and of course QF in PY and...
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    Emirates Award Availability in Business and First Reduced?

    I have been looking for a few months now and I agree that all I could find on EK was F on most routes I was looking at. But then again I was not looking out of Australia as no one seems to have them in premium cabins so I started my search ex SIN and back into SIN and still nothing with EK but...
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    Award Payment Fail - 4620 Error

    Having worked in airline Reservations for many years, if you get through a bkg but it won't allow you to finish at close to the end, a shell will often be created with an automatic xxl time. If you think that has happened if you call then the bkg can be finalised manually and mostly in AUD even...
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    Emirates Award Availability in Business and First Reduced?

    I have been looking for my return seats ex Athens waiting for the actual date I wanted and it became available yesterday and that was on QR. Normally in the past I have booked J on EK as they normally had seats available in J and F. Now when I have been searching the only flights coming up on...
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    Award Payment Fail - 4620 Error

    Interesting....I was making FF J class bkgs just recently and I received that same payment error and I was bkg seats from Singapore on Qatar. I was on my older Apple Macbook Pro and I called Qf but wait time was 2 1/2hrs so while waiting I decided to use my IPad Mini which is only a few years...
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    Pathetic [Where are the advertised extra award seats? ]

    when I worked at QF all changes were backdated to the PNR creation date....easy to revalidate and go through the exchange process when QF flights but totally different story when partner airlines were involved....lots of issues arose on reissue as a simple revalidation could not occur...so many...
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    Pathetic [Where are the advertised extra award seats? ]

    Agree....I booked QR prior to the changeover and because the return was going to be beyond the availability timeframe I have to wait. Of course did a check on the new points which had gone up and WOW a big 10.00AUD lower taxes! What I want to know is, who is keeping the additional points these...
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    Fuel top up con

    We rented several cars while overseas with Hertz and Europcar through an Australian website so we could be charged now in AUD. Hertz was not a problem as we were aware that we picked up the car full and we could bring it back empty and then the cost of the full tank would be charged to our cc...
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