Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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  • Tw33ty says:

    New to Marriott, but just had the points for a stay post, and something seems not quite right.

    Room was £120 £30 spent in bar

    I received 272 points plus 27 as silver then 1500 as the bonus Marriott promo atm

    272 points for £150 seems really wrong to me.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Happens not and again. Can either ask hotel to correct or wait 10 days and ask Marriott.

    • berneslai says:

      What Marriott brand? This is quite a frequent occurence, around a third of my stays don’t have the correct points posted.

      • Tw33ty says:

        It was a Marriott branded hotel, Marriott dyce Aberdeen

        • berneslai says:

          Get in touch with the hotel. I thought you may have been at a Residence Inn or other brand where points are reduced.

  • soloflyer1977 says:

    I keep getting “Sorry, Something went wrong” on BA.com when trying to check avios availability (one way LHR-DUB). Is the functionality still down?

  • berneslai says:

    Minor Marriott datapoint. I have quite a few award reservations for next summer in the US. Most have dropped 5k-10k points in price over the past 24 hours. It might be worth rechecking some of your advance bookings.

  • AngryOctopus says:

    Going India at the end of Jan, I’ve submitted my passport renewal a week a go (didn’t go through fast track annoyingly and now its a bit late as I already send my old passport off which was delivered this Tuesday, though no update on application yet)

    Thoughts on the timeline of getting passport in time to get a visa for India in person? as e-visa is not an option now, any experience with turnaround times?

  • Stephan says:

    Is shop small only on one card this year? Or have others got it on other cards?

  • Gary says:

    Getting Thai Airways LHR-BKK 4 semi-flex biz tickets, so can MCOL BA (who refused to re-route beyond 1 year ticket validity). Prefer to use Amex Plat (would work nicely for SUB) but recently read plane tickets best with credit card (eg ironically BAPP). What are the risks if a charge card rather than credit card used with TG tickets? Aren’t these Thai flights cover by UK261?

    • Polly says:

      Amex have their own equivalent of charge back and are pretty good as getting money back for you.

      • meta says:

        In terms of EU/UK261 coverage only outbound LHR-BKK is covered.

        • Aston100 says:

          I thought I read something a while back that the return leg is also covered if it is all on one ticket?
          Is that not the case?

          • John says:

            No, but a connecting ticket is e.g. LHR-BKK-SYD provided that you are not actually going to BKK (gray area if you are stopping for a 2 hour meeting in the lounge etc)

          • Rob says:

            No, return only covered if it is an EU airline.

  • C says:

    Good morning. Trying to do an avios booking for 2 adults and an infant. Tried to add infant to HHA but it seems to require an email address / executive club number for each member of the HHA and won’t let me book online for anyone not in the HHA or family/friends list. Any tips? Create an email address for baby and sign them up? Or should I just book for 2 adults and call to add the infant?

    • berneslai says:

      I gave my two kids e-mail addresses and added them to the household account.

  • Mr. AC says:

    Is there any way to set a free alert to monitor for seats (regular cash, not avios) becoming available on a fully sold-out flight? Google Flights seems to only allow for monitoring of the price if the flight has any tickets available in the first place.

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