• Is there any source for the valuation estimates of the loyalty programs? For the top three, I would have guessed the reverse order intuitively, and closer overall.

  • Is this going to subsume the Radisson in that location or will that remain a separate property?

  • I think the more interesting questions are:Can we earn points and status on long-haul NH flights beyond Japan?Will we be able to redeem Velocity points for long-haul flights on NH, connecting from VA exBNE (ideally on a through-itinerary) or NH exSYD/PER?

  • So what's the situation for individuals filling-up at BP from this weekend? Velocity earning will cease on Friday but neither Qantas nor BP Rewards will be available yet?

  • Have you guys seen the Royal Orchid Plus changes planned for October? It looks like a moderate increase in earning accompanied by an extreme devaluation on the redemption side (reducing value by more than half overnight), which is a problem if one had thought of moving Amex points to Thai before ...

  • If I remember correctly, SkyTeam at one point had three US members: Delta, Northwest (merged into Delta) and Continental (moved to Star prior to United merger). And then Star had three between Continental joining and merging with United, during which time US was still there before it merged into ...

  • It's probably a good idea to search for availability and then transfer when ready. If you have Amex Membership Rewards points there's no imminent devaluation expected (they had one a few months ago) so you can safely warehouse your points until ready. On the other hand, not only do conversions to...

  • Thanks, all. I had wondered about the one available offer which predated my receipt of the card, but it may have started after the card was issued and in the mail.

  • Does anyone have both the AmEx Platinum Edge and another direct- or bank-issued AmEx card? I recently added the Plat Edge to my existing Velocity Escape and Westpac Altitude Black, and it has only a single AmEx Offer, as opposed to numerous (mostly consistent) for the other two cards. Is this sta...

  • AmEx Offers on Platinum Edge less than other cards?