..and people like me, currently in the US, putting everything on credit card then smiling just that little bit more each day when I jump on the net and check out xe.com.Flashware said:http://www.news.com.au/business/story/0,23636,22510551-31037,00.html Surely this has to be good news for people buying fares direct from AA.com...
Based on the assumption that A$1 = US$0.89 and a change of 10c would then equate to A$1 = US$0.79 and you will be out of pocket by A$285 after the change then the cost of your accommodation is ~US$2000.PPW said:If the AUD drops by 10c against the USD, then our accommodation will be approx 285AUD more expensive (not taking into account any conversion fees). Is anyone in a similar situation
(BTW, those who are mathematically minded (I am not) could work out the USD cost of our accommodation... :idea: should I put it out as a challenge?)
Mmmmm looking into my crystal ball I see the devils number 666. Oh thats ok its just the number of posts you have at AFF at this exact point in time. Better get another on in QF009QF009 said:I hope this maintains at least until my RTW is over.
:shock: :shock: I didn't even realise that my post count read 666! Thanks for the heads up though.Reggie said:Mmmmm looking into my crystal ball I see the devils number 666. Oh thats ok its just the number of posts you have at AFF at this exact point in time. Better get another on in QF009
At the risk of offending - YES! But, importantly, you have brought a smile to my face... JohnK, you were spot on... (Reggie, I am lazy and just assumed 89c!) Also lazy and rounded accommodation up to $2000 even (it is actually slightly less).Reggie said:Are we nerds
I am certainly no economist (though I have a minor in economic ) - Alanslegal, is this likely? Does anyone else have other views?Alanslegal said:If the RBA lifts interest rates, the demand for AUD will only become more enticing and the only way is upward for the AUD..........i'm just hoping the AUD goes up just a little bit more as I'll be in the U.S part Oct-Nov....
You ought to supply frequent updates of your movements from herein. :shock:dajop said:My bet is that the AUD will drop against the USD on October 8/9. I will be leaving for US then, and it seems to drop everytime I go to US or somewhere that hotel prices etc are quoted in USD.
When I went to India mid August, I left Australia with the ER at around 0.825-0.83, by the time I reached my hotel in Singapore it was around 0.815, then woke up about 6 hrs later to head back to airport and it was around 0.8. When I reached our office in Mumbai it was at 0.79 and by the time I checked into the hotel a few hours later it was close to 0.78.
And here is was thinking there was some economic theory behind it all.dajop said:My bet is that the AUD will drop against the USD on October 8/9. I will be leaving for US then, and it seems to drop everytime I go to US or somewhere that hotel prices etc are quoted in USD.
Now that's pretty cool.winetraveller said:Parity with the USD is not so far away. S&*T.