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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 Apr 9, 2019, 1:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Ozchinois
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
Welcome aboard ^

A Sunday evening vivid cruise would be good. If a cruise operator was selected (by someone) people could book individually. But always the risk any operator could be sold out. With 45 Plat at this time maybe 50% (22) will still be in Sydney for Sunday evening.
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Old Apr 9, 2019, 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Oz Fest
Welcome aboard ^

A Sunday evening vivid cruise would be good. If a cruise operator was selected (by someone) people could book individually. But always the risk any operator could be sold out. With 45 Plat at this time maybe 50% (22) will still be in Sydney for Sunday evening.
Thanks. My first FT gtg! I haven't been active on FT for awhile but recognise one name.
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Old Apr 9, 2019, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Ozchinois
Thanks. My first FT gig! I haven't been active on FT for awhile but recognise one name.
If you are on AFF some screen names are the same, but others have different screen names on FT/AFF.
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Old Apr 9, 2019, 10:02 pm
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For those traveling on Qantas from the USA, Alaska has a pretty decent promo for double flight miles (must register by April 30, however only good for flights after May 31):
https://www.alaskaair.com/promo/qf19...prodID:MPDeals

Separately, if you're flying on select nonstop domestic routes to SFO, LAX, SJC or SAN en route, double flight miles there, too, for flights after April 1:
https://www.alaskaair.com/promo/AS1905

Alaska still awards miles based on distance, so some serious miles in play.

Last edited by tom911; Apr 10, 2019 at 10:32 am Reason: fixed dates
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Old Apr 10, 2019, 2:34 am
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Iím local, and this actually takes place before my US flight. Please write me down as Gold!
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Old Apr 10, 2019, 3:08 am
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Downgraded to Bronze, unfortunately.
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Old Apr 10, 2019, 10:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Oz Fest
If you are on AFF some screen names are the same, but others have different screen names on FT/AFF.
Rarely on AFF, more on ausbt.
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Old Apr 10, 2019, 10:55 pm
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Please add me as Platinum. Arriving UA863 at 6:55am on Thursday May 23; leaving Monday May 27 at 9:30am.
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Old Apr 14, 2019, 6:00 am
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Hi folks.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to help sort anything out this year for a variety of reasons.

Current plans have Sue and I arriving on the Thursday afternoon and departing on QF435 on Sunday. Staying at the Hilton for the 3 nights.
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Old Apr 15, 2019, 5:37 am
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Vivid Cruise

https://www.groupon.com.au/deals/gl-harbourside-cruises?p=15&nlp=&CID=AU&uu=25f54bb5-b418-4893-8e35-e206fc8f5dac&tx=0&utm_source=merchandising&utm_med ium=email&sid=45cf9b7f-3860-405b-a3f7-4787ac3e9803_0_20190415&t_division=sydney&date=201 91504&sender=rm&s=body&c=image&d=deal-page
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Old Apr 16, 2019, 12:52 am
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Originally Posted by Ozchinois
Uh, which date? Sunday, May 26th?

Then, which time? 5:15 pm? 7:45 pm?

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Old Apr 16, 2019, 3:27 pm
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I vote for Sunday the 26th, at 7:45pm.
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Old Apr 20, 2019, 8:05 am
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Originally Posted by Itsalongwaydown
Hi folks.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to help sort anything out this year for a variety of reasons.

Current plans have Sue and I arriving on the Thursday afternoon and departing on QF435 on Sunday. Staying at the Hilton for the 3 nights.

Debra and I are travelling in the same windows as you and sue, we leave Thursday on QF436 and return Sunday on QF445. We should meet in the Mel QC for a quick drink , and the syd lounge for another on Sunday , we could get to the lounge early and have an QF arvo
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Old Apr 20, 2019, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by kirkwoodj
Swans have a home match (v Collingwood) Friday night at 7:50pm, if anyone is interested. Of course waiting to see what arises for Friday evening otherwise. I am a club member so can get discounted tickets. Just putting it out there.
this is a great idea, Iíve seen heaps of footy Iím Mel never Syd

keep me in the loop for 2 tix if it works with what other plans there are

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Old Apr 20, 2019, 4:35 pm
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Originally Posted by DELee
Uh, which date? Sunday, May 26th?

Then, which time? 5:15 pm? 7:45 pm?

David
Originally Posted by Plainsman
I vote for Sunday the 26th, at 7:45pm.
Mrs. DELee and I decided to reserve/purchase 2 Groupons for Sunday, May 26th for 5:15 pm.

Our reasoning was: a) it would be past sunset at the 5:15 pm departure anyway, b) we'll have the opportunity to enjoy the cruise and what lights are visible from Vivid Sydney during that time and then c) would be down at the King Street Wharf both before and after and then have the option to wander further around the wharf/CBD that evening and night.

We welcome everyone who'd like to join us to also reserve/purchase the Groupon!

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