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    how to book award with aus CC

    Haven't booked through AA to redeem miles in several years. El Segundo still works... may have to visit it one day!
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    Aussies have earned over 1.5 billion Qantas Points through Qantas Wine

    I'm (sort of) embaressed to say I've bought about 400-500K points a fair bit of wine. Lots of lovely bonus points!
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    NBN Discussion

    ABB provided the estimate of 350m - I'm hoping they're reasonably accurate. I've checked the NBNMTM website just now and, at my house, no Pillar/Node location information is available.:( What I can say is that we moved into this house over 3 years ago and I had professional cabling installed...
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    NBN Discussion

    I'll happily add to the applause for ABB... been with them 12 months after a short, dreadful time with T*lstra - can't put a value on Australia based support! Sadly, we're only 350m from the cabinet and we rarely hit 35mbs downloading. Hoping govts new COAL and other projects mean we can...
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    2019 Travel Plans

    Just a trip to Europe for Paddy Jnr's wedding in Poland - which should be an awesome experience! So, mid June SYD - HKG - FRA with CX J & F - award seats End June MUC - KRK with LH in J Early July WAW - DXB - SYD with EK in J - again, award seats
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    Qantas: 'one of the worst airlines in the free world'

    Firstly, I've only read Pages 1, 11 and 12 of this review, so apologies if I've covered something already dealt with. Second, I have read SFO777's TR on FT... and found it pretty OK although I don't agree with all SFO777's opinions. Having said that I agree that QF's standards have slipped in...
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    Classic award redemption

    2 x Business
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    My Health Record

    I opted out today. Spent over 30 years working in IT and am deeply suspicious of people claiming the system can't be hacked. Also suspicious of which Govt Depts will access this information and HOW they will use it. Deeply suspicious of how they'll decide which 3rd parties will get access in...
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    First Class Oneworld RTW Award - your experience? was it worth it?

    Whew! That's good to hear as I keep hearing from folks in LOTFAP that Earth is now Flat! :(
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    QFF top up points can Again be purchased online

    Prefer to top up my points via Qantas Wine. Plenty of wines with bonus points... with no limit!
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    Wanderlust

    Welcome Bella... enjoy!
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    Four Days on Easter Island (Part one)

    Great report thus far - Easter Is remains on my bucket list and reports/photos like your keeps it there!
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    BA first or QF business ?

    BA F over QF J any day of the week, especially if: QF J is on the A380 and the very tired/outdated Skybed II, and It means getting into either the Mel or Syd QF Flounge. Enormous step up from the J Lounge. I've flown BA F SYD-LHR on 777 and 747 - probably prefer the 747 over the 777 but very...
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    2019 Travel Plans

    Off to Europe next June/July. Managed to get 2 x CX J/F Award seats into Frankfurt in mid June. Hoping to get us back from Eastern Europe in July when EK Award seats become available!
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    So where to start...

    We ALL started where you are. Fortunately members of AFF are unstinting in their very helpful advice. So invest a little time and enjoy the ride :)
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