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    Qantas digital lounge invitations and access issues

    Yes - the QF website is appalling for cookies and my old Mac would only let me access the site straight after I had cleared all cookies, deleted all history and taken a couple of extra steps to delete websites. This meant, inter alia, that I couldn't book QF flights from home. I do wonder how...
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    Is it Time to transfer/withdraw points from Velocity?

    A number of airlines have started to make any flight available on points for an exorbitant price.
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    VA Business Class under review: What changes would you like to see?

    I would anticipate an Air Asia model - business tix include one meal that is available for purchase in economy, and one drink. Lounges (2 hours max) have paid entry, free tea and coffee with everything else paid. New planes will not have business seating but may offer "up front" economy packages...
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    Is it Time to transfer/withdraw points from Velocity?

    I doubt anyone would admit to it. But hindsight is always a wonderful thing - anyone who feels regret should remind themselves of the arguments they made at the time, based on the information available, and be satisfied that they would make the same decision again in the same circumstances.
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    Is it Time to transfer/withdraw points from Velocity?

    Nobody can foresee the future with 100% certainty, and everyone has different priorities. For the time being, at least, QFF points can be redeemed on international One World routes whereas VA can be redeemed only on a select range of domestic routes. If we take value as being a function of...
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    Is it Time to transfer/withdraw points from Velocity?

    Well, you now have at least enough points for 44 one-way flights in J between BNE and CNS. Enjoy.
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    Is it Time to transfer/withdraw points from Velocity?

    It's a brave person who transfers from a safe haven into VA right now, especially based on an expectation that domestic J will continue to be available when it is publicly under review.
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    KrisFlyer 15% Transfer Bonus!

    I have done the maths. I have about 140,000 ANZ rewards points. If I dumped them all into KF, I would get a bonus 7,000 KF miles. That's probably not enough to make me want to transfer speculatively.
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    Is it Time to transfer/withdraw points from Velocity?

    Yes. As you say, it's important to remember that everyone has a different situation and different priorities. What may work for one person may not work for another. Just personally, I find frequent flyer programs work for me only as long as I never, ever attach a monetary value to the points...
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    KrisFlyer 15% Transfer Bonus!

    For many of us, especially those who do not fly for business, earning KF from Australia is a hard slog. The conversion rates from credit cards are not great, so accumulation is slow. There are limited opportunities for sign up bonuses from card churning (and the bonuses there are can be quite...
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    Is it Time to transfer/withdraw points from Velocity?

    Absolutely there have. I was a member of the BD program. They joined Star Alliance and our points balances suddenly had real value. And then after awhile they introduced an opportunity to redeem for half the points, topped up with very modest amounts of cash. In Australia, the introduction of...
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    Is it Time to transfer/withdraw points from Velocity?

    I would guess we won't see transfers to SQ again. SQ no longer (I think) part owns VA and VFF would have to pay cash to SQ for their points. On the other hand, the Flybuys partnership can continue as long as Flybuys wants - Flybuys pays cash to VFF for the points and redemption flights on VA...
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    Is it Time to transfer/withdraw points from Velocity?

    Just to offer a different perspective... I dumped all my 120k Velocity points into SQ way back when. I have since accumulated 50,000 Velocity points by buying wine at the Velocity Wine Store (I might as well, right?). My balances are: 80k SQ 50k VA 92k Flybuys 150k ANZ Rewards points. (= 50k SQ...
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    Amex Travel Credit - covid implication

    See my post immediately above.
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