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Jan 6, 19, 2:12 pm
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Posted By ozstamps

I'll try it tonight. Typing this from Addis...

I'll try it tonight.

Typing this from Addis Ababa lounge and have an 11 hour flight to PEK soon from here, and an 8 hour layover before the CA 11 hour flight to Sydney.

We started the day 8...
Dec 22, 18, 11:30 am
Replies: 307
Views: 27,616
Posted By ozstamps

I have never used Skype and am not starting...

I have never used Skype and am not starting simply because UA cannot offer a working email address.

There are ZERO free USA number from Australia.

And i do not want to waste 15 mins on the...
Dec 22, 18, 6:31 am
Replies: 307
Views: 27,616
Posted By ozstamps

I am a lifetime Gold, Multi Million Miler. ...

I am a lifetime Gold, Multi Million Miler.

WHAT email address does anyone suggest to use?

No free 800 numbers from here, and to spend 15 mins on phone on my dime, on such a routine request does...
Dec 21, 18, 6:00 am
Replies: 307
Views: 27,616
Posted By ozstamps

Anyone know what email to use to request a real...

Anyone know what email to use to request a real plastic member card these days?

Have not seen one for years and printing out one on copy paper, as UA website unhelpfully suggests, seems a bit Air...
Nov 13, 18, 4:00 am
Replies: 241
Views: 46,107
Posted By ozstamps

A few VERY relevant observations for the next...

A few VERY relevant observations for the next FT’ers heading to and from Sheraton Macau from HKIA.

1. Allow at least 2.5 hours from Tapia Ferry Wharf to get to your airline departure gate. And...
Nov 12, 18, 8:37 pm
Replies: 241
Views: 46,107
Posted By ozstamps

Interesting update for future stayers here re the...

Interesting update for future stayers here re the lounge at Sheraton Grand Macau.

We were having breakfast an hour back when a very pleasant Portuguese chap Perdo Sanches introduced himself, the...
Nov 12, 18, 6:30 pm
Replies: 241
Views: 46,107
Posted By ozstamps

In the end it seems $HK300 one way is the one and...

In the end it seems $HK300 one way is the one and only deal HKIA-Macau. An outrageous cost really. No online discount option, and no Mastercard 20% option discount it seems.

Pretty beat up old...
Nov 9, 18, 5:11 am
Replies: 241
Views: 46,107
Posted By ozstamps

Yes my original query was how the Bridge worked...

Yes my original query was how the Bridge worked as it will be cool to travel on it, but the wisdom here seemed to be Ferry was the go and day before purchases or Mastercard payment gave good...
Nov 8, 18, 8:12 pm
Replies: 241
Views: 46,107
Posted By ozstamps

So no HKIA airport option on the advance Cotai...

So no HKIA airport option on the advance Cotai Waterjet deal - only to HK downtown it seems?

https://ticketing.cotaiwaterjet.com/cwjbooking/#/shoppingDiscount

Looks like no other option on drop...
Nov 8, 18, 7:36 am
Replies: 241
Views: 46,107
Posted By ozstamps

Looks like these are only valid for Macau to HK...

Looks like these are only valid for Macau to HK Downtown and vice versa - not airport - ditto the 20% off MasterCard deal? Even Senior Discounts do not even apply it seems?

We arrive Sunday so...
Nov 6, 18, 5:33 pm
Replies: 241
Views: 46,107
Posted By ozstamps

Thanks guys .. great tips as always, and they...

Thanks guys .. great tips as always, and they will be useful for other future guests here I am sure. :D

It is all very confusing sounding for anyone never having been there before!

So Markis -...
Nov 6, 18, 5:54 am
Replies: 241
Views: 46,107
Posted By ozstamps

Sorry - do not follow this - you are suggesting...

Sorry - do not follow this - you are suggesting we go from Macau to HK Central Station THEN to airport? This is all new to us - where is "Sheung Wan"?
Nov 6, 18, 4:52 am
Replies: 241
Views: 46,107
Posted By ozstamps

Thanks for the first hand info guys. Flight...

