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    Which Star Alliance FF program is the best?

    Future MIL is about to fly RTW with *Alliance - not sure of exact destinations but know that she will be flying to FRA, LHR and then to the US. She has yet to join a FF program and departs on Saturday. She is unlikely to do a lot of o/s travel in the next few years so would probably...
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    Best Hotels in TSV for QFF points??

    I travel to TSV on business and have so far stayed at the Quest (which gets me FF points) and Jupiters. As there aren't a lot of options, does anyone who travels there have any suggestions for a decent hotel with in-room internet access where I can get FF points (and preferably bonus points...
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    What is the most economical use of my points and $$

    Hi, I am hoping to get some pointers here... I have just reached Silver thanks to a RTW trip and some business travel and have just short of 118000 QFF points Fiance has 30585 (which he will gladly transfer to me :D ) We each have one upgrade credit which will expire 30 April 2007...
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    Going to the US - the Cheapest alcohol is NOT duty free

    If you are going to be able to get to a supermarket, skip the airport duty free and buy your grog at a supermarket - in California, Vons or Ralphs. Here are some examples: One example: Veuve Cliquot: Duty free at airport US$50 Vons US$36.99 less 10% if you bought at least 6 bottles...
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    American Airlines overbooking - a dire warning

    We discovered a little nasty when we turned up for our 1659 AA flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas, via Dallas Fort Worth. Were told (rather abruptly) at check in that we would have to get our boarding pass "at the gate" as the flight was overbooked. At the gate we were told to check...
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    Doubled dipping for points/FF points on balance transfers?

    Hi I have just completed a RTW trip on Qantas. We flew BA and AA (yuck!) as well. Just wondering if I can double dip and join another FF program and claim the points there too....? Also, looking at doing a balance transfer from my AMEX to another card. Do you know of any which will...
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    Lounges?

    This will show my ignorance. On this site and flyertalk I have seen references to QP and J and F Lounges. As a humble QFF Bronze, could someone please enlighten me as to what these terms mean? All I know is that 1) the Qantas Club lounge at the BNE International that I went to last...
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    How many points earn RTW/scamming upgrades/best card?

    Hi I am new here and have enjoyed reading through the threads. Sorry if this is a bit long - I have a few questions! :? I have just booked a disc economy global explorer flight for my partner and we successfully upgraded his flights BNE-SIN-FRA then LAX-BNE. I am purchasing the same...
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