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Really disappointed with what they try to get away with in terms of the "lounge alternative" arrangement - charging unsuspecting PP members A$42 each visit in return for a maximum of $36 (it's rare you can order to that exact value?!) of F&B items. I have unlimited access so I am not worse of...
Aug 20, 2018, 11.05 AM / Priority Pass increases airport lounge access prices
Thanks Chris. A great tip for my forthcoming trip on China Airlines! Just want to confirm that the required procedures, as opposed to the Qantas process in Sydney T1, does not require a two-step "machine validation", for someone who has a digital boarding pass via online checkin beforehand? I got...
May 14, 2018, 09.51 AM / Flying from Taipei? Ditch your suitcase at in-town check-in
I really won't be too much excited about nor looking forward to it - an excellent excuse/justification for airlines to cut cost by reducing the frequency or extent of cabin cleaning. Someone may find it hygienic enough but sometimes it's not just the hygienic concern - to illustrate with an extre...
May 10, 2018, 08.08 PM / Self-cleaning business class seats will destroy germs 'within seconds'
One additional factor to consider is the restriction on transfer of points to accounts of various FF programs. This is particular true with Asia Miles - I will not be able to top up my wife,s AM account with my credit card points (even if earned on the supp card held in her name) if she just need...
Jul 28, 2017, 03.42 PM / Double-dip on credit card points with an additional cardholder
I recently applied for this card, after AMEX relaxed the bonus point eligibility rule. However, I am not aware of this free flight for supplementary cardholder thing. What I am aware of, and hoping for, is the complimentary Platinum Reserve Credit card, which is available ONLY upon specific reque...
Nov 17, 2016, 04.00 PM / Score a free return flight every year with these six credit cards
I used it a few times when they offered a special bonus for new accounts in May/June. The fee structure is quite transparent - 2.64% inclusive of GST. The regular Qantas FF points of 1 point for $100 amount paid worths really little but you get 1 MR points for every dollar of the payment if paid ...
Aug 20, 2018, 10.52 AM / Heard of B2B Pay for earning Qantas points
Thanks Chris. I only read your update just now (difficult to follow closely whilst travelling to several cities) but am pleased to confirm that I successfully gained access to the HKG Plaza Premium Lounge near gate 1 on 12 March before my flight to Singapore. The staff did mention the rules were ...
Mar 15, 2018, 02.15 AM / AMEX Platinum Charge card alone no longer grants Plaza Premium Lounge Access?