Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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  • in reply to: Clubhouse updates
    BajiNahid

    Wonder if this impacts dragonpass too?

    in reply to: Qatar Airways booking: points upgrade farce
    BajiNahid

    Good Luck, Qatar customer service is notorious, do you have status with other oneworld airlines? try going through their websites and see if you can change the seats. If not, then do it at the check in desk at the airport.

    in reply to: Booking Qatar flights via BA – cash/e-voucher
    BajiNahid

    Have you tried using the e-vouchers? have they gone through?

    in reply to: LATAM flights credited to Qatar PC?
    BajiNahid

    Thats good, atleast you got credited, the customer service is so useless at QATAR that i roll my eyes.

    in reply to: Hilton Diamond and Gold status for a year
    BajiNahid

    That is so kind of you @AlanC

    Oh if you still have the diamond? I would love to take it! Pretty pleasee! I can get HFP to contact you or for you to contact me!

    BajiNahid

    Mine was the same 2 hours ago but now shows “Diamond Elite until 31/12/2024”

    Did you have ambassador before or just subscribed to it now?

    in reply to: Ticket number not issued
    BajiNahid

    I had this as well but I booked a codeshare flight operated by Qatar on the BA website! I was denied boarding as even though the ticket numbers were showing on my ticket. they could only see my old reservation date and not the new one i had changed to, even after typing in the ticket number into the Qatar and BA website which both showed my new dates on the system. Absolutely ridiculous.

    in reply to: The British Airways Prepaid Mastercard thread
    BajiNahid

    I never got the 3K either and the agent on the email sounds like a right …. with no help whatsoever. But I am determined not to give up.

    in reply to: Avios via Nectar from reverse vending machines
    BajiNahid

    Took a stash of Christmas and New year bottles and cans to Sainsbury’s and picked up 2350 nectar for 10 minutes work feeding the machine today.
    A wee bump up to remind you all.

    I wonder if the other stores in Edinburgh have them? Cameron toll wont but maybe craigleith,longstone possibly straiton i hope!

    in reply to: Come on VA! Launch another sign up bonus!
    BajiNahid

    Im currently waiting for a bonus but i think i might just have to bite the bullet and apply here!

    in reply to: Does UK261 apply to infants?
    BajiNahid

    Thanks everyone for the insight, I have checked and can see that the infant was charged a small surcharge however i might pursue this after i get the amount for the other passengers back in my account.

    BajiNahid

    I am really stuck for thought. My diamond Elite expires in feb 2023, however i wouldnt mind getting ambassador to extend my IHG status till 2024 but sounds like its mostly a lottery and randomly allocating 2024 status for folk.

    in reply to: Status extension February 2023
    BajiNahid

    Hi Brian, I called IHG rewards and was told by the supervisor that all diamond members are being extended till end of Feb 2023, and that the systems are being upgraded for this! Here is hoping that it does come to fruition.

    in reply to: The British Airways Prepaid Mastercard thread
    BajiNahid

    This card is straight up a pile of ….

    Somehow got a refund from boots.com hitting the account when no refund was ever requested or processed by the merchant, chased up the bonus offer from HFP and also the £500 spend that i had done within a week of card opening.

    Called twice to get it escalated and then got an email from avios loyalty saying that i spent £99 at DVLA which does not count and i only spent a total of £465 on the card so far (do the maths and it does not make sense???????) therefore i wont be getting ANY bonus. REALLY?

    The challenged them on the refund of how a refund transaction from boots.com has came about and it apparently its “to is not a refund it is a reconciliation and would have no reflection on the bonus points being received.”

    This card is just straight up trash i regret doing this

    in reply to: Dreading a Section 75
    BajiNahid

    +1

    I’ve only made one s75 claim, it was with Barclaycard, and it was resolved painlessly, albeit slowly.

    Many Thanks!

    in reply to: Dreading a Section 75
    BajiNahid

    No advice on this particular incident, but in relation to Barclays, I have a Barclaycard and had to do a claim at the start of Covid. It was pretty slow (no surprise really, pretty much the whole world closed down and they were inundated) but it was dealt with fine.

    I think it was dealt with by chargeback rather than S75 in the end, although they confirmed they would have done that if required. Other than speed I had no problems at all.

    Thanks for letting me know, i will look into this!

    in reply to: Dreading a Section 75
    BajiNahid

    Unfortunately you have discovered why the tickets are ‘cheaper’ the hard way. I can’t see that you have any s75 claim, but you can possibly try on insurance but that’s a long shot. If people insist on using these dodgy agents you really need to check the (re)booking, ticket issue etc. well before travel to resolve problems early.

    No i completely agree, but the issue is that I was willing to pay the fare difference and change fee, and thats okay. But its the fact that when I turned up to the airport, the agent said there is no ticket with the date of travel but i can only see your old dates (original reservations) and hence i was denied boarding. But i paid for the date change? Does that make sense?

    in reply to: Dreading a Section 75
    BajiNahid

    I’m also confused as did you not have new tickets (or at least confirmation of such?)

    I got conformation for my ticket, i even went on the BA/QR website and saw the dates were changed and the ticket numbers were the same as to my previous tickets. It all looked ready to go. It was only when I was at the check in desk, where the agent told me that I do not have a flight on the day and in fact its in 1 months time (the original date)

    in reply to: Dreading a Section 75
    BajiNahid

    Sorry to hear of your misfortune.
    Which one of the many dodgy OTAs on Skyscanner did you use, and did you not bother checking all the horror stories that are plastered all over every travel related site?

    I hope you get this resolved successfully, (and don’t take this personally) but honestly I have no empathy for anyone that is a regular on travel sites and who then uses a dodgy OTA of the type that are found all over Skyscanner.

    Sorry.

    It was flight catchers, i did check all the horror stories, however the flight to sydney return for my child and I was only £569 so i jumped on it. Unfortunately however, whilst expected, i did not expect to be turned away as I paid for the service and this was not provided (did not issue new ticket numbers or something alike?)

    in reply to: Dreading a Section 75
    BajiNahid

    I don’t see any of this as a s75 issue.

    Whilst there were issues with your ticket the extra fee was apparenetly correctly charged to you and you agreed to pay it.

    Expenses such as taxis to / from the airport would come under your travel insurance.

    I was happy to pay the fees that is not the point i am making here, i paid the fees and fare difference upon thinking that i would get a new ticket with the newly rescheduled date. I put in my booking reference/PNR in the QR/BA website and both websites showed my flights. However when i got to the airport they said there is no ticket dated for the newly rescheduled flight but they could only see the original date of departure.

    I was going to claim as it was a loss in service that should have been provided.

    in reply to: Airbnb Avios
    BajiNahid

    Please delete this post as I have found the email contact. Many Thanks.

    in reply to: Is Virgin Atlantic Silver status reductive?
    BajiNahid

    You get lounge access on United with Silver???????

    Yes only with united

    Not heard anything …. Virgin has been weirdly quiet in the face of Barclays I admit. Must have led to a run of cancellations.

    Rob any possibility of a future HFP tie up with the virgin atlantic cards? You could definitely get something out of this for sure 😉

    in reply to: The British Airways Prepaid Mastercard thread
    BajiNahid

    Called up as its been over 4 months since the card and I’ve not received my 2 – 1500 Avios- as of yet and was told it would be credited in a couple of days. lets see now!

    I too am waiting to see what card virgin brings out! Need to get my hands on this and get those points!

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