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Jan 1st 2014, 10:33 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,482
Posted By Safin

Re: Be careful what you wish for

Thanks everyone - it helps to know someone gets how I feel. Sometimes it feels like the last 6 years have just been rubbed out everywhere except in my mind. I guess holidays are a difficult time...
Dec 31st 2013, 5:36 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,482
Posted By Safin

Be careful what you wish for

Well we moved back in Aug after 6yrs in Oz. We were regional and I felt trapped in a small town miles from anywhere after the first few years. We hardly travelled due to the costs and the fact the...
Forum: Australia
Aug 8th 2013, 5:52 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By Safin

Re: Singapore stopover - help running out of time

Thank you all so much - SIA website finally played ball on about the 30th attempt - more $ than I planned but still better than it could've been.

Still no phone call from their help lines though...
Forum: Australia
Aug 8th 2013, 5:07 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By Safin

Re: Singapore stopover - help running out of time

We need 19th and 20th Aug. New Majestic unavailable. Ibis available but reaching 800aud before we even buy tickets so is going to work out $000's more than we budgeted. Best so far though
Forum: Australia
Aug 8th 2013, 4:16 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By Safin

Re: Singapore stopover - help running out of time

Grand Pacific are quoting 500SGD online each per and we need 2 rooms. No availability for Southeast asia.

Its a conspiracy ahhhhh. The whole package incl transfers and attractions with SIA was...
Forum: Australia
Aug 8th 2013, 2:04 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By Safin

Re: Singapore stopover - help running out of time

as far as i can tell the actual singaporeair stopovers are totally unavailable unless we have over $600 a night to spare - which we don't. On one of the occasions I got somewhere on the phone they...
Forum: Australia
Aug 8th 2013, 12:20 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By Safin

Re: Singapore stopover - help running out of time

Can anyone help me with areas to stay in - or not to - so I can narrow the search a little. Thinking we want to get to universal and the night zoo and then just get a flavour of the city on our last...
Forum: Australia
Aug 8th 2013, 12:02 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By Safin

Re: Singapore stopover - help running out of time

Taken a look at all the suggestions in this link - either unavailable or out of our price range - there's 5 of us. Maybe I should have said cheap rather than not too pricey

My blind faith in...
Forum: Australia
Aug 7th 2013, 3:28 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 8,072
Posted By Safin

Re: House asking prices / what you actually paid

Just given ours away :( as we fly back to live in UK in 10 days. We used the lowest of 5 agents figures to start with, dropped a total of nearly 5% on asking price then signed at 5% less than that...
Forum: Australia
Aug 7th 2013, 3:17 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By Safin

Singapore stopover - help running out of time

Thanks to Singaporeair's useless online booking we are left without a package as planned for just over a weeks time as we are MBTUK with 3 weeks notice I don't have much spare time for research.
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Jul 23rd 2013, 10:23 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,482
Posted By Safin

Re: 20 Foot Container Australia to UK

We're being quoted 7-8 weeks for sole use by all so far. Most willing to delay sending by at least week or two. All will charge on arrival for storage
Jul 23rd 2013, 1:20 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,482
Posted By Safin

Re: 20 Foot Container Australia to UK

Having had shippers in today to quote - you are looking at between $7500-$9500 depending on company and location. We are regional QLD heading to Southampton. Personally I don't think we could...
Jul 17th 2013, 9:09 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,293
Posted By Safin

Re: 14 year old going back

Was the appeal on the Fair access protocol or some other means? I think I may be about to have the same battle. Our chosen, catchment and nearest school is always oversubscribed. The others not...
Jul 15th 2013, 1:16 am
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By Safin

Re: DIY Pet Travel - Brisbane to Manchester

I've been quoted using Qantas (via SYD) and Thai (out of BNE) by various transport companies so maybe them
Jul 14th 2013, 10:35 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,293
Posted By Safin

Re: 14 year old going back

ditto with 13, 11 (due to start secondary in sept but as yet no place and no fixed arrival date :eek: ) and 9 yr old sons. So I'll watch this post carefully.
Jul 14th 2013, 10:18 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,579
Posted By Safin

Re: Shipping the dog Aus to UK

My quote from All animal transport was $2600 plus 360 pounds in uk. so just under $3200
Forum: Australia
Jul 12th 2013, 1:16 am
Replies: 254
Views: 107,829
Posted By Safin

Re: British Passports when in Australia

Is there an online tracking service? I know the forms got delivered by Auspost but the tracking facility on the uk gov website seems to be just an email address or premium phone line and aimed at UK...
Jul 10th 2013, 2:17 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,579
Posted By Safin

Re: Shipping the dog Aus to UK

Dogtainers wanted just over 3k for one and she is possibly a little smaller than yours. Even if you take off the local flight it's still just under 3k apparently. Maybe you get a job lot discount?
Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2013, 10:59 am
Replies: 2,789
Views: 836,669
Posted By Safin

Re: Business Class Airfares to UK / Europe - approx $2700 - $2800 rtn!

Sorry to be so lazy but 50 pages is beyond me tonight and search isn't working right. Having done this way back in 2010 1st on Thai I haven't bought any miles since....Is US airways the best thing...
Jul 10th 2013, 10:52 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,579
Posted By Safin

Re: Shipping the dog Aus to UK

Blimey thats good pricing ormrod7. I know size makes a difference but mine isn't much different to a collie and being quoted lots more. Who was that with?
Jul 10th 2013, 3:44 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,579
Posted By Safin

Re: Shipping the dog Aus to UK

Supercad can I ask who that quote was from. I've had 3 reply so far one at just over $3k and two at $4.5K. Must be gold plated crates from the later two. How much did you work it out to be DIY?
Jul 10th 2013, 3:28 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,614
Posted By Safin

Re: Is there anything to beware of when reurning from the Antipodes?

Overseas student fees until you have been resident for 3 yrs and that also means no loans for that time
Jul 4th 2013, 6:17 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,579
Posted By Safin

Re: Shipping the dog Aus to UK

One quote from dogtainers states their fee includes
Domestic Freight Charges
Veterinary Charges: Final Vet Inspection, Frontline Treatment
AQIS Export Paperwork and Health Certificate
Lodgement...
Jul 4th 2013, 5:44 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Safin

Re: Shipping Oz to Uk

On our way here Wridgeways were the Aussie end and we had a few breakages and they weren't very helpful. Lucky our insurance from letton percival was excellent and covered it all with little hassle....
Jul 3rd 2013, 11:16 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,579
Posted By Safin

Re: Shipping the dog Aus to UK

Cheers supercad. Have pm'd you
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