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FINALLY! - Citi launching Citi Prestige with Visa Infinite

couchlife

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- Transfer x2 (Japan worth around $500 for 2 trips)
I thought about this too. Are you really saving money, considering Japan is so well served by public transport you can get to where you are going for ~¥1000 by bus, ~¥1250 by regular train, or ~¥4000 by N'ex or Limousine bus?

The way I see it, I live around $100 away from the airport in Australia so I feel I get much better savings by using them on 2 x $100 trips from home to the airport, and pay for the transfers in Japan.
 

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I thought about this too. Are you really saving money, considering Japan is so well served by public transport you can get to where you are going for ~¥1000 by bus, ~¥1250 by regular train, or ~¥4000 by N'ex or Limousine bus?

The way I see it, I live around $100 away from the airport in Australia so I feel I get much better savings by using them on 2 x $100 trips from home to the airport, and pay for the transfers in Japan.
I'd rather use the limo service than lugging my 3 suit cases and wife and kids around the subway.

Depends on the time of arrival, it can be pretty crowded to on the train.

For Australia, from home to airport using Citi limo is around $120, however, I have a couple of drivers using Mercedes people mover only charging $60, so it hugely devalues the AU leg
 

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I'd rather use the limo service than lugging my 3 suit cases and wife and kids around the subway.

Depends on the time of arrival, it can be pretty crowded to on the train.

For Australia, from home to airport using Citi limo is around $120, however, I have a couple of drivers using Mercedes people mover only charging $60, so it hugely devalues the AU leg
That makes sense.
 

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I'd rather use the limo service than lugging my 3 suit cases and wife and kids around the subway.

Depends on the time of arrival, it can be pretty crowded to on the train.

For Australia, from home to airport using Citi limo is around $120, however, I have a couple of drivers using Mercedes people mover only charging $60, so it hugely devalues the AU leg
Is that $60 to MEL by any chance?
 

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Is that $60 to MEL by any chance?
It is Sydney Northshore to international airport. There is something funny about this, a couple of years back my house sits about 1km outside of range for domestic terminal, and 3km outside of international terminal (e.g. 28km from intl terminal). So I always have to do something doggy about the citi booking, where I have to set the pick up location 1km away from house and always have to go to the domestic terminal. Return trip is even harder, as picking up from international airport means I have to book the car to drop me off in a different suburbe and tell the driver to keep driving. This changed last year, where I can just book and there are no difference between Intl / Dom and I always fall within range.

Now, how did I discover these drivers and got these rates? I used an app called "皇包车“, it's a Chinese travelling app help Chinese speaking traveller to book tour guide / cars / pickup / drop off in foreign countires. I had a couple of discount coupons and used it a few times. Got the contact of the drivers and they told me I can use them for that price. I have used this in Sydney / Fiji / Japan / US - San Francisco.

I don't frequent Melbourne enough, but last time It's $50 from airport to city on a BMW 3 series.
 

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It is Sydney Northshore to international airport. There is something funny about this, a couple of years back my house sits about 1km outside of range for domestic terminal, and 3km outside of international terminal (e.g. 28km from intl terminal). So I always have to do something doggy about the citi booking, where I have to set the pick up location 1km away from house and always have to go to the domestic terminal. Return trip is even harder, as picking up from international airport means I have to book the car to drop me off in a different suburbe and tell the driver to keep driving. This changed last year, where I can just book and there are no difference between Intl / Dom and I always fall within range.

Now, how did I discover these drivers and got these rates? I used an app called "皇包车“, it's a Chinese travelling app help Chinese speaking traveller to book tour guide / cars / pickup / drop off in foreign countires. I had a couple of discount coupons and used it a few times. Got the contact of the drivers and they told me I can use them for that price. I have used this in Sydney / Fiji / Japan / US - San Francisco.

I don't frequent Melbourne enough, but last time It's $50 from airport to city on a BMW 3 series.
Interesting! Where did you get the coupons for 皇包车? Do you have a referral code?
 

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Interesting! Where did you get the coupons for 皇包车? Do you have a referral code?
Started off using referring between my 2 phones... And you can buy 50% off coupon back then on Taobao, which costs around $10 AUD. Overall works out a lot cheaper. Before then, I was paying $80 to $120 to airport depends on size of crew, now it's flat $60 new Merc Vito Van.
 

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