New RA rules after SPIRE

Old Jul 11, 2015, 5:43 am
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I am a long-time RA, but I will lose the status for this time. The total will be 61-62 (inc. 32 nights at 12 ICs) by my membership year end which is the end of this month. I can not make 75 nights in a few weeks...
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Old Jul 11, 2015, 6:06 am
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Originally Posted by grompf
Given that I mostly travel to Asia, where they removed the club benefit for RA's years ago, I might as well just hop over to Hyatt or SPG.

I would really miss my stays at the ANA in Tokyo though
I don't know about Japan but i stay a lot in China (Singapore too) and ALWAYS get club & suite for RA.... even on reward nights! Must say that i normally just walk to the club for checkin even if i not know i get it.
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Old Jul 11, 2015, 6:10 am
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Originally Posted by christravelblog
I don't know about Japan but i stay a lot in China (Singapore too) and ALWAYS get club & suite for RA.... even on reward nights! Must say that i normally just walk to the club for checkin even if i not know i get it.
So far for my last few stays in IC ANA Tokyo, no club was provided. They offered for me to purchase but I declined.
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Old Jul 11, 2015, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by christravelblog
I don't know about Japan but i stay a lot in China (Singapore too) and ALWAYS get club & suite for RA.... even on reward nights! Must say that i normally just walk to the club for checkin even if i not know i get it.
I spend about 50 nights a year in Tokyo. All 3 IC's there no longer give club to RA. Been this way for over a year if I remember correctly?
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Old Jul 11, 2015, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by grompf
I spend about 50 nights a year in Tokyo. All 3 IC's there no longer give club to RA. Been this way for over a year if I remember correctly?
Japan was for me 2 years ago , did get it then. But i stay more China.
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Old Jul 11, 2015, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by christravelblog
I don't know about Japan but i stay a lot in China (Singapore too) and ALWAYS get club & suite for RA.... even on reward nights! Must say that i normally just walk to the club for checkin even if i not know i get it.
same for me.
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Old Jul 11, 2015, 4:35 pm
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Originally Posted by christravelblog
I don't know about Japan but i stay a lot in China (Singapore too) and ALWAYS get club & suite for RA.... even on reward nights! Must say that i normally just walk to the club for checkin even if i not know i get it.
I tried that at the IC Puxi last time (staying on a "double 11" low rate <1000 rmb,) and was told no more Club under 1000 rmb/nt for RA's.

IC HK Club+ UPG for RA's still.
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Old Jul 12, 2015, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by rbAA
I tried that at the IC Puxi last time (staying on a "double 11" low rate <1000 rmb,) and was told no more Club under 1000 rmb/nt for RA's.

IC HK Club+ UPG for RA's still.
They offered paid access. I can not remember exactly but I think it was 200-300ish per person per day. You can choose either the club or the main restaurant for breakfast.
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Old Jul 12, 2015, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by grompf
I spend about 50 nights a year in Tokyo. All 3 IC's there no longer give club to RA. Been this way for over a year if I remember correctly?
Yokohama upgrades to club, right? I've been pre-upgraded to Club King.
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Old Jul 12, 2015, 5:27 pm
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Originally Posted by christravelblog
I don't know about Japan but i stay a lot in China (Singapore too) and ALWAYS get club & suite for RA.... even on reward nights! Must say that i normally just walk to the club for checkin even if i not know i get it.
In Japan, only IC Osaka and IC Yokohama provide free club access officially to RA. For Crowne plaza, they don't provide free club access or breakfast, only provide discount price. For RA of Japan residents, Spire is not big advantage if IHG don't provide guaranteed club access or free breakfast.
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Old Jul 15, 2015, 1:55 pm
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I have gotten upgraded to a Club room with club access at the Crowne Plaza in Fukuoka, Japan. When the club rooms were sold out, I was given a regular room with club access.
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Old Jul 16, 2015, 2:16 am
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Maybe we can stick in this thread about the new RA Rules after SPIRE and discuss the club access in the dedicated thread?

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/inter...er-thread.html

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Old Jul 17, 2015, 1:49 am
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So with the Spire and RA bonus points will it be 100% Spire Bonus + 50% RA Bonus? = 150% bonus points per stay @ an IC!
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Old Jul 17, 2015, 3:09 am
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So with the Spire and RA bonus points will it be 100% Spire Bonus + 50% RA Bonus? = 150% bonus points per stay @ an IC!
I have had that post for me on monday
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Old Jul 17, 2015, 9:40 am
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I have had that post for me on monday
Same here.
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