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Oz Fest 16 Sydney, NSW, Australia. USA Memorial Day Weekend May 24 to May 26, 2019

Oz Fest 16 Sydney, NSW, Australia. USA Memorial Day Weekend May 24 to May 26, 2019

Old Mar 22, 19, 2:31 am
  #136  
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Originally Posted by Bundy Bear View Post
Qantas have 30% off award flights economy only, and the other deal with American Express and Hilton; $80 off when you spend over $400.00
Booked myself a flexible 2 night rate at the Hilton, and a 1 night flexible booking at the holiday Inn, taking a few different bets.
So is that an upgrade from Silver to Gold or to Platinum ?

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post 2 Attendees
post 3 Activities. Who is doing what
post 4 Hotels Google doc link live
post 5 Flights Google doc link live
post 8 Situation vacant: CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer)
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Old Mar 28, 19, 11:45 am
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Have been crazy busy for a few months, and on the road for the next 3 weeks.. I have one dinner venue booked for us and hope to get the other night sorted over the coming couple of weeks!
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Old Mar 29, 19, 12:10 am
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Please downgrade Mrs JohnK and Miss Mini JohnK to bronze.

Was thinking of a family weekend in Sydney but the previous attempt around Australia Day was stressful so pulled the plug on this weekend.

I'll book flights when I see the schedule.
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Old Mar 29, 19, 12:01 pm
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Hilton have a great flash sale on for the next few days if anybody still needs to book accommodation. Combined with the Amex deal above it gets even better.
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Old Apr 1, 19, 1:53 am
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Originally Posted by JohnK View Post
Please downgrade Mrs JohnK and Miss Mini JohnK to bronze.

Was thinking of a family weekend in Sydney but the previous attempt around Australia Day was stressful so pulled the plug on this weekend.

I'll book flights when I see the schedule.
You lightweight
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Old Apr 1, 19, 4:12 pm
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Unfortunately Mr Falconea and I are downgrades to Bronze.
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Old Apr 2, 19, 4:37 am
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Originally Posted by falconea View Post
Unfortunately Mr Falconea and I are downgrades to Bronze.
Noooooooooo!!!!
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Old Apr 3, 19, 11:34 pm
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50 days to Oz Fest 16
If you have not done so already, time to start booking flights & accommodation.

We still need a CEO to organise day activities. Storyteller is organising 2 evening meals.

40 have signed up as Platinum Definite
12 have signed up as Gold Maybe - possible
4 have signed up as Silver Interested
11 have indicated Bronze they cannot make it

Of the 40 who are Platinum 15 are from Australia, 16 from USA, 1 from UAE,1 from Canada, 6 from NZ & 1 from UK
28 of the 40 are repeat attendees .
12 newbie's at this time. (more than usual)
Expect another 1 or 2 to sign up (after cancellations). Some Platinum's will cancel (as always).

11 of the 40 have attended 10 or more Oz Fests
11 of the 40 have attended the last 4 Oz Fests (MCY NTL OOL KKE)
1 of the 40 attended Oz Fest 01 SYD 2004 (21 attended) (5%) Only QF WP
17 of the 40 attended Oz Fest 09 CBR 2012 (51 attended) (42%)


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Old Apr 4, 19, 6:30 am
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Flights booked.

Arriving on QF466 MEL-SYD Fri 2110hrs
Departing on QF435 SYD-MEL Sun 1300hrs

I am staying at the HH SYD both nights.
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Old Apr 4, 19, 6:38 am
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You can add me as Platinum, happy to be able to make another Oz Fest! Arriving Thu evening, departing Monday evening.
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Old Apr 4, 19, 3:58 pm
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Friday and Saturday night dinners with easy access in CBD sorted, and will upload EventBrite for payment in the next few days. Work finished this week, heading to the Bahamas, then more work... Poor me . You're on your own for Sunday night, unless I find something, probably on your own... those still around, I think the harbour trip with meal, way up thread sounds just great for Sunday!!
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Old Apr 7, 19, 1:37 pm
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I finally got around to booking my accommodation last week. I'm staying at the Curio on the Friday night and Hilton on the Saturday.

I've never stayed at the Curio before so thought I'd try it as it was a lot cheaper than the Hilton during the APAC sale, and fitted better with a few other Hilton stays to hit multiple $400 Amex targets to get $80 back without actually overspending to hit the target!
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Old Apr 7, 19, 8:29 pm
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Please Upgrade Us To Platinum.

The Australian Government has issued us a visa. So flights booked:

May 18 . TG475 . BKK-SYD . 1920 - 0720 +1.
May 26 . TG476 . SYD-BKK . 1000 - 1620.
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Old Apr 8, 19, 2:34 am
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Originally Posted by restlessinRNO View Post
The Australian Government has issued us a visa. So flights booked:

May 18 . TG475 . BKK-SYD . 1920 - 0720 +1.
May 26 . TG476 . SYD-BKK . 1000 - 1620.
Your upgrade has been successfully processed. But as we expected.

You have record (the only person) for the longest continuous attendance at Oz Fest. From Oz Fest 2 (SYD 2002) to Oz Fest 16 (SYD 2019). Some others from Oz Fest 1 or/and Oz Fest 2 have missed a year. 2 others have continuous attendance from Oz Fest 3.

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Old Apr 9, 19, 6:57 am
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I have just stumbled onto this thread. Platinum please. Alas going away for a few weeks and have some deadlines when I get back, otherwise I would have put my hand up to help with organising. Anyone interested in a harbour cruise during Vivid? Also Amex has a Vivid lounge the last few years but it can get quite crowded unless you are Centurion and you will be ushered to a private area. They provide complimentary canapes.
https://www.vividsydney.com/event/li...invites-lounge
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