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Recent content by Jiong

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    Reduced AMEX earn rates from April 2019

    Anyone who gets the hang of it will say IT IS REALLY WORTH IT. It's actually well worth it and the seemingly hefty annual fee can be easily justified. We all hate devaluations like this, but believe it or not, the local competitors are just too weak, even after halving the value of its MR...
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    Reduced AMEX earn rates from April 2019

    Member Since 1982, wow. Really keen to hear more stories from Amex cardmembers like you.Your years with Amex are impressively long, probably longer than the age of most of the AFFers here?
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    Reduced AMEX earn rates from April 2019

    Yes, since later March, which is great. CW finally began to accept AMEX, but unlike most of the big merchants who would launch some kind of promotion (e.g., IKEA's recent $150-30 offer) rightly after accepting AMEX, or advertise somewhere, in print or online, CW apparently wants to keep low-key...
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    Amex Local Champion Reset or Uncapped for 2018 ?

    So far as I'm concerned, there has always been a cap in place. As you can see from the screenshot attached, there was a cap of 10,000 in 2018, and it is still capped at 10,000 in 2019. A bit early to reach the cap this year on my Platinum Charge card, lol. Playing the Local Champion game is...
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    Double Status Credits (book by 5/2/18, fly 12/2/18 to 20/1/19)

    Yes, the BA leg is not eligible for double SCs. And as to QF9 Perth to London, it is still subject to government and regulatory approval for departures effective 24 March 2018, lol, but there should be no problem.
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    Double Status Credits (book by 5/2/18, fly 12/2/18 to 20/1/19)

    Actually I will fly Sydney-Perth-London-Istanbul, not via Dubai;)
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    Double Status Credits (book by 5/2/18, fly 12/2/18 to 20/1/19)

    Thanks. I just called Qantas, and the customer representative, after keeping me holding for a few minutes during which she asked her manager, told me that I'm still eligible for the double SC promotion and that all I need to do is call them after I actually finish each flight and they will...
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    Double Status Credits (book by 5/2/18, fly 12/2/18 to 20/1/19)

    I booked 3 tickets for 3 international trips today, going to Istanbul, Singapore and Beijing respectively, during August and October. In each of the 3 bookings, I used a Qantas voucher valued at $350 which I bought in December 2017, will that affect anything? I just realised that the booking...
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    American Express Centurion Lounge Opens In Hong Kong International Airport

    You mean the Pier? I don't think the AMEX centurion lounge can compete with it. But it's worth allocating some of your two-hours time at the new lounge, either as a loyal AMEX cardholder or a guy who likes trying something new, or whatever, haha.
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    American Express Centurion Lounge Opens In Hong Kong International Airport

    Yes, that's right. But you can view the whole post straightaway if you click the link on your computer. I've never been to the already-closed Virgin Atlantic clubhouse before, so I don't know if the centurion lounge has been built on the former Virgin Atlantic space or not.
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    American Express Centurion Lounge Opens In Hong Kong International Airport

    Visited this great lounge on 12 Oct before my VA HKG-MEL flight, with my China Merchants Bank (CMB) American Express Platinum Card. As AMEX is currently not allowed to issue cards directly in China, all AMEX cards in the country are co-branded credit cards issued with select bank partners, such...
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    Are you in the 1%?

    Just top 10% here.
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    Cairns meet up and dinner

    I'm back in Sydney now. This meetup has made my trip to CRS more memorable. Thanks all of you guys, including Bee Jnr, such a lovely little girl.
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    Cairns meet up and dinner

    I will soon fly from SYD to CRS for a short holiday, staying at Hilton Cairns on the 10th and Queenslanders Hotel & Apartments on the 11th and 12th. I'm interested in meeting up with AFFers too. In fact, this upcoming holiday is kinda related to frequent flyer stuff; I'm planning to attain...
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    FlyBuys - Explore Gold offer

    Mine arrived yesterday.
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