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Forum: CommunityBuzz Yesterday, 8:18 pm
Replies: 815
Views: 37,804
Posted By ozstamps
I think it is appropriate say an outline plan is...

I think it is appropriate say an outline plan is taking place and our NZ Ambassador has done a good deal of groundwork already, and looked at several options. @:-)

Stay tuned folks. :cool:

Ben...
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Aug 27, 14, 7:48 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By ozstamps
Velocity Status it would seem, from glancing at...

Velocity Status it would seem, from glancing at above posts. ;)
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Aug 27, 14, 10:23 am
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By ozstamps
Got the 1000. Might look into this as with...

Got the 1000.

Might look into this as with $A being high right now it has a bit of insurance attached to it. :D
Forum: Etihad Airways | Etihad Guest Aug 25, 14, 6:18 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,337
Posted By ozstamps
Yes it happens all the time and across all...

Yes it happens all the time and across all carriers.

If your experience goes back to the days when passengers roamed freely around flight decks, I can still remember when smoking in planes was...
Forum: Etihad Airways | Etihad Guest Aug 24, 14, 9:23 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,337
Posted By ozstamps
How do you KNOW they paid J????????? Never...

How do you KNOW they paid J?????????

Never ASSUME anyone in J paid to be there.

Airlines often move UMs up front to better keep an eye on them, especially if coach is full.

Or kids of a...
Forum: CommunityBuzz Aug 24, 14, 9:15 pm
Replies: 815
Views: 37,804
Posted By ozstamps
Internal flights there are luckily, pretty cheap....

Internal flights there are luckily, pretty cheap. :)
Forum: Etihad Airways | Etihad Guest Aug 24, 14, 9:12 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,344
Posted By ozstamps
Well we are Elites now as they kindly status...

Well we are Elites now as they kindly status matched us. Thank goodness. Getting any helpful assistance from FT'ers was proving pretty futile.

Luckily someone sane in there felt it worthwhile to...
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Aug 9, 14, 11:33 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By ozstamps
The whole trip SHOULD earn triple points to...

The whole trip SHOULD earn triple points to Europe.

I suspect they MEANT it only to cover Aust-Abu, but the wording does not say that. :cool:

"Flights to or from Abu Dhabi" is all they say. :D...
Forum: CommunityBuzz Aug 6, 14, 5:37 am
Replies: 815
Views: 37,804
Posted By ozstamps
Don't all post at once, our Kiwi Kousins. :)

Don't all post at once, our Kiwi Kousins. :)
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Aug 6, 14, 5:35 am
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By ozstamps
How much, may I ask?

How much, may I ask?
Forum: Etihad Airways | Etihad Guest Jul 27, 14, 9:22 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,344
Posted By ozstamps
No surprise there. They will not be serve you...

No surprise there. They will not be serve you Moet either I suspect, or serve caviar, or send a limo? :cool:

For on any carrier on earth, the cost of very long haul Biz costs about FIVE times...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Jul 27, 14, 7:50 am
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By ozstamps
MEL-SYD is an HOUR flight. Not even worth a...

MEL-SYD is an HOUR flight.

Not even worth a regional, (which does not cover non Nth America of course) must less a Global.

Plane will be near empty. Grab an exit seat and watch half a cruddy...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Jul 27, 14, 6:54 am
Replies: 356
Views: 22,785
Posted By ozstamps
Being lied to in writing has cost UA a lot of...

Being lied to in writing has cost UA a lot of Million Mile once rusted on fliers ... like me.

The Houston Carpetbaggers refused to to honour their clear written promise and when folks lie to me...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Jul 27, 14, 3:24 am
Replies: 356
Views: 22,785
Posted By ozstamps
Well if you wish to show your total ignorance of...

Well if you wish to show your total ignorance of international United routes go right ahead. You are doing pretty well so far. :cool:

For your interest and education it takes about the same time...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Jul 26, 14, 11:58 pm
Replies: 356
Views: 22,785
Posted By ozstamps
Just spent $11,000 for Aust-Europe in paid Biz on...

Just spent $11,000 for Aust-Europe in paid Biz on Etihad.

In the past it was a no-brainer to buy UA metal via the USA, and upgrade using Globals. ALL bucks stayed with UA that way.

This way...
Forum: Etihad Airways | Etihad Guest Jul 26, 14, 10:52 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,344
Posted By ozstamps
They are PAID Business Class long haul seats. A...

They are PAID Business Class long haul seats. A paying passenger has more reason to be given them than an Etihad upgrader from coach - if Etihad has any brains that is.

I am not talking coach...
Forum: TravelBuzz Jul 26, 14, 10:35 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 20,998
Posted By ozstamps
But remember the Hotel and their buddies can work...

But remember the Hotel and their buddies can work together to rate the review "terrible" - that is a common tactic.
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jul 24, 14, 3:41 am
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By ozstamps
Who does really? :cool: United used to have...

Who does really? :cool:

United used to have daily services I recall, and canned them as they were near empty.
Forum: Etihad Airways | Etihad Guest Jul 24, 14, 3:29 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,344
Posted By ozstamps
I repeat row 5 is the bassinet row, and row 7E/7F...

I repeat row 5 is the bassinet row, and row 7E/7F is not. All are vacant now. There is no logical reason to block those when a couple travelling together, on paid Business tickets seek them for a 14...
Forum: Etihad Airways | Etihad Guest Jul 23, 14, 6:10 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,344
Posted By ozstamps
Thanks for replies. :) 7 E and 7F are of...

Thanks for replies. :)

7 E and 7F are of course not bassinet rows, and they are not booked by anyone now, simply "blocked" allegedly until day of flight.

I am sure someone there with some...
Forum: Etihad Airways | Etihad Guest Jul 23, 14, 9:49 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,344
Posted By ozstamps
Can someone please share an email for someone empowered in EY?

We have no status with EY but high status with Virgin - not that EY agents can see any Virgin status on our booking!

Bought us Aust-Dublin flight today in Business Class, and had trouble getting...
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jul 23, 14, 9:31 am
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By ozstamps
Virgin Triple Points deal, and discount Biz fares to Europe

Dear Glen,

Velocity is proud to be partnered with Etihad Airways, connecting you to extraordinary destinations and now flying from Perth to Abu Dhabi daily. To celebrate this new route, Velocity...
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jul 22, 14, 3:24 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By ozstamps
Having a carrot for Million Mile flying etc is...

Having a carrot for Million Mile flying etc is also wise, and Virgin do not seem to have one.

I flew a lot to get a United Million Mile card and that comes in mighty handy. (Star Gold for Life.)...
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jul 22, 14, 3:09 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 7,920
Posted By ozstamps
And what did the Premium seat cost to start with?...

And what did the Premium seat cost to start with? :cool:

Add the 2 and I suspect it is not a cheap deal.
Forum: CommunityBuzz Jul 22, 14, 1:42 am
Replies: 815
Views: 37,804
Posted By ozstamps
Yep. :) All 11 past OzFests have been...

Yep. :)

All 11 past OzFests have been Memorial Day as a large chunk of attendees are American .. gee it is even in the TITLE of all 11 threads.

"Memorial Day Weekend"

That weekend is set...
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