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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Panic Buying?

    In our case it is only milk and bread we get from Cokes now. A lot of the push to use Coles came from occasionally transferring flybuys to virgin. That reasoning is no longer tgere. We buy our meat from the local butchers better meat and I got good quality rib eye fillet for $20 per kg so...
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    How are we (Australia) going to pay for this COVID-19 spending?

    I think we will go nationalistic as well....expect the nationalising of assets previously sold off.
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    General Coronavirus chit chat thread - non-travel specific

    These meetings have not been banned if you read the latest 15 minutes ago. While we are in lockdown as a family it consists of all of us and as a family we work together.
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    General Coronavirus chit chat thread - non-travel specific

    We have a family meeting to sort out the next few months tomorrow. All our children and grandchildren coming. currently we look after the grandchildren while the parents work so we have to figure out if we all go into self isolation does that meanthe children can still be looked after by us...
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    General Coronavirus chit chat thread - non-travel specific

    Times like this tend to bring families closer although not always.
  6. J

    Productivity during Covid-19

    Have a very good home office with speakerphone but no webcam. Don’t like the idea of people seeing me at my desk, bad enough they hear me lol. However we have teams and it has worked well once we learn how. That is the issue, most people need educating in how to use these products to get the...
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    What are the travel opportunities in light of 2019 Novel Coronavirus?

    But the number of internal tourists compared to external is such that there should be rooms booked that ca’t be filled And significantly so.
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    What are the travel opportunities in light of 2019 Novel Coronavirus?

    However internal hotel and airfares could come down as a result of reduced tourism into australia. Anyone seeing any evidence of this
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    Ola points to velocity

    Recent issue with Ola mastercard blocked my card as there were a number of Ola debits while I was in Melbourne. Darn cc did not know who Ola were Lol
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    Virgin joins AIA, 50% cashback on flights 2X per year

    I get healthy the use Cashrewards onto Dan Murphy’s to order my alcohol. I have a record written of each card number and pin, then when paying cash and collect I pay using these vouchers. 40 vouchers is $200 but takes a bit of time. However sitting at woolies putting them all in is embarrassing...
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    What are the travel opportunities in light of 2019 Novel Coronavirus?

    Beat me to it. I think the numbers of travellers in North Queensland must be down significantly. Opportunity to have a good holiday with cheap airfares but needs the hotels to come to the party. what’s the likelihood.
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    Would you visit China?

    The company (international) I work for announced a full travel ban to HK and mainland China. Also our factories supplying have closed after Chinese New Years for an extra 2 weeks.
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    Virgin joins AIA, 50% cashback on flights 2X per year

    In answer to above aia vitality is a cash back program that you get membership through some health funds and insurance funds. The intention is to get you healthy by challenging you to achieve tasks. You do not have to join a gym but you can at discounts. I undertake regular exercise at home and...
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    Virgin joins AIA, 50% cashback on flights 2X per year

    That is always the risk that you take but can be mitigated by the normal process of ringing velocity and ensuring the seats are available at the same time having the booking for economy ready to go and when upgrade is ok'd book. Then while still on to cs ask for the upgrade,
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    Virgin joins AIA, 50% cashback on flights 2X per year

    I value the points on getting an upgrade to business on an economy flight to Japan using my 50% off with AIA. Comes in at around 3c per point therefore $9 vs Woolworths $5
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    Virgin joins AIA, 50% cashback on flights 2X per year

    Just a single person who is the member. If two of you are members then have to do seperate bookings and link.
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    Virgin joins AIA, 50% cashback on flights 2X per year

    If you have health insurance and are willing to change then my own is a alternative that incorporates aia vitaliy.
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    Virgin joins AIA, 50% cashback on flights 2X per year

    I asked AIA to chas it up but they Sid it was up to Virgin. Maybe they could organise I well get onto them. Noy ones to Tokyo currently are singapore in premium and can’t therefore upgrade wth points
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    Virgin joins AIA, 50% cashback on flights 2X per year

    Yet they are. Pity however that you cant get a business fare at 50% as not much more expensive then than freedom and get the points and sc. although as platinum you might have enough of those.
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    Virgin joins AIA, 50% cashback on flights 2X per year

    Currently only found pe to Singapore, none to Hong Kong. Tokyo does not even have economy availabke. Presumably as it is new and the benefits not loaded onto the website.problem I am finding is that unless on va metal or delta cannot use points to upgrade.
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