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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    I'm thinking it may be human error on the flights I requested. Transit time was 21 hours. Miles come in at 32.6k currently. Will double check everything again before calling back.
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    Finally got my call back today (15hr wait) and tried to add JFK-MIA-CUN (this will then be Stop 4) We had already capped out at 318k points each, but they were trying to charge another 41.3k points. Explained it is a One World Award booking, but he wouldn't budge and proceeded to put me on hold...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    For the positioning flights, can I make a booking on the Qantas website to include a domestic flight, then ring up and remove the domestic leg and keep the international booking? e.g: MEL-BRIS DOH-SIN-MEL
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    As the others mentioned AUS is in USA (would never have enough miles to come back to Australia). The plan was to use Doha as a stop over and use points to/from there in order to maximise Qsuites bookings where possible. I was eventually able to book the following online this morning: May 2022...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    I thought I could book the May trip, DOH-JFK & NRT-MEL legs online now as it met all the tips from this article (Qantas Website Error Codes (And How to Avoid Them)) however it comes up with the following error each time: An error has occurred in our central database. Please contact us for...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    Back trying to book our honeymoon once again. Goals: Maldives for honeymoon 2 holidays in 2022 using OWA Qsuites* where possible (use Doha as a base) May 2022 MEL-KUL*-DOH*-MLE (Stop 1) MLE*-DOH (Stop 2) Sep 2022 DOH*-JFK-DFW-AUS (Stop 3) AUS-CUN (Stop 4) CUN-DFW-HND (Stop 5) NRT-MEL 33,790...
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    Cancel card & posting of points

    Does this still work with referral bonus points? Are they treated the same as points earned via spend? My annual fee is due next statement around 20th Feb but my friend has just signed up and I can see the associated 60k referral points in the points transactions list. It just missed the QFF...
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    Singapore Changi rewards referrals

    Thanks, just used your referral code :)
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    Singapore (SIN) Stopover Tips

    We will be taking our first business class trip over the next couple of weeks and will be returning to MEL from SIN on Qantas departing at 23:40. Being a later flight we should have ample time to explore at least 2 of the lounges, maybe 3. Out of the lounges in Terminal 1 that I think we should...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    I had a good experience with the Auckland call centre when changing the departure point of my trip starting in March 2020. Expected wait time was over 2 hours but was answered within 90mins. Was able to change flights to start from SIN instead of HKG in 4 weeks, had taxes manually...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    We aren't planning to make any further changes to the itinerary. I had the standard torturous story of dealing with the call center multiple times for tens of hours to get the flights we wanted finally ticketed. There is an alternative flight which leaves Haneda to Hong Kong which would work -...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    I've just received an email advising changes to our Business Class ATW award next year. I have 2 main questions: 1. Our transit in London has now gone from 23 hours to 26 hours (BA changed the timing of their LGW-CUN route) - we had 1 stopover spare so could retain this so long as we don't get...
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    Expedia - Change Region for Better Rate?

    I was just looking at an all-inclusive hotel in Cancun which was quoting AUD $2,886 for 5 nights for our holiday next year. Upon changing the region to Mexico and currency to MXN was quoted MXN$31,000 which converts to AUD $2,370. Tried Brazil and was quoted R$6,225 = AUD $2,195. I have a...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    Got through to the Steven in Auckland this morning at 5.30am. Changes weren’t processed correctly as feared. 'I don't know why they didn't issue the ticket while you were on the phone'. Took the opportunity to add the final 2 legs I needed as he seemed to know what he was talking about. After...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    Thanks for your replies. I'll call again early in the morning. The times I've called between 6-7am I've still always got the Manilla call centre. I will opt for the HUCACA method - I just haven't had the gall to do it after waiting so long on hold to get through but am feeling the pain of not...
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