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    Virgin Australia to lease more 737s

    Meanwhile both online & in-store purchases of snack foods, confectionary, chocolate & toilet rolls have surged in the suburbs.... Chocolate being one of the basic food groups.
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    Flybuys Targeted Bonus Promotions

    Given all family members insisted in having their own unlinked individual accounts - our family received Annual rankings of being placed between 13th percentile & 18th percentile. Our cats feel very left out. Latest offers after finishing some $50/10K offers a couple of weeks back have been...
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    ...and possibly cheaper.
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    Bain Capital takes Control of Virgin Australia

    Optimist! Given the normal rates charged by administrators I'd have thought that figure went by in the first 8 or 9 years.
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    NBN Discussion

    Pandora's box was well & truly opened once any network was opened to the internet. Previous devices, placed on stand alone in-house networks 5, 10 or 20+ years earlier, suddenly became vulnerable for a threat they were never designed to deal with. Such as air-conditioning controllers, water...
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    New Amex statement credits

    ACCC will smack, possibly if media publicity grows too loud, with a feather duster and threaten to consider naming 'in extreme cases'. I contacted ACCC about the Fed Govt's energy comparison site being very misleading & showing false offers/savings/prices (posted elsewhere on AFF). ACCC - 1)...
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    Coles gift card offers

    Why is it that both Coles & WW make it nearly impossible to see the cards & what retailers they include? Wasted minutes on the WW catalogue, clicking link etc only to go around in circles. You'd almost think it is deliberate.
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    New Amex statement credits

    Or possibly it may point to the massive mark-up in the shoe industry. In the mid 2000s an analyst's report reported mark-ups (over fully loaded cost of production) for most 'brand name' sports shoes ranged from 800% to 1,500%, or to put it in another way - For every $100 you pay to buy a pair...
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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    Yes, since June 16th, 2021 there was one exception made and just one over 90 year old was admitted to NSW ICU. I will not identify the person but suffice to say - they are a VERY close relation to a person of power/influence. One rule for the community & one rule for the 'privileged'. A bit...
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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    The figures you are grasping at, the ones spoken about at the daily briefing and released in the NSW Health Daily Covid-19 Statistics report - are 100% misleading. and deliberately so. The unvaccinated figure consists of the truly unvaxed (who are spruiked about as the source of all ills) who...
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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    Easier to spruik a particular narrative if the facts are not available to refute it - such as cases peaking shortly. NSW Health has now removed nearly 40 different data sets from public domain. Less obvious though if they don't get to the public domain at all. The daily breakup exists in...
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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    The limo driver in Sydney, according to the NSW Police investigation, was shown in CCTV footage to have been wearing a mask before, during & after arrival at Sydney Airport and while in transit to, arrival, unloading and departure from the hotel he took the FedEx aircrew to. BTW - NSW Health...
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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    When somebody posts factually correct information that happens to show a situation that is not positive - that is just as accurate as somebody else posting information that provides 'good news'. Reality is not all goods news and constantly attacking people who post a true snapshot neither...
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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    Wonderful statistics trick - comparing 'stocks with flows'. Even better when you only use 'net flows'. Similarly NSW Health does not provide the number of new admissions to hospital each day - they provide a 'net figure' which represents: # new cases admitted less # of deaths (in hospital &...
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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    Thanks - this is a massive difference. A pity no journalists asked about the roughly 21,000 figure vs the 9,500 from Dr Chant. Using the figures from Dr Chant - the 'spare' bed unoccupied bed capacity of 1,500 as of last week now has been reduced somewhat by the around net 900 additional...
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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    NSW Health could easily provide more accurate figures - simply publish the number of RATs lodged as taken & positive yesterday, and provide the breakup by day (as well as updated total-to-date figures for positive RATs for each day from Jan 1st to current. That way much greater certainty of...
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    Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" - bonus points given thread.

    Or if part of a couple - only 9 months...
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    GOOD NEWS! Krisflyer Miles to be extended until 2023 [previously April 2022]

    Why is it an accounting loss? Yes, it would stop them being able to write-off the liability for points that expire once Covid-19 ends (in how many years?) BUT how much negative sentiment does the expiry or being forced to pay to extend the life of KFMs create? Judging by the many posts...
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    Virgin Australia to lease more 737s

    Is it just the lack of flying (Nov 2019) impacting my memory or are the armrests around 1 to 2cm narrower?
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    GOOD NEWS! Krisflyer Miles to be extended until 2023 [previously April 2022]

    How about a concerted campaign (starting from AFF) where everybody sends SIA an email requesting an end to the 3 year life on KFMs to generate substantial goodwill which will only encourage greater use of SIA going forward. If we can get at least in the low hundreds - given all the bad news &...
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