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    expedia.com.au - dubious c/c fees being blamed on the airline.....

    Was recently booking flights MXP-HE-RVN rtn on AY site. Just before paying, I checked expedia just to see if there were any other airlines serving the route. There was nothing really more direct, but noticed that the same flights on expedia.com.au (the Australian site) was over AUD60 cheaper...
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    Problem with QF points posting to AAdvantage

    I am wondering if this is happening to other people..... A few months back I flew 3 QF J flights on an AA-issued DONE4. When the points didn't post to my AA account I lodged a claim, and when they still didn't post 30 days later, I called Aadvantage Customer Service to follow it up. I was told...
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    Aircraft Substitution - A380 to 747 - Skybeds Mk1 or Mk2?

    My partner just received a call from Qantas that our A380 flight tomorrow, 4 April, on QF11 has been substituted for a 747. I know that happens a lot, and it doesn't really bother me if I am on a 747, as long as it has Skybed Mk2. Looking at the seat map, business class shows row 11-18...
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    BA "overseas transaction charge" ?

    I recently purchased a ticket on ba.com in AUD for SYD-SIN-SYD, using my Woolworths Qantas MC Just looked at my credit card statement online, and there is an entry 2 days later listed "overseas transaction charge British Airways", equivalent to 3% of the ticket price. I have purchased tickets...
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    Does BA have a new premium tax (not UK-related)????

    Just got off the phone to AA and was having a award ticket issued SYD-BKK. Was told that there was an additional BA-related premium tax of US$166 for the ticket. I of course know of the UK related departure surcharges for premium tickets, but have never heard of this one before. She wasn't...
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    Jetstar credit card booking from BKK

    I am looking at booking a one-way Jetstar ticket BKK-MEL-SYD.:shock: I know that if I book a similar ticket from QF, then I need to present my credit card to an office somewhere in Bangkok within 2 days of booking. Does anyone know if JQ has the same requirement - I can't find it on their...
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    $100.60 for QF credit card fee

    I recently purchased a QF ticket SYD-HKG-BOM(stop)-SIN-SYD 4 sectors in total. I just noticed at the bottom of the e-ticket that it states the credit card service fee was $100.60. Fare 1168.00 fees+ 281.26 C/card serv fee 100.60 Total 1549.86 I am sure as I was purchasing the ticket...
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    Kingfisher or Jet Airways from Mumbai to Singapore?

    I am currently on a QF ticket, and need to change my return flight from BOM to SYD. My original ticket is QF on both legs, BOM-SIN-SYD. On the date that I need to travel, QF does not fly BOM-SIN, and I have a choice of Kingfisher or Jet. I don't know anything about either of them. Both...
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    QF seating - use my QF NB or AA emerald card?

    Apologies if this has been asked before, but I can't find the answer. I am booking a last minute QF flight to SYD-LHR for this Sunday 24/1 (QF1), 48 hrs on the ground, and returning Wed 27/1 (QF32). All through flights on QF, and all in Y. Yuk. Not looking forward to it. The seat maps don't...
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    Columbus Travel Insurance - delayed luggage claim

    I guess that a fair few people are insured on this forum with Columbus Travel Insurance. I have a multi-trip policy with them. Some of you may not have read the policy word-for-word, in which case you may not realise that you are only covered for Emergency Replacement of Delayed Luggage when...
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    QF17/18 Y+ ticket = J seat??

    I know that this has been mentioned in other threads, particularly on some MEL-LHR flights, but anyway...... On QF17 & QF18, SYD-EZE rtn, Qantas seem to have stopped selling F, they have moved J pax to F seats & upstairs J seats (with J service), and PE appear to be in the remaining J seats...
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    Discounted Qantas Club (targeted) - 46% off

    Not sure if this has been posted before. Received an email from QF overnight offering me QC at a substantial discount: As one of our regular flyers, we'd like to remind you of the benefits you could receive as a member of The Qantas Club. To recognise your ongoing support of Qantas, we're...
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    What is happening with QF107 on 26 June?

    Last weekend I was looking to book a flight SYD-LAX for 26 June. QF was showing QF107 was available for around $730ish one-way (as part of a return ticket). EF was showing 9's for all the the economy cabin. The next morning I checked again, and there was one seat available in economy, and the...
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    Which is better? QF A380 Y or BA 777 Y (with allocated exit row)

    I have to fly to London on Friday, and an amending the return leg of an existing Qantas ticket to do so. It is a cheap economy ticket, and I have a choice between the A380 on QF, and an older BA 777. However, as AA EXP, BA will allow me to preallocate a bulkhead seat (there is...
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    AA EXP- SYD Int First lounge & HNL Admirals Club

    I am travelling tomorrow on JQ SYD-HNL. I have AA EXP, but this is the first time I will be travelling without any QF status. I have a nasty feeling that I will have no lounge access at all, in either the FC or BC lounges? Am I right. On a related note, I am then connecting thru to Barcelona...
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    How often do QF update exchange rates in their systems?

    I have been looking at redeeming a QF award ticket from Europe to Sydney: DUS-LHR-LAX-SYD in economy class (BA/BA/QF), without stopovers (there is only availability via LAX). The points are 64000, which seems correct, but the surcharges are $578 per passenger. Does this seem quite high? A...
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    DONE4 - date/route changes to 1st sector?

    I think I already know the answer to this, but am just checking. If I buy another DONE4, am I able to change the outgoing date and/or the routing, after the ticket has been issued Reason is, the Rand has fallen quite a lot again in the last week (a DONE4 is now $5350), and I know that I will...
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    $765 in AA DONE4 taxes???

    Last week I purchased 2 DONE4s thru AA, South Africa. On one ticket the +++ came in at around A$252 for a fairly simple itinerary: JNB-CPT(stop)-LHR-BCN(stop)-BCN-MAD-MIA(stop)-LAX(stop)-SYD(stop)-JNB On the second ticket, the +++ came in at around A$765, for the following...
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    Seniors travel insurance

    Does anyone have suggestions where to buy travel insurance for a 70 to 80 y.o?? Citibank seems to do it, but the price for 3.5 weeks was around $423, which I thought was a bit high (more than an annual policy for an under 70 year old). Not too worried about cover for any pre-existings, as the...
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    Complimentary Qantas Club Pass??

    I know this has been done to death, but does anyone have a spare QC comp pass?? It's not for me, but for my mother, I promise.. Seriously, my mother is meeting me in JNB (she won't let me say her age, but lets say it is waaay past retirement age), to start a DONE4 together. This is her...
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