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    Bonus Reward points when purchased

    I received an email with an invite to purchase additional Reward points with a bonus of up to 60% additional points depending on how many you buy. Minimum bonus is 30% reaching 60% if you purchase 40,000-60,000. I dont know if this is a generic bonus or individually invited. The cost of 60,000...
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    Pre buy Ambassador program? Or sign up at hotel staying?

    Well I did both!! I signed up in advance, mainly to make sure of an upgrade. When I arrived at the hotel and they seemed to know nothing about my ambassador membership, and after being put through to membership handling who could find no trace of me, lucky I had a copy of the confirmation email...
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    IHG Properties and favorite rooms

    I stayed at the CP Manila Galleria as well last year and as you say not impressed, although it was a free upgrade from the neighbouring HI due my room developing a water leak on check-in day. I don't really enjoy Ortigas as it is so difficult to walk around. The Sofitel gets good comments from a...
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    IHG Properties and favorite rooms

    Thanks jetlagger. Looks like I will need to add in a stay for 2 nights at the IC on this trip as well, final 2 nights before going to NAIA for the flight home as I am not sure when in 2016 I will manage to get back there. It will be sad to see it go, when you see the old photos of it...
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    IHG Properties and favorite rooms

    Does anyone have experience with HI Makati? I normally stay at the IC Makati but the old lady is getting a bit tired, and with this being a reward booking then a lot fewer points to stay at the HI. It seems to get good reviews on TripAdviser etc.
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    HBA route massive failure with B717s

    The aircraft overnights in HBA, and the crew as far as I know are HBA based. The flight the previous evening was 2:15 late, so maybe crew rest period is an issue. QF1503/4 were cancelled today, I think so as to make sure that the later flights of 1505/06/07 are on time. So we can see what...
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    HBA route massive failure with B717s

    What I don't understand is that it is regularly the first flight of the day, QF1500 at 6am, that fails. Today it took off at 8:50am. Of course this then puts the rest of the day's schedule to never catching up. Is it a engineering issue or staff issue that causes the flight to be late?
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    RWT planning

    Sorry, yes I suppose I should have given a bit more details. I will be starting probably in NZ, or OZ with a separate flight from NZ. I prefer OW as I am WP with QF. Mainly looking to include Asia, Middle East, Europe, and the US/Canada. I've read that if UK based it is worthwhile starting...
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    RWT planning

    Is there a particular board here for pre-planning advice on a RWT, e.g. where to start, buy etc. I have seen the board for "Flight Research Assistance", which I am happy to use when I know more details, but just looking for general advice. Many thanks in advance.
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    Is Hobart the worst Qantas Club in Australia?

    I confirm that the QP closes at 16:50 when the last QF flight departs. Note that the last flight is moving to 17:20 in the next couple of weeks as QantasLink takes over the service.
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    Ask The Pilot

    Is there a quick way to get to a post number, i.e. 3335? I just had to page back and back until I got there. Well I did jump to page numbers and see where I had got to in the numbering system
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    Complimentary Qantas Club Invitation

    As far as I know a guest invite is for 1 person. The invite will tell you. If you have had success using your mothers card and are open about it to the lounge then I would not see a problem. The most they can do is say no. I think the problem is if you pretend to be that person.
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    Complimentary Qantas Club Invitation

    Also both my parents are Qantas Club members, I regularly take my mums membership card with me when travelling and it seems to be a bit hit and miss (mostly miss) whether they let me in using this. Any tips or tricks I can use to make this work for me more often? A few months ago I was entering...
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    Ask The Pilot

    I have not read the links, but I can imagine the wind direction/speed would have an affect on what you can hear. I live about 10KM from WLG and about 2km to the side of the flight path and the wind certainly affects how much I can hear of planes landing or taking off. I also live fairly near a...
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    Ask The Pilot

    JB I found this youtube of a 1/15 A380 model flying. Shame it is in SQ livery. I have only been able to listen to this without sound so far, so I do not know what those little engines sound like. Ferngesteuert Gigantic A-380 Singapore Airlines Schlemmer Michael Hausen am Albis 2013 - YouTube
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    Ask The Pilot

    JB I found this video clip of a landing into Queenstown NZ. Apart from the beautiful views the thing that got me was the absolute faith you must have in your instruments to land like this. At 2:50 when the plane descends into the cloud the camera perspective makes like you are still flying at a...
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    Help solve my chaotic packing and luggage choice issues

    Try looking at www.onebag.com . This chap specializes in travelling light and it sounds like you are already doing a lot of what he recommends. You are certainly going down the correct route by not using a rollaboard, both for the weight it uses, and the squezability as you say. I would make...
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    Ask The Pilot

    Hi JB The U2 article I read said that for 90% of its flight that it is 5 knots above stall and that early models at high altitudes only had 10 knots between maximum speed and stall speed. That was rather bad grammar by me to imply the Provost was not controlled, just that at that time I had...
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    Ask The Pilot

    JB, I just have to add my thanks to a great thread. I only discovered this 3-4 weeks ago and I have spent far too much time over that period reading all 488 pages. I have certainly learnt a lot, and had a lot of misconceptions removed from my thoughts. I have not flown for years, well since I...
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    INT transfer at SYD with 2 PNR

    Just thought I would give an update to what happened for future reference. At check-in at WLG the counter staff said "Morning Mr Workingman, flying WLG-SYD and then you have another flight SYD-MNL. I can check you all the way through", so I did not even need to ask. Boarding passes printed all...
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