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  1. ethernet

    CPR and Doctors on Jetstar Airways JQ 61 26th July

    Apparently a medical emergency and CPR on the above Jetstar flight has not made the news. A few hours before HCMC a call for doctors on board was made. I do not know the outcome. But I did observe full on CPR for ages and ages and all possible assistance rendered. To the doctors and others I say...
  2. C

    thread for private health sign up bonuses

    Good evening all, Do we have a thread for sign up bonuses on private health plans? Given private health providers raise their premiums in April, we'll normally see more deals leading up to that time! An example would upto 70k flybuy points when joining medibank, link below...
  3. S

    Tips on Keeping healthy while flying

    Any Air travel safety tips???
  4. Points Pirate

    Qantas Assure Health and/or Life Insurance - 5,000 bonus (bonus) points

    You (and I) can earn 5,000 QFF points for using referral - details below. Referral bonus is in addition to normal sign-up bonus (see details here: Online Health & Travel Insurance Company | Qantas Insurance) However, for an additional 1,000 QFF points, first follow the health insurance...
  5. F

    Health hazard of Qantas Business Class seats on A330-300

    I recently traveled Melbourne - Hong Kong return on a Qantas A330-300. The Business Class seats on this aircraft are a very bad design and impose a high risk of deep vein thrombosis. The seats do not feature a footrest to enable the legs to be extended horizontally when the seat is reclined for...
  6. GPH

    Qantas Health Insurance, sign up bonus + Free lounge passes

    I have received an email offering a sign up bonus + free lounge passes (which I don't need as a WP) . has anyone else received the email and had a look at the offering?
  7. RooFlyer

    My Health Record

    Most would have heard that the new National 'My Health Record' is coming on line soon, and that you need to 'opt out' in the next three months if you don't want to be in it. I've just spent some time with my GP where this came into play and I though I'd share it, as it was quite different from...
  8. Pushka

    Health Insurance.

    So I am an Insurance kind of gal. Never leave home without it. But I hate Health Insurance. So now, at my age they no longer cover me for assisted reproduction and IVF - WT? They knew my age when I changed plans, and 'for my convenience' at July 1, I am no longer covered for knee and hip...
  9. I

    Amex points earn on HCF Health Insurance Premium

    Hi, I am about to pay my HCF Health Insurance Premium for a year at a cost of over $5,000 and have always used my bank issued Amex previously. Can anyone confirm points earn using my Amex charge or Plat Edge will only be 0.5 per $ as per t&c Earn 0.5 points per $1 spent on utilities...
  10. get me outta here

    Should parents give their children drugs to help them sleep on long-haul flights?

    Interesting article. Mentions some of the adverse effects too such as, "Professor Starr says the sedative he prescribes can cause paradoxical agitation in very rare cases, and this is far more likely with antihistamines." And, "poo-plosion". :shock: Should parents give their children drugs...
  11. irv

    Fit & Healthy

    So around 15 months ago I decided I needed to get healthy, too many of us enjoy our lifestyle without monitoring our health. Nothing extensive but I use my lunchtime to walk, usually 100 klm per month. Recently turned 59, lost 6k last year at the same weigh as 21. How do you keep up with life...
  12. I

    PER-LHR, ultra long haul & DVT

    Interestingly, following on from my comparatively tongue-in-cheek comments in the PER-LHR poll thread on the subject of increased DVT risk on the route, some interesting info has been highlighted by the ABC. ("Meta-analysis: travel and risk for venous thromboembolism". Harvard School of Public...
  13. exceladdict

    Your Health Data has now met Loyalty Programs (Fitbit/Garmin Flybuys Steps Promotion)

    We've seen it as a direct incentive from Qantas Assure and Flybuys' Medibank health insurance partnerships, but now, there's just a direct link from FB to Fitbit and Garmin: I'm not normally a member of the tin-foil-hat-brigade but I am somewhat paranoid that my sneaky snacks / lazy days...
  14. exceladdict

    Health Insurance

    Not exactly sure if this should go in the playground; mods, please move if not. OT when discussing travel - but anyway. Coming up to tax time so time to consider health insurance for the next FY. Currently, I'm with HBF for two reasons. Firstly, they have seperate limits for contact lenses and...
  15. S

    Qantas Loyalty gets into health care

    Noted on Qantas Newsroom this morning new JV with NIB QANTAS AND NIB TO CREATE A MORE REWARDING HEALTH INSURANCE EXPERIENCE - Qantas News Room
  16. M

    UK levies 'health surcharge' for visa holders (longer than 6 month stay)

    Seems like this slipped under the radar here in OZ - mainly because we are exempt (along with Kiwis as we both have reciprocal health care agreements with the UK). As of April, the UK will require the payment of a health care levy for all visa holders staying longer than 6 months. This will be...
  17. Renato1

    Travel Insurance vs Health Insurance

    My local health insurance provider is Defence Health, and when I travel overseas I use Defence Health Travel Insurance which was always way cheaper than anybody else's who I contacted. And I suspend our local membership during the time we are away, and are being covered by the Travel insurance...
  18. B

    Health insurance

    This question is addressed to those who have had to live overseas for protracted periods, beyond the coverage of travel insurance, which will be my situation later this year. Our comprehensive health cover is currently with Medibank Private, at about the highest rate. I have seen discussion...
  19. S

    Business Travel and health/fitness

    Sitting in the QF dom J lounge yesterday afternoon I couldn't help noticing the common themes of business travellers there. Yes they may have been travelling for leisure but arriving at 3 or 4pm in a suit with a briefcase and pulling out a laptop to send emails suggested they were likely...
  20. Quickstatus

    DVT prevention and carriage of clexane needles in carry on luggage.

    I decided to get a prescription of clexane (injectable blood thinner) for my last trip to the US. I gave myself the clexane at the airport prior to customs and security and carried the needles through security. Carried same to security for connecting flight to Denver. Another dose on the...