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    Up to 50 SCs for shopping at the Qantas Store

    For those in the market for a new toaster: https://store.qantas.com/au/status-credits Limited time only: Earn up to 50 bonus Status Credits For the first time ever, enjoy bonus Status Credits when you shop before 4 November 2021. Simply use a minimum of: 20,000 points and earn 10 bonus Status...
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    EV vs ICE vehicle comparison

    It isn't. I have a record of every charge I've ever done via the excellent TeslaMate datalogger which also tracks charge cost. There's nothing selective about my overall charge cost in that it even includes the lost FIT that I don't recieve when I charge off solar PV at home. I didn't suggest...
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    QantasLink Flight Emergency Landing at BNE

    Looks like a bit of a scare for passengers today on QF2420 https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/qantaslink-flight-forced-into-emergency-landing-at-brisbane-airport/news-story/e8ec43f59530a87b58c1d89c40934a0c Issues with the Dash 8's landing gear were reportedly the cause...
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    SC earning with Points Club and Award Flights

    Yes. I have been awarded 72 SCs for QF93 MEL to LAX, in J Classic Award (so U class). Which matches the table linked. I'm pretty happy with that SC earn rate (or any, really) for a Classic Rewards flight so thumbs up from me.
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    Thomas Cook Collapses

    The CEO of British travel firm Thomas Cook said it was a “deeply sad day” and apologised “to millions” after the cash-strapped travel company went into compulsory liquidation, leaving 600,000 holiday-makers stranded worldwide. The UK Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed the tour operator, one...
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    UA MP Miles no longer expire

    Just got an email from United, who mention that a-la Delta, their miles no longer expire after 18 months:
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    Miami air B737 overruns runway into river in Jacksonville, FL

    https://7news.com.au/news/disaster-and-emergency/jacksonville-plane-crash-commercial-aircraft-crashes-into-florida-river-c-93601 A plane carrying at least 140 people has crashed into a river in Jacksonville, Florida. The Boeing 737 was arriving from Guantanamo Bay when it skidded off the runway...
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    Minor BA16 drama as oxygen masks drop

    Passengers’ fear as oxygen masks drop on British Airways flight British Airways passengers were left terrified after a pilot blunder led to the oxygen masks dropping mid-flight. Flight BA16 was travelling from Singapore to London when, two hours into the flight, problems began to occur...
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    Incident on QF706 ADL to CBR

    Mid-air emergency as loud bang is heard on Qantas flight Frightened passengers donned oxygen masks as their Qantas flight to Canberra was diverted to Melbourne following a depressurisation emergency this morning. A loud bang could reportedly be heard from the back of the plane before it made a...
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    Pakistan Airspace Closure

    Due to the current skirmish, access to Pakistani airspace has been restricted. Previous North India airspace closures have been reopened, however. The relevant current closure notice is below: Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan has officially closed its airspace until further notice & issued...
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    Gatwick chaos: Police 'could shoot down drone'

    Police 'could shoot down' Gatwick drone Sussex Police has received about 50 reports of a drone being flown around the airport since Wednesday evening. Det Ch Supt Jason Tingley said shooting the drone was discounted earlier but is a "tactical option" and something which is being "continually...
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    Tigerair flight forced to return to Sydney after 'threat'

    Tigerair flight forced to return to Sydney after 'threat' A Tigerair flight bound for Melbourne has been forced to return to Sydney after an on board “incident”. Australian Federal Police officers were called to meet Tigerair flight TT271 when it touched down at 8.35pm when the crew became...
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    Flight Change - Rebooking Question

    Hi All, Just a question - I had a direct flight from SIN - MEL scheduled for some months from now which got cancelled by QANTAS. They advised me that they had rebooked me onto an earlier flight for the day. I used the opportunity to change (without fee) to another flight which has 2 legs...
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