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  1. Jacques Vert

    Qantas to boost regional flights with new Brisbane-Port Macquarie service

    QL has announced a new route: PQQ-BNE: https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-to-boost-regional-flights-with-new-brisbane-port-macquarie-service/
  2. Jacques Vert

    QF Status Credits for transferring points

    Just received a targeted offer from QF to transfer Credit or Charge card points to QFF and receive "up to 150 Status Credits". One SC for 5,000 points transferred:
  3. Jacques Vert

    Aegean Donations to Hospitals in Greece

    Aegean has an interesting promotion where members can donate miles to one of the referral hospitals (in Greece) and Aegean will triple them: You donate miles. We triple them. This is the least we can do together, for those who are currently doing everything they possibly can for us...
  4. Jacques Vert

    Free Club Marriott Vouchers (expiring 30/11/19)

    I have a few Club Marriott Asia Pacific vouchers that I am not going to be able to redeem before they expire. Please note: they all expire at the end of November, so please don't ask if you can't use them by then; let them go to someone who will definitely use them :) Complimentary Room...
  5. Jacques Vert

    KrisFlyer Star Alliance Round-the-World Award Planning

    There is a lot of wonderful information about the Qantas Oneworld (Multi-City) Classic Flight Reward on this thread: Oneworld Classic Award However, I have often wondered why there is no equivalent, dedicated thread where members can share information, tips, booking experiences, etc. for the...
  6. Jacques Vert

    Get it INDIA

    I should have started this thread back in October when +1 (@Gem56) and I headed off on our trip to India after attending AFF12 in Adelaide. Our excuse: well it was a busy trip with little down time and we've been busy since our return (you know: Christmas and all that). Oh well, better late...
  7. Jacques Vert

    Free QF Lounge Pass exp 10 & 11/12/18

    I have a couple of passes expiring in the next couple of days which I had forgotten about. Due to the last minute nature of this offer I'm happy to pass them on to anyone who can use them. Send me a private message (conversation) with date of flight. JV
  8. Jacques Vert

    Ticking all the Boxes in Noumea

    Sitting at home one morning and the phone rings. It’s @Fifa. “Did you see QF has a double status credit offer?” Yes, I reply. She suggests +1 (@Gem56) and I join her and Mr Fifa for a status run to Noumea. “$2,600 return and you’ll earn 880 SCs if we start from ADL. We’ll go...
  9. Jacques Vert

    Canyons, Mountains & Vineyards

    One more wake-up and we're off to Sth America:)
  10. Jacques Vert

    India & Sri Lanka Planning 2018

    Hi all, Following the wonderful response we've had to my thread on Machu Picchu & South America Planning: http://www.australianfrequentflyer.com.au/community/destination-guide/machu-picchu-s-america-planning-83564.html, I'm now working on planning the second half of our 280k Award trip in...
  11. Jacques Vert

    Machu Picchu & S America Planning + India?

    G'day Team, +1 & I are in the early stages of planning our next 280k RTW trip, this time to M Picchu in May 2018. Thanks to all the great advice on this forum, we have managed to tick the box on a number of destinations on the bucket list with 3 x RTWs since 2010, and Machu Picchu has now...
  12. Jacques Vert

    Kruger and Southern Africa

    This is part three of a trilogy of trip reports of our epic 280k Classic Award trip; consisting of the following itinerary: CFS-SYD-NRT Stop one. After a month in Japan we flew home on a separate paid return ticket. NRT-PEK Stop two. A taste of China on the way to France. PEK-LHR-MRS Stop...
  13. Jacques Vert

    Provence, Canal du Midi and More

    This is part two of a trilogy of trip reports of our epic 280k Classic Award trip; consisting of the following itinerary: CFS-SYD-NRT Stop one. After a month in Japan we flew home on a separate paid return ticket. NRT-PEK Stop two. A taste of China on the way to France. PEK-LHR-MRS Stop...
  14. Jacques Vert

    David Jones Amex offer 30k $99 July 18

    If anyone is looking for a link for the Platinum card I have one: http://amex.com.au/refer/jamesgzheI?CPID=100219781 Would be more than happy if someone uses it. I will get 20k points per referral. The Platinum card gives 3 points per $ at supermarkets and petrol stations, 4 at DJs, 1...
  15. Jacques Vert

    Chasing Cherry Blossoms, Old Friends & Uncle Jack

    Thanks to all the wonderful advice and tips on this site, and credit card bonus offers, +1 (GEM56) and I have commenced another 280K award trip; this time starting in Japan. As we like to get the full value from our points, we have split the ticket into three parts: CFS-SYD-NRT Stop one. A...
  16. Jacques Vert

    St Petersburg - How long is enough?

    We fly into Helsinki in June and fly out from Helsinki nine days later. One of the main reasons we are heading to HEL is to visit St Pete. I am struggling to decide how to best split my time. I need to allow at least a day in HEL at each end (for making connections, etc). Your comments...
  17. Jacques Vert

    A Panda to Tuscany++

    Back in 2006 I was sitting in the QF lounge (on a paid membership) and surfing on the computer to fill in time before my flight when I came across a life changing experience: I discovered AFF! Before that I occasionally made Silver status. After discovering AFF I progressed to Gold, then...
  18. Jacques Vert

    Hotels that recognise status

    Pullman Hyde Park Sydney. Summer special rate ~$180; Double points + extra for Plat = triple; breakfast included (all included in the summer special so not strictly recognising status); however, as Plat, upgraded room to exec floor with an invite to the exec lounge (currently located in a...
  19. Jacques Vert

    Daru & Western Province, PNG

    I may have an opportunity to visit Daru and Western Province. Anyone been there and got any tips. JV
  20. Jacques Vert

    Qantaslink Regional Lounges

    Work has started on a new QantasLink Regional Lounge at Coffs Harbour, due to open before the end of April. This is QantasLink's first regional lounge in NSW and I understand that they have a number of others planned :D.