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    Tripit, Tripcase, Kayak..... which itinerary app?

    I've used TripCase for years. I switched to it after I got sick of Kayak crashing all the time. TripCase works pretty well but doesn't seem to be getting much active development. It looks nice on the phone and it delivers timely alerts about flight delays. The biggest hassle is that it often...
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    Your favourite photos taken of/from a plane?

    Haha! No, actually. I borrowed my Dad's camera. I used slide film (scanned a few years back), and it had a separate light meter.
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    Your favourite photos taken of/from a plane?

    Nostalgia time. This was my first ever flight, as a school kid on my way to Canberra. Circa 1978. Up, up and away-ee-a.
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    Air new zealand cancelling flights many months in advance and keeping your money

    Hi @RAM, I did book in Australia using AirNZ's Australian-facing web site. However, I checked the ACCC web site just now, and they have FAQ pages that explicitly address this kind of thing for Covid-19 related cancellations. They say that credit notes are perfectly acceptable as long as (a) they...
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    Air new zealand cancelling flights many months in advance and keeping your money

    Thanks for finding that, @kyanar. It looks like they added the example of pandemics after February. But they always had "if outside of our control" then we can give a refund OR credit. Fair enough.
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    Air new zealand cancelling flights many months in advance and keeping your money

    Actually, this also reaises an interesting question about travel insurance. If @Planes is unable to use their credit, can they make a travel insurance claim? I booked travel insurance at the time of booking my tickets to NZ, and I think that was before the pandemic really hit. Presumably...
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    Air new zealand cancelling flights many months in advance and keeping your money

    I also had flights (for this September) between Aus & NZ cancelled by AirNZ. I rang them an asked for a refund rather than a credit. They declined after "checking with my supervisor", a couple of times. The conditions in my original ticket confirmation are just a link to the AirNZ web site. When...
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    Does Jetstar let you carry on coffee?

    Thanks for all the replies. To summarise the responses: Jestar seems to disapprove of the practice You might be able to get away with it (especially on other airlines) Whether there's any point in trying is a matter of opinion
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    Does Jetstar let you carry on coffee?

    Hi All. Does Jetstar let you carry a cup of coffee on board? ie, buy a take-away cup with a lid from the terminal, then take it on board instead of drinking whatever Jetstar sells you? Thanks.
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    Why not?

    Hi everyone!
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