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    QF Downgrade J to Y. What are my rights?

    Thank you everyone. I have had cancellations many times. This is the first downgrade. Will learn from it. Will try emailing one more time and then Airline consumer advocate. Will feedback to the forum if something happens (not holding my breath)!
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    QF Downgrade J to Y. What are my rights?

    Boarded a domestic fligth PER-SYD on QF business. Then pilot discovered brake problems. Flight cancelled. QF offered to put me on another flight but only with economy seats. It was the only way I could make my connections otherwise will have to overnight at SYD. The alternative was I took a...
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    CX Gatwick - any arrival lounge?

    Booked on CX HKG to Gatwick new service in 1st wk of Sept in J. Have OWE. Arriving around 6:30am. Got to go to meetings that day. CX has arrival lounge arrangements at LHR but not sure if they do at Gatwick?
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    How long it usually takes QR flight points to appear on Qantas account?

    Thanks all. Interestingly after no news for almost a week since the outbound flights, the status credits and points of all legs were listed within 2 hours of arriving back from the inbound flights. It was a Monday night I arrived - so maybe the suggestion that they clear the backlog every...
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    How long it usually takes QR flight points to appear on Qantas account?

    Recently flown QR in J. Wonder how long it usually takes for QR flights to appear on Qantas account? Thanks in advance.
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    APEC Travel Card - what is minimal valid duration for visa free entry

    Many thx. Just checking you mean before the ABTC expiry rather than visa (because I am trying not to get one). I am more worried if the airport immigration will let me enter. In fact my travel agent just told me CX needs to sight my card. I wonder if it is such a grey area that someone may...
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    APEC Travel Card - what is minimal valid duration for visa free entry

    I hold an ABTC but it has expiry on the card as 'August 2015'. I have just been asked to go to Beijing in July for a week. Previously I won't need a visa. I can't find out if there is a minimum valid duration of the ABTC for exemption of visa entry. My local chinese embassy said they do not...
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    A big hello and would love some suggestions

    Ramada (presumed the one in Western District) is good for the reasons you mentioned. What they provide is good value for money. I have not stayed there for a couple of years now (used to) but believed that some of the staff are a bit shy with English. Many of these hotels are targeting mainland...
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    Cathay vs Qantas (Australia-Hong Kong)

    My first hand experiences of QF recovery had been all good - volcanic ashes; AJ grounding of fleet, QF cancelling routes/flights etc. Back at the time when QF grounded fleet, they told me they had rebooked me on CX. When I turned up CX said QF had not done the paperwork, but the CX manager at...
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    Cathay vs Qantas (Australia-Hong Kong)

    CX over QF business any day. Consistency in service is the key. You know what you will get. CX F Lounge in HKG has great food/menu.
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    QF domestic says they don't provide cover bag for prams

    Flown SYD-PER return and was told both sides that QF doesn't provide the plastic bag for prams. There used to be a help yourself pile of bags at SYD which has been removed. Another service enhancement?
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    Would you like your Hotel Room cleaned (while you're in it)?

    Recently was in Holiday Inn Sydney China Town. Asked the cleaning lady to come back as my 4 yr old was having afternoon nap. Was told: now or never! as the cleaners were going home after. Have never had such reply. Was in a Middle East hotel earlier in the year. Left the room when cleaners...
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    LAX to SAN - any experience with limousine company or shuttle?

    Thx. Asked for an on line quote and was about the same amt. So will try it.
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    LAX to SAN - any experience with limousine company or shuttle?

    Previously always fly the short flight but factoring in potential delay from PER to LAX, immigration etc, often ends up wanting to try getting a driven car (don't think I am fit to drive myself after the long trip). There are many companies taking on line reservations. Will work out same price...
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    How long usually after QR flights are points/SC credited on QF?

    Got it about 8 or 9 days after the first flight. Wrongly called 'discount economy' when it was J. The points and SC looked right though, so all is ok.
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