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    Share information about good airfares you have discovered

    One consistently cheap airfare is Air Niugini's flight from Brisbane to Tokyo return once a week via Port Moresby. It is usually in the sub A$1000 bracket and the service is aboard a 767 and not usually packed full. Good straight Qantas type service and food. Can't understand why it is not...
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    QFF programme changes - AGAIN! Can't be good news?

    Qantas have made a calculated commercial decision to change the amount of points needed for most trips. That is OK with me; business is business. However they have made this retrospective, and that is not OK with me. We collected FF points believing that we would be able to travel those...
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    QFF programme changes - AGAIN! Can't be good news?

    Return Brisbane / Tokyo was 50000 is now 60000. My points have been devalued by 20%. So much for loyalty. Thanks a lot Qantas. It is very hard not to be cynical about banks and airlines when the banks went from one point per dollar to .5 of a point and now Qantas lift their requirment. So...
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    altitude increases reward points reqd retrospectively

    I change my Altitude points into Qantas ff points as soon as possible, as I deeply distrust the banks after the Ansett affair. There is an old Chinese proverb which is worth remembering: "Do it now"
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    Nominate your favourite airport and why...

    There are lifts at Narita and with heavy bags it is worth the look around to find them. This is the case on more and more stations in the Tokyo area now. As I try to tell many visitors to Tokyo, if they just slow down a bit and read the signs they will end up saving a lot of time and effort...
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    Halving the number of FF points

    Nice ANZ lady rang me today and said , no they cannot garantee that they will not change their points policy. She said no bank would do this.
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    ANZ or Westpac, that is the question.

    Nice ANZ lady rang me today and said , no they cannot garantee that they will not change their points policy. She said no bank would do this.
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    Halving the number of FF points

    I have just written to ANZ saying that I am a Westpac gold card holder and because Westpac have reduced their FF points, how long can they (ANZ) garantee they will keep their current 1:1 system up to $2500. Similarly I have writen to Westpac asking them why I should not change to ANZ since...
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    ANZ or Westpac, that is the question.

    I have just written to ANZ saying that I am a Westpac gold card holder and because Westpac have reduced their FF points, how long can they (ANZ) garantee they will keep their current 1:1 system up to $2500. Similarly I have writen to Westpac asking them why I should not change to ANZ since...
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    Airline Survey on the web

    My late wife was Japanese and in all her many flights between Tokyo and Australia never once experienced anything but equal treatment from Qantas or JAL staff. A lot of it is in over-sensitive peoples minds, if you want to feel insulted then you can usually find a reason. I reckon if I had to...
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    Airline Survey on the web

    Just in case any of you have not seen this site, it surveys quite a large number of the world airlines. There are flyers reports which are informative and sometimes quite funny in that they have probably happened to you as well. Go to: www.carsurvey.org and select Airline Survey at the top...
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    QFF points not added to account after OS travel...

    One important issue emerging here is that it is so often the PEOPLE you deal with that is critical to the smooth running of your business. Be it flying or anything else. I have always preached that such transactions are a two way street, if you provide your supplier will all the information...
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    The things Qantas and Boeing talk about

    Oz-mark, just print off the last two replies and keep them in the draw. 2020? I think I am in for a free drinky!!
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    The things Qantas and Boeing talk about

    Don't worry OZ-Mark, The executive team of knockers have locked in on Singapore Airlines just like Bush has locked in on Iraq and in both cases there is no backing of. One quote should make it clear to you that they know all there is to know about everything to do with aviation: "Nobody with...
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    QC Guest Passes

    Why would the guests want to go into such places? The way they swoop on the peanuts might give us some clue to their origin! Throw the passes away and give us important people a break!!
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    Free Upgrading ? (discussion)

    Why is it when people get near an aircraft or an airport they suddenly feel SPECIAL? They have just left home where they pay the same for food and rates as everyone else and they have just parked their car in the same size carpark as everyone else, but when they get to the departure lounge they...
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    What's the best FF program on Star Aliance?

    Flew with the much vaunted SIA once from Bangkok to Syd. The blokes and girls smiled continuously, even to all those pests who have to have special meals. But the seats were jammed together as close as I can ever remember. On the subject of "special meals" I saw one person who was given a...
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    What does this abbreviation mean

    Alien, Don't be mislead, within the airport industry these CIP passengers are know as - Conceited, Irritating, Prats.
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    Frequent Flyer Program Comparison Guide

    Alien, There is one if you join the club at the top of this page.
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    Frequent Flyer Books

    Alien, You probably read the guff our American friend wrote for free, but I have to agree with him that the best value you can get out of frequent flyer points is to use them for flying. Just divide them into the fare that you would have had to pay and then do the same thing with some of the...
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