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  1. blackcat20

    MEL Xmas dinner 7.30pm Sat 12 Dec 2020

    @JessicaTam and I are heading to Christmas dinner on Saturday December 12 at 7.30pm, so please mark the date in your calendars. Tazio, 91 Flinders Ln Melbourne Edit: Link to post #42 containing menu and payment details: MEL Xmas dinner Sat 12 Dec 2020
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    CHC Dinner Saturday 7th March 2020

    As is tradition, @JessicaTam and I are planning to head to New Zealand for dinner on the long weekend next year. However we are going back to basics; we've booked a table at our chosen restaurant, and if anyone would like to join us, they are also welcome to book (and will therefore be...
  3. blackcat20

    Miss TomCat Flies First

    After months of anticipation, our big trip is almost upon us. While it won't be the little Miss' first flight, it will be her first time in First class. She's already knocked over two trips, including one across the ditch. We originally planned to book EK to Chicago but availability dried up a...
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    Little Miss TomCat has landed!

    Little Miss TomCat landed safely ahead of schedule on Tuesday. She has @TomVexille and I wrapped around her teeny tiny fingers.
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    Retiming of MEL-CHC QF flights

    Was just browsing flights to CHC and have noticed that the MEL-CHC flight (QF133) moves to 8.15am as of the end of March, then 7.15am when daylight savings ends! So much for being able to head over after work for the weekend.:( Not a great move on behalf of Qantas.
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    TomCat's Luxury Escape

    It's been over a year since our last trip report, so it felt like time for a new one. Earlier this year we were tossing up between two Luxury Escape's deals: the JW Marriot Khao Lak and the St Regis Langkawi. The first deal was 8 nights all inclusive, the latter 5 nights with a great range of...
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    Banner ad despite Gold

    This just appeared on all pages for me
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    MEL 2018 AFF XMas Do Saturday 15 December

    It's that time of year again! This year we will be returning to Tazio on Saturday 15th December. Venue: Tazio 66 Flinders lane Melbourne VIC 3000 Time: 7pm Cost: $65 for four courses; canapes to start, shared entree, choice of main and dessert, plus tea and coffee included. All drinks will...
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    Pullman on the Park for sale

    Again! Pullman on the Park for sale with nine-figure asking price - realestate.com.au
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    Island Air (WP) Ceases Operations

    Apparently Island Air has just pulled the pin on all operations. Hawaii's second largest inter-island airline ceases flight operations.
  11. blackcat20

    Voucher booking auto-cancelled

    One to keep an eye out for... Logged into MMB to find our booking to CHC next month had vanished. Was also missing from Check My Trip which was concerning. This was a booking we'd made with a residual voucher which had an expiry date of 7/10. It appears that for some reason the expiry date has...
  12. blackcat20

    Hitched in Hawaii

    I know this was a few months ago, but it feels like a good time to share what was a lovely trip for us. We'd been discussing Hawaii as a wedding location for some time, and it was a well-timed QF sale that kicked us into gear. We certainly do things our own way, booking flights, then choosing...
  13. blackcat20

    Double Points and DSC [Book by 8/9/17, fly by 6/9/18]

    A new offer in the winds; I received this via email so not sure if it's a targetted or general offer.
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    Holiday home for hounds

    Trying to find someone to babysit our dogs for three weeks as mum is refusing to deal with them while we're away :(
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    TomCat's new digs!

    Progress at our new place; paddock has been replaced with dirt and earth moving equipment.
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    MEL 2017 AFF XMas Do Saturday 23 December

    It's that time of year again :lol: JessicaTam and I have started thinking about the annual Xmas dinner, on the usual "Saturday before Christmas". We do understand that this may be too close to Christmas for some but we hope to see many of you there. We've started discussing venues, and were...
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    Entertainment Book 30 Day Holiday Membership

    The EB has introduced a new product for current members; you can now purchase a 30 day membership for most cities for just $30 which gives you access to all the usual discounts. https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/Members/Extra-Editions/30-day-Entertainment-Digital-Memberships
  18. blackcat20

    Hilton Cairns $143+ through TravelZoo

    The 5-star Hilton Cairns -- centrally located, right on the waterfront -- is now available from $143 per night for two people throughout the entirety of this year. This offer saves 18% off the regular price, or 28% off if you're a Hilton HHonours member. What's available: Overnight stays...
  19. blackcat20

    Why Oh Why

    After our June trip in Suites/First, we've developed a bit of a reputation for premium travel, but unfortunately we cannot travel up the front all of the time. We'd been hoping to head to Chicago for a white Christmas, and a rather well-timed AA/JAL sale made it possible. First we nabbed flights...
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    New VA Fare Structure

    Some not so good changes, including seat selection fees for status pax. Domestic https://static.cdn.responsys.net/i5/responsysimages/content/virginaus/Domestic%20-%20Retail.pdf Trans Tas https://static.cdn.responsys.net/i5/responsysimages/content/virginaus/Trans%20Tasman%20-%20Retail.pdf...