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    Air NZ Lounge access in Brisbane?

    Flew out in J in New Years Eve. The SQ lounge in BNE was unpleasantly full. I wandered down to the Air NZ lounge and was denied access - as I'm usually a OW flyer, I wasn't sure on the rules so accepted this without argument. However I'm now wondering if NZ should have permitted access? The...
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    SYD passport scanner - "Please activate Windows"...

    Went through Sydney self service passport control yesterday and was amused to notice (in fine print) a message requiring Windows activation on the display on the passport reader... Surely the Federal Government isn't pirating Microsoft software :) Has anyone else noticed this?
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    Jetstar clickbaiting - $169 Syd to Honolulu

    For the past few weeks I've regularly had ads appearing in my browser from Jetstar for Syd Hnl flights for $169. I've searched every date through to June 30 and the cheapest is $339. I imagine this is just Jetstar being sloppy, but isn't offering something that isn't actually available for that...
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    AirNZ reward seats can only be economy or business class? Seriously?

    AirNZ reward seats can only be economy or business class, not PE? Seriously? Tracked down some PE reward seats to HNL, availability shows on Expertflyer.Call Virgin Australia - Sorry, we can only book economy or business class fares on Air New Zealand!Madness!
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    Virgin Australia partner reward availability continues to worsen...

    I noticed recently that there were a number of reward seats available on the Etihad site which were not available on either the VA site or through the contact centre. I've monitored these flights for a while (2 or 3 weeks) and they've never found their way to VA, despite still being available...
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    NZ Herald: Hilary Barry's extreme flight (AKL-WLG-AKL status run :) )

    Imagine if the NZ Herald realised the lengths some of us (well me, anyway) will go to keep status. An NZ news presenter flies to Wellington for lunch to reach / maintain status; makes the NZ Herald website front page: Hilary Barry's extreme flight - Entertainment - NZ Herald News
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    Etihad redemption seats not consistently available through VA?

    It used to be that you could fairly reliably book any "guestseat" that was available on the Etihad site via the VA contact centre. This doesn't seem to be the case any more, there are a number of dates in July that are available on the Etihad site but are not available either through the VA...
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    Qantas boss: Jetstar unfairly targetted (New Zealand Herald)

    This was featured in the NZ Herald today. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce complains Jetstar has been unfairly targeted - - Business - NZ Herald News I thought it was amusing given my own NZ Jetstar experience pre Xmas. I was booked on the same (cancelled) flight as these school kids: Jetstar customers...
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    Gifting the Amex Velocity Platinum free flight?

    I've just been approved for this card - hopefully Burmans will receive the referrer link points :) Does anyone know if it is possible to have the free flight issued in my wife's name? I need eligible sectors more than I need the free flight at the moment. Thanks
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    Tonight's Jetstar Fare Frenzy

    Noticed OOL-AKL $99, return $158. Finishes tonight at 8pm...
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    Best airlines BNE - > LHR for unaccompanied minors?

    I know there have been some old threads on this (or similar) but I'm interested in any recent UM experiences on long-haul flights. I need to send two kids (14 and 8 at time of travel) to the UK from BNE, ideally one stop. Kids are PS with QF, but am open to all / any options as the...
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    Unaccompanied Minors when booking the QF codeshare on EK operated flights?

    Just looking at options to send two of my kids as UMs to see their grandparents in the UK. Ex-BNE, QF options require transitting SYD or MEL, while using the EK flights removes this requirement. The kids will be nearly 14 and 8 at the time of travel. I'd prefer to book on the QF codeshare as...
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    swapping J to Y / Y to J with wife on Jetstar...

    A left field question, but I need some SCs but can't justify punting the whole family into J - it's a daytime flight of 6 hours or so. What I'd like to do is buy myself a J seat and the wife and kids 3 Y seats - but in the interest of domestic harmony, I'd like to sit in Y with the kids (while...
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    Cancel then immiediately rebook the same P class JASA ticket

    Just curious if it is possible to cancel an existing P class FASA booking then rebook using the same seat and points? Is the P seat immediately available for reallocation? Are the points immediately returned to my account? The reason I ask is that the new "simpler, fairer" flying will deliver...
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    A WP farewell tour - any must vist F lounges?

    I'm planning to enjoy my last 8 months of WP before a certain drop to SG. With a return trip to Europe coming up, I can take pretty much any route I'd like -so are there any lounges that I must see in my WP swan song? I've already checked off the MEL and SYD QF F lounges.... DXB perhaps? HKG...
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    Double allocated seat QF flight no, EK metal in Manage Your Booking

    Booked myself and my son in J, seats 7K, 8J on QF8771 (AKL-BNE) Created a new booking for my daughter using her QFF number as she decided at the last minute to come. Have managed to allocate her 7K on the same flight! Logged in and out a number of times as assumed I've made some mistake /...
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    Visa/MC Debit card for a 15 y/o?

    Just trying to work out options for my daughter who has two trips to Europe coming up (lucky thing!) - both before her 16th birthday. I'd like her to have a Visa debit card of some form in case of emergencies. The only option I've found so far is HSBC who will permit it if the account is...
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    $120 card fee when paying $270 redemption payment...

    Just booking some 4 reward tickets one way to the UK. Got all the way through, payment of $270 required by credit card (which admittedly is pretty good!). However, when I choose any of the credit card options (and there is no other payment option) I'm slugged with a $120 credit card surcharge -...
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    Booking reward tickets from the Caribbean - call centre only?

    Just had a gander online and couldn't see any way of booking flights from the Caribbean. I was trying to book UVF-LGW. I guess the only option is via the call centre?
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    Changing name on return segment of a ticket for adult accompanying kids?

    I suspect the answer is no way, but here's my problem: 3 kids flying return to Europe. I'm flying with them on the way up, my wife will be bringing them home. I think my only options are: - 3 return tickets for the kids and one-ways for me and my wife (a bit messy as two booking refs in each...
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