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Yesterday, 3:26 pm
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It sounds like they took off from NAN destined...

It sounds like they took off from NAN destined for BNE but had to divert to AKL in-flight....bit of bad luck on winds most likely. As an aside, I recall that NAN had to be provisioned with some...
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Posted By number_6

When is your visit? Fire season isn't over until...

When is your visit? Fire season isn't over until April and normally hasn't started yet. As mentioned half the island is untouched, the other half is charred black. Any excursion would be...
Jan 18, 20, 4:38 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By number_6

P1 does have its benefits, but you are correct,...

P1 does have its benefits, but you are correct, QF does have service inconsistencies. I'm surprised that BNE check-in wouldn't have made greater efforts for a P1 in real-time, rather than after the...
Jan 18, 20, 4:26 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 7,074
Posted By number_6

Sea fleas also cause similar bites; the...

Sea fleas also cause similar bites; the localization to ankles and below suggests it wasn't from the QF seat/bedding as it would have gone full body.
Jan 18, 20, 4:23 pm
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Posted By number_6

While that earns SC on QFF it does NOT earn the...

While that earns SC on QFF it does NOT earn the required 4 QF flight segments per year to have any QFF status ... you can have 10,000 SC and still be bronze without the 4 QF segments (easy to get in...
Jan 17, 20, 7:52 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By number_6

The best SC earn per $ tends to be on the AA...

The best SC earn per $ tends to be on the AA flights to Caribbean and Latin America in J, during sales you can easily earn WP for a few thousand dollars spend on AA and these destinations make good...
Jan 14, 20, 5:21 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By number_6

You can add more bags for the LAX-MEL sector, I...

You can add more bags for the LAX-MEL sector, I often do this (shopping at Trader Joe leading to an extra bag to check). No problem and no charge if within your baggage limits, which tend to be...
Forum: Asia
Jan 13, 20, 12:30 am
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By number_6

All flights are cancelled today (Monday) due to...

All flights are cancelled today (Monday) due to ash on runway, expected to reopen Tuesday. It is definitely high risk, you can be stranded for a few weeks, never mind days. I was at DPS (Bali) so...
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Views: 1,083
Posted By number_6

For someone who's handle is "sleepy..." that is a...

For someone who's handle is "sleepy..." that is a very action packed itin. The roads can be challenging, and some are currently closed (today in Jan 2020) making some sectors impossible. I did a...
Forum: Singapore
Jan 11, 20, 9:23 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By number_6

I prefer the Fullerton but it is a quirky...

I prefer the Fullerton but it is a quirky historic building ... there are at least a dozen different club room with Bay view layouts, some are even duplex. The better ones are stunning, though those...
Forum: Asia
Jan 11, 20, 9:03 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By number_6

It is hot and humid most of the time when it isnt...

It is hot and humid most of the time when it isnt raining, hence the existence of numerous megamalls where you can walk kilometers indoors in air conditioning. Not really a great outdoor walking...
Jan 10, 20, 11:15 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By number_6

I looked for Aesop and couldn't find any circa...

I looked for Aesop and couldn't find any circa July 2019. Closest you can get is Clarins.
Forum: Asia
Jan 10, 20, 9:18 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By number_6

Canggu would meet your requirements, it used to...

Canggu would meet your requirements, it used to be rice paddies outside of Seminyak but now is a low-density Seminyak version, with some remarkably good value in accom (generally able to negotiate...
Jan 10, 20, 9:06 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By number_6

Brisbane has some good attractions for spending a...

Brisbane has some good attractions for spending a day, such as the museum and art gallery by the river next to QPAC, easy to reach with the airport train. Definitely worth a stopover even as a day...
Jan 10, 20, 3:49 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,733
Posted By number_6

Not sure what you mean by inflated price, I...

Not sure what you mean by inflated price, I looked at booking MEL-LHR in December and price was identical (within $100) for QF via SIN or PER and for EK and even EY (which is usually cheaper). Glad...
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Posted By number_6

The Bailies have announced that they are...

The Bailies have announced that they are rebuilding the lodge and expect it to take 2 years.
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Posted By number_6

It is a great drive with many interesting stops...

It is a great drive with many interesting stops along the way (such as petrified forests) but very different from other parts of NZ (its mostly flat and tropical, as opposed to Wellington which is...
Jan 8, 20, 2:24 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By number_6

International terminal baggage recheck will do it...

International terminal baggage recheck will do it this early, but not at the domestic terminal. They will also offer to put you on an earlier flight, but you can choose to decline.
Jan 8, 20, 3:52 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,733
Posted By number_6

QF is routing over Afghanistan to avoid...

QF is routing over Afghanistan to avoid Iran/Iraq, so fuel stop in SIN makes a lot of sense as they would be overflying SIN in any case. Rerouting 90 pax from PER to LHR is not that easy on...
Jan 7, 20, 3:50 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By number_6

Which you don't get with BA Gold status :) Only...

Which you don't get with BA Gold status :) Only with WP. Doesn't look likely for QF to be flying and D sectors in the future -- have fond memories of being the only F pax SYD-MEL on 744, much to...
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Views: 677
Posted By number_6

For a lodge look at...

For a lodge look at https://www.robertsonlodges.com/the-lodges/kauri-cliffs

I haven't stayed there personally but the location is beautiful. Flying into Whangarei cuts 2 hours from driving time,...
Jan 6, 20, 5:13 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By number_6

For domestic travel there is no benefit of BA...

For domestic travel there is no benefit of BA Gold/OWE over QF Gold/OWS as there are no domestic F lounges or F checkin (and the SYD domestic J lounge is no better than the QP). Also for some...
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Views: 2,836
Posted By number_6

Most federal government offices are closed today...

Most federal government offices are closed today due to poor air quality and a lack of face masks and air purifiers. An emergency shipment of 100,000 face masks is being flown in today (presumably...
Jan 4, 20, 7:50 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By number_6

Fjd 255.20 (aud 169)

Fjd 255.20 (aud 169)
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Posted By number_6

The coast highway SYD to MEL is closed in several...

The coast highway SYD to MEL is closed in several places and will be for months (the asphalt has melted for many kilometers in some of the fire zones, so the road must be rebuilt and not just...
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