Recent content by Nick

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    Crew Movements

    Just wondering whether anyone knows how many hours do domestic cabin crew work on their shifts and the typical flying patterns they would fly? I giess there is no hard and fast rule which determines this. Also, I often hear the term "out of hours" when it comes to cabin crew - what would be...
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    QANTAS - Confirm your flights today, and pay for them later

    Yes, this sounds good, but watch out for Red E-Deals. Like all their other restrictions, I tried a SYD/LAX/JFK/LAX/SYD booking for April 2008 and it came back asking me for full payment by next Monday 23 July 2007. Obviously makes sense that the red e-deals get the shortest time frame, but I...
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    Best QF Economy Seat

    Yes, I have recently flew SYD/BKK/LHR on QF 1 (14F/50Y/315Y configuration) and had been pre-allocated 35H for the whole journey. This was an excellent seat, given there are the crew rest seats ahead of you and hence they very rarely (if at all) are reclined at any time during the flight. I...
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    Maintaining QF Gold

    AFAIK, the double status credits promotion was only for selected Frequent Flyer members and not for the general population.
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    Travel Insurance

    Does anyone know of any travel insurance companies who are more likely to provide some cover for a pre-existing medical condition? My cousin is planning a trip to the USA, but has Type 1 Diabetes and has had various complications as a result, which makes getting travel insurance that little...
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    BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport Update

    Does anyone know whether the QF/BA lounge is still on track to open in late December / early January?
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    2007 Earlybirds

    Does anyone know when the 2007 earlybird specials will be formally released by QF/BA? I have my parents travelling on their first trip overseas to Europe next year and would ideally love to snub some cheap WTP seats on BA from SYD for departure in Jul/Aug. Also, does anyone know how a WTP fare...
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    Best Hong Kong Hotel?

    My parents are flying home from LHR and are stopping in HKG for 3/4 days before heading back to Oz. Any suggestions for a good quality hotel, middle of the range? Your thoughts & comments would be greatly appreciated ... :-)
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    Upgrades and FF points

    Booked a cheap return ticket to MEL last weekend, travelling on QF 2 to MEL and QF 3 back to SYD. Before the number of points required for an upgrade increased on 1 January 2004, I used 5000 points to upgrade to Business class on QF3 back to SYD. Consequently, after checking in for the flight...
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    Free Upgrading ? (discussion)

    Just flew home yesterday on QF3 from MEL to SYD and used an upgrade credit to upgrade from Economy to Business. To my surprise, I checked in and was allocated seat 2F, which at the time, I didn't realise was in First class until I boarded the plane (Way too early in the morning to comprehend...
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    Hand Luggage - How Strict??

    toetoes, welcome to the board. Funnily enough, my QF10 flight was due to depart Heathrow at 10.00pm and I arrived at check-in at 6.30pm ... my flight wasn't even on the monitors when I got there :wink: So I guess that in my case, checking in early didn't help at all but as you say, it can...
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    Qantas Club Guests

    As a lowly Bronze Qantas Club member, I am only entitled to take one travelling guest into the Sydney International Qantas Club with a guest pass. I am wondering however, whether anyone has been able to get more than one guest into the QC using guest passes? Also, from memory, generally...
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    Hand Luggage - How Strict??

    Just returned from a 3 week trip to London, in which I flew SYD-SIN-LHR-SIN-SYD. While checking in for QF 10 at LHR at the British Airways check-in desk, I had two suitcases ... one big one and a smaller one to take onto the flight with me, which was well within the size restrictions. After...
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    Seat Allocation

    Who should I ring about changing my seat allocation?? We are flying from SYD to MEL on QF2, which was booked on the QF website as a red e-deal and have already been allocated seats at the very back of the plane, despite my Qantas Club / Frequent Flyer profile stating a preference for the...
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    Qantas Red e-deals

    Not a problem Dexter. You are excused at this time of year :lol: I totally agree with you about the Virgin vs Qantas pricing. While Virgin may have the cheaper advertised price, the flights at these prices are usually at odd times (eg early in the morning or late at night) and are most...
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