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  1. CaptJCool

    AFF Member Stock Discussion

    Square circles on Afterpay deal price rockets https://www.fool.com.au/2021/08/02/afterpay-asxapt-share-price-up-29-after-takeover-fy-2021-update/
  2. CaptJCool

    AFF Member Stock Discussion

    Thought you’d all find this interesting @QF WP seems similar to Schroeders https://intl.assets.vgdynamic.info/intl/australia/documents/resources/Vanguard_2020_Index_Chart_poster_A1.pdf
  3. CaptJCool

    Australia to Reduce Incoming Int. Passenger Capacity from July 2021

    We discussed this earlier up thread and it was determined there weren’t exactly vast numbers of first-time exemptions (let alone multiple-time exemptions) who had already joined the return to Australis queue given expectations they were at least 3 months away.... for those who left Australia...
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    Australia to Reduce Incoming Int. Passenger Capacity from July 2021

    There’s 3 logistical issues that have created this diabolical situation 1. We chose only 4 vaccines. UQ fell over, AZ Clotted and Biden banned exports of Pfizer and Moderna still coming. Stephen Duckett Grattan institute explained this well. 2. Number of approved travel exemptions Who...
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    flight credit vouchers not appearing on bookings page

    Following my earlier post, I seem to have 3 types of credits... 1 group listed on the QF website bookings list the next two 1 group that originated from gift vouchers for which the booking refs are accessible as “shell items”, so they can be seen online merely a placeholder so to speak 1 group...
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    flight credit vouchers not appearing on bookings page

    Just as an aside, I don’t have all my flight credits listed on the account. My understanding is this is because they were originally “gift vouchers” so they fall in an alternative bucket..... the 4 that are have 31 December 2023 expiry dates...
  7. CaptJCool

    Life Time Gold - The [Realistic] Holy Grail

    When the challenge was harder, less $ to spend kids, mortgage, super, taxes I burned along now the challenge is easy, (gifted 600 SCs), financial obligations are 99% done, I’m stumbling along to LTG... maybe will arrive someday ....
  8. CaptJCool

    Australian state border restrictions

    Gosh QF cancelled 15 flights into Melbourne today... https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/flights/virgin-australia-cuts-flights-due-to-victorias-covid19-outbreak/news-story/daf13cb13a446360bf81d8edd9074eb1 lockdown...
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    Australian state border restrictions

    SA jumped up the borders but yesterday. Unaccustomed as I am to breakfast with former workmates, I did go. The business owner mentioned he’d been at Collingwood v Port at the MCG on Sunday .... then came the announcement Tier 3 - Monitor for symptoms Anyone who has visited this location...
  10. CaptJCool

    Superannuation Discussion + market volatility

    Aside the PC.gov.Au the Retirement income review made a half-baked effort to show it on page 249 this shows the “WEEKLY” in kind support.... this second chart would need the first annualised then split by household size then chucked on top for as many years as one remains alive. ( at...
  11. CaptJCool

    Superannuation Discussion + market volatility

    productivity commission around 2016,,,,
  12. CaptJCool

    Superannuation Discussion + market volatility

    March 2021 figures now in Italy 86,978 Iraq 7,761 Greece 65,864 Dec 2020. 2,581,354 Mar 2021. 2,591,187 64.2% that’s an extra net 35,000 In a three-quarters of a year out of approx 217,000 turning 66(?) many or their partners still working or ? and with from July 2021 another 6...
  13. CaptJCool

    Super Moon Flight

    This popped up while i checked something on the QF Site https://www.qantas.com/au/en/promotions/super-moon-scenic-flight.html looks like a Super Sinatra coughtail bar....lol Arrive at the Qantas Business lounge from 5.30pm for a pre-flight coughtail party including surprise entertainment...
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    Government to halve flight prices in $1.2bn tourism plan

    I figured tics were on sale til at least 31 July So here’s a data point for you immediately after the Adelaide event at star of Siam I took a look and there were Zero half price fares to Melb for the following weekend.... by Tues or We’d there were... go figure . presumably as fares aren’t...
  15. CaptJCool

    Qantas announces major ADL capacity increase and new routes

    I suspect Adelaide has been popular for pricing reasons 1. SATC Campaign where fares were $99 one way even from Perth 2. Half off fares include Adelaide and that still goes on 3. KI while direct from Melb isnt from elsewhere and people have responded to helping the post bushfire recovery 4. we...
  16. CaptJCool

    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    Dug up some stats on approved exemptions which were obtained by an immigration agent 58,000 outbound approvals for Australian PR & citizens 14,000 inbound approvals for non-citizens https://www.abcdiamond.com.au/travel-ban-exemption-requests-for-outward-travel/ so this adds to the issue in...
  17. CaptJCool

    SkyBus gone up again :( [$19.75 one way]

    Profits flow through to da da da da. A Canadian pension fund https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-news/1904/skybus-operator-to-acquire-transit-australia-group-bustech-not-included https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-news/1806/melbourne-skybus-contract-overhaul-airport-rail-line-coming wow $2...
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    Yea I saw that just now who woulda thunk? the positive take-out from this is that we do have international flights between Australia and New Zealand The other lesson we might contemplate is that this constant picking up of dregs trickling down from hotel quarantine shows us that trickle down...
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    Adelaide dinner 1 May 2021

    Super night
  20. CaptJCool

    Adelaide dinner 1 May 2021

    I’m showing up at 8ish ar Star of Siam (unless the Tas election result becomes obvious) and as Buzz said, pretty sure there’s one spare seat
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