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Old Jun 13, 19, 2:25 am
  #1546  
 
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Originally Posted by SuperstarDJ View Post


Thanks.

Oddly it also says on my account that my next benefit will be a GGL redemption!
That's odd. If you're sub 3k TPs it should say "GGL Renewal".
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Old Jun 13, 19, 2:32 am
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My new CCR card also has the 100 years logo - and I had to produce it to get into the CCR on Tuesday. I chatted with the lady at the desk who assured me that 'absolutely nobody' was getting in there without showing the card (or, presumably, a first class boarding card). This still seems variable. Does anyone know what the story is here? I have absolutely no objection to producing the card when asked but I am a little confused by the inconsistency.
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Old Jun 13, 19, 2:55 am
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Originally Posted by NRGsaver View Post
My new CCR card also has the 100 years logo - and I had to produce it to get into the CCR on Tuesday. I chatted with the lady at the desk who assured me that 'absolutely nobody' was getting in there without showing the card (or, presumably, a first class boarding card). This still seems variable. Does anyone know what the story is here? I have absolutely no objection to producing the card when asked but I am a little confused by the inconsistency.
I was allowed access without my card on Friday 24th May - so the statement from the Agent you came up against clearly is not speaking for all of them . Due to last minute changes in travel, I had left my CCR card in my other bag by mistake (for clarity, I had not planned to be transferring at LHR that day but was re-routed due to cancellations over at LCY) - I was waved through with little resistance when I said that I had a CCR card, just not with me that day.
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Old Jun 13, 19, 3:44 am
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I never carry these silly cards (I have around 100 different useless plastics in one ex-QR amenity kit) and i leave them all at home. If i get challenged (not too often) I just say my name is in the book. Works 100% of time.
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Old Jun 13, 19, 12:22 pm
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The GGL phone line continues to go from strength to strength. They totally saved me today as I left my passport at home (yes, it finally happened and I was utterly dumbstruck). Realising I was going to miss my sister's wedding unless I came up with a Plan B pretty damn quick, the wonderful BA agent was so sympathetic and moved my now utterly worthless Avios booking to the last flight of the day after only five minutes on hold and without charge. That gave me 6 hours to pick up my passport and make it back to LHR.

Given that Expertflyer was showing Y8 for that flight and BA were asking for more than £300 for a one-way booking, I feel so grateful. They also protected my return flight without question and TS has even kept a free seat next to me. So impressed and will obviously be writing in with a Well Done.
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Old Jun 14, 19, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by nufnuf77 View Post
I never carry these silly cards (I have around 100 different useless plastics in one ex-QR amenity kit) and i leave them all at home. If i get challenged (not too often) I just say my name is in the book. Works 100% of time.
100% only if your name is on the list. Checking has got a lot more thorough recently - except if you’ve been pre flagged in the system by the Concorde team.
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Old Jun 14, 19, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by NRGsaver View Post
My new CCR card also has the 100 years logo - and I had to produce it to get into the CCR on Tuesday. I chatted with the lady at the desk who assured me that 'absolutely nobody' was getting in there without showing the card (or, presumably, a first class boarding card). This still seems variable. Does anyone know what the story is here? I have absolutely no objection to producing the card when asked but I am a little confused by the inconsistency.
I've always got in (LHR and NYC, low double digit number of times this year) and never had the card with me. I proactively tell them I have a CCR card, they've checked the list roughly 25% of the time at LHR and never in NYC. I doubt I'm there enough for them to recognise me.
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Old Jun 15, 19, 3:02 pm
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I should know the answer to this, but when do jokers/partner card nominations reset - is it the end of the TP collection year, or is it the card expiry date?
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Old Jun 15, 19, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by hearingdouble View Post
I should know the answer to this, but when do jokers/partner card nominations reset - is it the end of the TP collection year, or is it the card expiry date?
Collection year. That's the one that matters for status, benefits, etc. The additional month is basically goodwill.
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Old Jun 15, 19, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
Collection year. That's the one that matters for status, benefits, etc. The additional month is basically goodwill.
Thanks. So what benefits over a Gold will a GGL who has failed to requalify get in the “goodwill” period between the end of the collection year and the card expiry? Is it just the GGL phone line and improved CIV?
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Old Jun 15, 19, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
Collection year. That's the one that matters for status, benefits, etc. The additional month is basically goodwill.
Give like a good week for those though.. Just went through it.. It's not the tp collection year.. But like you need to wait for the email hey here's your cards.. Till you can give.
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Old Jun 15, 19, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by hearingdouble View Post


Thanks. So what benefits over a Gold will a GGL who has failed to requalify get in the “goodwill” period between the end of the collection year and the card expiry? Is it just the GGL phone line and improved CIV?
GGL email and phone. 5 guests into the lounge. Min 97 CIV. Piggy back from Willie Walsh from the CCR to the gate when departing from T5 A gates.
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Old Jun 15, 19, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
GGL email and phone. 5 guests into the lounge. Min 97 CIV. Piggy back from Willie Walsh from the CCR to the gate when departing from T5 A gates.
Cheers. I was hoping for a fireman’s lift from James Hillier, but that’ll do.
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Old Jun 16, 19, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
That's odd. If you're sub 3k TPs it should say "GGL Renewal".
Odd!


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Old Jun 16, 19, 9:00 am
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Originally Posted by SuperstarDJ View Post
Odd!
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its correct you only need a further 500 TPs to hit 3k and renew GGL and the jokers, but the jokers only become active at the start of the next membership year not as soon as you hit 3k.
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