Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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  • in reply to: Total car crash with Barclaycard
    idrive 27 posts

    Thank you Froggee and Luca M for your useful feedback!

    in reply to: Downgrading – DragonPass access?
    idrive 27 posts

    HI Gary, thanks, very inconvenient.

    Anyone know if there is a chance to ask for extension due to KYC procedures not completed successfully and quickly?

    in reply to: Downgrading – DragonPass access?
    idrive 27 posts

    A little off topic, but related.
    If I get a supplementary card for my wife, does she get DragonPass access too?

    No, only the primary cardholder gets the Cabin Upgrade voucher and DragonPass lounge benefit.

    But obviously if i spend as an additional card holder on OH’s account, this works toward the 10k Voucher and 3 months initial bonus’ goals, right?
    Also, is the period for the £3,000 spend in 3months 50k initial bonus calculated from card application approval date or from actual card activation? Thanks!

    idrive 27 posts

    I believe you now need to trigger it by pushing the button. I am on the same boat, I selected the voucher as reward well in advance, spent over the required threshold and nothing happened, even after the month end, so I got charged for a new cycle with no voucher.
    I believe they did it so people can actually choose consciously, ie. can make an educated choice/change their mind before applying the reward.
    In my case, I would want to see the voucher on my BA account before downgrade

    in reply to: HfP London Summer Party 2023
    idrive 27 posts

    Hello, all. I have a spare SeatSpy preview ticket as well so please email me at matthew@cheung.cloud and I’ll provide at face value on a first come first served basis.

    Matthew, I wrote you!

    in reply to: HfP London Summer Party 2023
    idrive 27 posts

    HI all, I am still looking for a ticket, if you spare one please write to idrivein-hfp at yahoo (dot) com

    much appreciated, thanks!

    in reply to: HfP London Summer Party 2023
    idrive 27 posts

    looking for a ticket, or two

    idrive 27 posts

    Hey, I just came back from MRU, our of interest, any particular reason why you want to get there? What are your expectations and what kind of holiday are you looking for?
    Where are you planning to stay?
    I examined the full range of options through several carriers, do you only have Avios or other pots to be used?
    At the moment they use an old 777, i was not too impressed, i think it’s the old configuration in J…
    Feel free to ask, I should also be at the party if I can get some tickets tomorrow after today’s trial and errors..

    idrive 27 posts

    Nothing here – via chat and speaking to Brighton. I’ve had the card for 11 months. I wonder if it’s because I’m paying monthly. Will try again when 12 months have passed.

    YES, that is the reason

    idrive 27 posts

    I was a bit annoyed at not being selected the £100 Amex travel cashback offer so went into chat to see if there was a retention offer available. Was passed to the cancellation team on chat and they offered 50k no strings so I gratefully accepted.

    I’m just coming up to my annual renewal and this is the second 50k I’ve had in the last 12 months.

    hello! Any specific reason for cancellation? did you use dinner benefits or else? did you spend on the card? just trying to understand how it works to offer 50k or less…

    in reply to: The British Airways Prepaid Mastercard thread
    idrive 27 posts

    Good morning! Does anyone recall if any category were excluded from this £500 initial spending?

    in reply to: Stansted Escape Lounge – how to get in?
    idrive 27 posts

    Thanks Jacob, so anyway, it would make sense to pay and that’s it. She needs a guaranteed seat indeed.

    i have been lucky, rejected just a couple of time so far and it was mainly LGW

    in reply to: Stansted Escape Lounge – how to get in?
    idrive 27 posts

    thanks for your reply, i should have pointed out that getting a new card would not be a solution. unless i get her an additional card holder on my plat in time.

    in reply to: TfL contactless and Curve
    idrive 27 posts

    it is obvious that i will ditch Curve for TFL from now on, but the problem originated when i started having rejections and I had to find an alternative to tap out.
    ie. fitbit gets rejected mid travel or on the bus out of the blue. Also actual card is often not working…

    Curiously i was mislead when asking a member of stuff. I certainly did not check on the website before as i never had troubles with Amex. All clear now!

    in reply to: Curve Euro rate worse than pay-in-£ ??
    idrive 27 posts

    i might have missed that honestly, I thought that it was still one of the best rates on the market.

    It makes sense then to spend on Curve here and switch to Virgin while abroad. Could help with
    I still prefer to spend on my ccard rather than revolut though.

    in reply to: Morrisons cashback
    idrive 27 posts

    The risk with Morrison’s own gift cards is that the number on the activation receipt does not tally with the number on the card (it does on other gift cards). I usually make a small purchase so that the remaining balance shows on the till slip.
    Having said this I have never had a problem with Morrison’s or anyone else’s gift cards.
    I keep some cards to use for fuel, other retailers’ cards or even groceries.

    It happened with me while buying an Amazon gift card. When i went to spend online, the Amazon Activation number was invalid.
    I then noticed that the last number on the receipt was not corresponding to the actual card they scanned at checkout.
    I went back to the shop, spoke to every manager, they dealt with Head Office for a long time, i had to go to the shop several times and I never managed to get compensated. I lost my money.
    Amazon doesn’t want to deal with that, Morrison doesn’t want to deal with that.
    My case is solid but no one took responsibility for it.

    in reply to: Travelling to Rome booking advice please
    idrive 27 posts

    hey, there is availability with Virgin points, via KLM for at least 2 pax almost every day at the end of the month and onwards, try checking on the app or website

    idrive 27 posts

    340129

    oh great, I solved it by registering the app again with credit card not current account as suggested and now it works, though it does not show my account number, asks me to link it to see the full balance.

    Anyone else see only 25k bonus not 30k (HFP referral) on the app, will they honour it?

    Thanks for solving the issue!

    idrive 27 posts

    i do not see the option to link my account on the app, no

    idrive 27 posts

    I received my card, i started spending but so far everytime i click on “View your Avios” i get an error “AV006”. what does it mean? there is no way i can check my BA EXEC number, which i gave during application. I almost spend the 3k within a month, and no way i can see the avios. any idea?
    is your question related to this as well?

    in reply to: Amex Plat charge card referral
    idrive 27 posts

    Sorry I may be later but anyway..I got 70K Bonus New Plat offer available and happy to invite

    I also would be interested in inviting to join II (ISA available, platform fees free for 1 year), if allowed to post here

    Rob, Feel free to delete if that’s the case. thanks

    idrive 27 posts

    I tried the same on Finnair, but with Qantas. It does not go through. I managed to change my email only. There is some bug I believe.

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