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    Qantas FF announcement 20 June - "biggest overhaul" in program history

    It's amusing reading all the conspiracy theories.... I'm a bit of a lurker but after VA's recent "Something big is coming" from May thread and all the suggestions there and the massive letdown, why do people buy in so emotionally before any announcement?
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    United Airlines MileagePlus Buy & Gift Miles Up To 75% Bonus Through December 19, 2018

    I'm new to MileagePlus, how often do they have these bonuses? I noticed a 100% bonus one a few months ago?
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    70,000 Gateway points or move to Ascent?

    Called up AMEX the other day to see if I could move from my Explorer card to a Platinum Edge card. Was surprised when the operator offered 70,000 points to stay with the Explorer card. My job just changed, so a lot of travel expenses are going to go on the card. I think the yearly card fee is...
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    Made any travel mistakes lately?

    Was in Darwin for work. Had Jetstar flight schedule to Bali to meet my wife for our wedding anniversary, forgot the check in time difference for intl vs domestic and missed checked in by a few minutes. Meant my wife got to Bali a day before me, was not a happy chappy. Won't be making that...
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    Where should my SC's go?

    I'm a previous seasoned traveller, having obtained both QF and VA WP simultaneously. I'm about to commence a new job that is going to see considerable travel, and trying to get a lay of the land since it's been about 4 years since I've been travelling a fair bit. My current state is: -...
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    US award availability - is it T-330 or T-319?

    I'm looking to do a US trip in Jan 2019 with the family, and looking to use VA points where I can. I know US award availability is pretty scarce, so I'm doing my homework now to make sure that I can book as soon as they are released. I always thought the seats were released at T-330, but I did...
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    Is International Virgin Reward availability now worse that QANTAS?

    Probably only Silver unfortunately, just don't travel that often anymore. About 300 SC shy of Gold, and unless I do a status run, not likely to obtain it.
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    Is International Virgin Reward availability now worse that QANTAS?

    I've been out of the travel game for a while, but have over 300K VA points that I'm saving up for a US trip in Jan 2019. Should have about 400K by then if I'm lucky. Will be a family of 4 (2A 2C - 12 and 10 at the time). VA is still 330 days at release point for awards right? To get something...
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    MyUs.com - Amex promotion - Free Premium membership

    My account still shows the following in the discounts section: These discounts are currently active in your account 30% of Shipping Rates for American Express Cardmembers Your Annual Fee is waived courtesy of MyUS.com and American Express Thank you for shipping with us! Enjoy 20%...
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    Flight Availability/Loadings & Upgrade Probability Help Desk

    Have the first leg of my first ever Europe trip booked in July, and now trying to work out how to get home. Want to burn my AA points for J, can leave either Brussels (or somewhere nearby) around Aug 14/15. Anyone able to do a quick search for availability?
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    Flight Availability/Loadings & Upgrade Probability Help Desk

    I bought a 2 month subscription to KVS, found the above flights, called AA, they can't see the QF leg as available but the CX is open. Guess I will try again tomorrow.
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    Flight Availability/Loadings & Upgrade Probability Help Desk

    I'm trying to get an AA award flight in U class for 2015-07-18 for MEL-AMS. When I check on expertflyer, the majority of flights don't even show U at all, not even U0. I checked on QFF and can see a MEL-HKG-AMS business award, which I guess would be in U. I did call up the AA desk and they...
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    MyUs.com - Amex promotion - Free Premium membership

    Who are you going to use now then?
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    Diary of a DYKWIA - In-N-Out Edition

    In-n-Out are by far the tastiest fast food burger chain in the states. Have done San Jose, Las Vegas and San Francisco at Fishermans Wharf, they are all nearly always packed. Reminds me of an JASA run i did once of MEL-SYD-ASP where I had organised with some cousins to pick up some Star Wars...
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    Is the status challenge still on offer?

    Paid $180 in April. Was even able to nominate the date I wanted to commence it from.
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    2014 Rewards Club bonus points codes master thread

    I can't seem to register for any of the stay x get x promos. Anyone manage to register successfully for one of the codes?
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    St. Maarten 747 landing and MD-83 takeoff

    The arrival of the 747 was ok, there was only a tiny noticeable difference in wind when it landed. The take-off of the 747 was also a bit uninspiring because they had a rolling takeoff from the taxi and therefore we didn't really notice anything. The MD80 on the other hand was outrageous...
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    St. Maarten 747 landing and MD-83 takeoff

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1FdPphlUe8
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    St. Maarten 747 landing and MD-83 takeoff

    Here in St. Maarten for a few days, and had to go to the Sunset Bar to watch all the planes land at the airport. Managed to get these 2 cool videos (apologise for the swearing!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7ufwbt3VjQ Definitely a really cool experience and recommend it to any travel...
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    Trans Tasman Exit Seats (737-800's)

    I selected 13D for my QF156 flight tonight at no cost, and I'm a QF WP.
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