• 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 ...

  • I tried registering my kids, and both got a message about the offer not being applicable to their accounts. It worked fine for my wife's account and mine. Does anyone know if there's an exclusion for kids or anything like that in T&C?They're pooling to me, but I'd still like to get twice thei...

  • This was downvoted before my response, for some reason I can't understand.This is 100% a problem of which Qantas should be ashamed. They should at least allow a search to optionally disable finding premium awards where the long-haul parts are in inferior cabins.

  • I'm on VA23 tomorrow and currently have 6A assigned, but 3K has freed up. Should I switch? Or are the noise from the bar and the lavatory at 1-2 rows away in either case much of a muchness?

  • Anyone know whether this might be accessible with Diners Club? The Marhaba Lounges in DXB and DWC are.

  • 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?

  • My experience, having had the Altitude Black for a few months now and having redeemed some of the points on more than one occasion:-Transaction shows as "pending" instantaneously, if you're watching your account, on either AmEx or MasterCard.-Transactions clear to posted overnight, in a batch, us...