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    How to redress being bumped off flight Tehran - BKK.Advice needed.

    It is a bother gor me. Have managed to change QR inferior J class seating into later flight to BKK on 787 which be infinitely more comfy with great staff service in cabin.. Stop over will be 4 hrs but hear lounge has family rooms for naps. Lesson learnt a negotiate to get best deal. Do not...
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    How to redress being bumped off flight Tehran - BKK.Advice needed.

    I purchased ticket business class directly from Oman in SYD office. Confirmed on Feb 28th. This morning received email out of blue confirming that I am now leaving Tehran 5 hrs later and flying Qatar, arriving BKK at 12.45 p.m. Not happy as think 737 J Class may be inferior to Oman as am too...
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    How to redress being bumped off flight Tehran - BKK.Advice needed.

    Have confirmed ticket Tehra MCT BKK issued 28 Feb. Today received email saying overbooked and replacement flight not suitable as have meetings in.BKK at 0800 and 1200. Spoken nicely to Oman staff and obviously higher authorities have made decision. Is there any avenue of appeal or room for...
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    Garuda 5-20% off flights bought 3-9th Augusr

    Emailed promo on line only. Code GOTF. Fares to Indonesia, Asia and Europe. Travel 6th August till 30 April 2018. Flights from Melbourne are clunky with lengthy stopovers e.g 6 hrs in Bali so check routes carefully.
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    Malaysian airlines $588 Mel-Delhi return

    Found this fare on OzBargain.com.au and posted by iwantthatflight.com.au rep today. Also comment under post tells you how to get $50 visa within one day. Cheaper than using agent.
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    $1210 J class round trip on PR MEL/SYD to S.E Asia

    Interesting info on stopover policy from PR. Sydney office said stopover and transfers are available ONLY if booked by Australian travel agent or their office and only for flights originating in Australia. I then checked about price match with local Flight Centre. Provided the web agency has...
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    Royal Brunei $905 Economy return MEL LHR October November 17

    Just read this on OzBargain and checked it on iwantthatflight.com.au Fly in 787, one stop in Brunei and one in Dubai. I enjoy getting out and stretching my legs. No alcohol served. Can also do combination Y there and business back which will be dearer. Reckon there will be light loadings and...
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    CX book & GO OZ to HKG from $625

    Melbourne is a little dearer. Royal Brunei is shorter duration on one stop flight.
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    PR Australia- USA or Canada return $830 to $980

    Looked at J Mel to BKK and on Sunday departures and Tuesday return the flights only have 3 hr plus stop over BUT other days seem to have at least 30 hr on one leg. Very cheap at a tad less than AUS1200 in business . Not sure about plane or punctuality. Was looking October and November as we...
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    My recent changi experience with family

    The swimming pool at Changi is great for adults and kids. Open air so may not be as much fun if rainy . You have to pay but you get towel and tetra pak fruit juice. Take your own toiletries. Cost US $15 a few years ago.
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    Policy to cover non travellers over 80

    Covermore and RACV will cover over 85 year Olds at a price. RACV gives two pricing alternatives, one which doesn't cover pre existing conditions and more expensive one which will cover your existing conditions. Might be different if you were going to US.
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    Travel insurance: Tall tales and true.

    Thought it would be useful to share some experiences gained whilst dealing with travel insurance companies. Twice I have had to try and negotiate or offer advice to family members during times of crisis. Whilst you are emotionally frail due to worry about your loved one is critically I'll, you...
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    Cheap fares to Thailand

    Checked, cheap fares seem to be rare as hens teeth in early February, probably because Uni students are returning. Late October is fine which makes it cheaper to go to wedding then. Thanks for the tip.
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    Melbourne to Qingdao $190 Ret Hainan Airlines March - July 2017

    More info here https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/287984 . Actually Beijing Capital airlines is the carrier. I searched for 12 April to 26th and on Iwantthatflight which redirected me to Cheap O Air which gave AUD 235 price. Very tempting
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    ADL/BRIS/MEL/PER/SYD to Paris from $1026 Return March - Sept 2017 Cathay Pacific

    ADL/BRIS/MEL/PER/SYD to Paris from $1026 Return March - Sept 2017 Cathay Pacific Euro Summer / Peak Seasonhave a look at details on OZbargain - look very reasonable to me. Watch out for stopover times, found some at about 3 hours but one with 17 hours - OK if you like shopping...
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    Flying cheap / in higher classes - sounds like too much work.

    I am fascinated by the concept of accruing sufficient points or status runs to use for upgrades. I have been reading most posts about the possibilities of playing the game to get upgrades. I am retired so have time to learn and devote myself to learning something new, I also have a limited...
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    Nostalgia

    Flying in Papua New Guinea in mid 1960's. Being flown in small plane pilotted by the ex-sewing teacher from Methodist Ladies College (Melbourne) and landing on Kundiawa airstrip which was also golf course.
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    Help needed in how to get insurance coy. to expedite accommodation, flight home?

    Nor is there any excuse for talk rather than action. Learnings that others may benefit from: Check fine print in your entitlements. Some cos give a daily allowance for hospital stays, good idea to leave a copy of your coys Product Dis closure Statement for family reference if it may be needed...
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    Help needed in how to get insurance coy. to expedite accommodation, flight home?

    THanks for input. Patient hospitalised on 25th October and is well organised. insurance coy gave undertakings to contact hospital and not yet done so. TA can’t believe how protracted this situation has become.
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    Help needed in how to get insurance coy. to expedite accommodation, flight home?

    Wondering if any one has hints on how to get insurance company to provide tangible accommodation and a new flight home after a period of hospitalisation for an adult travelling alone.. Insurer seems to have lots of words but no tangible outcomes. We know that appropriate documentation has been...
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