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    APEC Business Travel Card

    Breath, Hold, NOT :D
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    APEC Business Travel Card

    Update FYI I have received the following from the Dept of Home Affairs- Thank you for your correspondence of 4 August 2020 to the Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, concerning extending the validity of your APEC Business Travel Card. The Minister appreciates the time you have...
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    APEC Business Travel Card

    No need for apologies Sean Your colleague is correct - I have renewed on a couple of occasions and it was simpler than the initial process. I have not put in a application for renewal yet, but I was wondering how they were going to apply the 4 visit rule.
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    APEC Business Travel Card

    Hmmmm - not according to this - 2. How do I apply for or renew an APEC card? From 1 July 2017, ABTC applications and renewals for Australian citizens must be lodged electronically through ImmiAccount. Please note, all applications received via mail and/or courier will not be accepted and...
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    APEC Business Travel Card

    Related info - My APEC card expires April 2021. I have asked about the possibility of an extension. No response yet after 14 days. To apply for a new card, one needs to demonstrate travel 4 (?) times to an APEC country in the previous 12 months. Fairly obviously, that is not going to happen. Is...
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    Has anyone been impacted by the Coronavirus? Will travel insurance cover the costs if we wanted to cancel? Especially if the flights are with points.

    The trade show I was going to late March has been postponed. Fairly early call - I thought they would have waited until mid Feb to make that decision. Maybe they know more than us?
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    Has anyone been impacted by the Coronavirus? Will travel insurance cover the costs if we wanted to cancel? Especially if the flights are with points.

    Qantas now showing refunds to end March https://www.qantas.com/agencyconnect/au/en/agency-news/agency-news-january-20/commercial-policy-for-qantas-passengers-travelling-to-and-from-w.html
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    Has anyone been impacted by the Coronavirus? Will travel insurance cover the costs if we wanted to cancel? Especially if the flights are with points.

    https://www.qantas.com/agencyconnect/au/en/agency-news/agency-news-january-20/commercial-policy-for-qantas-passengers-travelling-to-and-from-w.html
  9. J

    APEC not updated with new passport

    I just checked - my replacement card for new passport took 14 days - probably a new world record :)
  10. J

    APEC not updated with new passport

    I do not fancy your chances :(
  11. J

    Qantas comping WP...?

    I did exactly that today :( Using the same reasoning
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    Qantas comping WP...?

    My thinking is similar - I am on 970 SC's with a week to go and won't make 1200. Do I burn 120000 points to retain WP or just run with LTG? Still deciding whether it is good value or not :( I asked for a comp, but was told it has been discontinued
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    Qantas comping WP...?

    I have just had that offer in a phone call from QF I am 200 SC short of WP - have managed to maintain for 15 years, albeit with a "3 year average" one year. I asked about the 3 year deal and she said it wasn't available any more. Is this correct? I'd love to hear if someone has received it.
  14. J

    Concern over 1 hour transfer time in Sydney from Domestic to International?

    Not true! I have had 90 minute connections on two occasions. I made the flights OK, but my luggage stayed in Sydney and arrived 24 hours later :(
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    Worst cabin announcement

    "Take care when opening the overhead lockers, because as we all know, shift happens" :) QF flight to Broome
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    So is QFF points chasing worthwhile?

    I don't "chase" them with fervour. However, I do accumulate them in sufficient quantity to book 2 RTW flights in J every 2 years plus a few Y to J upgrades if the mood takes me (longer/night flight mostly). As a result, I consider them good value Oh...... and I don't buy toasters :)
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    Is Expedia the worst online travel agency to deal with?

    This is why I (almost) exclusively go direct to the source for flights and hotels - I feel for you r0bs - it is not only the money, it is the time wasted :( The one exception is that I use C-Trip to book internal flights in China - have done for years with no problems
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    Is QF Uncompetitive ?

    I do PER-PVG regularly and leaving aside the issue that at the moment I can't get out of PER on QF metal ( :( ), I did the following comparison on OW airlines in J for late June - QF $5200 17 hours travel time CX $5100 12 hours travel time MH $3100 13 hours travel time
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    27th February Big Qantas announcement

    My reply to Lesley......................... "Dear Lesley Thank you for your note regarding the QFF program I appreciate the reassurances. Let me say that I have been a loyal QFF for a number of years – I fly exclusively with Qantas domestically and whenever/wherever I can internationally...
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    Is Business Class worth it??

    Hi Deb Serfty is correct - lots of info on the thread he noted I have done this a few times and try to book as soon as possible after the window opens - 350 days in advance (?) Also, if you have any odd ball locations (this trip - Peru) I do not bother trying to do it on line - I would rather...
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