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Forum: Australia
Oct 15th 2009, 10:14 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 12,403
Posted By CDM

Re: Here's what the airline's told me about immigration baggage allowances

There is conflicting info on this issue. When I spoke over the phone to Singapore Airlines, they told me that the additional allowance was only applicable on a direct flight (i.e., only with a...
Forum: Australia
Oct 6th 2009, 7:19 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,243
Posted By CDM

Re: AQIS fees - AU$900 for a 40' container being asked for by the local removal compa

I got this back from the removal company today:

With regards to AQIS, As your shipment is unpacked into our Bond depot, we book AQIS slots and they in turn invoice all charges to us, therefore we...
Forum: Australia
Oct 5th 2009, 9:19 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,243
Posted By CDM

AQIS fees - AU$900 for a 40' container being asked for by the local removal company

My 40' container is due to arrive here in Melbourne in a few weeks and I've just received a letter from the local removal company that is handeling the final delivery. They are telling me that I am...
Forum: Australia
Sep 14th 2009, 4:11 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,087
Posted By CDM

Re: Does anyone had any problem with recruitment agencies?

I had a very poor response from agencies in general whilst I was still in the UK. After landing, I had set up meetings with 4 different agencies within the first couple of days and I've been in touch...
Forum: Australia
Sep 14th 2009, 3:53 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,888
Posted By CDM

Re: first shipping quote in, expensive?

That's about the same price they quoted us also for a 20' container. We have moved now and are settling in with relatives but the container is still in transit at the moment. Thus far, we've not had...
Forum: Australia
Sep 6th 2009, 11:06 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,155
Posted By CDM

Re: Review of my experience with flying LDN-MEL with Singapore Airlines

That's the same people I used and I also dealt with Nick. He's pretty good at getting back to you and seemed quite knowledgeable. After you've bought and paid for everything, he hands off to another...
Forum: Australia
Sep 6th 2009, 9:40 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,155
Posted By CDM

Re: Review of my experience with flying LDN-MEL with Singapore Airlines

As far as Singapore Airlines is concerned, it's a general policy of theirs. All that they require is that you present your unused, indefinate stay visa at the check-in desk. I called them on two...
Forum: Australia
Sep 6th 2009, 2:10 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,155
Posted By CDM

Re: Review of my experience with flying LDN-MEL with Singapore Airlines

Unfortunately not - at least not with Singapore Airlines. It must be a visa for indefinate stay.

- CDM
Forum: Australia
Sep 5th 2009, 1:45 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By CDM

Re: Packing a 20 ft container

We packed all the uniformly sized boxes first as they stacked on and against each other in a volume-efficient way. Everything else went in after, with the piano being securely surrounded on all...
Forum: Australia
Sep 3rd 2009, 9:32 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,155
Posted By CDM

Re: Review of my experience with flying LDN-MEL with Singapore Airlines

Well, it was late after all ;)

Actually, this week has been great. It's been hovering around 20 degrees and mostly sunny with clear skies - shorts and T-shirts weather (although none of the locals...
Forum: Australia
Sep 3rd 2009, 1:30 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,155
Posted By CDM

Re: Review of my experience with flying LDN-MEL with Singapore Airlines

Thanks :-) I've been here 2 days and have heard a heaty welcome to Australia soooooo many times already :-) The people here are really friendly.

Now, if only I could get a nice IT contract, life...
Forum: Australia
Sep 3rd 2009, 1:12 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,155
Posted By CDM

Re: Review of my experience with flying LDN-MEL with Singapore Airlines

It should be noted that Singapore Airlines told me at the time I was making the booking that it would NOT be possible to charge laptops in-flight, which I took to mean that you didn't have the option...
Forum: Australia
Sep 3rd 2009, 1:07 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,155
Posted By CDM

Re: Review of my experience with flying LDN-MEL with Singapore Airlines

With luggage, there comes a point where your ability to move from A to B with so much luggage starts to become the limiting factor. You have to get it into the car, into the taxi, into the bus,...
Forum: Australia
Sep 3rd 2009, 1:04 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,155
Posted By CDM

Re: Review of my experience with flying LDN-MEL with Singapore Airlines

Turbulance was minimal. I'd say that, generally speaking, the larger the aircraft, the more tolerant it is of turbulance (more inertia to overcome). The seat-belt signs did come on once or twice but...
Forum: Australia
Sep 3rd 2009, 11:26 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,155
Posted By CDM

Review of my experience with flying LDN-MEL with Singapore Airlines

[I]Here's a brief review of my experience with Singapore Airlines from London to Melbourne:

OK, we just arrived 2 days ago, having flown with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow to Singapore...
Forum: Australia
Sep 3rd 2009, 9:23 am
Replies: 26
Views: 12,403
Posted By CDM

Re: Here's what the airline's told me about immigration baggage allowances

Here's a brief review of my experience with Singapore Airlines from London to Melbourne:

OK, we just arrived 2 days ago, having flown with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow to Singapore on...
Forum: Australia
Aug 28th 2009, 8:35 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,087
Posted By CDM

Re: Does anyone had any problem with recruitment agencies?

I'm also an IT contractor and just about to make my way to Melbourne (literally in a couple of days). I've had a few e-mail exchanges with some agencies but I'm curious as to whether it works the...
Forum: Australia
Aug 26th 2009, 7:30 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By CDM

Re: Did you take your personal records to Oz?

I called the appropriate government department about this today and was told that they may charge 'up to £50' and that this would be at their discresion depending on how much effort (photocopying,...
Forum: Australia
Aug 25th 2009, 6:23 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By CDM

Re: Did you take your personal records to Oz?

Our doctor's surgery have printed all our records and have not charged us for anything. We are taking the records just in case we need them for some unforeseen reason. In point of fact, I think we'll...
Aug 23rd 2009, 9:02 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By CDM

Re: IELTS requirement - Point for English Language

Nothing has changed. You are assumed to have 'vocational' level English, and thus awarded the 15 points, by virtue of the type of passport you have - British, for example. Optionally, for an...
Forum: Australia
Aug 23rd 2009, 5:56 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,775
Posted By CDM

Re: All packed and now ready to go - container arrives in a matter of hours

We flat-packedall our furniture - including the chip-board stuff. I can't see any reason why they can't be re-screwed backtogether again.

- CDM
Forum: Australia
Aug 22nd 2009, 7:41 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,290
Posted By CDM

Re: flight prices

It's not exactly clear from your post if you mean that it's coming in at £2000 per person or for all 4 tickets. That price is about correct for 4 people all together.

Just shop around to compare....
Forum: Australia
Aug 22nd 2009, 7:23 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,775
Posted By CDM

Re: All packed and now ready to go - container arrives in a matter of hours

To answer your first question, I decided to NOT use cardboard boxes but instead went with tough, plastic crates (http://www.solentplastics.co.uk/1005B.jpg) with interlocking lids and that stack...
Forum: Australia
Aug 21st 2009, 12:36 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,837
Posted By CDM

Re: Doctors?

Forgive me if this sounds like an odd question but what's stopping you from asking the doctors you've already been to to refer to to a specialist in light of the fact that they have not been able to...
Forum: Australia
Aug 21st 2009, 5:53 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,775
Posted By CDM

Re: All packed and now ready to go - container arrives in a matter of hours

Insurance for the container? I arranged it directly with Letton & Percival, as it was considrably cheaper that way. They originally quoted me 0.25% but the underwriters increased their coverage and...
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