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Recent content by vandy

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    Missing Uber Airport Points

    Not yet got any points for a couple of Uber airport trips taken in April and May.
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    Qantas points upgrades on a two sector flight

    The only ones you can't do separately is when the flight number stays the same like QF1/2 and QF11/12.
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    Qantas cancelling flights

    Things must have changed. Those quarter hour ones used to be more lightly loaded for some reason, and prime for cancellation / consolidation.
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    What is a shadow ? (Qantas )

    As SG, I've had lounge staff tell me they've blocked the seat next to me, so it can be done. And that's without me directly asking for it, just casually asked how full the flight is and if there's any better seats available. Other times, the response to that question is "we're not allowed to...
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    Qantas Platinum bring 2 family members into business lounge?

    Ah yes sorry I missed that it was International. Probably no chance unless you have a very nice lounge agent who bends the rules, but that's pretty rare with Qantas.
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    Qantas Platinum bring 2 family members into business lounge?

    Depends if they put it through the computer I suppose. My recent lounge entry with a guest, they scanned my boarding pass but not my guests. And there have been many occasions where my boarding pass hasn't been scanned for lounge entry, they just take a quick look at it and waive me through.
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    Seat selection

    Not the same issue, but I've noticed when flying with friends and colleagues on separate bookings, our seat selection maps for the same flight look completely different and show different availability, meaning we often can't choose seats next to each other. They're always able to fix this at...
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    Free Qantas lounge pass for 18-35yo travellers in QF Y (Book by 31/8/19, travel by 29/2/20)

    Somehow I don't think that would go down too well. But an offer targeted exclusively at women would probably be celebrated. Similarly if they made this offer for 36 to 60 year olds only, there would probably be uproar for discriminating against young people and retirees.
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    Free Qantas lounge pass for 18-35yo travellers in QF Y (Book by 31/8/19, travel by 29/2/20)

    Haven't seen a promotion like this with an age limit before, any reason why they would restrict it to the "youth" segment? Wonder if this could backfire with some of the older demographic who can't register looking at other airlines out of spite.
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    SMS with offer of flight voucher to change flights

    Funnily enough, tonight I got to the lounge early and asked if there was space to transfer to an earlier flight. Get told, yes there's seats available but sorry you don't have a flexible fare, so no you can't change flights. Then 30 minutes later, my flight is cancelled, and I return to the...
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    Westpac Velocity Auto-Redemption to close

    I didn't spot this in time :(
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    Answered Is it reasonable to expect Qantas to warn customers of a cancellation fee when processing an online cancellation?

    These fees and charges are usually buried somewhere in the "Terms & Conditions" that you agreed to when requesting the upgrade. All airlines do it, as do telcos, ISPs and other industries. The only ones that don't seem to get away with it as much anymore are banks.
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    Incoming passenger form - incorrect advice from ABF [non resident AU citizen]

    From memory the NZ immigration form has an extra box like that, and also something like "Are you a New Zealand citizen using a foreign passport". However I think Australia mandates that dual citizens can only use their Australian passport to enter Australia.
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    Status run fail! [nearly]

    Don't mean to hijack this thread, but what's the Delta Comfort+ hack?
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    Fly to New Zealand and earn 25% more Status Credits (targeted?)

    I got a page offering 25% extra SC's if I plan a trip to NZ, but only if I book a flight between Australia and the US. I've actually just booked a flight to the US, so maybe I have a claim based on this!