• So I have just taken this flight, QF49 after taking QF10 from Perth to Melbourne first, and then the crew mentioned that that same 787-9 would next go on to SFO.So just a pointer if flying from Perth on QF10 (going the LHR to PER to MEL flight) is that you will go through Passport control/immigra...

  • Ahh too good to be true.... apparently that was wrong info... trying to fix this up with AMEX but they haven't offered anything satisfactory.

  • So I just did a transfer today from Australian AMEX Ascent Rewards points to Marriott points. Background - I've been SPG for many years and I used to convert my Ascent into SPG every year or two, using earn on my Platinum Reserve credit card. I was a bit worried as I have already combined my SP...

  • So Phil, that’s the case for Add-ons I think but the base credit, that isn’t converted to add on, will still remain. A bit like the Telstra prepaid credit that lasts 12 months. The older Three mobile prepaid I bought over four years ago from a Three store expired after a year being ...

  • Great article. I have tried many prepaid SIMs in Europe over the last few years. Vodafone bought in Germany and bought in Portugal and one bought in UK. Lebara and Lyca bought and used in France and also Italy. I bought and used used T-mobile in USA last year, but Three from UK is still the best....

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  • Years ago I joined Priority Guest Reward (mainly for work-booked hotel points). I'm Gold. So on the 18th of Nov I received the following:YOUR JOURNEY CONTINUES WITH GHA DISCOVERY As our valued member, we’d like to inform you that Rydges Hotels & Resorts will no longer participate in the...

  • Qantas Dreamliner to Perth

    Aug 28, 2021, 04:56 PM

    Yes, I have flown this flight, back in Oct 2019, upgraded to Business when I made the lowest points bid, when invited to, on a full fare economy, 1A. Not bad, wasn’t expecting it but as it takes longer to fly East-West, it helps the hours pass. I flew the 787 quite a few times in 2019 betwe...

  • Recommendations for Singapore hotels

    Jun 07, 2019, 03:15 PM

    This year I stayed at the new-ish JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach... very nice. They usually do free breakfast (included - but double check - just across from the lobby), you get Bonvoy points earn, a nice high-level pool with great views and bar, new arty design, also a gin bar, next to ...

  • Qantas Dallas/Fort Worth lounge

    May 03, 2019, 03:58 PM

    oh no, this brought back bad memories from last Nov before flying out from DFW back to Sydney. The AA lounge in Terminal D is about as bad as the lounge at SFO you access before flying back to Melbourne on the Dreamliner.I would say the AMEX lounge at D is the go, even if you only have platinum c...

  • Amex issues - escalation options?

    Feb 12, 2019, 08:41 AM

    Thanks for the info, I might see about a card with a high initial QANTAS points gift.It's just the Marriot points earn I would like to retain.The Priority Pass and free Platinum lounge entries would be a shame to lose with the Plat AMEX creditcard, but honestly I have only used these - one entry ...

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