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    The NEW Velocity Status Run Master thread

    They are known to upgrade when 5-10 short and you will know within a day or so when the last status credits post. If they don't and you want Gold just make sure to take a flight no later than the day before your status credits expire and give them a call to manually do the upgrade.
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    Question Is finally attaining Platinum actually worth it?

    I don't fly very often so I only get to use the benefits a few times a year. But I find the black card works well in my wallet. When I was Gold I was constantly removing the wrong card when getting fuel at BP or paying for items with eftpos everywhere else.
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    It may have been a few years ago but that option no longer exists. If you activated the velocity Hilton upgrade this year it will be good till March 2021 and if you have the email hang onto it in case you drop next year.
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    Usually in the email they sent you when they applied Diamond to your account or calling Hilton.
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    Question Is finally attaining Platinum actually worth it?

    If you do plan on activating the bonus hotel and car hire status make sure to do it before you drop to gold. Same as the 4 business upgrades need to be used before you drop status, the flight dates can be after your platinum drops off.
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    Hilton Honors Promotions

    I get the same message on the first and I do not qualify message on the second. So buying points won't help.
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    What to do with 68,000 points?

    Cheapest option would be 2 nights at DT Melbourne for around 60 000 pts. Otherwise purchase some points to extend the expiry date.
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    How do Hilton treat you as an Elite?

    If you have been upgraded to an exec room you will receive exec benefits.
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    A Tale of 8 Hiltons*

    You may not be aware but upgrades are not part of the Diamond benefit when staying at a Garden Inn and in your Honors profile under Myway Hotel Benefits you can select points(750) or hot breakfast.
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    Optimum month time to active Hilton Elite benefit

    N Unlike airlines they use calendar year and they give you 12 months so that is why joining anytime after 1st January gets you almost one free year as you wont start your 12 month membership till the following year. April 1st is when status changes for current members. One thing to keep would...
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    Optimum month time to active Hilton Elite benefit

    Earlier in the year the better, you always get one full 12 month period to earn it for the following year. So join January get 11 months plus the following year 12 months plus 3 months the next year before you drop if you don not requalify. April 1st refers to when status will drop to whatever...
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    Where is my child?

    I read the story as they were heading for Sydney and the flight was diverted to Melbourne.
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    If one gets VERY close to Plat do they activate it anyway?

    I would get her to call them to hold off upgrading till the credits are earned.
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    How do Hilton treat you as an Elite?

    If it will make you feel better I stay around 25 stays a year for the last 4 years or more and occasionally will only get a deluxe room upgrade. To be honest I am finding the more stays I do the less decent upgrades I receive compared to previous years.
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    Answered Is upgrade for diamond member automatic?

    Upgrades are applied either on the day or sometimes a day before arrival by the hotel. What you are seeing is the paid upgrade option which is available to all.