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    How reliably is Cathay Pacific at the moment

    Hi all. How reliable is Cathay Pacific in getting back to Australia at the moment. They seem to availability returning from HKG to Australia in January for not-too-crazy prices. And the corresponding flights seem to be flying this month according to flight radar. But, I’ve read they’ve had...
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    Flights from China

    Hi everyone, I need to go to China for work in December and it seems the only options are the once-weekly flights: SYD-PVG with China Eastern and MEL-CAN with China Southern. Does anyone have any information about how many passengers these airlines have been able to carry back into Australia...
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    Different award availability between OneWorld ff programmes: QF gets less!

    I'm trying use my Qantas points get two, one-way business seats with Qatar from LHR-BNE. The QF site only shows one available each day whereas BA and AA both show two. I called Qantas Premium to try and see if they can see different but they see the same as me. My question is: is it normal for...
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    Forward planning: mid-connecting in Frankfurt

    I have a rather risky 60 minute connection in Frankfurt in a couple of weeks connecting on LH805 from ARN to SQ325 to SIN. While I know it’s within the MCT I know that with even the slightest delay, I’ll misconnect. The ticket is with SQ. Neither SQ nor LH have been helpful on the phone and...
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    Points not credited - middle names on booking

    Hi all, Have recently submitted an online missing points claim for an AY trip I took to China. It was booked by a Chinese travel agent and so she listed it SURNAME/FIRSTNAMEMIDDLENAMEMIDDLENAME. (i.e. no space between first and middle names.) Surname and first name are the same as on my QFF...
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    Upgrade request: need to advise PIN change? [Not any more]

    hi all, I have a pending upgrade request from J-F on QF2 for Sunday. I changed pins after the initial request was made. According to AusBT and other articles I need the qf call centre to amend the pin on my pending request; however, I called the premium service line and they didn’t know what...
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    BA to Hainan: through checked baggage

    Hi all, I’m looking to fly from London to Xi’an on Hainan Airlines (HU). This involves flying BA to Paris outbound and from Rome inbound. The itinerary looks like: LHR-CDG with BA CDG-XIY with HU XIY-FCO with HU FCO-LHR with BA I can buy the entire journey on the HU website but I can’t get...
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    Internatinpal to Domestic Connection: baggage has been checked through to final destination

    CX has just checked me through and issued boarding passes XIY-HKGx-SYDx-BNE. I thought that I had to collect my bags in Sydney, go through customs and re-check at the Qantas Connection counter. Is this no longer the case? Thanks in advance.
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    OW Award Availability HKG-BNE/SYD/MEL mid-December 2017

    Hi all, I'm wondering what the chances are for CX to release J awards mid-December this year 2017 from HKG to the east coast of Australia. It'd be part of my OW Explorer itinerary. I need to get from Xi'an to Brisbane. Luckily at this stage I already have QF PEK-SYD-BNE locked in in J but would...
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    SYD-PEK: Any way to predict when the A333s will be on?

    Wondering if anyone has any insight into when Qantas will occasionally put on the A333 with the new business suites on the Sydney-Beijing route and vice versa. I fly the old config over to China, which was ... fine. J was nowhere near to full so I had a lot of space and didn't really need to...
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    Anyone had problems purchasing miles from another country?

    Hi all, Trying to take advantage of the AA bonus miles promotion and attempting to pay from China using my Australian credit card for a third party (my partner.) Yesterday, the transaction was rejected after "processing" for hours. After calling customer service I eventually was told it's...
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    LHR-East Coast Australia: balancing cost and comfort

    I have an interesting conundrum I've puzzled over for a few weeks now. Have a lightning 6 day trip for work from LHR to either BNE/SYD/MEL in February. Part of my flight will be covered but, as the trip is more for career development, I don't mind if I don't make money on the trip and would like...
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    Finally WP - how long til things change?

    Today I finally joined the WP club. It's been quite a year of flying but happy to reach it before QF1 on Saturday. I wonder when my status will change on my bookings? On the app and the website it does show as being 'Platinum'; however, under the 'Baggage' section of the website and when I...
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    Qantas Points Calculator - are the city combinations exhaustive? MAN-LCY?

    I'm looking at flying MAN-LCY in BA's new domestic business to get me to the 2,400 SC QF loyalty bonus. However, MAN-LCY is not a possible combination on the QF online points calculator. I've read through the other QF t&cs and it seems that all BA flights qualify and as such I should pick up 20...
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    The Lane Lois Blanc de Blancs - anyone tried it?

    Anyone tried this? Hard to find retail and hard to find reviews. I'm looking for a decent, everyday drinking bubbly for about that price range. The kicker is that Qantas Epiqure are serving up 7000 bonus points for this and I figured if I was going to get the bubbly anyway ... But is it any...
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    Connecting with QF in HKG from China ... a bit dicey? Advice?

    Hi all. I have a Qantas ticket from XIY-BNE next month in J. All flights are in one single itinerary: KA943 XIY-HKG: 15:50-19:00 connecting to QF98 HKG-BNE: 20:00-06:45 There's an hour to connect which, theoretically, is all fine but I know from experience that flights from China and this...
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    Booking a more complex multi-city ticket with Qantas

    Hi all, I'm looking to fly: LHR-BNE-HKG-LHR this year between June and August in J and have found a decently priced QF/EK (QF flight numbers for the whole PNR except for HKG-DXB) itinerary on Expedia for $5025 AU. I'd prefer to book direct with Qantas if possible rather than with Expedia but...
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    Award booking a/v indication of points upgrade A/V?

    Hi all, Quick question: On a QF domestic booking, if there is award availability showing does that also mean that a points upgrade is likely to be available directly after booking? It would mean the difference between my booking a Red E-deal or a Flex fare. Sorry if this question's already...
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    An open letter to Qantas re: a decidedly un-First Class experience LHR-BNE

    Dear Qantas, RE: Late chauffeur pickup LHR; 18hr DXB delay; lost luggage; bungled hotel reservation; NO chauffeur pickup BNE I write this email in great disappointment after my recent debacle of travel experience from LHR to BNE. (In truth, I'm not even quite there yet, 50ish hours later, as...
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    Hainan Airlines: any goss on which alliance it might join?

    Working in China for half of the year, I have quite an interest in what alliance, if any, Hainan Airlines might join. As arguably China's best airline it still doesn't belong to an alliance. Given that both China Southern and Eastern are SkyTeam (even though Qantas has some codeshare and points...
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