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28th August 2023 at 16:59 in reply to: T5 Plaza Premium with Amex Platinum – swipe?Shazza12
Thanks Luca M. Do you know how much priority pass will charge for an additional guest?28th August 2023 at 14:40 in reply to: T5 Plaza Premium with Amex Platinum – swipe?Shazza12
How many complimentary guests can I bring using Platinum from American express at plaza premium?14th August 2023 at 22:04 in reply to: Heathrow Terminal 2 to The Shard travel time?Shazza12
Thank you SSS – that is really useful.14th August 2023 at 21:05 in reply to: Heathrow Terminal 2 to The Shard travel time?Shazza12
Thank you both for the replies. No bags to collect. Have booked assistance for older person travelling with us for departure from Dublin, if not too far/stressful she could walk to the station. Brunch at The Shard is on her bucket list, so wondering what time to book for.22nd May 2023 at 19:47 in reply to: InterContinental New York Times Square amenity feeShazza12
@tiriavpo, thank you. Stayed April 2022 and wasn’t charged and hoped that was still the case for reward night stays next month. Are you Diamond Ambassador? Wondering about the ‘free’ breakfast offering?1st May 2023 at 16:28 in reply to: Old style BA Amex 2 for 1 voucher for indirect flightShazza12
DOH sounds like a plan – just looked at the IC Doha Beach and Spa – reviews are good. Any HFP community have stay experience – is lounge access worth the additional cost?1st May 2023 at 15:52 in reply to: Old style BA Amex 2 for 1 voucher for indirect flightShazza12
Thank you both for replying. I guess that plan is not going to work – need to work on a new plan.
If I waited, is it likely avios seats might become available for a direct flight LHR-DXB around first 3 weeks in November?
or find a new destination – any suggestions for some winter sun in business class for 4/5 nights and making use of Ambassador Free Weekend night certificate?1st May 2023 at 14:20 in reply to: Old style BA Amex 2 for 1 voucher for indirect flightShazza12
@ Anna, thank you for replying. The cost is working out for LHR-DOH in Business and DXB-LHR in Premium Economy at 122500 Avios + £630 using the 241. Then booking a separate trip from DOH-DXB is 14000 + £118.80 (for 2) in economy.
The BA flight lands in Doha at 00.15 and the QR flight departs for Dubai at 01.30 – is it possible to make this connection on 2 separate bookings if we had hand baggage only (if the QR economy flight Hand Baggage allowance is sufficient)?27th April 2023 at 21:04 in reply to: Is DragonPass as bad as the online reviews would suggest?Shazza12
Following on from SamT – would anyone know of a discount for Dragonpass Prestige Membership – it’s currently £268 for the year v Priority Pass at £377. Thank you19th April 2023 at 20:20 in reply to: Creation Financial Services bashingShazza12
Didn’t pursue complaint with FOS, reopened it with Creation and today received free night certificate and points they were holding onto14th April 2023 at 20:09 in reply to: Getting group of 5 into a lounge with Amex Platinum plus general questionsShazza12
Hi Simey, just in case you don’t know it won’t get you into the lounge after US preclearance in Dublin.7th April 2023 at 20:13 in reply to: Sainsbury’s Bank Credit Card Nectar bonus – October 2022Shazza12
I phoned the complaints team yesterday as the initial complaint handler repeatedly failed to communicate with me. Heather said she would reopen the complaint. She emailed me today, saying my complaint was now upheld. ‘In recognition of the poor customer service’ she has offered a payment of £75 – it can be paid in to a bank account or paid in Nectar points. I auto convert Nectar to Avios. Any advice on which one to accept? Thank you25th March 2023 at 13:42 in reply to: Using EE roaming or get a local SIMShazza12
Is there an add on / roaming pack for USA, if on pay and go with EE ?25th March 2023 at 13:41 in reply to: Sainsbury’s Bank Credit Card Nectar bonus – October 2022Shazza12
I replied to the complaints team with the screenshot and got the extra 2000 points. Still waiting for the complaints team to acknowledge their initial response was incorrect.21st March 2023 at 21:05 in reply to: InterContinental New York – which one?Shazza12
Stayed 4 nights last April at IC Times Square using points, bookd standard room, emailed manager to say it was a birthday trip and got upgraded to King Premium Corner Midtown View on the top floor. Views were amazing. No resort fee charged on points stay.17th March 2023 at 16:26 in reply to: Bonus email – 1200 Avios for £4k spendShazza12
My offer on the free card was 1500 for £4700 spend which I did but I never got the bonus. Contacted via chat and told ‘the experts’ have no details of that offer. Anyone else have to contact barclaycard to arrange to get the bonus?1st March 2023 at 22:24 in reply to: Paying rates in Northern Ireland with an Amex card?Shazza12
I looked out the last bills. I think you need to be off direct debit payments, I got a Rates QuickPay Card which has a barcode for the post office to scan, attached to the bill. It’s £200 per transaction, it says paypoint on each of the £200 receipts. It didn’t take very long but if another customer needed served I let them go ahead between my transactions. Hope this helps, just ask if you have any more questions27th February 2023 at 21:30 in reply to: Paying rates in Northern Ireland with an Amex card?Shazza12
Hi Simey, yes I live in NI. Used the co-op on Lisburn Road in Belfast last year and Newtownabbey previous year.26th February 2023 at 21:17 in reply to: Paying rates in Northern Ireland with an Amex card?Shazza12
Yes, the rates can be paid with AMEX at Co-op shops. I’ve done it for the last few years. It has to be done £100 at a time19th February 2023 at 17:33 in reply to: Sainsbury’s Bank Credit Card Nectar bonus – October 2022Shazza12
@WillPS, thank you very much for this. I really appreciate you taking the time to share. I will contact the complaints team with this information.19th February 2023 at 16:12 in reply to: Sainsbury’s Bank Credit Card Nectar bonus – October 2022Shazza12
Thanks for replying, I referred to that information in my complaint but it was not upheld19th February 2023 at 15:54 in reply to: BAPP Amex “Companion Voucher” queryShazza12
Did you try flying from Dublin (via Lhr) to compare the avios and taxes ? I find it worth the trip south.8th January 2023 at 16:53 in reply to: Rome recommendations needed – family of 4Shazza12
A few years ago, we stayed with 3 children at Crowne Plaza St Peter’s in the summer. It was a little bit out but the bus stopped right outside the hotel. We had 2 rooms interconnecting , it was perfect for sightseeing in the morning and then relaxing by the pool in the afternoon.1st January 2023 at 22:54 in reply to: InterContinental CancunShazza12
I checked into the I/C Cancun last night (I am diamond) and was told that the extent of my benefits would be 600 points because I booked on points. No breakfast, no lounge access. At 30,000 points a night over NY it is a steal but is this policy a standard one? thanks.
Recent points stay at IC Lisbon on points – as Diamond Ambassador got free breakfast for two.8th August 2022 at 22:06 in reply to: Amex cancelled my new credit card application!Shazza12
I have had the same experience, currently only a supplementary card holder but have done a few applications in the past to get the sign up bonus and then cancelled.
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