Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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  • in reply to: BA flight changed. Advice please
    LondonFly 83 posts

    LHR-TLV

    What is the route – I’m thinking this must be long haul if a 4-hour change now gets you in at 4 am?

    in reply to: Thank you! Now please help plan my LA trip
    LondonFly 83 posts

    I tip $2-$3 for hotel valet parking and no more.

    For Waldorf Astoria valet parking?

    in reply to: Thank you! Now please help plan my LA trip
    LondonFly 83 posts

    Thank you all for this. It’s very valuable.
    In LAX, centurion(amex plat) or one world lounge?

    in reply to: Post new Amex statement credit offers here!
    LondonFly 83 posts

    Hertz £50 off for £250 is on my Gold card today. 20,000 sign ups available.

    Is that for UK domestic rentals only?

    T&Cs: Offer only valid on online pre-paid rentals.
    Book and pay by offer end date.

    If you book an overseas rental on Hertz.co.uk and prepay (this will be in GBP), my experience is you’ll get the credit

    Offer only valid on UK Domestic rentals only.
    That’s what it says on my account

    in reply to: Post new Amex statement credit offers here!
    LondonFly 83 posts

    Hertz £50 off for £250 is on my Gold card today. 20,000 sign ups available.

    Is that for UK domestic rentals only?

    in reply to: The car hire tips thread
    LondonFly 83 posts

    Renting an EV in LA.
    It is slightly cheaper and I would like the experience of an EV.
    But is it worth the hassle of charging etc?
    I will be in LA for a week and not planning to use the hotel parking!

    in reply to: The car hire tips thread
    LondonFly 83 posts

    LAX, Los Angeles Car Rental
    ACE come up really cheap. Are they a good company?
    But I have status with Hertz and Sixt.
    Any advice please?

    in reply to: Platinum Harvey Nichols credit
    LondonFly 83 posts

    I made a purchase online at HN on 28 December. It is still showing as pending. Will I get the credit for 2023? or how will I know if they credit for 2024?

    in reply to: Virgin flight changes 11 hours earlier to 6am flight
    LondonFly 83 posts

    Thank you JDB
    TLV 6:40

    in reply to: Virgin flight changes 11 hours earlier to 6am flight
    LondonFly 83 posts

    Thank you JDB. Very helpful. How do I present my request for another airline as a more suitable option? As you mentioned, I have tried this in the past and they just say, they have no partner airlines and cannot help. What law/right can I tell them?
    Thank you

    in reply to: The car hire tips thread
    LondonFly 83 posts

    Can someone help please?

    I am looking to hire a car abroad. I am a supplementary on an Amex plat.

    1. When I book, if I opt out for CDW and Tp, am I covered by Amex insurance fully?
    2. Do I need to pay with the amex plat(supp)? It is pay on collection and better to use a non fx card to pay

    in reply to: Amex statement balance or total balance?
    LondonFly 83 posts

    I did have refunds. Thank you for the clarification.

    On another note, the payment is pending on the card I used to pay, On my amex account is still says the payment is due but on the amex payments page it says the payment has been made. When does this sort itself out? Thank you

    in reply to: Curve-ATM abroad-charged for no withdrawal
    LondonFly 83 posts

    Correct, an ATM(using curve) abroad failed to dispense cash but my card(barclaycard) was charged for the cash.
    The ATM did not tell me that it dispensed cash, rather just said, there was a technical issue. No receipts were provided.
    It has now been a week
    Thanks

    in reply to: Curve-ATM abroad-charged for no withdrawal
    LondonFly 83 posts

    Yes, I withdrew 2 lots of cash and it shows on my transactions that I withdrew 2 lots of cash(not pending but a charge on my account), but only on one occasion did money come out the ATM.

    It happened 5 days ago.

    in reply to: Declined for Platinum Amex?
    LondonFly 83 posts

    I was declined but will review it after I spoke to them.
    If they accept, what happens to the bonus if I was referred to this card? and will I get the higher amount, 65k for being referred?

    in reply to: Krabi Resort
    LondonFly 83 posts

    sounds a bit krabi to me

    in reply to: Requesting Virgin miles instead of Tier Points
    LondonFly 83 posts

    You can only do something like this if you pay for a lower class and upgrade using voucher(perhaps also using points) to a higher class. You don’t choose points instead of TPs. You get the points and TPs for the original revenue fare, if you opt to not take the full G TPs you would have received for the higher class

    in reply to: Virgin Flying Club points on upgraded flights
    LondonFly 83 posts

    You don’t get points since you got TPs. If you prefer the points you can call and choose the points instead of the TPs

    in reply to: Help with Virgin Points
    LondonFly 83 posts

    We used 2 upgrade vouchers for TLV-LHR one way for 16000 plus £90 pp for PE to Upper, is this correct or should it have been 1 voucher as it’s only one way. Also somewhere in the back of my mind I thought I could have booked TLV-LHR-MAN with the LHR-MAN on BA was this possible in the past. Thanks.

    It should only be half a voucher per person if its one way. If you booked for 2 people, one way, it should only be one voucher total

    in reply to: Tier earnings on Virgin Flights
    LondonFly 83 posts

    only one of you need to be silver for household account

    in reply to: Tier earnings on Virgin Flights
    LondonFly 83 posts

    You currently only need 300 tier points for silver

    in reply to: How quickly can you rack up points in the US?
    LondonFly 83 posts

    I think you’re taking the points game a little too serious

    LondonFly 83 posts

    I feel mildly sorry for site owner. You (this Northern Lass) went loadsa great places – you have GCM under belt, Cannes or was it Nice? – loadsa other great places incl ISTR California on cruise. That guy our site owner is well-travelled in his youth. But now seems wedded to Dubai, of all places.

    Here is not the place to raise a pathetic political point about Qatar/ LGBTQ+. Others will do it better, elsewhere, we can be sure about that. World Cup & all that. Dubai not so different.

    Can somebody induce him to go to Chiang Mai? Land of Smiles? Land of best food in the world?

    Australia? NZ? Laos? Vietnam?

    TBF he has mentioned he goes there with family to visit family so not a travel choice comparison

    Hello sister – do you want me to visit you in ‘that’ country or would you rather come out to Europe & relax?

    Greetings brother – Camping around Europe with the young ones doesn’t work for us at the moment. Would you mind the glamour for a little while?

    LondonFly 83 posts

    I feel mildly sorry for site owner. You (this Northern Lass) went loadsa great places – you have GCM under belt, Cannes or was it Nice? – loadsa other great places incl ISTR California on cruise. That guy our site owner is well-travelled in his youth. But now seems wedded to Dubai, of all places.

    Here is not the place to raise a pathetic political point about Qatar/ LGBTQ+. Others will do it better, elsewhere, we can be sure about that. World Cup & all that. Dubai not so different.

    Can somebody induce him to go to Chiang Mai? Land of Smiles? Land of best food in the world?

    Australia? NZ? Laos? Vietnam?

    TBF he has mentioned he goes there with family to visit family so not a travel choice comparison

    in reply to: Gold Amex – when do 10k bonus points post?
    LondonFly 83 posts

    I thought people have received the 10K points already when everyone else did. For £15K spent, there was the normal 7,500 “Earn as you spend” bonus added and then a separate 2,500 points on top.

    But amex chat tell me only after anniversary date in December?

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