• We must again remind all readers to keep discussions civil, and on-topic to the article at hand. Comments which did not fit this description have been removed.

  • Hi XWu, regardless of the topic, ET doesn't report on every issue or every angle, and that's especially true when other media outlets have covered an angle extensively - because if we're going to cover a story here, it would ideally be covered in a way that provides the reader with extra value or...

  • 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...

  • Asia Miles expiring

    Jul 06, 2020, 01:30 PM

    To clarify, I suspect these will be miles earned in 2019 or earlier, and are subject to the older Asia Miles expiry rules (in that unlike new miles, simply earning a few more won't extend their validity)?

  • 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.