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  1. Bob

    Chance of QF upgrades or spare seats to lie on BNE LHR BNE in Sept

    Thanks everyone for your ideas. I ended up with J class SIN to LHR and Y class LHR to SIN on points with BA, plus Y travel BNE to SIN with chance of an upgrade on QF. Cheers
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    Chance of QF upgrades or spare seats to lie on BNE LHR BNE in Sept

    Greetings all, it has been quite a while since I posted or met up with any of you good people. My business reasons for flights disappeared a few years ago. However, my wife and I will soon be grandparents in Sept, so we are off to the UK to meet grandchild #1. I still have about 530000 QF...
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    Flight ex Brisbane to Lima and then ex Rio back to Brisbane

    My daughter is planning a trip in South America starting at the beginning of Dec in Lima and finishing about 25 Dec in Rio. Any ideas on the best fares from Brisbane to connect with this tour? Thanks in advance
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    RTW out of Africa

    Thanks for the replies and the link - very useful. I see on the Fares Comparison map that Accra in Ghana is meant to be $7100. I had a quote from an agent in Accra that was $17000 - so perhaps they quoted for separate flights rather than RTW - I will have to recheck. I tried using the OneWorld...
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    RTW out of Africa

    Hi All I am currently working on and off in Ghana. I normally purchase my tickets in Australia and fly between Australia and Ghana via Dubai with Emirates. However, I am considering alternatives that would involve a RTW ticket so that I can visit North America and South Africa later in the...
  6. Bob

    Pay Bills with Amex ???

    Stephen65, was the 7% discount with Origin for any particular reason? or only for some cards, etc? Thanks
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    JT is quietly going

    Agree - you can't create a team just by calling them one - you have to behave in accordance with some core values.
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    Brisbane Drinks 19th October - Come celebrate my birthday

    Sounds like a date - there is a good chance that Evil1 and I will be able to attend this epic birthday bash.
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    Announcing our New Velocity Frequent Flyer Program

    In the PER lounge - but they don't have the instant status match stuff. I'll just have to wait patiently till it is done via email.
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    Announcing our New Velocity Frequent Flyer Program

    I agree - too often a punitive measure is brought in that affects everyone. That is the easy copout. The more respectful approach is to target the individual wrongdoer/s.
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    When was your first flight ?

    According to my TAA Junior Flyers' Club logbook - 20/11/57 Flight 461 TSV BNE, 3 hrs flight time - maybe a Viscount? Not forgetting to note the Member's Pledge on the cover: As a member of the TAA Junior Flyers' Club I will always be courteous, kind and helpful to everyone. I will help my...
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    Announcing our New Velocity Frequent Flyer Program

    I remember when Ansett not only had ATA to the GW lounge, but as a member you got free bus travel between airport and city. They withdrew that privilege because of the large number of members who lived near Tullamarine, parked at the airport, had breakfast, travelled to work and back on the free...
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    Announcing our New Velocity Frequent Flyer Program

    It often comes back to "have to do", given QF withdrawing from some routes.
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    Announcing our New Velocity Frequent Flyer Program

    Just as I was about to qualify as Gold with DJ, they are going to comp me to Platinum :lol: Hope the status match can be done in PER lounge on Sat AM. Great to see this result - thanks Virgin
  15. Bob

    First class taster

    Too much detail :mrgreen:
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    Building a stronger Qantas

    Still waiting...
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    First class taster

    I would have loved a trip in F with QF to LHR, but at nearly double the points required and no availability there was really no choice.
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    Building a stronger Qantas

    Agreed - just guessing, but the value of the average overseas holiday would provide someone in Australia a job for a few months at least. (Of course, that may mean less income for Qantas, which may lead to more job losses...)
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    First class taster

    Enjoy the experience - look forward to the TR. In a few months I will be checking out F with MH via KUL to LHR so it will provide a good comparison.
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    Building a stronger Qantas

    I agree - of course a business needs to be profitable - in the same way that we need air to enable us to breathe. But for what purpose do we breathe? Surely not just to breathe air! I would suggest that a truly great business (e.g. one that will thrive for another 90 years) must constantly...
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