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  • Hi PG44, this is something we can look to cover in future editorial after further research that also takes into account all other recent changes in the credit card market, but until that time, would direct you to our previous article which covered that the AMEX Platinum Charge Card would deliver ...

    Nov 21, 2018, 05.06 PM / Confused about AMEX's credit card changes? Here's how they affect you

  • Hi austrav, we can't provide readers with what Australian laws consider to be 'personal financial advice', so can't advise you as to which credit cards would be best for your own situation.However, we can direct you to our previous article on the AMEX changes, which mentioned that the earning rat...

    Nov 21, 2018, 05.02 PM / Confused about AMEX's credit card changes? Here's how they affect you

  • Hi opusman, the table is correct. The earn rate on the Platinum Charge Card will become 2.25 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent on everyday purchases next year (not 1.125 Membership Rewards points per $1, as your comment suggests): see our original story for the full details.With the 2:1 conv...

    Nov 21, 2018, 03.46 PM / Confused about AMEX's credit card changes? Here's how they affect you

  • Hi MissBasset, readers who know my work well know that I'm free to publish what I like regardless of how a flight was booked, and aren't afraid to review products and experiences honestly (take a look at my review of the Qantas Boeing 787, for example, which wasn't exactly glowing, despite travel...

    Nov 21, 2018, 12.03 PM / Emirates Boeing 777-300ER business class (Brisbane-Dubai)

  • Hi Ian, the kits pictured above are the current business class range, which have a fabric exterior - the first class kits look similar but have a faux leather finish instead. To compare, here are the male and female first class amenity kits, respectively, which are just a tad different (you can ...

    Nov 20, 2018, 11.16 PM / Emirates Boeing 777-300ER business class (Brisbane-Dubai)

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  • Depending on which Membership Rewards program your points are in, 300,000 AMEX points can be enough for a return Singapore Airlines first class trip from Australia to Europe (e.g. from Ascent Premium or Ascent, which convert to KrisFlyer at a 1:1 rate), and I suspect, could be enough for two retu...

    Nov 20, 2018, 07.31 PM / Using AMEX Membership Rewards points with Webjet

  • Originally posted in a duplicate thread - moved here to avoid double-up. (Please do not create multiple threads about the same or similar things.)Originally Posted by PLEASEupgrademe Has this ever happened to anyone else here?Early this morning booked return flight. Selected extra legroom seat...

    Nov 20, 2018, 04.00 PM / Complimentary extra legroom seats or a glitch in system?

  • Originally Posted by Greg84 I’ve had a number of large spends at pubs - drinks & food for my staff functions. I’d say 2 out of 3 I’m only getting 1 point per dollar due to the merchant category coming through as the bottle shop...very frustrating & this year has prob...

    Nov 20, 2018, 10.38 AM / Amex Platinum Bonus Earn categories

  • Hi djtech, when every AMEX transaction is processed, there's a 'merchant category' attached to it, so long story short, payments made at hotels in Australia (either in-person, online, through travel agents etc.) trigger the 2/$1 earn rate (and on the entire folio charge, not just the 'room rate' ...

    Nov 19, 2018, 07.00 PM / Amex Platinum Bonus Earn categories

  • Hi amcardle, depending on the nature of your employer's agreement with Qantas, there may be a provision for status matching for employees of that company who travel for work: perhaps ask your travel arranger if this is available to you as the first step, and go from there.

    Nov 16, 2018, 12.37 PM / Possibility of a status match from Velocity to Qantas?

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