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    Secrets of travelling light

    Yes (but very little, and very small), and I packed it in my backpack and hung things like headphones, water bottle, jacket on the outside on the return journey.
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    Lounge access (for Shower) - QF MEL-LAX (arr TBIT), UA LAX-IAH (dep T7)

    Yes, I have priority pass, but, as far as I can see, the KAL / Skyteam lounge doesn't open until 9am. I've only got three hours - if I wait 90 minutes for *A or KAL to open, I'm then going to be rushing to make my flight. I think I'll just remain grubby (and plan better next time - AA / US...
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    Lounge access (for Shower) - QF MEL-LAX (arr TBIT), UA LAX-IAH (dep T7)

    Thanks for your reply. Yep, I suspected that might be the case. I wonder if I can get into *A in TBIT. No, I can't. Doesn't open in time. At least the return trip will be OK.
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    Secrets of travelling light

    Did 16 nights (plus two over night flights) with HLO - and no washing. 18x underwear, 18x shirts, jeans, casual trousers, shorts, bathers, bike shorts, exercise top, walking boots, runners, thongs, 500g ground coffee, aero-press, chargers, tablet. Wore walking boots (heavy & bulky), one warm...
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    Lounge access (for Shower) - QF MEL-LAX (arr TBIT), UA LAX-IAH (dep T7)

    I am QF WP and *A Gold (both UA Premier Platinum, and Turkish elite Gold). I am flying through LAX to IAH. Last time I did this, I was flying UA from MEL to LAX (so didn't have to worry about eligibility to get into the UA lounge) I walked straight over to T7, only to discover that there are...
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    Velocity or Star Alliance (if so, which airline) for QF WP?

    Benefits I can use ;) Fair question. I use points on QF for upgrades, classic rewards flights (primarily long haul every couple of years for the family), and enjoy the benefits of WP for my business travel. I don't fly Virgin domestically, so probably won't get value from status benefits or...
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    Velocity or Star Alliance (if so, which airline) for QF WP?

    I'm currently QF WP, will easily retain platinum each year (took just on four months this year), but unlikely to reach P1 (fell about 200 points short last year). A change in travel policy probably sees my AUS - US trips in PE on QF, or J on alternative carriers such as Air NZ, United, etc. I...
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    The WP shadow

    Well 4F was occupied, 4B got filled late with SG, 4E, 5BE, 6BE and 7BE were all empty. Rest of the flight was full.
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    The WP shadow

    It's already T-24, and 4F is still blocked for me (WP). I don't know anyone else on the flight to see what they can see, but EF with a QF WP number (mine) shows it as OPEN, but OLCI shows it as blocked.
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    The WP shadow

    Interesting. QF632 MEL BNE 19 Nov I'm WP, and this is what I see going to check in... 4DEF Full or Blocked. EF shows So 4F is showing as free through EF, but I can't check in to it as WP. EF with Bronze (I don't have ready access to a Gold FF number) shows this I wonder what it...
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    Where to share my loyalty... (won't make P1, but will keep wp - easily)

    Thanks for the suggestions. I wish I'd been thinking ahead and grabbed the opportunity for status matches earlier, but I might see how I go with TK and asking VA and EK. I must admit I do like the QF product, but it seems a waste to earn SCs that don't get me anything more than WP.
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    Where to share my loyalty... (won't make P1, but will keep wp - easily)

    I'm WP and have been for a couple of years, and will be for a couple more, without too much effort. I will miss out on P1 by 235 QF SCs (unless I do a quick MEL-SYD-MEL and bring forward my next MEL-LAX to Oct 31st - ain't gonna happen). The chances of me making P1 next year are lower than...
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    Macquarie Visa Platinum - 40,000 points for $5000 spend - $99 1st Yr Fee

    I just got my second 20k points after two follow ups - my issue was a delay between applying and being approved - despite phone advice when activating the account that I would have the "current" promotions deadlines, they applied the original promotion's deadlines. They did fix it to their...
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    Macquarie Visa Platinum - 40,000 points for $5000 spend - $99 1st Yr Fee

    OK, called on Thursday, Qantas Club passes were in today's mail. That's a win. Still no sign of points, but at least they've done something. Pass expiry April 2015, so plenty of time to give them to someone who needs them.
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    Macquarie Visa Platinum - 40,000 points for $5000 spend - $99 1st Yr Fee

    Just made the "where's my points and passes call". Card activated 7th Dec, first spend not till 7th Jan (Aus Post kindly folded the card through the chip, so I actually had to ring up and order a replacement card the day it arrived, but I activated it ahead of the 13th Dec deadline for the...
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    Two LAX Transfer / Lounge Questions

    Thanks for pointing me to that page - I'd read it, but never as far as the fine print at the bottom: ~ Except for the oneworld lounge at Tom Bradley International Terminal, where Qantas members are allowed two children up to 18 years of age. Bingo - If refused guest and two kids at AA in T4...
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    Two LAX Transfer / Lounge Questions

    I'm starting to figure out the differences - but I don't think I've seen anyone put it so clearly :) Thanks.
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    Two LAX Transfer / Lounge Questions

    Thanks, Oz, I hadn't thought of calling QF to get seating pre-allocated for free - I'll give it a go.
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    Two LAX Transfer / Lounge Questions

    Hi All, long time lurker, rare poster. I'm transiting LAX twice in JAN with my family. I'm WP/OWE, they no status. I'm booked MEL-LAX in J through work, they Y. Arriving LAX on QF93 6:40 departing 9:10 LAX - ASE (this is the only flight each day to ASE on a OW airline). Family is booked...
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    Discussion/Q&A on Best QF Status Run Options

    Re: Best Status Run Options - A quick overview! A bunch of questions - I've read every page of this thread :) What is the best option for 160 (I an pretty sure I will need 155) SCs out of MEL between now and Oct 31? I am likely to earn 150 to 210 SCs on regular flights, and need 95 to 155 SCs...
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