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    The Funniest Upgrade Story Ever...?

    A young business associate and one of his mates recently flew QF to a long-haul overseas destination (departure city and o/s destination withheld to protect identity of Qantas employee). At the international economy check-in counter, "Mr Smooth Talker" told check-in attendant "My girlfriend is...
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    Points Usage Dilemma: QF A380 Biz Class or Virgin Atlantic Upper Class?

    For a trip to London in October 2010, my wife & I have two options we are considering for using some of our American Express points with either Qantas or Virgin Atlantic: Qantas A380 business class SIN-LHR (84,000 points per pax one-way) Virgin Atlantic Upper Class HKG-LHR (50,000 points per...
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    Paid Upgrades on Departure with UA?

    Just wondering if anyone has been able to pay for an upgrade to Business Class with United on departure from Melbourne or Sydney to LAX or SFO within the last couple months? I have read on some forums about people having paid $500-$750 to upgrade to Biz Class on some trans-Pacific flights with...
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    Reduction in QFF Points Awarded for StarClass???

    This morning I received an email from Forethought Research, inviting me to participate in a survey for Jetstar, which took approximately fifteen minutes to complete. Judging from the questions, I'm afraid that Jetstar is unfortunately considering quite significant changes to their StarClass...
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    Anyone flown Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy???

    If anyone has flown premium economy with Virgin Atlantic recently, I'd like to know your experience/thoughts. I'm taking my wife to Italy for her birthday in October, flying SYD-HKG with VS using points for premium economy. I've flown AKL-SFO in PE with Air NZ, so assume the seats & service on...
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    Upgrade Stories, Tricks, Tips, etc.

    Sitting in Qantas Club at CNS, waiting for return flight to BNE for the 15 Status Credits needed to re-qualify as Gold Qantas Frequent Flyer for another year. Thought to start a Thread devoted to Upgrades (stories, tricks, tips, etc.), so will share one to start: 3 August 2006, SYD-BNE...
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    The Best Option for Double Transfer of Points?

    Does anyone have a particular recommendation as to the best strategy for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points, or Diners Club points to airline or hotel points programs? Both Amex and Diners points convert/transfer into Qantas Frequent Flyer points on a one to one basis...
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    Qantas Upgrade Story (NOT!)

    Against my better judgement, and also against the advice of some respondents to my initial post about using 70,000 QF frequent flyer points to upgrade to business class on a BNE-LAX flight, I decide to try to do so, to join a colleague who was using upgrade credits for a business class seat...
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    Upgrade Advice

    I am a new member on this forum, but have been a frequent traveller for both business and pleasure since 1985. I will be flying QF's new direct BNE-LAX-BNE service later this month in economy class, and am seeking advice as to whether I should use 70,000 QF points to upgrade in each...
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