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    Qantas petition to open state borders

    Qantas is asking people to fill out this : Safely open our borders | Qantas AU to take a petition to the govt etc.
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    <humour> Time to rename the site....

    I don't think anyone (even my QF pilot friends) can claim to be a frequent flyer anymore... So let's come up with some inventive new names... I'll start "Australian inFrequent Flyer" or "Australian Frequent Tryer"....
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    Covid-19 - status pause

    Hi All, wondering what the hive minds view on QFF offering a status pause due to CV-19 is. I do most of my travel within Asia and my work has banned travel til unknown time. I think that QFF should offer status pauses like they do when having children. Thoughts?
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    Add LAX to JFK to existing F award SYD-LAX QF11...

    Hi friends, Have a F award to Lax booked for Sept 26 for myself and the mrs. She now wants to continue to JFK. As you can't book that sector by itself, can I ring QF and just as them to add the sector? Obviously don't want to pay F points for a J trip though... Anyone had any success with...
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    What to do?

    Hello friends. Am flying to LAX with the kids who are spending a week with their aunt at Disney etc. in late sept 2020. Myself and the wonderful women who said “yes”are looking for something different for a relaxing flop within 5 hours of LAX during that week. Then we need to go back to LAX ...
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    QF367 / OZ602

    Hi There, Has anyone tried (wh)Y seat selection on QF367? The seat map only allows for a very small subset of the aircraft compared to the same flight as OZ602. As a WP, can we get access to the other seats? Anyone had any success or do I just need to suck it up? Image on the left is QF367...
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    Change Search parameters

    Hi There, just trying to do some searching, and it says that an airport code is too short to be considered. Perhaps you can add all airport codes to the approved words category for searches.... DPS was the in the search string that I used and the word was rejected as too short. Just an idea....
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    Suggestions: African Lion Safari? 2xadults, 1 x13y/0, 1x 11 y/o

    Hello my adventurous friends, Am looking at taking Myself, Mrs Colster and the mini colster to South Africa and are looking for recommendations/personal references for a safari camp that won’t equat to a deposit on a flat at Bondi :-) April is the time frame, and for the right package, we are...
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    Voucher help.... [bought 1 x $2k for 5, not 5 x $2K for 1]

    Hi All, Not sure if this is a monumental boo-boo or just a limitation that can be fixed by calling up. I bought 5x $2k gift vouchers for myself under one booking reference. When I try to redeem the vouchers against a single flight, it makes me book for 5 people, rather than just 1. Has anyone...
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    Hsinchu, Taiwan - Restaurant Recommendations -100pax

    Hi All, A bit obscure I know, but the AFF brains trust generally delivers :-) Myself and a colleague need to find a restaurant near the Sheraton Hsinchu for 100 people. We don't really want to stay in the hotel as we will be there all week. Criteria : 100 Australians and Kiwis, so think...
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    Fastest landside to airside? [Internationally in Oz]

    departed SYD yesterday with my new shiny ABTC and (had stopwatch running) was airside 1 minute and 54 seconds after I entered the immigration section. Was as 8am on a Sunday morning as well. Is this a record? Love the ABTC. Fastest the other way was six minutes gate to taxi (AKL -SYD flight...
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    QF Lounge @ BKK now Miracle Lounge according to OW

    Just looked at the OW lounge site (Lounge access - over 600 lounges , multi destination flights) and they are saying that QF Pax can go to the Miracle Lounge now, and not the CIP thing. Anyone know if this is the case? According to this: Travel Reviews | Singapore | Plumpflyer it looks far...
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    HK - in town checkin then airport additional bags checkin?

    hi All, Does anyone know if I can check in at the in town checkin in Hong Kong, and then check further baggage in at the airport? Wife wants to do some shopping... flying J on QF.
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    Aircraft Change - QF128 now A330, QF118 now A380... can I change without fee?

    Hi All, QF has decided to change aircraft types on my booking QF128 on 6 Jan 2018 from an A380 to an A330, and then have changed the later QF118 to the A380. I chose QF128 to maximise my chances of a points upgrade, and now it seems that the aircraft change has reduced those chances (fewer J...
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    Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City (large group ~75)

    Hi all, Am doing another tour of duty (conference) in Vietnam and have the privilege of trying to find a restaurant that can cater to ~75 of my extended team. Does anyone have any recommendations? Not mandatory to be Vietnamese food. Thank you in advance, AFF Brains Trust.
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    Business Max bundles - Cost variations

    Hi, Have just booked return SYD-SGN in business. I noticed when I first looked at the pricing, the fare was about $700 each way, and the business max bundle was $200... the tickets I booked were at $485 each way, but the max bundles were $500! Does anyone know if the max bundle prices change...
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    A sad goodbye to M*****0 (passport expiry)

    Am feeling a little sad today as my passport got the chop and I put in the renewal form. 145 different stamps/visas (Multiple entries into many countries) and only 1 page left. I am going to miss knowing all the details off by heart, and now will actually need to look at it before filling out...
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    Asia three ways with the kids...

    Hi all, after our successful trip to Beijing and HKG last year, we are off again this year. Myself, SWMBO, and the two mini Colsters (boys aged 10&11) will be christmassing and NYE this year in Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong. i travel a lot to SIN but never with the kids. Vietnam is also new...
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    MCT @ DCA and DFW?

    Hi All, Have a quick one here. Have a series of flights coming up (booked through AA). All flights booked on one ticket. I have two minimum connection time questions. 1) Arrive in DCA on AA240(from LAX) and transfer to AA2116 with a transit time of 49minutes. This seems too short, but am...
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    Historical loadings?

    Hi Brains Trust, am the lucky owner of a couple of ID90's (don't ask) and am looking at the best time to try and grab a couple of F seats to Europe. As with all industry things, standby until the door t-30mins so we are trying to up the odds by picking a low season slot. SWMBO reckons XMas Day...
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