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    Qantas / QantasLink launches multiple new Tasmanian flights

    That's interesting. I was talking to Qantas (in orange coats!) staff on Sunday, whilst waiting to fly LST-SYD. They were talking about 717's into LST. Apparently they won't take Dash 8's beyond MEL. Not sure why but I'm wondering if it's a reserve range issue? Anyone know the answer? I'll be...
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    Economics 101

    I've a question that I've been putting to friends in the appropriate fields and I'm starting to feel like an elephant's child. I suspect it's only the 1.5 m distancing that has stopped me feeling much warmer! I'm hoping some economically minded persons here can help. I'm puzzled about the whole...
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    Escort between flights Dubai

    I have a daughter (15) travelling to Munich from Melbourne with Emirates. As it's panned out, she's travelling alone. She's a capable girl and reasonably comfortable with this but, as a parent, I'm concerned about the transition between flights at Dubai. Neither of us have ever been through...
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    Valuing points for international flights

    Curious as to how people value points for international use? I have a family member travelling to Munich at the end of the year. It's a group thing so we just fork over cash and they travel the cheapest way. Out of interest, I investigated how it would work out if I were able to use Qantas...
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    Jetstar pricing practices - are they illegal?

    I’d be interested in opinions on this one. I’ve been considering some Jetstar charging practices and would like to hear any others that people consider dodgy. I understand the compromises you make when you go with a LCC but I’m finding some recent experiences concerning. 1. Changing a flight...
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    Unable to book with Jetstar?! [web error]

    I'm slightly bemused as the problem I have. I have need for four of us to be in Brisbane for April next year. Plenty of warning, so thought I'd book some cheap flights. Put details into Jetstar search, reach the select flight times and I get; "You don't have permission to access...
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    Noise cancelling headphones for teenager

    I'm chasing advice on a purchase. Daughter (14) has two trips to Europe happening next year. Thinking this may solve the Christmas present question, I'm considering headphones. I have absolutely no experience in this area as I only fly domestically (earning money to indulge children!) and I read...
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    Best way to get to Vaasa Finland?

    I've been asked to submit a quote to spend a week in Vaasa, helping out on a project and I'm hoping for some suggestions as to the most efficient way to get there in comfort. I know there's at least one other business quoting on this work so I can't go crazy but if it's a choice of flying the...
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    When is fraud, not fraud? [Car rental charges after return]

    Interested in opinions on this topic. Bit of a rant so please ignore if rants offend. The scenario is a simple car hire in a NSW regional area. As is common, there's a 200 km/day limit. Google places the job at 186 km from the nearest airport. No problem. Two day return trip, sums add up. Just...
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    Dubious Jetstar booking behaviour.

    I encountered a strange, and to me, highly dubious problem this morning. I was booking a return trip to Sydney. Unfortunately, ex Launceston, if I want a direct flight, I have to travel Jetstar. That said, I generally don't mind them. I book a max bundle, which gives me much the same as flex on...
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    Domestic aircraft allocation (Qantas)

    I'm sure this question has been asked before but my searching hasn't given me an answer. If I'm flying domestic with Qantas, what's the best way for me to know in advance, what aircraft I'll be sitting in? Technically, my ticket tells me, but the theory does not always match the reality. I've...
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    Should Qantas sack their website team?

    This question came to me as I was perusing the Qantas "Help" section. My original question was "what Australian airports does Qantas fly into?" My work takes me to all sorts of places and as I like to support the local product, I generally fly Qantas. Sometimes I find myself on Rex, which I...
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    Most pleasant trip to Fiji

    I've been asked to do a work trip; LST - NAN (late May, early June). I'm not paying for it so have limited control over cost. Basically the bean counters will keep it cheap but I may have some influence as to choices. I have silver status with Qantas which might just tip over to gold by the...
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