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    What's your favourite 747 memory?

    Gosh reading this thread has brought back so many memories for me. I was so lucky to have so many wonderful 747 memories. Here are some standouts: 1. My first trip overseas in 1987 - SYD to FRA with PR - 747 from MNL to FRA with a refuelling stop at DXB or AUH (I can't remember which now)...
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    Starting to wonder if frequent flyer points and miles will be used for flying

    That's kinda what happened to me. 3 transpac F award flights cancelled and a couple of cc transfers and my points balance went from 80K to over 1 million. Who knows when there'll be a chance to use on QF again.
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    How will international travel work with no COVID 19 vaccine

    My apologies for not seeing this until now! Here's the current edition of the British Columbia plan: British Columbia Covid-19 Info and Plan Canada is taking an individual province by province approach - there's been very significant Covid-19 differences between each province. BC is one of...
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    How will international travel work with no COVID 19 vaccine

    British Columbia (where I now live, in Vancouver) published its "restart plan" yesterday. It is looking at a 4 stage phased "restart". Of note in Phase 4, which has no projected implementation date (unlike earlier phases which are either underway or, if things stay steady here, will be...
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    Long wait for refund for cancelled reward flights Qantas - a common experience?

    Cue Twilight Zone theme music... I just received the following email: "Dear Mr Chalkie We are writing regarding your Classic Rewards booking with reference xxxxxx. The refund of your Qantas Points for this booking has been processed and should appear on your account today. We have a...
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    how to exchange old for new UK currency from Australia

    This provides information from the Bank of England on notes exchange: Bank of England Withdrawn Notes Exchange. I've used this service in the past (when I discovered I had a bundle of the old £10 notes), but I have a UK bank account so I could paid directly. The Bank of England says you can...
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    Anyone transferring/withdrawing qantas points?

    Like others, having run my QF points balance down to 68K, as a result of a bunch F award bookings being cancelled in the current circumstances, I'll be back to just over 1 million points again very shortly, and then wondering how/when I'll be able to use them again...
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    Long wait for refund for cancelled reward flights Qantas - a common experience?

    I've had a classical QF consistently inconsistent experience: 18 March 2020 - cancelled 2 award LAX-SYD rtn F tickets in June 2020 for me and +1 online; heard nothing until I called WP service number on 14 April 2020 when very kind and helpful agent said the cancellation request was "caught in...
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    QF Survey of new WP/P1 / post LTG benefits

    Wow! Hat tip to you on those achievements!!!
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    QF Survey of new WP/P1 / post LTG benefits

    Me too. I wished I'd had the benefit of your advice sooner in my life, as if it had reached me earlier, I could have got to BA GFL. Although that would have likely come at a price, and I might have missed out on fun QF P1 things like a turn in the simulator. +1 and decided on becoming...
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    QF Survey of new WP/P1 / post LTG benefits

    That's a very good question, and I'd to know an accurate answer for myself. I think I've been WP since 2001 or 2002, and was P1 from the year after its inception until this year. I didn't keep all my old cards, so I can't verify this myself.
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    Platinum One experiences?

    Sorry if I wasn't clear. Our membership years are aligned and end 31 October. I earned enough SCs for WP, but not my partner. We're both LTG, so not the end of the world for oneworld, although we do like an F lounge visit from time to time. We knew that since retirement maintaining P1 and...
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    Platinum One experiences?

    Well, I must have tempted fate. Today I am showing mere WP, and my partner WP has dropped back to LTG. I thought it was too good to be true. P1 was fun while it lasted. I was quite happy with what I received as a P1 - a few show invites, a turn in the simulator, and the release of all but...
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    Platinum One experiences?

    I thought something like that might be the case. Thanks for responding!
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    Platinum One experiences?

    Any idea how long it takes for P1 to disappear from your profile on the website if you've not earned enough SCs? As I retired at the end of 2018 and stopped flying as much as once did, I only earned enough SCs to be WP. 31 October was my anniversary date. My profile had a message which said...
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    Platinum One experiences?

    I just received the "we haven't seen you in a while" email. Yes, that's right. I've retired, and stopped flying regularly. No more frequent QF F returns from to LHR and LAX for me. The only thing crediting to QF are some minor credit card points still accruing on my AU credit cards. I...
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    How long until you get to LTP? (Or are you already there ^_~)

    I retired at 63K SCs. If I'd maintained my pre-retirement flying levels, I'd have got there in about 3 more years. But it will be never for me now, and I'll have to content myself with LTG. Of course, I'm kicking myself about not making the change to BA. I was doing 4 BA sectors each year...
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    Platinum One experiences?

    I don't know I have much with which to do the comparison. As a WP, I had requests to release 2 J award seats refused. As a P1, I've only one request refused (out of maybe 4 or 5) and that was for a F award on the last day of the September school holidays. Since becoming P1 I've only been...
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    Platinum One experiences?

    I agree. I attained P1 and retained P1 because I had to fly a lot for work. I didn't need to status chase it (although once I got it, I was careful to make sure my RTW and other routings were optimal for SC accrual, without taking additional unnecessary flights). The benefits that have come...
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    QF Upgrades - Successes or Failures (post results)

    Absolutely no difference in service I could see. Was a good crew and everyone was very well looked after.
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