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    From one extreme to another - In search of the lights

    Left Australia a week ago when the temperature was in the 30’s, now sitting in Helsinki at 0 degrees and tomorrow heading north to Ivalo in Finnish Lapland where today it was – 33 degrees. Background Travel has been a bit restricted these last couple of years as I have very willingly helped...
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    IHG Accelerate 2016 (1 Jan -30 April)

    IHG are repeating the Accelerate promotion. Log in to see your offers. https://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/offers/q1accelerate16/registration
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    Help- urgent advice for emergency trip this weekend to Bangkok

    Hi Bangkok experts I have just booked flight to Bangkok on Saturday for two of us to see extremely ill family member in hospital. Any suggestions for best hotel or hotel location with easy access from airport and to Phramongkutklao Hospital. I am not familiar with the different Bangkok areas...
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    Try your luck with the Mystery Bonus

    Do you have the luck of the Irish? Buy or gift miles through March 26, 2014, and you’ll get or give a 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% bonus – up to 50,000 bonus miles.* Just enter your Dividend Miles number to find out your mystery bonus. Our family have 8 accounts, 2 of which have 100% bonus and...
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    Save up to 40% on purchase of miles until Feb 17.

    Email from mileage plus: Purchase award miles now and save up to 40%. Buy MileagePlus® award miles for less and start planning your next getaway. For a limited time, save up to 40% on miles you can use toward award travel to more than 1,300 destinations with United® or Star Alliance™ member...
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    Share 100% bonus Sept 30 - Oct 15 2013

    New share miles promo available https://membership.usairways.com/en-US/dividendmiles/programdetails/purchasemiles/sharemiles.html Share Miles Help friends or family reach their travel goals. Share your Dividend Miles with someone you love! Step 1: Provide membership information Limited...
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    Travel to and in Europe with 13 month old?

    Calling all you experienced AFFs out there - can you help with some questions re a trip to Europe I am taking in August with my daughter and 13 month old grand-daughter? 1. Flying TG mixture of F and J with infant booked into own seat. What is the best way to secure infant in seat, has...
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    Award flights SYD - Central America ?

    My daughter wants to visit Central America mid March -April 2012. She has asked me to try and find award flights (first or business class) using her US Air miles (but if necessary I could use my AA miles). I have never been to Central America so would appreciate any suggestions on best...
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    Bye bye Gold

    Feling a bit sad, just dropped from Gold to Silver.:( For a number of years I had managed to just scrape up enough SC to retain Gold but illness prevented that this year. I had hoped to get the offer for double status credits or the email asking what my future travel plans were but I guess...
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    Thanks Qantas

    Sitting here remembering this time last year in Paris and I realised over the last year my Qantas experiences have all been positive. 1. In May 2 for 1 deal PE SYD - LHR return and points upgrade to Business BKK - LHR meant arriving reasonably refreshed at a good price. 2. Had purchased...
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    A blast from the past

    Just activated my next diners club card and noticed that this one has "Golden Wing" and my old golden wing number embossed on the card under my name. Card issued 3 years ago didn't have this. Card was not a free for life but did have a reduced annual fee which has continued. However am I...
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    Warning QF BPAY booking cancellation

    Email just received from Qantas We have not received a BPAY payment for: Booking Reference: xx_xx Passenger: xx_xx Payment was due by midnight 20 Apr 2009. As a result your booking has been cancelled. If you made a BPAY payment for this booking after this time the payment will be...
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    International phone and internet advice needed

    I am seeking some advice from those more technically capable than me on the best phone and internet methods for international roaming. A family member and I are going to Europe (mainly France with few days UK and Netherlands) for a month in May. I usually divert all calls to voicemail...
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    Disability and trip to Europe?

    Any advice gratefully received. I am in the midst of booking a long overdue holiday to France and the Netherlands in May. My travel companion has a mobility disability; uses stick, maximum walking pace is just average, can do steps but not too many, gets tired easily and usually needs slow...
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    Cost vs comfort question

    Hi everone 1st time I have ever posted to any board. However have enjoyed reading the collective wisdom and humour on this board over the past few years. Thanks. Now here is my problem. Want to fly Sydney to Chicago on 14 May and return 18 May (late as possible out of Chicago)...
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