23 million points from Agoda?

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misterchan

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Has anyone had this issue before?

I particularly like the fact that I got a Platinum bonus too :)

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Holy cough! Im jealous and hopefully when our Agoda points finally come through I will see the same... well I can hope, cant I.
 

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wow ... start booking as many 1st class long haul bookings as you can before they find out.
The Suites on Singapore Airlines and Etihad are particularly nice :)
 

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Oh damn....
Haven't won any competition or something??

Maybe I should book a room with Agoda for tonight and see what happens ;)
 

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Just checked our account, yep - we got 23mil points as well.

Damn, its going to be sad to see that reversed.
 
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Wonder what would happen if you booked flights with the points ASAP...
 

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Wonder what would happen if you booked flights with the points ASAP...

I am curious about that as well. If the flight is ticketed and you get your e-ticket number, will the airline reverse it? Does anyone here have any experience with this?
 

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As I just said to my husband, its like if you suddenly find a million dollars in your bank account. Eventually someone is going to come looking for it or after you to repay it.
 

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All mine have been reversed already :( Had four agoda bookings within one week but, so far, I've only received one round of the legitimate bonus 500 points which they were offering per booking. It's a pity, if each paid 23million points I could have had a great holiday
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so far, I've only received one round of the legitimate bonus 500 points which they were offering per booking

Yeah, mine have been reversed as well, leaving only the 500 bonus points.

So what should I have legitimately earned on this booking? My booking with Agoda came to $520, so by my calculation it should be 3x520=1560pts + plat status bonus 1560pts = 3120 pts. Where do the 500 bonus points come in?

That's how I'm reading the VA Agoda page anyway...: Book via Agoda | Velocity Frequent Flyer
 
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My 23mil and 100K points are reversed but Im left with 500 "Bonus Points" on last weeks hotel booking. Ive been waiting to put a retro claim in for this so will see what they do with the bonus 500.
 

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Wonder what would happen if you booked flights with the points ASAP...

I am curious about that as well. If the flight is ticketed and you get your e-ticket number, will the airline reverse it? Does anyone here have any experience with this?

As I just said to my husband, its like if you suddenly find a million dollars in your bank account. Eventually someone is going to come looking for it or after you to repay it.

Since it hasn't happened, this is conjecture. My guess is that you would have likely be asked to have all the flights you booked cancelled unless you were prepared to pay for them using the currency you were originally entitled to.

Maybe the airline might have written down some of your bookings, maybe they might have also thrown you some points - who knows.

If you argue for the points you may have to contest in court and VA may argue the fraud angle, i.e. there is a reasonable expectation that you should have likely questioned how you got those points and you were not necessarily entitled to them. Same argument for when someone suddenly discovers they have a few million in the bank which they withdraw and blow straight away. Maybe VA could just cancel your account and all currency with no further investigation.

In any case, this is O/T and it seems no one has had the chance to play the game on this angle. Interesting to see how the error occurred in the first place.
 

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I wonder if 23 million points would have gotten me a ride in the soon to be launched EY "Residence"
 

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agoda does weird stuff with currency conversion maybe their business mainly operates in burmese kyat....
 
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