Thanks for the first hand info guys.

Flight back to MEL is 7.50pm Tuesday.

Looks like Ferry last trip is 3.55pm to Airport HKG which takes an hour or so it seems?

So near 3 hours to kill at...
Nov 6, 18, 4:38 am
Replies: 241
Views: 46,107
Posted By ozstamps

Great info yorkboy24...

Great info yorkboy24 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/members/yorkboy24.html) :)

So would you suggest we check bags from Australia to HKG or to Macau? So Skypier is a kind of transit lounge for...
Nov 6, 18, 3:03 am
Replies: 241
Views: 46,107
Posted By ozstamps

Thanks Markis - never been to Macau before so all...

Thanks Markis - never been to Macau before so all this is new. :D

If these buses stop basically outside Sheraton Macau, does one catch them from HKG airport terminal?

Virgin flight arrives at...
Nov 5, 18, 11:13 am
Replies: 241
Views: 46,107
Posted By ozstamps

Booked this for next Sunday Monday and fingers...

Booked this for next Sunday Monday and fingers crossed. Marriott Platinum, whatever that means these days after the merge! I assume that gives us lounge access?

Anyone taken the new gazzillion...
Sep 5, 18, 3:50 am
Replies: 362
Views: 202,162
Posted By ozstamps

Yes, sadly Hilton were stuck with the tiny...

Yes, sadly Hilton were stuck with the tiny "Archer View" vertical slit windows when they did the re-model, and Council would not allow them to be made larger and alter the exterior facade. Even the...
Sep 5, 18, 1:37 am
Replies: 362
Views: 202,162
Posted By ozstamps

Coming from someone admitting to hoovering up 10...

Coming from someone admitting to hoovering up 10 or 20 drinks at a time, "just because I can" I know where my vote would go.

I've stayed at many Relaxation Rooms and Suites at Sydney Hilton, and...
Sep 5, 18, 12:06 am
Replies: 362
Views: 202,162
Posted By ozstamps

And some wonder why cost cutting takes place in...

And some wonder why cost cutting takes place in Lounges. TWENTY beverages at a time?????? Good grief. :rolleyes: :confused:

It is an Executive Lounge .. not a Costco Warehouse.
Sep 2, 18, 9:13 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,455
Posted By ozstamps

Agree "Family Pooling" is a MUST to look at. ...

Agree "Family Pooling" is a MUST to look at.

Virgin Australia have done it for a decade, and a great system.

As long as it is tightly policed it works well for airline and pax.

(They also...
Sep 2, 18, 9:10 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By ozstamps

I must have done 100 x OZ-USA-OZ flights on UA...

I must have done 100 x OZ-USA-OZ flights on UA over the years in Biz and First, and am totally over the UA superannuated senior staffers who bid and got that route, based on Year Seniority only.

2...
Sep 2, 18, 7:26 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By ozstamps

Yes, no PDQ to bother with. :) I've had...

Yes, no PDQ to bother with. :)

I've had several Air India 13 hour flights SYD-DEL-DEL, and their 787s are very nice IMHO. :D

Give me those for long flights any day, over 70 year old United gum...
Sep 2, 18, 6:40 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By ozstamps

Thanks Folks - most helpful. :D Ticket will...

Thanks Folks - most helpful. :D

Ticket will be issued by Air India so assume will not be 016 ticket stock. ;)
Sep 2, 18, 9:09 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,861
Posted By ozstamps

Hell, I've gotten $300 vouchers for inoperative...

Hell, I've gotten $300 vouchers for inoperative overhead lights. ;)

And I did not even have to stay quiet about them. :D
Sep 2, 18, 9:04 am
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By ozstamps

What Biz buckets on Air India credit to United MP?

Looking at booking some Bix ticket SYD-DEL-IXB round trip on Air India website.

These book into Z/J/J/Z buckets on Air India. I assume these earn United MP miles if I add our MP numbers in to...
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