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    SQ *A Devaluation

    Thanks for the quick response, will have to reassess the upcoming travel plans, unlike the first devaluation (where there was a slight benefit due to lesser cash costs) this seems to be pretty negative overall
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    SQ *A Devaluation

    Does this only affect *A mixed flights? Was planning a trip from PER - > CDG or SFO/JFK, would that count as a Star Alliance redemption? From my understanding it should be just a straight SQ booking and potentially unaffected by this second round of devaluations (twice in a year!)
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    SQ Tips, Trips and Tales

    Positive feedback gets processed by head office and the cabin crew gets a notification through the internal system that they have received a compliment. These get referenced during reviews and also aid in promotion, although promotion from the entry level is extremely competitive, takes a long...
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    SQ Tips, Trips and Tales

    Thanks for the suggestion! I think I'm going to confirm the standard redemption flights and leave the savers on waitlist, willing to cop the $30usd cancellation fee of the standard award booking if the saver ones come through. Anyone else done this or have thoughts on this method? Ends up...
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    SQ Tips, Trips and Tales

    Thanks for the reply LP - flights are for my wife who is doing a trip with her mates who are travelling to TPE from other countries so dates are quite fixed. Will check out milelion. I guess there is always an option to pay the normal award rates and get the flights confirmed, 37k one leg vs...
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    SQ Tips, Trips and Tales

    Hi SQExperts Just had a query about waitlists - I've read the wiki and made 4 waitlist bookings, 2 from per - tpe and 2 from tpe - per. My question is, how do you guys plan for the waitlist not clearing in time? Especially if hotels and transfers need to be booked. If the waitlist doesn't...
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    Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" - bonus points given thread.

    My datapoint Amex Plat Edge - Member since 2012 My annual fee was paid in Jan but thought I'd give them a call just to try. CSR asked why I wanted to close my account, I gave the recent changes to the free flight / $200 travel credit as the reason, I asked if there was anything Amex could do...
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    No more complimentary flight for NEW AMEX Edge card

    Perth user here: a VA flight to melb/syd was always around $600-700 so it was a massive saving for me. My wife and I have our own cards and there are always plenty of friends and family (in Perth) that would happily take (buy) the flight off us so expiring free flight was never an issue for us...
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    The Explorer Credit Card (New AMEX Card!)

    I take it you made the jump to sign up for the Explorer? Do you currently hold just the Plat Edge too? Would be interested to see how you go!
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    The Explorer Credit Card (New AMEX Card!)

    I wonder if you are in the situation where you have the Plat Edge and Explorer with the no bonus point scenario (Explorer earning 2pts/$ in Ascent scenario) and you cancel your Plat Edge... From the experience of others (Ascent Premium account closed and all points moved into the lower tier...
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    The Explorer Credit Card (New AMEX Card!)

    Do you mind me asking how long ago you got your Plat Edge card? It seems that Velocity isn't an issue, different points sweep system but the Plat Edge clashes with the Explorer.
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    The Explorer Credit Card (New AMEX Card!)

    When I applied for my Velocity whilst having my Plat Edge I ticked the box that said I do not have any current Amex Cards. The arrival letter came with a notice saying that we notice you have another Amex card and some words around managing credit responsibly and I also got the bonus points. I...
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    The Explorer Credit Card (New AMEX Card!)

    My current Amex situation, holding: Plat Edge since 2014 Velocity Platinum since 2015 (signed up this time last year for the 110k VF bonus) I was intending to cancel the Velocity platinum (before second annual fee) after this weekend's shop small promotion anyway when I chanced upon the Amex...
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    Meet me in the SQ Lounge thread

    Hi everyone Going PER -> SIN on the 23rd of Dec, any kind soul able to guest my wife and I into the SQ lounge? Taking the 1415 SQ226 flight! Cheers
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    Shop Small is back this November!

    A quick email to Amex when two locations advertised on ShopSmall didn't even accept amex and they agreed to add the credits to my account.
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