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    New security measures for Australia

    Well I ONLY travel in Y these days cos I'm on my own account and any frequent flyer would have the status to check in without having a gazillion people in front of them. Seat belts is one of the more insightful examples you could have brought up because it has a bit of all the good stuff -...
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    New security measures for Australia

    NYCguy - I don't leave it on because I'm told to turn it off. I leave it on because it is on, and there is absolutely no evidence that turning it off serves any safety purpose, and it actually takes energy to turn it off, and also wastes the battery and the little on/off button, plus I forget...
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    New security measures for Australia

    A troll, lol. I quite like the imagery of a troll, although I'm quite tall and really lovely when you get to know me, ha ha
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    New security measures for Australia

    Ha ha. As I understand it, the reason why mobiles are asked to be turned off is that it causes havoc for the mobile phone companies - something to do with your phone picking up more than one beam and triangulation or something like that. More specifically, it causes havoc with the billing...
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    New security measures for Australia

    Maca - I do between 70 and 80 international sectors and between 30 and 40 domestic sectors a year. Take it from me, I don't hold up the security queue. Ironically, it's the people who are respecting all the stupid little rules that are holding it up. Nor do I make planes late, despite the fact...
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    New security measures for Australia

    I hate it because it's dumb dumb dumb. And as I said in my original post, I haven't been challenged in all the 12 flights I've taken. If I am challenged I'll just hand it all over and watch it all go in the bin. I'm not out to embarass the security bozos, or hold up the queue. I'm not the sort...
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    Is eating more important than sleeping ?

    Well the shortly-after-midnight-flights out of Changi to Syd/Melb serve dinner at 2am. And I'm not particularly interested in receiving visual cues from the crew telling me when I should be sleeping ...or not. The whole idea behind meal service anyway is not so much because the airlines are...
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    New security measures for Australia

    They need to show you are "deliberately" flouting the law Steve. I'll just say I forgot it was in there. Stupid rule, don't care, end of story !
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    Is eating more important than sleeping ?

    So here's the thing. I've heard a lot of people complain about passengers in front of them throwing their seat back during meal service. Me, I don't really care too much about food, fullstop. I care about sleep. And I travel a lot over night, so it's more than a minor inconvenience for me that...
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    New security measures for Australia

    The measures have been in place since 1 April. I have flown 12 international sectors since then either into our out of Oz. I chose to completely ignore the ban from day 1, and since I don't check in luggage any more this means I have plenty of lotions and potions and semi-liquids in my luggage...
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    Been a no-show ? Qantas & Virgin probably owe you money !!!

    I think the issue of corporate responsibility blows personal responsibility out of the water. In fact the ignorance of most travellers as to their rights makes personal responsibility in this context rather meaningless. Qantas and VB, who run airlines for a living, are taking advantage of people...
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    Been a no-show ? Qantas & Virgin probably owe you money !!!

    How to recoup the money ? Just call them and tell them you want it back !! Send a letter (they don't encourage emails) to the Melbourne Customer Service address listed on the website. Or else phone them. But don't tug your forelocks about it - it's your money after all. There should be an...
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    Been a no-show ? Qantas & Virgin probably owe you money !!!

    Hiya, Here's an article I'm about to place with a few newspapers. Keen to get your feedback ! No idea what the rules are on this site, if any, regarding commercial activities, but rest assured I couldn't give a bugger about being remunerated for this story, although if they offer me cash I'll...
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