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Recent content by kcoulson

  1. kcoulson

    Krisflyer miles refunds - Taking forever! Anyone else with this problem?

    I just started cancelling our July 2020 trip. I just cancelled one leg, which explained that we would get a refund of taxes and points. It cost $225 US for a service fee to cancel though (which wasn't clear until it was done). I will claim costs on travel insurance. Another leg of the journey...
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    Luxury Escapes - beware!

    Who is your insurance company? Yes - the situation is very tough, since you booked based on your availability for certain dates. Was it a domestic or international LE package?
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    Luxury Escapes - beware!

    It was RACV - Total Travel Care. I read a CHOICE magazine article that recommended them. Of course, pandemics are now in their new policies.
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    Luxury Escapes - beware!

    We have a LE booking for July to Greece. After reading this thread - I'm going to claim on our travel insurance (which luckily included pandemic coverage - and was purchased in June 2019).
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    How many waitlisted flights should I book to be confident that I will get a result?

    I have booked business class flights (X4) to Europe in July 2020 - and I am now looking for flights home (during school holidays and the European summer). I have booked 4 waitlisted options back to Australia, but I am wondering whether that is enough? I have only found 1 option that isn't...
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    Card Promotions ANZ Frequent Flyer Black double points offer

    I received a letter in the mail with the double point offer, which coincided with the interest rate increasing (at the same time that interest rates are reducing). I think the double points lasted for a month, but I will need to find the letter to confirm.
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    Card Promotions Virgin Flyer Card - now 75k introductory points

    What about health insurance payments - could this be considered a semi-government transaction???? Am I safe making a $1500 payment (to health insurance) to count towards the minimum spend?
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    Vent - flights and airline changed- no warning

    They didn’t give us any information about the change. No - stand alone ticket. Not late - arrived hours early, and was in the queue as soon as it opened.
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    Vent - flights and airline changed- no warning

    Sorry don’t have the exact details on me - but from looking at my diary it was Friday 29th June on a 10:55am flight. It appeared to be leaving (we were in the Brussels airline queue to checkin). We got to the counter and were told that our tickets had been ‘cancelled’, and to see customer service.
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    Vent - flights and airline changed- no warning

    Yes, all contact details were correct. I received emails a week prior asking me to bid for upgrades (4 people and you had to bid for each section - Manchester to Brussels, and separately for Brussels to Stockholm). I had also logged in to my booking to check the luggage allowance, so there were...
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    Vent - flights and airline changed- no warning

    We booked directly with Brussels airlines.
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    Vent - flights and airline changed- no warning

    Yes, a little vent in frustration. Arrived at the Manchester airport this morning after flights from Melbourne - to discover at checkin that the Brussels airlines flights we had booked 9 months ago, had been changed with no warning (no email) to later times on Lithuania airlines. The time change...
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    Radisson Rewards - 75% bonus to purchase

    Just wondering if anyone else got the email yesterday with the 75% flash sale? You buy points and get a 75% bonus. Applies from 16 April till 22 April. Looks like a 70,000 point (the max) purchase is $280 (probably US$) and only transfers to 5000 ff points (aadvantage or krisflyer are options)...
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    Which program to target - family trip to LA/Vancouver/Alaska

    Hi Everyone, I’m planning a trip to Western Canada in July 19 - and am starting to think about the best solution to getting 4 people to LA/Vancouver/Alaska. I normally target KrisFlyer but can see that the high redemption rates make this strategy less appealing for North America. I’m happy to...
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    Latest Velocity BP Fuel Offers

    We got a version of this offer - 200 bonus points for buying any type of fuel (no minimum) till Sept 3. When I initially read the offer, I thought it was a once off - but after reading the fine print, I think it is unlimited. I rarely use this Velocity card (usually use mine) . Hubby will be...