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    Ryanair bans customers who claimed credit card refunds for flights they missed because of lockdown

    Yeah I get that angle as well. But also not the fault of the passenger ... and for the same reasoning. The actual at-fault party here is whichever government body banned travel. Yes, their defense will be 'reasons', but there are always reasons. Even if the PAX didn't do a chargeback, so...
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    How do Hilton treat you as an Elite?

    I've been fairly consistently underwhelmed in Australia with EL breakfast offerings. They're generally fine if you just want a quick bite of some toast and then run - but if you actually want a proper breakfast not so much. As opposed to almost anywhere else in the world I've stayed with HH...
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    How do Hilton treat you as an Elite?

    Any sign of the EL at the Ritz opening any time soon? I had the same experience and have stayed at the DT Northbridge any number of times. As Diamond they always sent me to the top of the building and (mostly) away from the noise. Likewise, nice EL though fairly spartan, but it was ok...
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    How do Hilton treat you as an Elite?

    Yikes! Really? I was there in May and breaky was still in Samuels. They've moved status holders to that horrible little lounge now I'm guessing? I got some fruit as a diamond, basically nothing else. The renovated HH Parmelia, at least back mid year, left a lot to be desired - if they've...
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    How do Hilton treat you as an Elite?

    Theres been a couple of favourable reports of the Parmelia over the last little bit. Thought I might comment as I was underwhelmed when I stayed there in early May. Booked a King Guest (base room), got a deluxe as a Diamond ... my deluxe was relatively small which seems at odds to your...
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    Expiring Krisflyer Miles

    I've not followed up on the transfer of SQ points to/from VA, but this snippet from VA's current T&C looks hopeful - though it may simply be a carry over from the old VA and incorrect: 5.2 Points transfers to Singapore Airlines You can transfer Points from your Velocity account to...
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    How do Hilton treat you as an Elite?

    Yes I agree. I generally don't stress the EL liquor budget when I visit. Perhaps a G&T, maybe ... or a single glass of white. My reason for going, and the reason that motivates me to try hard to only stay at hotels that offer an EL or 'club' is for the view, some peace and quiet (I...
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    Virgin Australia Business Class Catering - Service, Meal times, Menus

    I agree 100%. I'm all for honesty with product. No need to be embarrassed about it - everyone knows what just happened and that life won't be the same for VA - but don't pretend, via advertising or seat pricing that there is a premium service on offer when its just not so. Why don't VA just...
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    How do Hilton treat you as an Elite?

    I must have missed this comment when I originally read the post. I've just been to the DT Waterfront web site and scratched around a bit more - is there no exec lounge? Its not being advertised and none of the rooms currently mention having exec lounge benefits. Did you see signage to the...
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    How do Hilton treat you as an Elite?

    Has anyone been inside the refurbished HH Parmelia? I must admit I thought they were mad upgrading the old building when you have two new DT within walking distance of the old Parmelia. However, as previous posts from me about DT Northbridge and my rant above re: DT Waterfront, I wonder if...
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    How do Hilton treat you as an Elite?

    Thanks for your review. I've been watching this one for a while, waiting to get inside - even though I'm from Perth its such a great location that I wanted to stay for at least a night. However ... Looking at the hotel web site last night, and now reading over your review I'm less inclined as...
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    How do Hilton treat you as an Elite?

    Oh? I haven't been to HSP for about 6 years or so - how did I miss the pool? Has it always been there? Which tower is it in? The Residences or the Hotel proper?
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    Virgin Australia Business Class Catering - Service, Meal times, Menus

    Indeed. To swing away from my whinging posts (above) - this is the pertinent question isn't it? I pondered the same in a thread I created when the news hit that the 332's were going. Is J being retained now, in its current incarnation simply as a method to burn VFF points and, if successful...
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    Virgin Australia Business Class Catering - Service, Meal times, Menus

    Well, yes, but are VFF points redeemable with SQ? I know they used to be, but now? That would certainly be a better plan than burning them on hotel and car redemptions. Krisflyer redemptions are _much_ better value than VFF-SQ redemptions, much, much better, but, right now it seems like...
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    Virgin Australia Business Class Catering - Service, Meal times, Menus

    Gift vouchers appear to be valuing VFF points at 0.5c each, best case, and it falls from there. I'd probably be better off buying toasters and reselling them on ebay (hahahaha!). I guess at some point I have to just take a deep breath, sigh and realise that the good old days are long gone...
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