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    Early status upgrade to VFF Gold - what should I do?

    OTOH the rolling year can be really helpful if you have 'lumpy' travel patterns. With QF (and others with fixed years), you're out of luck if you have a big earning trip but it's split over two accrual years. With VA, right up to GLD or PLT you go (assuming you have the sectors - not having the...
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    Early status upgrade to VFF Gold - what should I do?

    I had similar earlier this year. Upgraded to PLT on 980SC (with a few forward bookings). Will cost me a month of status & time to requalify.
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    Will Sydney lounge direct check-in door open back up at some point?

    Perhaps it's also time they re-opened the upstairs part of the lounge.
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    Question re upgrading to platinum

    I was upgraded at 980SCs after hitting the 8 sectors so there's clearly some flex in the SC requirement at least. I did have several forward bookings at the time.
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    Article: Velocity Gold vs Platinum Status: What’s the Difference?

    Fly Ahead even on Choice fares, combined with being able to call in advance to book it, combined with short wait time on the phone.
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    Chances of Platinum upgrades to be extended again past June 30 on Choice?

    My guess is it's unlikely they'll extend this. Though with many J fares actually cheaper than Flex if booked a little bit out or on flights without high J loads they seem a bit pointless on many routes TBH! FWIW you can still cancel with no penalty if you actually test positive for Covid. Only...
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    Will Sydney lounge direct check-in door open back up at some point?

    Oh. Obviously I just never noticed it then. I thought it was new but seems like I was just being too hopeful.
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    Will Sydney lounge direct check-in door open back up at some point?

    Domestic lounge access page has some new (very) small print: "We’re reassessing the re-opening of the Premium Lounge Entry in Sydney and Brisbane and will provide an update shortly."
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    Priority Screening

    Queue was 0 pax at ~13:30 Friday, with new scanners in operation. OTOH, the flight was quite full.
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    I'm in the VA Lounge thread

    Seemed much faster in SYD this morning compared with the last time I was there a few weeks ago.
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    Priority Screening

    25 mins from there to the lounge. Could have been a lot worse!
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    Priority Screening

    SYD T2 this morning. Using the car park at the northern end for crowd control. They need to get the priority screening reactivated ASAP. EDIT: To give credit where it’s due, they are actively calling pax for flights closing soon.
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    Will Sydney lounge direct check-in door open back up at some point?

    Yes. When I was there they were notifying about (and apologising for) delays at security, then said they'd opened the premium exit.
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