• 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 ...

  • 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...