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13th November 2022 at 15:37 in reply to: Chat thread – Sunday 13th NovemberAston100
Today marks an important day in British aviation history: the dismantling of signage related to Llandegley International and its two famous terminals (one and three, obviously – we don’t talk about two… it’s all very hush-hush government work). I wanted to mark the occasion with a comment here. A wonderful airport – speedy service was a guarantee. #No2Runway2
TIL – as they say on Reddit.12th November 2022 at 15:06 in reply to: Upgrade Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card to PlatinumAston100
Any data points on how fast after getting a Gold CC Amex allows upgrading to Platinum?
I was hoping to upgrade straight away for the 40k offer, but was told that I’m not eligible. By doing this I messed up my 24 month reset being 6 month in. Now just waiting for upgrade opportunity but if it takes a year then probably better to cancel and start the 24 month clock again.
1. You need to have held the gold card for a year according to the Amex personnel I spoke to. This is something others here have also heard. Worth noting the t&cs don’t say this (or didn’t when I last checked).
2. The offer is 20k points now, as JDB mentions.12th November 2022 at 12:49 in reply to: Upgrade Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card to PlatinumAston100
Well done guys.10th November 2022 at 19:45 in reply to: Maintaining Hilton Gold via Amex PlatAston100
Thanks Froggee.10th November 2022 at 19:43 in reply to: Post your American Express Gold retention offersAston100
20k offered on chat, within moments.
Inside first year.10th November 2022 at 17:40 in reply to: Maintaining Hilton Gold via Amex PlatAston100
I usual do it everytime I get a Plat. But to be fair, I’ve been Gold for 12+ years and they’ve never downgraded me on the multiple years I didn’t have status from a credit card (first Hilton cards in the US and now Plat. in the UK).
Do you get a new HH number every time you enrol via the Amex Plat benefit?10th November 2022 at 17:03 in reply to: Hilton skimping on real breakfast (outside of the US) – any experiences?Aston100
My recent experience is full breakfast at a DT in Sheffield; full breakfast at a Hilton in Canary Wharf; full breakfast at a Conrad in Thailand; promise/confirmation of full breakfast for my stays booked next year at a DT and 2 other Hiltons in Malaysia.
Back in June I got full breakfast at a couple of DTs in Dubai but I guess you were looking for more recent examples.
EDIT: woops, forgot the Ramses Hilton in Cairo said the other day that I’d get full breakfast for my tentative booking early next year.9th November 2022 at 19:04 in reply to: Qatar Airways Avios discountingAston100
Did a number of number of dummy bookings to SE Asia for summer 2023 in both Business and Economy.
Getting a consistent value of 0.84 pence per Avios.
This is better than Nectar, but unfortunately the flight prices are eye-watering right now – over £1k for economy and somewhere between £3k and £5k for business.
These flights also earn somewhere between 6k and 14k avios depending on Economy or Business (or at least the cheapest type of ticket in those 2 cabins).
Also, this article shouldn’t be under BAEC should it?9th November 2022 at 18:49 in reply to: Hilton to sell room upgrades to Gold and Diamond elitesAston100
It is going to depend on a number of factors as to whether you get an upgrade. As a datapoint, I stayed at the Hilton at St George’s Park, got the same automated email upselling me better rooms. Ignored all that and was pleased to find out at check in that we’d been upgraded to a lovely, massive one bed suite. (A few categories above the basic room we had booked).
Are you gold, or are you diamond?8th November 2022 at 21:59 in reply to: Amex Fraud support team are the pits!Aston100
I had something similar happen with Halifax Clarity twice this year.
Yes, the card that is intended to be used abroad.
Did manage to get a decent amount of goodwill gesture and all phone calls refunded (near enough £100 worth), but it shouldn’t be happening really.8th November 2022 at 21:55 in reply to: Chat thread – Tuesday 8th NovemberAston100
Well i have just been stoozing bank accounts recently again and go to MSE for details. I would have used this site if it was here first
I’ve just seen a £200 account switching offer on MSE and intend to take it up.
It’s the kind of thing MSE highlight well.
Not sure we need that on this site too.8th November 2022 at 18:47 in reply to: Chat thread – Tuesday 8th NovemberAston100
I thought he morphed into Tim Curry.8th November 2022 at 10:52 in reply to: Chat thread – Tuesday 8th NovemberAston100
Can anyone clarify what the current SUB is for a BAPP when referred from an Amex Plat?
