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Ok - who was it? Own up. I reckon it's the sort of thing @JessicaTam would do

Doesn't seem that unreasonable. Some people normally commute weekly to work and might book a few months' worth of flights at a time (especially if there is a sale or DSC offer). For example, someone who lives in Port Macquarie and works in Canberra might book 9.5 weeks' worth of PQQ-SYD-CBR-SYD-PQQ trips and you've got to 38 flights.
 

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Doesn't seem that unreasonable. Some people normally commute weekly to work and might book a few months' worth of flights at a time (especially if there is a sale or DSC offer). For example, someone who lives in Port Macquarie and works in Canberra might book 9.5 weeks' worth of PQQ-SYD-CBR-SYD-PQQ trips and you've got to 38 flights.
I know, but let's not let facts get in the way of a good story :)

Besides, @JessicaTam has prior form
 

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I know, but let's not let facts get in the way of a good story :)

Besides, @JessicaTam has prior form
And a good dinner it was 😊
 

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Ok - who was it? Own up. I reckon it's the sort of thing @JessicaTam would do

I know, but let's not let facts get in the way of a good story :)

Besides, @JessicaTam has prior form
I am innocent Your Honour.

I only booked 11. :cool:
 

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A few years ago, during a DSC promo, I booked 38 trips over a weekend, comprising 100+ flights.

Mostly on behalf of FIFO colleagues, though I did squeeze in a few for myself.
 

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Doesn't seem that unreasonable. Some people normally commute weekly to work and might book a few months' worth of flights at a time (especially if there is a sale or DSC offer). For example, someone who lives in Port Macquarie and works in Canberra might book 9.5 weeks' worth of PQQ-SYD-CBR-SYD-PQQ trips and you've got to 38 flights.

Or she scored a single OWA for her, her partner, and child + a return somewhere to visit mum and dad :)

If the numbers quoted in the article are correct - 15 thousand seats booked for half a billion points, that works out to 33,000 points per seat. Time for someone at QFFF to revisit their default to 'points plus pay' display... dun seem to be working too well! (those 15K seats should have netted 10x that amount!! 😷 )
 

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If the numbers quoted in the article are correct - 15 thousand seats booked for half a billion points, that works out to 33,000 points per seat. Time for someone at QFFF to revisit their default to 'points plus pay' display... dun seem to be working too well! (those 15K seats should have netted 10x that amount!! 😷 )
I am guessing that a lot of those bookings would have been domestic Ys for the family with the occasional single seat Transpac Y amongst a family of revenue pax. And 5,000 points used to offset $15 from the price of a revenue ticket. Most people never accumulate enough points to book a full points+pay seat.
 

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Or she scored a single OWA for her, her partner, and child + a return somewhere to visit mum and dad :)

If the numbers quoted in the article are correct - 15 thousand seats booked for half a billion points, that works out to 33,000 points per seat. Time for someone at QFFF to revisit their default to 'points plus pay' display... dun seem to be working too well! (those 15K seats should have netted 10x that amount!! 😷 )

Well we did our part in bringing up the average as we booked 3 F seats 😁
 

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I don't believe there are many employers out there encouraging travel just yet unless they work for themself. More likely to be an avid FFer I'd guess.

I'm a min once weekly flyer on the SYD-MEL route and have nothing in yet as QLD and WA are the only states with enough people back in offices to warrant travel.
 

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You know you are a former frequent flyer when...​



When you're actually thinking of catching the train... for fun!

You look into your FlyBys account and are actually SHOCKED by the number of FlyBys Points you have in it (because you haven't transferred anything for 2 years!)

I cannot remember my new Passport number now, but in all fairness the old one was just freakishly easy to remember and roll of the tongue.

However for a good year I forgot where my passport was! It turned out I actually put it in my partners official documents folder instead of mine when we moved - go figure why I did that LOL. But the interesting thing was, even though I couldn't' find it... I didn't even care enough to go look for it.

And now I am seriously contemplating using points on a Y flight (though to be fair it is a trans-Canada flight which are annoyingly expensive yet the points cost is fairly reasonable).
 
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We might need to start reverting back to the old title...the SYD Dom J lounge barpersons now know my order and spot.
You have a spot?!?

It's been fairly full the last couple of years and more, covid or not, that I haven't had the same seat twice that I recall.

Sheldon vibes here ... 😜
 
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