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    Helsinki to Tallinn reward seats

    I took that flight a few years ago connecting through HEL from LHR. It was short and noisy but largely memorable for the abysmal QFF points earn. Not sure I've earned less for a flight.
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    Article: Has Virgin Australia Had Its Goldilocks Moment?

    I've been impressed with Virgin on the 8 sectors I've taken with them this year. All punctual and without issue, plus the lounges have been pleasant and uncrowded. Compared with the Red Roo who have managed 6 delays in a row and a misplaced suitcase for good measure. And the QP at SYD last night...
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    Etihad guest competition - 100 pax to Abu Dhabi, expenses paid

    I got a call last night asking whether I had accepted the prize (which worried me because I already had). The team wanted to make sure that everyone who won knew what they had to do regarding the form. Also, I asked about logistics for the trip but was told that it'll be next week sometime for...
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    Etihad guest competition - 100 pax to Abu Dhabi, expenses paid

    Thanks. I can't remember exactly what I wrote but it included some references to cancelled trips, Melbourne lockdowns and wanting to fly overseas again after a few years of not really being able to (I get that it was possible but we didn't go anywhere). I didn't use any tag lines (that I can...
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    Etihad guest competition - 100 pax to Abu Dhabi, expenses paid

    I got an email too. No status with Etihad. Not looking forward to the long haul Y but having not been abroad since 2019 we will be taking advantage of their generosity and going to AUH for a few days. Will have to connect on VA from MEL too, so I'm interested to see how they do that with flight...
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    Shop Small June – August 2020

    Was on the Amex live chat earlier and the assistant stated that a new Shop Small promo would start early June. Spend amount would be $10 for a $5 refund. Another 'enhancement' with the move down from the usual $20/$10. I asked why it has been scaled back and got some tripe about it being better...
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    Points Club/Plus Status Credits Calculator

    As a data point I received 7 SCs for a MEL-SYD sector and 15 for SYD-NAN. Both Y Classic Flight Rewards and noted as such alongside the entry in my QFF transaction listing. Flights were QF metal and flight numbers in August 2019, points credited March 2020. Haven't seen an earning table...
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    For fun - Your smallest points & SC's from a flight?

    I raised this six years ago after a HEL-TLL flight. I earned 17 QF miles and 10 SCs = a very good SC:miles ratio!
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    Amex D-Day Approaching (14/4/19)!

    Just called and no dice re a points bonus. Hold the Gold CC and Plat Edge. A customer since 2000. Seems loyalty counts for nought. Transfer all MR out tomorrow morning after the weekend spend hits and then look to ramp down spend to only supermarkets and petrol.
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    Perth terminal 1 Qantas Lounge

    Sitting in the Lounge now. No bother as a QF WP travelling JQ Y to guest SWMBO and Master in. It’s QF Business marketed, QF staffed and has the QF menu. Lovely space, quiet, clean. Thumbs up.
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    Perth terminal 1 Qantas Lounge

    I'd be keen to know this as flying JQ to DPS next week. I am a QF WP flying JQ Y.
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    UL is coming to Melbourne!

    Perfect timing. I was looking for somewhere to meet the British in-laws that had to a) have direct flights from MEL and LON, be a beach destination and have reasonably cheap accommodation (and beer). Fits this perfectly.Now to wait for pricing or award seat loading. Not sure where to find that...
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    What's your prediction on the Australian Dollar?

    About time Stevens started talking real. Every time someone from the RBA has made a speech in the past two years the AUD has rallied, so to finally see him talking it down is a relief. Bring on 60c.
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    What's your prediction on the Australian Dollar?

    Kind of what I was suggesting, hence the '/sarc(asm)' tag at the end. We've borrowed like madmen and haven't provided for the rainy day. With the end of the mining boom paying the piper will be especially hard. It won't be inflated away like in the past.
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    What's your prediction on the Australian Dollar?

    There goes the RBA admitting that inflation is terrible and income is going nowhere. Just in time for Glenn Stevens to sail off into the sunset. Luckily Australians don't have a massive amount of debt to service and our main industries are built on a sustainable employment outlook /sarc. 74...
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    QF A330s on AKL-SYD & AKL-MEL

    Keen to know this too. I have taken the EK A380 half a dozen times to avoid the QF B738 and have several upcoming trips to AKL. There has to be capacity as the QF MEL-AKL-MEL flights are always full.
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    Upgrade on BA flight but on QFF program ? Possible? Ever happens?

    In the past 5 years my wife and I have been op-upped together on BA from PE to J on legs to LHR from BGI, DXB, MIA and CUN and also from SYD-SIN. We were both flying as QF WPs each time. For comparison, number of upgrades from QF (in 10-12 years and >100 sectors) = 1.
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    Suggestions for 4 squiggles ex MEL

    I did a MEL-SYD-CFS day trip last month. Got ~4 hours up there - more than enough time for a swim at the beach and a few beers before heading back to a very lonely QP at CFS before the return flight. Was a little under $400 (before offsetting with some QFF points) I think, plus 2 x$15 cab rides...
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    Legroom at bulkhead row of refurbished A330-300

    Not much different than pre-refurb at all imo. I flew HKG-BNE last week and sat in 23A. I'm 6'2" and I was pretty cramped even when I reclined. That said, I found it a) better than having someone in front who could recline into me and b) handy to be able to climb out and not disturb your seat...
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    BA/AVIOS booking - QF Domestic itinerary & Infant - ticket needed?

    I'd call BA and have your child added. Costs will be minimal. FWIW, last week I booked a o/w QF J MEL-ADL for my father-in-law, my infant son and myself. Total cost was 18,900 avios (9000 per adult then only 900 for my boy) and £18. Note that there aren't any bassinets on a QF 738.