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Recent content by leadman

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    P1 status run- can it be done?

    What brings you down to earth very quickly is if you don't have status with an airline and you have to check-in in the Y line. And it hits home when you see the J people walking up to their counter and you still have 50 in front of you!
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    P1 status run- can it be done?

    Status matching is "doping the horse"!!!!!! Has to be done with "bum on seat" and everyone at the starting line. Also includes Pt on TG, not just Au.
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    P1 status run- can it be done?

    With the great loyalty QF shows us my reply loyalty is 1,200 SC a year and really dont want to plow any more money into them, BUT, I came across a few interesting legs that can rack up some SC's to get to the 20,500 SC i need to make LTP. Total cost out of pocket $85,000. A lot of money to spend...
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    Question Has anyone been impacted by the Coronavirus? Will travel insurance cover the costs if we wanted to cancel? Especially if the flights are with points.

    I actually agree, there was really not much fun in an empty room. the waitresses were fun as they were joking a fair bit, which is hard to do if there is everyone there. They were positive, but they said its been like that for a week. Interestingly there were no newspapers, pamphlets or other...
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    Question Has anyone been impacted by the Coronavirus? Will travel insurance cover the costs if we wanted to cancel? Especially if the flights are with points.

    Yes out Saturday, and this was the The Wing First Class "diner" at about 4pm. The only other person was my colleague. We had the place to ourselves and the waitresses were great, as they outnumbered us 3 to 1! 1581235905 And upstairs it was incredible with so few people. The flight down to SAI...
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    Question Has anyone been impacted by the Coronavirus? Will travel insurance cover the costs if we wanted to cancel? Especially if the flights are with points.

    correction CX799 to SGN! Staff have been very low key and there seems to be an intermittent spray in the cabin now and then. But overall, just another flight but in masks
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    Question Has anyone been impacted by the Coronavirus? Will travel insurance cover the costs if we wanted to cancel? Especially if the flights are with points.

    At this moment sitting on CX134 MEL > HGK J. J mostly full but the rest is 30 - 40% no hand towels just the prepackaged ones and it takes getting use to the staff talking to you in masks. A very quiet flight and MEL was also all but empty today at 6:30am. We are hubbing it to SAI so will...
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    Question Has anyone been impacted by the Coronavirus? Will travel insurance cover the costs if we wanted to cancel? Especially if the flights are with points.

    Our one was just an industry workshop over two days, around 120 people, but was hosted out of the UK. Earlier this week there was a note saying it was on, but after i sent what was going on here in Thailand et al, it was cancelled. A bit of English Bureaucracy!
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    Question Has anyone been impacted by the Coronavirus? Will travel insurance cover the costs if we wanted to cancel? Especially if the flights are with points.

    Our workshop for the 1st March in Shanghai has just been cancelled. My colleague from the CSIRO and myself were on CX J. CX have already done a full refund and my colleague had his insurance, over 70+, refunded less $25. No questions and very quickly done.
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    China (COVID-19) Respiratory illness - Effect on Travel

    Overnight i received a message from a contact in a company i deal with, so i know they are legit. They are in the metals business but i think their boss, who is not short of a quid, is trying to help the areas hospitals, etc.. Very concerning it mentions the Jiangsu province, just above...
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    Trivago in trouble

    There still are some funny ad's out there and the Geico ones from the USA are not too bad. I was really sucked in by this one when i first saw it. Still brings a smile.
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    Trivago in trouble

    All spin by a young pretty Millennial, all smiles, interrupting conversations, overhearing prices of other clients and rubbing it in how she got a better deal. Who wouldn't believe that!
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    Trivago in trouble

    I would like to know how much of their advertising costs are as a proportion of the hotel costs! Everywhere I have travelled over the past few years they have had almost media saturation. They would not be getting it for free! And I'm sure all of us have the hotel staff yell out our hotel room...
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    Nice beers i have had recently - Trappist, lagers, Ales et al.

    Another filipino beer that i thought was very good and worth finding was the Tuff Tuko American styled PA. It was very good and i found not over hopped which i find many of them are. Crisp on the taste and drinks well. Had it a a restaurant downtown Manila.
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    I really want an Australian Bonvoy credit card

    Maybe not the CC we are all after, but a nice Christmas present from Marriott was my life membership card, in Ti! Would rather it be from Pt, but very nice with name and number inscribed on the back. Could not resist but flashed it booking into the JW in BKK over the weekend and it was the first...
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