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Jun 23, 19, 9:14 am
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Posted By potm

Just a word of warning for others. Once you have...

Just a word of warning for others. Once you have had a certificate attached, make sure you log in and check your reservation actually has certificates attached.
I had some agent take a certificate...
Jun 22, 19, 7:05 am
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By potm

What will you fly on to get from BKK-DPS? If...

What will you fly on to get from BKK-DPS?
If you are thinking of going on Thai, you can't have stopovers on a oneway star alliance award?
Jun 22, 19, 4:48 am
Replies: 1,833
Views: 216,878
Posted By potm

The time to downgrade was when you were...

The time to downgrade was when you were converting the certificate over to the new one.
Once that has been done, it will be very hard convincing an agent to do it for you.
Probably only possible if...
Jun 12, 19, 3:37 am
Replies: 1,833
Views: 216,878
Posted By potm

People are attempting to upgrade their...

People are attempting to upgrade their certificates to higher categories which Marriott does not allow any longer. Some people are able to convince agents to do it for them though.

If you are...
Jun 10, 19, 7:14 am
Replies: 1,833
Views: 216,878
Posted By potm

OZ is ending first class in a few months. LH F...

OZ is ending first class in a few months.
LH F is close in availability only.
TG availability has been greatly reduced recently.
NH is probably the easiest to book.

We are digressing though.
Jun 9, 19, 10:41 pm
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Views: 216,878
Posted By potm

Whether it is worth it now depends on each...

Whether it is worth it now depends on each person's individual circumstances and needs.
We can all agree that the old travel packages provided a lot better value, which is why there was a lot more...
Jun 8, 19, 1:39 am
Replies: 1,833
Views: 216,878
Posted By potm

Yes the conversion of the cert will provide you...

Yes the conversion of the cert will provide you with a new cert that expires in one year from the date the cert is issued (not one year beyond your old expiry date).
Just ask to convert it, you can...
Jun 6, 19, 9:19 am
Replies: 73
Views: 12,398
Posted By potm

A lot of hotels I stay in at now have given up on...

A lot of hotels I stay in at now have given up on the mini bar and just have an empty fridge.
There must only be a very small percentage of people who actually pay the exhorbitant prices.
Jun 4, 19, 9:57 pm
Replies: 1,833
Views: 216,878
Posted By potm

There may be some value in the travel packages...

There may be some value in the travel packages when Marriott introduces peak rates. The certifactes can be booked at peak times.

Good to see another report that the new certs may be extended for a...
May 21, 19, 5:13 am
Replies: 1,833
Views: 216,878
Posted By potm

You probably got 45k points back for the...

You probably got 45k points back for the cancelled cert. Call up again and hopefully you get someone who can reinstate your certificate.
May 15, 19, 7:43 am
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Views: 718
Posted By potm

I can still see Copa airlines when searching on...

I can still see Copa airlines when searching on Krisflyer or Lifemiles websites. I can only seem to find economy seats though. They use to have wide open availability in business too.
Apr 15, 19, 8:22 pm
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Views: 357,337
Posted By potm

Thanks, I think you are right. Cash fares are not...

Thanks, I think you are right. Cash fares are not available either.
Apr 14, 19, 10:49 pm
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Views: 357,337
Posted By potm

Anyone know whatís going on with award...

Anyone know whatís going on with award availability?
Thereís nothing available from 30 Mar 2020 onwards.
Usually they release 355 days in advance but itís been like a week now with no more seats...
Mar 23, 19, 8:45 pm
Replies: 1,833
Views: 216,878
Posted By potm

Converting your OC9 to NC6 and OC5 to NC4 is...

Converting your OC9 to NC6 and OC5 to NC4 is fairly easy through the UK call centre.
Attaching them to a hotel that has gone up to a higher category that you had booked before will likely be very...
Mar 18, 19, 5:18 am
Replies: 94
Views: 8,057
Posted By potm

Has anybody else noticed the ability to make...

Has anybody else noticed the ability to make points advance reservations is no longer there.
It was fine about a month ago.
I have the points available but want to apply a 7 night travel cert to...
Mar 17, 19, 4:50 am
Replies: 858
Views: 77,677
Posted By potm

Don't feel to bad, the only decent choice is 5...

Don't feel to bad, the only decent choice is 5 SNAs. Go read that thread and see all the issues there and be glad you don't have to deal with them.
Mar 12, 19, 4:56 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 5,947
Posted By potm

Itís a bit more complicated than that in your...

Itís a bit more complicated than that in your situation as it is not just the points difference but you need to get the cert upgraded to the next cat to attach it. Read the travel package thread for...
Mar 8, 19, 8:32 pm
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Views: 216,878
Posted By potm

You have an extra year from when you convert as...

You have an extra year from when you convert as I'm sure you know. There's also been reports of NCs been given a one year extension too so you could potentially have a lot of time to use up your...
Mar 6, 19, 2:53 pm
Replies: 1,833
Views: 216,878
Posted By potm

Thatís good to know that their internal script...

Thatís good to know that their internal script allows the certs to be extended once. Weíve only had one data point of someone successfully getting a NC extended bu a year as people havenít needed to...
Mar 5, 19, 4:35 am
Replies: 1,211
Views: 251,065
Posted By potm

The bar was not raised, Marriott just renamed the...

The bar was not raised, Marriott just renamed the levels. It's still the 75 night level which gives you United Silver status.
This use to be called Platinum and then Platinum Premier and is now...
Mar 4, 19, 10:31 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 4,139
Posted By potm

Agree, theyíve closed up a lot of the loopholes...

Agree, theyíve closed up a lot of the loopholes for easy status and outsized value.
Travel packages was my favourite. Luckily Iíve stocked up enough for my needs for a while.
Mar 4, 19, 6:59 am
Replies: 1,833
Views: 216,878
Posted By potm

Itís interesting that it took 9 calls for what...

Itís interesting that it took 9 calls for what should have been a direct conversion, there was no upgrade involved.
The RC cat 4-5 certs also offerred the worse values in the packages initially. You...
Mar 4, 19, 6:45 am
Replies: 34
Views: 5,361
Posted By potm

When I went in December I was told that breakfast...

When I went in December I was told that breakfast in the restaurant was no longer provided free for plats but since I had stayed with them previously, they would honor it again. Iím not sure if itís...
Mar 3, 19, 3:33 pm
Replies: 140
Views: 19,284
Posted By potm

You qualified for old plat/new titanium in June...

You qualified for old plat/new titanium in June 2018 so you get the status for the rest of 2018 and all of 2019. It will go down early next year if you donít requalify this year.
Mar 2, 19, 6:03 am
Replies: 1,833
Views: 216,878
Posted By potm

If you have a 7 night cert that expires in April...

If you have a 7 night cert that expires in April 2019, it will be an old one. When you convert it to a new certificate it will reset the 1 year expiry from that date.
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