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    Hilton Covid19 virus update

    I just called up and cancelled out of a hotel booking that I was due to arrive for on April 30. The person on the phone assured me it would be fully refundable despite the email saying it was for arrivals before April 30. Now to wait and see.
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    Beware Melbourne Taxis skimming credit cards

    Thanks CE - at risk of taking this off-topic, you don't happen to have a recommended driver in Sydney do you?
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    SYD to TPE in J with China Airlines - flight report

    Yes it is a 180 day period for seat selection and a 21 day period for meal selection
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    SYD to TPE in J with China Airlines - flight report

    Had a couple of flights yesterday from FRA to SYD on CI J - the hard product was solid while the food and IFE was a bit hit and miss. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this!
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    The Emirates First Experience - What to Expect?

    Quick update - landed at B gates, first off the plane, arrived at A lounge with time to have a shower. Now have half an hour to eat. Easy.
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    The Emirates First Experience - What to Expect?

    Thanks kermatu - will report back in a few days but after thinking about my last shower in the DXB F lounge, probably a better option to have it on the plane instead.
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    The Emirates First Experience - What to Expect?

    Hello folks, I have a flight landing at DXB at 13:15 (777) and another one taking off at 14:55 (A380) the same day, both in F. Think I can do anything more than a quick shower during this transit time?
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    How to make enemies...! [by weighing carry-on]

    I flew SYD-MEL today on a QF A330 and saw no weighing of carry-on.
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    AMEX Platinum Charge Benefits - Q&A

    Thanks for form mate, and cheers to everyone for confirming that it isn't just me having a struggle!
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    AMEX Platinum Charge Benefits - Q&A

    Has anyone else had trouble obtaining an application form for the companion Platinum Reserve credit card? I've called on four separate occasions and despite their reassurances that they are sending it out, nothing is coming through to my mailbox. I have received other posted letters from Amex in...
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    SQ Tips, Trips and Tales

    I was wrong anyway - it was the RC Singapore I was thinking of - my apologies.
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    SQ Tips, Trips and Tales

    I think if you book FS Singapore via Amex FHR it includes a one-way car service. I could be confusing this with another hotel, apologies if I am!
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    The Explorer Credit Card (New AMEX Card!)

    Hi everyone! Guess who has two thumbs and just found out that their accounts were delinked today, despite assurances that nothing would happen? If you guessed this guy, congrats!
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    The Explorer Credit Card (New AMEX Card!)

    So I was put through to a manager who immediately said that the cards are allowed to be linked together and immediately put the points in to my account. Great service recovery.
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    The Explorer Credit Card (New AMEX Card!)

    I was told that they would be delinking the two accounts. A week ago I had called up before spending the $1,500 for another reason, and I was told by the CSR then that I would be getting the welcome bonus, even though the two accounts were linked (the CSR had noticed they were linked). I asked...
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    The Explorer Credit Card (New AMEX Card!)

    So, I've foolishly spent up to the $1,500 minimum on the explorer without checking if it was linked to my Ascent Premium or on the Gateway programme. When I called up to query why the welcome bonus had yet to post, I was told that they would be delinking the two accounts, and that the welcome...
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    Transferring MR points across countries [NZ -> AU]

    Damn, that makes me really mad now.
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    SQ Tips, Trips and Tales

    Just booked my first First with SQ (HND-SIN-SYD) in Sept - what is the recommendation with meals from Tokyo again? I recall that the kyo-kaiseki offering means it's worth not booking the cook on the ex-HND leg, but since the flight takes off at 9:15 is this a breakfast or a lunch flight?
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    Transferring MR points across countries [NZ -> AU]

    Are there any anecdotal experiences of this post-2013? The point hacks article I googled about this dates from that year, and I haven't seen any other accounts about it since.
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    Transferring MR points across countries [NZ -> AU]

    Yep, no luck. Oh well, not a big deal.
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