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    Sydney IC and Club Lounge

    Can anybody provide details about the Sydney IC Club Lounge experience, post COVID ( Well, yes, it's not exactly over yet !! ). I just note, no apparent Club Rooms available, when checking through some dates .....
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    QANTAS Travel Money Card rip-off

    Sick of this ... It's happened more than once. My expected 700 - 1,000 points per month, has been 'stolen' by some stupid rule about having money credited to your card. Instead of earning points ... I lose my month's spending points, and at times, actually lose points out of my account !!
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    Spire Benefits

    During COVID times, I haven't received any benefits as a Plat. level member. I've now been elevated to Spire, and stayed at a Holiday Inn over the weekend ... and still didn't get anything more than: "Thank you for being a Spire-level Member" ... Are other Spire members actually receiving...
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    7 x 1 million WWR Points Promotion

    lastest promo from 5th. to 11th. August. Click off 'boost' on your app, then you get 7 entries per swipe of your card. You can do 5 swipes per day. I just split my shopping into five seperate transactions ( self serve ), and got my 35 entries in for today. 6 more days of the same = 245 entries...
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    QANTAS Status Credits

    Did anybody else trigger Woolworth's Rewards crediting 10 SC to their QANTAS account, after converting 2,000 Reward Points to 1,000 QFF Points ? My QFF account statement shows 50 SC added to my account, after 5x transfers.
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    Discount on Reward Points Required

    I didn't see any formal notice, but the system is currently offering a 37.5% discount on Reward Point stays. I've just booked a 20,000 point Holiday Inn night for 12,500 points ... and a few rooms at Double Bay IC at 36,250 points per night ( down from 55,000 ). Oh, and BTW ... I received 5 ×...
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    IC Double Bay - Royal Suite

    There doesn't seem to be any posts about either the Double Bay IC, or their Royal Suite … ( in the last five years or so ). I've changed a booking from Royal Opera Suite at Sydney IC, to the Royal Suite at Double Bay ... and will have some $700. left over !! ( apparently, when it first opened...
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    Sydney Intercontinental State Suite

    I 've just reserved The State Suite for a significant Birthday in June next year. Used my online Ambassador Certificate ( so second night free - which will be a Saturday ). Does anybody have anything to say about the 'State Suite experience' they have previously had ? Anything one should do...
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    My first flight in FIRST by QANTAS was such a let-down, it certainly won't happen again!

    I'll post this here .... My first flight in FIRST by QANTAS was such a let-down, it certainly won't happen again. QF1 on A380 ..... You think they'd call pax in the F lounge .... no, they didn't. You'd think they'd call for F pax to board first .... no, they didn't. You'd think that after...
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    Access to the First Class Lounge in Sydney

    Apology if my question is covered in another thread …. I want to know about gaining access to the F Lounge in Sydney PRIOR to the 3 - hour check in time … From other threads, it seemed, that some respondents were saying that you can get into the F lounge 'early' … Today I called QANTAS ( and...
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    Birthday 5k Promo

    Does your birthday fall within the next 85 days or so ? There's a promo on for 5,000 'birthday points'. Email the Asia / Pacific IHG Rewards Centre, and ask to be placed on the promo list. Good for any stay on a weekend during the '90 day' validity period. Shows up on 'My Offers' as...
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    Points & Cash.

    Has this feature changed recently ? I didn't think it worked this way ... I elected a 'Points & Cash' payment for a few nights at Crowne Plaza Narita Airport Japan. I had $AUD65. / night taken from my credit card, and I 'thought' I was paying 10,000 points / night as well ... I had 3 x...
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    PointBreaks Not Available ?

    Is it just me, or is the webpage down ? Comes up with 404 error ...
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    Adelaide IC

    Am checking in today at Adelaide IC for four paid nights, and a AMB BOGO weekend. I was reading a few posts on TripAdvisor, where one person made comment, that the hotel 'gave' them upgrades to "Club Rooms with Lounge access" BECAUSE they were staying more than five nights. Is this right ...
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    International Departure Prohibition Order

    Unfortunately, life has dealt me a blow, that I'm slowly coming to terms with. I've joined the ranks of the victims of Australia's most unethical Government sponsored authority .... The Child Support Agency ( CSA ). ( those who know about what the CSA does to people, will know exactly what I...
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    InterContinental Club Lounges that DON'T cut it !!

    Thought I'd start this thread, after ANOTHER experience in an InterContinental Club lounge .... I stayed at the Fiji InterCon at Natadola Bay ( about an hour out of Nadi - in a slow cab !! ). Stayed on an AMB Weendend voucher. It was almost $FJ1,100. for the one night ( with second night free...
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    Experiences of Being Charged a Cancellation Fee ?

    How common is it, for Holiday Inns ( or other IHG brands ), to continue to impose the 'one night cancellation fee' AFTER the booking was cancelled ( confirmed by Cancellation Number ) ?? I will admit to booking an 'Advanced Booking Rate' ( which on this occasion, was 10GBP cheaper than Best...
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    New Changes to IHG Rewards Club - 1st. July 2015

    Among other things, points will expire after 12 months !!!
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    Where to park for FREE near Melbourne Tullamarine

    I have a three week trip away coming up, and will have a hefty checked luggage on the way back to Tullamarine ( two pax ). So, I was looking at driving to Melbourne from Sydney ( and return ). Long Term parking in a paid facility will be about $150 - 200. Does anyone have experience / advice...
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    IC Istanbul great response

    Just thought I'd mention my recent experience with Customer Relations at Istanbul IC .... I've been planning my grand trip ( for me any anyway ... ) to Gallipoli in April / May ( staying at various IHG properties in Europe / UK / Africa ). Considered the properties for Reward Points value, or...