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Old Oct 28, 13, 12:38 pm   #91
 
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btw, can you use the $200 credit for next year travel?

eg. make a hotel reservation now for next year

Thanks
did you read this thread at all?.......... even just five posts up?..........
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Old Oct 28, 13, 12:39 pm   #92
 
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did you read this thread at all?.......... even just five posts up?..........
my bad
I am sorry
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Old Oct 28, 13, 1:57 pm   #93
 
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Is PTS a India based call center?!
Downtown Toronto based. Excellent service in my experience.
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Old Oct 28, 13, 8:36 pm   #94
 
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Is PTS a India based call center?!
no ime.

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Downtown Toronto based. Excellent service in my experience.
meh... i'd book online fhr rates any day over talking to a call center agent.
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Old Oct 28, 13, 10:12 pm   #95
 
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meh... i'd book online fhr rates any day over talking to a call center agent.
agreed
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Old Oct 29, 13, 6:07 am   #96
 
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no ime.



meh... i'd book online fhr rates any day over talking to a call center agent.
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agreed
+1. The less humans to talk to, the better. Unless it's USDM, where there are actual benefits out of it. :P
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Old Oct 29, 13, 10:18 am   #97
 
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My only problem with them is that I could get a better rate than they could... even if I were using the hotel's web site! Somehow, they couldn't book at the same rate.
Same here. I have the Canadian Platinum card.

1st attempt at using $200 credit - wanted to book 4 one-way tickets from OGG to HNL - cheapest rate AMEX could get me was $395 via Hawaiian Air (whereas, I could book direct with Hawaiian Air for $324 including all taxes and fees). I declined, and booked flights via Island Air for $252.40 (AMEX didn't have a license to book with Island Air apparently) FAIL.

2nd attempt at using $200 travel credit - wanted to book 1 night's hotel stay on Waikiki - the hotel in question had ocean view rooms for $225, Expedia.ca had the same rooms for $235, AMEX Travel Service Rates were $285!!! I booked it anyways since I didn't have anything else to use the credit on, but it makes the travel credit only worth $140 to me, since that's all it really saved me. Certainly better than nothing, but not the $200 in value I was expecting to get out of it when I signed up for the card. FAIL.

I can only assume that the AMEX Travel Service is marking up the prices to lower their cost of providing this "travel credit." That's shady.
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Old Oct 29, 13, 10:59 am   #98
 
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Same here. I have the Canadian Platinum card.

1st attempt at using $200 credit - wanted to book 4 one-way tickets from OGG to HNL - cheapest rate AMEX could get me was $395 via Hawaiian Air (whereas, I could book direct with Hawaiian Air for $324 including all taxes and fees). I declined, and booked flights via Island Air for $252.40 (AMEX didn't have a license to book with Island Air apparently) FAIL.

2nd attempt at using $200 travel credit - wanted to book 1 night's hotel stay on Waikiki - the hotel in question had ocean view rooms for $225, Expedia.ca had the same rooms for $235, AMEX Travel Service Rates were $285!!! I booked it anyways since I didn't have anything else to use the credit on, but it makes the travel credit only worth $140 to me, since that's all it really saved me. Certainly better than nothing, but not the $200 in value I was expecting to get out of it when I signed up for the card. FAIL.

I can only assume that the AMEX Travel Service is marking up the prices to lower their cost of providing this "travel credit." That's shady.
Don't have to be so complicated. You can just book rental cars and cancel it later by calling the car rental company.
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Old Oct 29, 13, 11:10 am   #99
 
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Don't have to be so complicated. You can just book rental cars and cancel it later by calling the car rental company.
Wonder if I can do the same with the hotel booking - call them direct and cancel? Then re-book direct via from the hotel to get the lower rate?

And of course, key to this would be AMEX NOT taking back the $200 credit from my account hehe - they said it should post tomorrow.
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Old Oct 29, 13, 11:13 am   #100
 
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Wonder if I can do the same with the hotel booking - call them direct and cancel? Then re-book direct via from the hotel to get the lower rate?

And of course, key to this would be AMEX NOT taking back the $200 credit from my account hehe - they said it should post tomorrow.
Yep, you can.
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Old Oct 29, 13, 11:13 am   #101
 
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Yep, you can.
Me thinks I will do that then
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Old Oct 29, 13, 11:15 am   #102
 
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Me thinks I will do that then
Just don't abuse it so that this remains as a viable option
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Old Oct 29, 13, 11:37 am   #103
 
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Not that it's already been posted on a public discussion forum....
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Old Oct 29, 13, 11:48 am   #104
 
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Not that it's already been posted on a public discussion forum....
we have a 50+ page on churning amex cards in canada. if amex wants to pull this and churning, i think they would have.
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Old Oct 29, 13, 12:15 pm   #105
 
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PTS is asking me to sign the "Personal Travel Profile and Signature on File Form".
They won't give me the $200 credit until they receive the form.......

I didn't need to do it last year.
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