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    HELP: MEL- USA on QF in September, could business class drop to $3000?

    And what a delicious thought it is... Premium Economy is conveniently on sale for $3,000 and now the rumor is business class upgrades are standard operating procedure. I would love to have this rumor confirmed. (My go-between to a Qantas FA has had a huge spat with him, otherwise I could have...
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    HELP: MEL- USA on QF in September, could business class drop to $3000?

    Comparing the price of PE on V Australia to Qantas, V wins hands-down. However, in my mind, PE is a mystery: I know no-one who has flown it (I may have been upgraded on a domestic Virgin but was unable to tell the difference) and walking through it on the way back to coach it looks a bit like...
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    HELP: MEL- USA on QF in September, could business class drop to $3000?

    Thanks for the intelligent advice on whether to book now or later. This approach is appealing and the QF "Sale" fare we are considering can indeed be used as credit for a higher fare. V Australia commence direct MEL - LAX from 15 September, two weeks too late for our itinerary. Otherwise...
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    HELP: MEL- USA on QF in September, could business class drop to $3000?

    Partner and I have leave in September, which we plan to spend in the USA following an itinerary: MEL - LAS LAS - SFO Making our own way from San Francisco to New York via Amtrak JFK - MEL Should we book Qantas economy for $1420 pp right now (excluding the LAS - SFO segment) or wait for...
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    Travel Insurance

    I have generally found Westpac travel insurance underwritten by Vero cheapest with a relatively easy to read policy. They have been very flexible when I needed to change the duration of my trips. They cost about half as much as the travel agent's product. It's a modest policy that still...
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    Hong Kong Hotel

    JohnK We stayed at the Stanford Hillview Hotel in Kowloon just before Christmas '05 and found the location and value recommendable. Ignore the rack rate $HK1480 and shop around for a discount such as the one my STA travel agent (Hawthorn) got - $AU295 for 3 nights with free 6pm check out...
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