Specifically, is there an enhanced bonus for the referrer (with the plat) and/or the referee (obtaining the BAPP) at this time? or is it the normal 12k + 25k?
Sorry can’t keep up with the various promotions.
Thanks.3rd November 2022 at 22:16 in reply to: How much would you have to save to shop elsewhere and not receive avios?Aston100
Edit: oh wow, it’s now the site that can apparently be named again.3rd November 2022 at 22:15 in reply to: How much would you have to save to shop elsewhere and not receive avios?Aston100
Haven’t bothered with the BA portal since my one and only purchase didn’t pay out.
Is it actually any better than ‘Voldeportal’ aka the c@shb@ck site that cannot be named?3rd November 2022 at 16:43 in reply to: Change to Upgrade Voucher – choice to get Avios insteadAston100
I got an email today about my October Avios statement.
Presumably this is some other email.3rd November 2022 at 10:18 in reply to: MAN …. OMGAston100
Is there genuinely nowhere to escalate these issues?
No ombudsman or other oversight?
Perhaps Panorama might want to do a report.2nd November 2022 at 18:02 in reply to: MAN …. OMGAston100
They wanted £378 for Preston-Euston return last week, it was cheaper to drive and stay over, even with London hotel prices!
I am starting to wonder if there’s a secret plan to let the North West become a wasteland then try and sell it to an (eventually) independent Scotland 😂
Colleagues in Preston often book that train as if they’ll commence their journey from Blackpool, but actually get on at Preston.
Apparently cheaper I’m told.
No idea if true.1st November 2022 at 19:31 in reply to: MAN …. OMGAston100
I think the most shocking thing about that article is that Insideflyer still exists.31st October 2022 at 20:00 in reply to: Cancelled LH/Swiss flight: rebooking options vs whats been offeredAston100
Very very similar to my scenario this summer.
Was booked with Swiss originally, but they (permanently?) changed the timing of the long-haul out of Zurich.
LH / Swiss customer service refused to rebook on any other airline, including Star Alliance partners, insisting I’d need to take a much later or much earlier LH or LX flight from Brum only.
I must have rung them 8 or 9 times, and sent numerous emails with no realistic outcome, but With just 3 weeks or less left to go, they finally managed to find space on an LH flight from Heathrow for the evening of my original departure. I got them to acknowledge they’d cover the cost of a taxi down there (Couple hundred quid).
As expected, the LH longhaul experience was dire, with a number of issues including a broken seat (cabin full) and 1 working lavatory in business class.31st October 2022 at 11:25 in reply to: DiscountsAston100
Uh oh, I’m reminded of some ‘deals’ for ‘key workers’ over on the hot & cold site.
They always descend into chaos.30th October 2022 at 13:49 in reply to: Monese gift card codesAston100
The Monese 15% discount codes are still going. as not that many people have Classic A/cs (they mostly have free a/cs, which I think are sold out for the OCTOBER codes -10%.)
Which means for £5.95 upgrade 1 month to Classic from Free card, you can still get £750 credit with 15% discount – good for petrol/ diesel discount at Morrisons.
Always quite amusing how people seem to love getting free 500 Avios (ie £5) – but here we’re talking about easy £112.50 free (11250 free Avios) – and nobody is interested lol
Because Monese usually do 20% off every couple of months or so.
They did 15% off at least once recently, but reverted back to 20% off.
So, it is entirely possible that they’ll do 20% off again in a few weeks time.
Hence, I won’t be getting involved with the current offer.29th October 2022 at 21:11 in reply to: Kimpton Clocktower to MAN airportAston100
I’ll set alerts for both the Indigo and the Kimpton for my chosen date.
Looks like multiple transport options from both of those. Kimpton seems more convenient all round, but is costlier.29th October 2022 at 15:58 in reply to: Kimpton Clocktower to MAN airportAston100
It’s a Saturday departure next summer, late afternoon, so lazy breakfast isn’t a problem.
If there are alternative IHG or HH options in the city centre area that are convenient for a train to the airport, I’d be keen to hear about them.
I note the Indigo and the CP are by Victoria Station, but I’d have to walk and get a tram to Piccadilly, followed by a train to the airport.29th October 2022 at 11:05 in reply to: ETraveli/Flight Network UK t/a GotoGate/Mytrip/Supersaver/Seat24Aston100
Some of those OTAs are notorious. Tripadvisor Air Travel forum filled with horror stories.
Doubt you’ll get anywhere, based on many of the reports on Tripadvisor.
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