• A reminder to all members of the site to keep discussions on-topic and on-track, as per the site's comment policy. The article here is about American Airlines' Sydney-Los Angeles and Auckland-LAX flights, so comments unrelated to that topic have been removed. If you'd like to discuss something el...

  • Have you tried using your points towards purchases in the way described? This is achieved online, where the improved rate is displayed - no need to call.

  • Hi Lanky, the double points value applies only to personal AMEX cardholders with either the Platinum Charge Card or the Centurion Card (the metal cards) - not to any other AMEX cardholders, or business cardholders. The 'doubling' of redemption value is for using those points for 'Select + Pay' (t...

  • LEGS11: "The only way virgin could get me from LHR to New York, was via SYD. That does not work for me."Through Virgin and Velocity, you had the option of multiple daily flights on Virgin Atlantic from London into both New York JFK and Newark, as well as multiple daily flights on Delta into JFK: ...

  • Ted: For security and anti-spam reasons, many comments with links are flagged for manual review by the moderator and admin team before publication. If your comment is flagged and not immediately published, please do not try and post the same comment again, or attempt to circumvent that security s...

  • The post isn't necessarily asking how to break any law (a thread like that would, of course, be a prime candidate for deletion) - it's asking how travellers might be able to "get around the rules" recently imposed in the UK, as there may be ways of being granted an exemption from them, in th...

  • Originally Posted by Ourmanin David / Sid / Chris - you do yourselves few favours allowing yourselves to host a post like this. It's quite clear from the replies that the attitude of the initial poster doesn't reflect the attitude of the vast majority of ET community members. We also don't see t...

  • Qatar Status Run

    Jun 11, 2020, 12:27 PM

    Originally Posted by patrickk Not the best time to do a status run. Wait a month or so and you may get good domestic deals. Just to flag that when flying with Qantas, Privilege Club normally only awards the Qatar equivalent of points and status credits on flexible economy fares and higher - earn ...

  • Virgin Redemptions

    Jun 11, 2020, 12:21 PM

    For now, upgrades using Velocity Points are unavailable - more info here.Reports from recent travellers also suggest that using Platinum upgrade certificates is also not currently possible.

  • How Are The ET/AusBT Team Going

    Jun 10, 2020, 10:25 AM

    Hi Mark - thanks for your message here.You're certainly right that 2020 isn't what most of us had imagined. On the 'work travel' calendar for me, 2020 has seen only a couple of domestic day trips from Brisbane down to Sydney, and that's before Queensland's borders went up. Internationally, it's n...