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Does anybody else think it's shocking that they devalued everybody's point balances? They could have compensated for reduced merchant fees by reducing earn rates going forward. Reduced redemption rates achieve the same effect, but with the added effect of also effectively halving the value of e...
Nov 16, 2018, 04.21 PM / American Express overhauls credit card frequent flyer points
Never had it happen to me.I did however once have my check-in bag queried. I'm Gold, wife is Platinum, travelling together on same booking. Had a single ~26kg bag between us."Sorry sir, the limit per bag is 23kg"."We're entitled to way more than this in total, are you really going to enforce th...
Aug 30, 2018, 02.40 PM / Why Virgin's cabin baggage allowance is bad for business travel
Finally, a OneWorld FF scheme worse than QF!
May 28, 2018, 03.29 PM / Qatar Airways hikes Privilege Club award rates, booking fees
What about a dress code? Doesn't even have to be particularly strict. I once saw a bloke in the Sydney F lounge who looked like he just stepped off Khao San Road. Singlet, shorts, scruffy hair, scruffier backpack, needed a wash...
Apr 06, 2018, 02.33 PM / Why the Qantas first class lounge needs to be much more 'exclusive'
I used a single entry pass in BNE a couple of weeks ago. I'd be very surprised if they turned away people with such passes very often.
Feb 15, 2018, 07.08 AM / Who can use Virgin Australia Premium Entry in Sydney, Brisbane?
Yup, same experience. Takes ages, but once that 20 day period is over, call them and it happens relatively quickly.
Nov 09, 2018, 06.29 PM / Time for Hilton status to appear
Will receive status credits, probably for flexi. Will not receive points. Somehow lots and lots of Canberrans I know seem to have lots of AA points though. Hmmm.....And yes, you can upgrade.
Oct 26, 2018, 10.22 PM / "Whole of Australian Government" bookings
Wife has been platinum with QF for roughly 5 years. Got an email overnight asking for feedback "as a member of Chairman's Lounge", which she is not and never has been.Presume most likely explanation is a mistake in the email? Did anyone else get such an email? She has worked in some very high-ran...
Oct 25, 2018, 06.03 AM / Did Qantas just invite everybody to join the Chairman's Lounge?
Yup, I've made platinum once and my wife twice. We've never used that benefit, as we almost never travel on flex as we almost always pay for our own travel. On the odd occasion we don't, it's usually just a triangle hop, hardly seems worth it, and you need the availability anyway.Nice perk in t...
Sep 26, 2018, 10.52 AM / VA Platinum Status Run
It's nice to have, but I'd think carefully before working out how much it's really worth spending on it.Others may of course feel differently, but the only perks I personally value from Platinum over Gold are Economy X seat selection and being able to phone for Fly Ahead, rather than wait until I...
Sep 25, 2018, 03.48 PM / VA Platinum Status Run