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    Partner bookings and other fun time wasters

    This is one of those 'I've just had an eye rolling experience with an airline' kind of posts but here goes.... As many people here have mentioned, VA is really poor in terms of integration with partner airlines. You want to fly to LAX - no problems. Want to fly on to SFO with a partner airline...
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    MyDiners Online Services

    Those of us that experienced the new site in January when it was live for 24 hours will know that this is exciting... By Monday the old 1990-era Online Transaction Summary will be no more and Diners will have a more Amex like online offering (assuming they get the tech right this time!) You'll...
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    New Diner's MyDinersClub account management site

    Went to the Diner's site today to log in and was pleasantly surprised to see they have implemented a new online service for managing your account... It is trying to be what Amex has just done so well, however it seems to have typical Diner's style implementation so you will need to create a new...
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    Qantas approach to sales

    Just booked a return flight MEL-JFK with Qantas during one of their sale periods... obviously wanted to book before the 11th which is when the sale was to end. These flights where around $1500 to NYC for certain travel periods. Woke up this morning (12 January) to find an email in my inbox...
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    Diner's not accepted (when you expect it to be)

    So my first week with a Diner's and MC combo is now over and I've used the MC about six times and the Diner's once at Woolworths... During this week I've also tried the Diner's card at two restaurants, one on a Wednesday (which got me a little excited about the potential points earn) however...
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    Diner's Club Application Process

    So the adventures begin... I've finally decided I'm going to be more serious about KrisFlyer and/or Velocity points so have just applied for a Diners + MC combo online. Got a call today to check a few things and am astounded at one element of this... They have agreed to call my manager to...
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    **New** QFF Diners Card

    I've been waiting for this card to launch for a while now, and although the Diners website hasn't published yet, Qantas has leaked the details on theirs... Perhaps not the best points earn etc, however also not that bad, particularly given the combo MC gives 1pt per $1 for the first $60k which...
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    Table Finder App by Fairfax & Amex

    Was on The Age website tonight and saw an ad for a new app by Fairfax, sponsored by Amex... It is an app for finding places to eat around you and draws recommendations from Fairfax food publications like the Good Food Guide, Cheap Eats etc... As it is sponsored by Amex you can choose to filter...
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    CitiBusiness Gold 'no longer available'

    Was on the Citibank website today and found that the CitiBusiness Gold is listed as no longer being available... I was looking around as I'm considering signing up for the Signature card (don't quite earn enough for Select) as I'm thinking about moving towards Velocity/Singapore for points...
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    Qantas American Express Cards - Changes underway?

    I may be totally paranoid, however given all the talk around the Platinum Charge card I thought I'd check details of the Qantas Ultimate card however cannot find it anywhere on the Amex website... It doesn't appear under 'all cards' or under the 'current offers' section etc. It has also been...
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    Visa PayWave now available from Citibank!

    Not everyone will be impressed, however I've been waiting for Citibank to implement Visa Paywave into their credit cards for some time now... Looked on their website and saw all the cards now have pretty new pictures showing the Paywave symbol... (The low rate products also seem to have a new...
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    2.99% purchase rate for 6 Months on selected cards

    Received a flyer in the mail today offering 2.99% on purchases until January for selected cards that receive the promotion, where you have registered for the offer... I know most people will not fall into the camp of balance carrying but since I've got a trip coming up in September I won't say...
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    Nab Traveller Card

    There has been quite a lot of discussion regarding Nab's decision to grandfather the gold banking account and 'replace' it with their new traveller card. In summary this is like most of the other travel card products in the market in that you can hold multiple currencies on the card and then...
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    NEW! Amex Platinum Reserve Credit Card

    Ummmm am I missing something here? I would have thought one of the hard-core Amex users here would have put this one up... Got a direct mail today regarding this new product (really a rebrand of the Plat Credit Card). Details include Seven new international destinations for free flight...
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    Greenfrog86's second USA adventure...

    Ok, so here is my first proper trip report on my recent trip to the US. I want to keep this short and plan to cover the following Reviews of the hotels I stayed at Review of Alcatraz Tour Using an iPhone overseas with a local SIM QF Flight and being a Qantas Club member To start...
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    Membership Rewards & Hotelclub.com bonus points

    Not sure if anyone else has noticed that Amex has just recently changed over the group of bonus point options for members... One of these that also appeared in the last lot is hotelclub.com, however the new bonus option gives TEN, yes TEN bonus points per dollar spent...:o Am I the only one...
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    New Amex Platinum Card...

    So I have finally made the jump and got myself a Plat CC... Was a little surprised to find that I had 'foundation member' printed on my card - after searching around I found this thread http://www.frequentflyer.com.au/community/american-express-rewards/amex-foundation-member-8570.html Doesn't...
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    PC Points and booking through external websites

    After looking through this forum, I'm currently thinking I would like to maximise my points earned for an upcoming stay at Crowne Plaza, however am unsure about the 'rules' for PC earning when booking through another website... Situation is that I am thinking of booking through HotelClub to...
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    Long-term status run planning...thoughts/tips?

    So after reading this forum for a while now, I'm tempted by the lure of trying to achieve QF status this year... Background I'm a self-funded (with some help from our friends the banks) traveller with a habit of doing one, maybe two domestic trips a year and almost always at least one OS...
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    First time to USA...

    Thanks to all of you who have provided advice for this trip... 5th November - QF93 MEL - LAX * Checked in at the empty priority/business counters (first time with QP rights) so this took no time at all * Check in staff suggested I weigh my carry on in case 'those guys past the doors are...
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