• I don’t understand why it would need to be a pared back offering. They have full a la carts service, so if restaurants can open fully now I don’t see why the first lounge couldn’t be the same. It’s not like it has a massive shared buffet or something, the snack bar could b...

  • I'm wanting to know as well. The terms don't specifically exclude it - but it says flights where you "normally" earn Status Credits. So depends if they say that Points Flights don't normally earn SCs (and it's because you're a Points Club member that you're earning rather than being part of the f...

  • The previous offer for a status credit boost was superseded by a new offer in November. This year now you simply have to book 1 flight and status will be extended for another year, plus status credits from this year will roll over to next year (for example, for Platinum up to 500 SCs will roll ov...

  • It’s probably more common than you think. It was happening to me quite regularly at one point, probably one in ten flights (as a Platinum, not P1). I even had two on one day - day trip to Sydney and got upgraded in both directions!

  • It has not been canned. The trials have been placed on hold due to an adverse reaction in ONE person. They are following standard practice, and don’t even know yet if it’s the vaccine or something else unrelated. This happens frequently in vaccine and medication trials and does not me...

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  • They effectively are valued based on the price of a seat they can be used to redeem. Forgetting taxes for the example, if you use 8,000 points to redeem for a MEL-SYD flight costing $250 at the time of redemption, they're 'worth' 3.1c per point. If that flight post-COVID is suddenly only $150 bec...

  • AMEX Centurion Card invitation

    Jun 24, 2019, 02:54 PM

    Check the travel insurance terms carefully on Platinum. Last time I checked it covers the primary cardholder only and spouse/children only travelling with them. On Centurion though, my partner is covered when travelling alone on the supplementary Centurion card with Centurion insurance, and anoth...

  • +1 vote for the facial

  • The lockers are not ideal - it would mean either I have to store bags at domestic, then pick up in the morning and head to international, or alternatively take them over and store at international the night before. Either way that will add at least 30 minutes or more either side. Might have to b...

  • Damn, I was hoping they would be stored at the airport as one of them will be a large ski bag. I don't know why they consider it a stopover - I booked it as a connecting flight (ie. using the return flight option, not multi-city option) - it's not my fault it happens to be an 11 hour connection!...

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