Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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  • in reply to: Transactions showing pending since 1st May
    Wally1976 197 posts

    All my transactions have reappeared tonight but pending Avios only showing as 123 at the moment ☹️

    in reply to: Family accommodation in Cologne
    Wally1976 197 posts

    Are you trying to book for dates during the Euros? That could restrict availablity seriously.

    I’ve found the Pullman Cologne (Accor) has some decent rates. Staying with my son for one of the matches. Not sure about family rooms but you could book 2 rooms next door to each other or interconnecting?

    No, we’re looking at next February. We are considering 2 rooms as an alternative but that doesn’t seem to reduce the price.

    I’ll take a look at the Pullman, thanks.

    in reply to: Family accommodation in Cologne
    Wally1976 197 posts

    Thanks LL, I’ll check out those options 😁

    in reply to: Ryanair flight info
    Wally1976 197 posts

    LCCs don’t really operate like this – they tend to release seats in blocks and it varies a lot between destinations – some are only released a few months out and some 12 months or more. EasyJet has an alert system you can sign up to (although this means you will be bombarded with emails!), I don’t know if Ryanair has anything similar?

    Yes I get the easyJet alerts but Ryanair seems to be a different beast!

    in reply to: Ryanair flight info
    Wally1976 197 posts

    Cologne is a Ryanair base, I had a look at a few other routes and they aren’t showing beyond October either. It could be one of a few things, finalising schedules, supplier contract negotiations or something similar along those lines. It’s happened at other bases in the past, give it a few more weeks at least.

    Thanks strickers.

    We’re usually a “book 355 days before” family but looks like we need to be a bit patient.

    in reply to: Ryanair flight info
    Wally1976 197 posts

    It’s not a summer only route but there’s every likelyhood it’s not running this winter due to aircraft delivery delays and fleet maintenance. No annoucement made but they did cut a lot of stuff last autumn for those reasons.

    Thank you; I knew someone would know something, the collective knowledge on here is amazing 😁

    in reply to: Ryanair flight info
    Wally1976 197 posts

    I know it’s a little niche but thought there’d be someone on here who knew…

    in reply to: Problem with Curve ATM withdrawals
    Wally1976 197 posts

    Is it still free to withdraw via atm curve metal?

    I used to do it all the time (obviously before I knew it was against the T&C’s so promptly handed myself into the local cop shop of course, and god has forgiven me since).

    Up to £1k a month, yes. Eeks a bit more value out of the monthly fee.

    As an update, I tried a withdrawal on Thursday and it worked fine (different ATM to any used previously) and no charge from Curve or Barclaycard.

    No reply from Curve yet to my message (no surprise)!

    in reply to: Problem with Curve ATM withdrawals
    Wally1976 197 posts

    Ok, I thought this was pretty common knowledge but Rob, please delete this thread if you are reading.

    Thank you for the replies everyone.

    in reply to: Problem with Curve ATM withdrawals
    Wally1976 197 posts

    I’m not sure why you would be surprised that these sort of transactions that breach your Barclaycard agreement don’t routinely work?? You will find you have no problems using any cards if you play by the rules.

    These transactions have worked fine many times in the past and there is no reason to believe that anything has changed in the way Barclaycard treats these transactions (as confirmed by other posters).

    in reply to: Plutus help please!
    Wally1976 197 posts

    Ah ok, thanks for the info

    in reply to: Plutus help please!
    Wally1976 197 posts

    Thanks EwanG. You say to use the Pluton tab but the only tabs I have are Home, Card, Perks and Profile!?

    Wally1976 197 posts

    I have no trouble using Amex this way in a co-op even though my council stipulates that PayPoint is only for cash payments. I just have to make sure I use a co-op that’s outside my area 😁. Always hit the £200 limit but they just do multiple payments.

    in reply to: Nectar points haven’t posted for life insurance
    Wally1976 197 posts

    Premium was £5 a month…

    in reply to: Nectar points haven’t posted for life insurance
    Wally1976 197 posts

    Thanks. Anyone know what amount of points was on offer at that time? I should’ve taken a note but if I did I don’t know where I put it!

    in reply to: German speaking city break recommendations
    Wally1976 197 posts

    Lots of food for thought there, thank you

    in reply to: German speaking city break recommendations
    Wally1976 197 posts

    Thank you for all the suggestions.

    Yes I have spoken to her, she mentioned Vienna but I don’t think she has a strong preference.

    Berlin’s not a definite “no” (Ryanair fly there from BHX for a start). Just exploring options at the moment.

    Wally1976 197 posts

    Or create a different/brand new Amex online account and register any new cards there.

    I’ve done this too but the referral option still disappears again after a while (in my experience).

    Wally1976 197 posts

    Just a little tip – if you apply for a new Amex card, when you activate and add it to your online account, there will be a referral link initially. Save it straight away as it will probably disappear soon. The link should still work even after the referral option has gone.

    Well this is my experience anyway!

    in reply to: Curve Metal ATM limits
    Wally1976 197 posts

    Nor for me on Avios Barclaycard. This was in the UK, I’ll report back in the next few days regarding withdrawing abroad.

    in reply to: Curve Metal ATM limits
    Wally1976 197 posts

    For info, I have asked Curve and they have told me the two limits are separate. Good news!

    in reply to: Plutus and Curve
    Wally1976 197 posts

    Great, thanks for the info folks 👍

    in reply to: Plutus and Curve
    Wally1976 197 posts

    Thanks EwanG. So the only snag is that the £10 is in PLU (crypto) and the value of it could change before withdrawal?

    in reply to: Curve Metal ATM limits
    Wally1976 197 posts

    Anyone know?

    Wally1976 197 posts

    In case this helps anyone else…I eventually realised that the voucher already in my account was actually the Barclays Premier one and not from the credit card.

    It had been triggered on 20th November and posted on 24th November but the email saying I was getting it wasn’t until 18th December and that was what caused the confusion!

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