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    Half way through a oneworld explorer J!

    So we finally received a response from Singapore Airlines (almost 2 months from when we cancelled our tickets and left the US for Sydney). The best they could do was 29k Krisflyer miles, with no refund for any of the taxes. We emailed them to ask that they please reconsider, but they replied...
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    Half way through a oneworld explorer J!

    I was in the same position, except with Star Alliance. Booked through Singapore Airlines using Krisflyer miles. I was due to fly from LA-Tokyo-Singapore-Sydney. However, due to the travel advice on Smart Traveller, we decided to cut the trip short and come back to Sydney last week. Initially...
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    Priority Pass Membership

    I had been wondering about the same question, but I've had a look at the terms and conditions with priority pass, and they do say the membership needs to be linked to a valid card. So it appears that if you cancel your credit card, the membership would also be cancelled.
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    AMEX Velocity Platinum Card - 100,000 Points / $349pa / $1000 Spend

    Re: AMEX Velocity Platinum Card - 110,000 Points / $349pa / $1000 Spend Has anyone used the card for domestic lounge access? I tried to present the card to the Virgin Lounge in Sydney Domestic Airport over the weekend, but they told me that they couldn't find any lounge passes on the card. The...
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    Qantas Cash Card

    The last time Qantas ran this promo, I loaded A$1000 and then converted it into Japanese yen. They didn't credit me with the points and when I called up, they refused to credit, saying that the promotion was specific in that a direct transfer into the foreign account was needed. I tried to...
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    Shinjuku Hotel 2 adults + 2 children

    Hotel Sunroute is an option. Quite close to the JR station. The rooms were very clean and decent sized. Stayed here for 4 nights and no complaints at all.
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    Kyoto hotel recommendations?

    I stayed at Ibis Styles, which was across the road from Kyoto JR Station. It was very cheap, clean and convenient, BUT the room was tiny. It was just barely big enough to fit a double bed. You might need to book two rooms, especially with the kids. Worth considering if you're not planning to...