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Forum: China Jul 4, 15, 10:05 am
Replies: 984
Views: 106,721
Posted By ozstamps
So the clock starts ticking AGAIN after we arrive...

So the clock starts ticking AGAIN after we arrive from Mongolia to Beijing?

Looking at flying back to BKK via a day stop in either Chengdu or Chongqing. Arriving in either at about 11pm and flying...
Forum: China Jul 4, 15, 9:15 am
Replies: 984
Views: 106,721
Posted By ozstamps
Thanks Reb, and if you are wrong, and we are...

Thanks Reb, and if you are wrong, and we are locked up in the Beijing Re-Education Centre for a few weeks, remember I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE. ;)

Just changed to the 3.25pm flight to Mongolia, based...
Forum: China Jul 4, 15, 8:08 am
Replies: 984
Views: 106,721
Posted By ozstamps
Thanks guys .. FT'ers know EVERYTHING. :D:D:D ...

Thanks guys .. FT'ers know EVERYTHING. :D:D:D

That news has made our day.

That Wiki post does make it clear, if that is indeed the official rule. ;)

So YuropFlyer seems to be redacting his...
Forum: China Jul 4, 15, 4:37 am
Replies: 984
Views: 106,721
Posted By ozstamps
Asiana had a schedule change from daily flights...

Asiana had a schedule change from daily flights SYD-ICN-PEK to be every 2nd day from July 1.

Plan A we were booked on for months had us arriving in PEK at 9.40 am and leaving to Mongolia on Air...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Jun 27, 15, 3:28 am
Replies: 1,092
Views: 129,401
Posted By ozstamps
Out of interest, where do you see $169 rates? :p

Out of interest, where do you see $169 rates? :p
Forum: Thai Airways | Royal Orchid Plus Jun 23, 15, 5:46 am
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By ozstamps
Excellent info, and thanks for your specific...

Excellent info, and thanks for your specific answers here. :D

Brisbane in December looks like our choice here, with a decent chance of a 77W it looks like. ^
Forum: Thai Airways | Royal Orchid Plus Jun 22, 15, 7:26 am
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By ozstamps
Thanks so much Noppasit - some first hand input. ...

Thanks so much Noppasit - some first hand input. :D

If those flight tracking sites show 77W for 2015 for MEL and BNE (can't work how to use them out) it seems like a fairly safe bet. Well as...
Forum: Thai Airways | Royal Orchid Plus Jun 22, 15, 6:59 am
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By ozstamps
Agree. :) Just trying to get a feeling for...

Agree. :)

Just trying to get a feeling for what 777 aircraft type they run NOW to and from BNE and MEL, and no-one seems to know.
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Jun 22, 15, 6:54 am
Replies: 92
Views: 7,407
Posted By ozstamps
Pimevai - thanks for the wonderful detailed...

Pimevai - thanks for the wonderful detailed rundown! Been travelling sorry for delay responding.

Your story of 2 hours in car from downtown to airport swung the deal -- Airport Hilton it is, for...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Jun 22, 15, 6:05 am
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By ozstamps
Thanks so much ... learn something new every day...

Thanks so much ... learn something new every day here. :)

So BOTH types of bookings count?

Promos like the Bonus 5000 points for stays to July count too I guess if registered?
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Jun 22, 15, 5:56 am
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By ozstamps
Dumb question do 'cash and points' nights count as stays?

I'm a long time Diamond member and never ever use points in the past, but just saw a Hotel that needed tons of cash, but not many points, hence the question. :)

It has all points option, and cash...
Forum: Thai Airways | Royal Orchid Plus Jun 22, 15, 5:30 am
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By ozstamps
Ha! Have no idea how to work those sites. 60+ ....

Ha! Have no idea how to work those sites. 60+ . . too old to learn now. :D

I am looking at December 21/22/23 to BKK from either city, depending which has the lie flat beds (if any) and they seem...
Forum: Thai Airways | Royal Orchid Plus Jun 22, 15, 5:03 am
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By ozstamps
Which version of the 777-300 do TG use to MEL and BNE?

Seems like there is '777-300' with 5 rows in Biz and non lie flat inclined seats, and '777-300ER' with SIX rows biz with full lie flat seats.

Anyone know which version mostly serve MEL and BNE? ...
Forum: Thai Airways | Royal Orchid Plus Jun 22, 15, 4:58 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,628
Posted By ozstamps
Interesting -- wonder if SYD still keeps a 747...

Interesting -- wonder if SYD still keeps a 747 after the sell-offs?
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Jun 20, 15, 2:06 am
Replies: 1,092
Views: 129,401
Posted By ozstamps
That is pretty dumb of them. There are many good...

That is pretty dumb of them. There are many good choices in CBD.

I live here and never seen any decent price deals sadly. Had many a stay in Relaxation Suites there, but only as I knew someone...
Forum: Thai Airways | Royal Orchid Plus Jun 18, 15, 5:46 am
Replies: 192
Views: 21,866
Posted By ozstamps
If United offered good packages to all FAs over...

If United offered good packages to all FAs over 45 they'd have no staff. :cool:

Sounds like the 747s are all headed out the door?

http://i.imgur.com/cyYIIZ8.jpg
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jun 16, 15, 8:11 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,470
Posted By ozstamps
Really? I really hope you pass on your most...

Really?

I really hope you pass on your most wise and very novel idea to the world's three LARGEST airlines and advise them they are doing it all wrong. They must have fluked their rankings it...
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jun 16, 15, 2:10 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,470
Posted By ozstamps
Ross, I am far too busy running a busy business...

Ross, I am far too busy running a busy business to make money so I can give it to Virgin and others, to bother with ACCC.

But you can GUARANTEE someone likely will. @:-)

The Federal Court has...
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jun 15, 15, 10:15 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,470
Posted By ozstamps
The usual prize given to folks who edit out their...

The usual prize given to folks who edit out their flippant Bulletin Board comments after they are used in quote by others. Gotta love FT edit time codes. @:-)
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jun 15, 15, 9:37 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,470
Posted By ozstamps
Game - set - match. Bet if they were...

Game - set - match.

Bet if they were offering free Platinum membership if you picked up a phone and asked for it, you'd notice them fast enough.
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jun 15, 15, 9:14 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,470
Posted By ozstamps
I have a Diploma In advertising and worked in...

I have a Diploma In advertising and worked in Advertising for many years.

The TV ads and double page current “VOYEUR” ads, and massive billboards all around Sydney airport I saw last night are a...
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jun 15, 15, 6:41 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,470
Posted By ozstamps
Yes I did not mention the CR1s or regionals which...

Yes I did not mention the CR1s or regionals which were also most useful and also gratis (2 per quarter for most of my membership) the Regionals and Globals were fully transferable to others too of...
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jun 11, 15, 3:38 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,470
Posted By ozstamps
Ross this (hopefully) was to get some positive...

Ross this (hopefully) was to get some positive input on small things Velocity could possibly look to do to add to make the Platinum Tier even more special.

You appear to have not read what I...
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jun 10, 15, 10:29 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,470
Posted By ozstamps
Velocity Head Honchos how about adding some bennies to Platinum Tier?

All airline programs work on the same basis. 3 to 5 member tiers, with more and more bennies as you spend money, fly more of the airline, and work up the totem pole. :D

It is aspirational, and...
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jun 10, 15, 9:30 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By ozstamps
That is using Delta miles correct? Using...

That is using Delta miles correct?

Using Virgin miles the landscape looks pretty bare!
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