Hi all, just back from Bali on points

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  1. Tallman

    Tallman Newbie

    Jan 23, 2014
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    Time to come out of the lurker shadows and say hi. I've been gold Velocity for a few years.
    Just returned from a couple weeks holiday in Ubud Bali with my wife and two teenage kids. Flew Virgin Aust. Two of the return flights were on points and two I paid for, direct Bris - Denpasar but via Perth on the return..
    The highlight of the flying portion of the trip was when the lounge upgraded all four of us to business on the A330 Perth - Bris. The kids loved that, and I got some sleep, which is rare given I am 6'4".
    Anyway, great forums and I hope to contribute something useful some time soon.
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  2. Hvr

    Hvr Senior Member

    Jun 27, 2007
    Welcome aboard Tallman. Great to hear of a positive experience in your first post.

    Hope you keep contributing.
  3. Cool Cat Phil

    Cool Cat Phil Established Member

    May 2, 2013
    Melbourne, VIC
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    Great to have you onboard Tallman!

    Sounds like VA looked after you & your family quite well on your return...... nice!

    I must be one of the few Aussie's that haven't been to Bali.....yet...... any recommendations on Bali?
  4. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    BNE, SYD and CNX
    Welcome to AFF Tallman!

    Add me to that list.

    Oh, and if I was silly enough to go I would not want to go Jetstar or Virgin.
  5. Simo

    Simo Established Member

    May 22, 2011
    Sunny Coast
    Welcome to the forum,
  6. TomVexille

    TomVexille Enthusiast

    Nov 12, 2013
    Welcome aboard Tallman!
  7. Tallman

    Tallman Newbie

    Jan 23, 2014
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    Thanks all.
    recommendations for Bali, Phil? Well, Legian beach is great for lazing, swimming, and watching sunsets. Ubud is still nice but isn't what it was, now choked with huge buses full of day-trippers, and more than half the little galleries have closed in the past 4 years. The Elephant Safari Park and Lodge was expensive but absolutely amazing. And any long walk through the rice paddies is a great recharge of the spirit.
  8. zainman

    zainman Established Member

    Jan 31, 2012
    MEL & KHI

    I am heading there for the first time later this week! Looking forward to see what all the hype is about!
  9. prozac

    prozac Established Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Manly NSW
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    Welcome to AFF Tallman!
  10. Tallman

    Tallman Newbie

    Jan 23, 2014
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    Just realized I failed to give credit to the crew on the VA A330. They were fantastic - friendly, attentive, flexible, and very tolerant. To fit the four of us into business they sat my wife and I together but my two teenagers sat in single seats in different rows. My son (13yo) therefore directed his 101 questions about the seat and the entertainment system to the steward rather than to me, and the guy could not have been more patient.
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