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    Applying for 2nd Citizenship

    Well, I applied for Serbian citizenship regained my Korean permanent residency and found out Hungary or Italy (not confirmed I have the ancestry) are off the table as my father became an Australian citizen before my birth which broke the citizenship chain even if it was still intact at his...
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    [Rant] It would be illegal to carry a dog in an economy seat.

    I did say rant, so I guess I got off target and tried to cover too many things at once. The main point of my post is there is insufficient space for passengers in economy seats. This is not just a fat guy saying this, my 161 cm considerably less than 50-kilo daughter agrees. Regarding seat...
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    [Rant] It would be illegal to carry a dog in an economy seat.

    My premium was on an A350 from Brisbane to Singapore travelling alone. My first bathroom visit convinced me I had spent the $440 on UpgradeMe wisely. Honestly walking into the economy cabin and seeing all of the people squeezed together with 2 much narrower aisles was striking. It was difficult...
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    Additional Benefit on Velocity Earning Cards: 40K Points, 6 Months Gold or $300 Travel Bank

    I applied for the Westpac Altitude black. I got my Westpac bonus points on Saturday but had opted for trial gold. I achieved velocity gold last Friday independently but read in the T&Cs "Platinum and Gold members who select this option will be allocated 40,000 bonus Velocity Points" and wonder...
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    Korea F5 Permanent Residency Loss and Renewal

    I'm sure that this won't be relevant for many, but if you have lost your Korean permanent residency due to not visiting Korea I the last few years you might be able to recover it. I needed to provide an apostilled criminal record check, show a housing contract and pay ₩200,000 for the residency...
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    Check in not available for SQ flight, please check in at the airport

    We got this on our check in from Seoul, but I had assumed it was due to my daughter having 2 passports (aside, with a polymer data page the new Korean passport is cool.) Covid paperwork makes sense too.
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    [Rant] It would be illegal to carry a dog in an economy seat.

    I will make a positive post after this but IMO airlines have gone too far in cutting the space in economy. I know it isn't an entirely fair comparison as dogs in a cage cannot get up and move around, however there must be 10cm of space all around a dog, yet I get -2cm of legroom in economy and...
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    SQ Tips, Trips and Tales

    We fly out of Seoul on Sunday morning. I'm not optimistic of receiving a mysqupgrade on this leg as there is zero availability to buy. I wonder if they have oversold and what would be offered to change flights? I can work online and Mrs AustSerbKor would be delighted with that outcome but...
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    SQ Tips, Trips and Tales

    I guess I was spoilt, the first time I was separated from my luggage was in a LHR T4 to T1 40-minute transfer in 2005. Somehow, I made it to BEG but the bag didn't. BA said I could spend up to £35 a day on essentials until my bag arrived 2 days later and reimbursed me. Asiana, said I couldn't...
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    SQ Tips, Trips and Tales

    I recently accepted the upgrade me offer to premium economy and on the first visit to the bathrooms in economy felt that airlines have gone too far with reducing the space in economy. Despite the priority tag on my bag, and probably due to a departure from Brisbane that was 1 and a half hours...
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    SQ Tips, Trips and Tales

    I am travelling tomorrow night and booked when return economy airfares to Korea were under $1000. I have just checked and my strategy of booking a middle row aisle seat where someone had booked the other aisle to get an empty seat in the middle didn't work, someone took the middle seat. My...
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    UpgradeMe pricing and success

    I'm doing a day trip Bne to Syd tomorrow and applied the minimum bid of $80 each way not expecting either. I got confirmation for the morning flight this morning but was surprised later to also get the afternoon trip as well. I see most people referring to having loung access with these...
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    Earn SC on Reward Travel (now until July) & Bonus SC Revenue until June 2022

    The bonus SC almost had me taking a needless trip to hit gold before I fly to Korea with Singapore Airlines. Luckily I checked because I'd assumed it was double points as that is what I'd got on flex fares, however BNE to SYD in business only pulls 80 SC not the 110 I'd hoped for. Also I found...
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    Applying for 2nd Citizenship

    During the pandemic, I started watching Nomad Capitalist videos on YouTube despite not being an 8 or 9 figure entrepreneur (yet, although I am leaving my run late.) I decided to claim Serbian citizenship through my late father. It has been difficult to gather the required documents with...
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    Earning Points and SCs when on Government, Large Corporates or working for QF

    I am working for a labour hire company hired by a federal government body using QBT and I didn't know the no upgrading with personal points rule, am I going to gaol? Of course gaol would be better than flying economy.🙂 I usually fly economy but post pandemic the opportunity to get a free...
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    Passport Renewal / Application - Time Taken?

    Children's passport applied 4th March, called passport office 20th April. Text received 21st April, so apologies for suggesting the call centre couldn't do anything. Tracking number is pending, the number won't be active until it goes through the machine at the mail centre in Brisbane and...
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    Passport Renewal / Application - Time Taken?

    I decided to call the passport office despite the fact that I had heard that the passport office outsourced its phone calls to Centrelink. I waited for 1 hour and 25 minutes before the call was answered and I think the operator was having a bad day. I tried to be chill, even when she asked me...
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    Passport Renewal / Application - Time Taken?

    Applied for my daughter's Australian passport on the 4th of March. I still haven't received a text message. Tbh it annoys me her Korean passport can be issued in 3 days for $40 but her Australian is at 6 weeks and counting. Why in 2022 isn't the whole process digital? They could have...
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    Australia to Reduce Incoming Int. Passenger Capacity from July 2021

    You beat me to this post; Ms Big_fella1 as a non-Australian citizen, cannot leave either as the ban applies to Australian citizens and permanent residents regardless of their other citizenships. I had always assumed that as an Australian citizen, I would be able to return to Australia if there...
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    Australia to Reduce Incoming Int. Passenger Capacity from July 2021

    I am biased, while there are some things that the government has done brilliantly, I don't believe the vaccine program is one of them. We went heavily into AstraZeneca because it was cheaper to purchase, involved significantly cheaper logistics and could be made here. Unfortunately we know about...
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