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    Metal Platinum card

    Called to order a new metal card to replace my unexpired plastic card tonight and they advised that they have had a lot of feedback and can now issue the new cards with the same card number as the old one. So it seems that they've found a way...
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    Amex Platinum Charge Card Travel Insurance

    That doesn’t seem right. This is the wording of the insurance document for Platinum and it has been changed over recent years to explicitly call out frequent flyer points as this was a significant issue for many cardholders... Cover is effective for each Trip only when: (a) You pay the full...
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    Metal Platinum card

    How is everyone going with using the metal card? I have found that I’m quite self conscious since its so shiny and have had a few staff look at it with curiosity, however have only had one reaction when they realised its metal. I’ve only used it for contactless so far which means its very front...
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    Thanks for your xx Years with us

    I’ve started getting it more too, but have just ticked over ten years with them so that might explain it. I don’t care for it much unless it brings actual benefits. For example, i ordered a new metal platinum card and she said that since i was a loyal member of ten years blah blah she would...
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    AMEX platinum Accor plus reinstated

    I'm not a current accor plus member so didn't ask that specifically. For many of the other memberships I've had to create a new one to have Amex benefits applied. You may want to go into the enrol page and then see whether the accor plus form allows you to nominate an existing account. Doesn't...
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    AMEX platinum Accor plus reinstated

    Have you enrolled and you're waiting to hear back with account details or are you expecting Amex to reach out to you to tell you about the benefits? If the latter, the new benefits are available online for enrollment right now - the CSR I spoke with the other day said that those benefits are...
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    Replacement card

    The main reason to wait would be that the replacement card will have the same card number but any out of cycle card replacements come with a new number.
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    Replacement card

    The main reason to wait would be that the replacement card will have the same card number but any out of cycle card replacements come with a new number. If that’s not an issue then I would suggest just ordering a metal card now
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    Amex Platinum Charge fee up to $1450

    Just delivered in a cardboard A4 envelope, unceremoniously bent over and shoved in my letterbox... Presumably, they are just using DHL because they are shipped from Singapore and because its docs they're happy to leave
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    Metal Platinum card

    Mine also arrived via DHL, which seems consistent with US reports that people were receiving large delivery envelopes that contain a smaller envelope with the card inside... The most interesting part was that my DHL package was sent from Singapore
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    Citibank Plus Card in Japan

    I can support the comments above - once you find ATMs that take foreign cards, the citibank plus account is perfect. 7/11 and post office are obvious choices and I found that all the shopping malls had ATMs that accepted foreign cards.
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    Best Travel Sim card?

    If you buy from simcorner you get a uk sim from three and you do not need to activate it in the UK. My friends started in Greece and never set foot in the UK during a month in Europe. I think the other poster meant that if you buy in Ireland from three then you won't get the same deal that...
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    Best Travel Sim card?

    Not my experience. They have a prepaid sim and you top it up with a particular selection (20 pounds) and it gives 12GB of data for 30 days and you can use 9 of them overseas. They're just updated the website and I was pleased to see Singapore was recently added. You can find all the details on...
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    SQ Tips, Trips and Tales

    I'd love one in late August when I fly J with them again... Lurking here to get some tips on how I should maximise my lounge and flight experience since it's been a few years since my last KF redemption
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    SQ Tips, Trips and Tales

    Thanks. I plan to drink quite a lot more than a drop :)
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