• It can’t come soon enough for the Business class lounge. Over the past decade I’ve watch this space get more and more crowded... now to the point of over crowding. The staff seem overwhelmed - dirty cups and empty bottles all over the place, grotty carpets... It’s hardly excl...

  • So now a lucky dip... professional driver or just another punter with a nice car. I use Uber black exclusively, mostly for convenience. If I can’t guarantee a professional driver I won’t use Uber for my bookings.

  • The Uber PR team swung into overdrive for this one! The proposed aircraft aren’t even under construction, let alone certified. Assuming they do get off the ground I can foresee nightmarish weight and balance issues as punters rock up with heaps of luggage too! Then comes the noise issue......

  • As airport lounges have progressively been opened up to more and more frequentl fliers (and credit card holders), it is a good move to have a space dedicated to business class pax. I have been Platinum Velocity for years and am fortunate to fly in business most of the time, however Virgin’...

  • Crickey! After almost 25 years with AMEX this could be the last straw. I remember the good old days of excellent service and accrual at 1.5 per $ on almost everything. I have had both Centurion and Platinum over the years (ditched Cent because it became more about show than value return). Indeed,...

  • More AMEX Reward program changes?

    Sep 13, 2019, 04:38 PM

    Has anyone else been getting surveys from AMEX asking about how you'd react to changes in the Membership Rewards program?I've had two in the last month or so; Asking questins about using point for purchases in stores in real-time, getting points bonuses when making big redemptions and getting poi...

  • Originally Posted by AwaywithMike I propose (from my arm chair) that in Sydney - they "upgrade" the upstairs to be a Platinum / Business Lounge - and can call it their "Premium Sydney Lounge" - for Domestic. All aspects of layout, catering exist and easy to "upgrade" the atmosphere and offering....

  • Is it time for a separate lounge for Virgin Australia business class passengers?I am sitting in the overcrowded Sydney lounge as I write this. The buffet has been picked over, food fallen on the floor, carpets grotty, overloaded rubbish trolleys. Hardly exclusive and not exactly the sort of impre...

  • It will be very interesting to see if they pick up customers who drop their AMEX platinum cards after the evaluation of the AMEX rewards program in April.

  • Agreed daft009, sadly seems like the management at Amex know it too and hence decided to devalue membership for the sake of their profits. Reminds me of the way the banks treat their customers, clearly a new direction for Amex.