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May 21, 18, 6:41 am
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Exactly, I think it's ridiculous. I wouldn't mind...

Exactly, I think it's ridiculous. I wouldn't mind if it were per booking, but per sector is making it like adding a big fuel surcharge. Not amused...
May 21, 18, 6:36 am
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Views: 61,023

Is it even possible to devalue it further, given...

Is it even possible to devalue it further, given such miserly miles (and even points) earning on most economy tickets? Especially when they're now slapping on a big booking fee per segment?!
Jan 18, 18, 5:13 pm
Replies: 315
Views: 81,115

Interesting thought... hadn't considered it. But...

Interesting thought... hadn't considered it. But given the cost of submitting a claim, and the fact that I'm currently suing a table manufacturer through it over an exploding glass table, I really...
Jan 17, 18, 5:01 pm
Replies: 315
Views: 81,115

I stayed at Bangkok Pullman Kingpower. I also...

I stayed at Bangkok Pullman Kingpower. I also tried to use the BPG. Took the screenshot before booking, read the T&Cs, and then booked through Accor.
I filed the claim and at first got told...
Aug 30, 17, 5:25 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,037

Thanks so much Phil! :) I haven't been to any...

Thanks so much Phil! :)
I haven't been to any of those places yet so I'll be sure to check them all out!
As for the girlfriend, she is as you describe Filipinas ;) She only has two brothers, so...
Aug 28, 17, 8:38 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,037

Ha, good point, not really. Perhaps, between the...

Ha, good point, not really. Perhaps, between the twelve phonecalls to the electric company for overcharging me and the many days I've spent cleaning up a magically exploding glass dining table (don't...
Aug 28, 17, 7:44 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,037

Oh dear... must have lucked-out then! I am...

Oh dear... must have lucked-out then! I am unfamiliar with these booking terms, never had to look them up until today. Actually one of the CS people sounded like they would be happy to move our...
Aug 28, 17, 7:36 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,037

Haha thanks... actually she's from Las Pinas...

Haha thanks... actually she's from Las Pinas (MM), but spent a lot of her time growing up in Cagayan de Oro. She has been working in Cebu for a short while though, and I'm going to visit her there....
Aug 28, 17, 12:05 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,037

Okay, thanks for confirming that's their time...

Okay, thanks for confirming that's their time window Orbitmic... seems like airlines have very varying windows for this, from 30mins to 12 hours. Unfortunately then I'm just inside Qatar's time...
Aug 28, 17, 10:31 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,037

I've been using Qatar's own website (although...

I've been using Qatar's own website (although confirmed with Expert Flyer). Because my girlfriend is already booked into J, I can see the seatmap from QR as well...
You are correct though, often you...
Aug 28, 17, 9:47 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,037

That's great, thanks for the suggestion :) I...

That's great, thanks for the suggestion :) I have a feeling that the problem is the MNL sector, as that cabin is half full, whereas the BHX flight has only a few seats showing as booked so far.
I...
Aug 28, 17, 8:51 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,037

Upgrade Frustrations... Options/advice?

Howdy all,

So, I'm having some problems with upgrading my flight. Here's the story so far:

Two weeks ago, I booked two different tickets: one for myself (LHR-BKK/MNL-BHX), and one for my...
Jun 26, 17, 4:59 pm
Replies: 264
Views: 37,134

Well I look forward to my first time in the...

Well I look forward to my first time in the Platinum lounge then :p
If I'm lucky I might get a few trips to Asia on business this year rather than just for holiday. So that would likely keep me Gold...
Jun 25, 17, 11:41 am
Replies: 264
Views: 37,134

remdk but what then was the purpose of 1 year...

remdk but what then was the purpose of 1 year extension or additional 50k miles for existing platinum cardholders then? I guess only if you had a bit of remaining time on your platinum membership to...
Jun 25, 17, 10:44 am
Replies: 264
Views: 37,134

I did pretty much that. In May 2016 I was silver...

I did pretty much that. In May 2016 I was silver and got a double Qpoints promo offer. By flying LHR-PER and returning SIN-FRA I just made Gold with 300 Qpoints (my first trip to Australia made just...
Jun 25, 17, 10:36 am
Replies: 264
Views: 37,134

GT 15-16 launched the start of April 2015 IIRC,...

GT 15-16 launched the start of April 2015 IIRC, while GT 16-17 was launched mid-May 2016. Therefore, were it not for the current issues in the country, I would say that it would start by the end of...
Jun 24, 17, 6:32 pm
Replies: 264
Views: 37,134

I can only assume that if nothing is announced by...

I can only assume that if nothing is announced by the end of the month that there will be no GT this year :-/
Jun 11, 17, 8:44 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,154

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Might be the best comment ever...

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Might be the best comment ever on FT. Laughing so hard...
Jun 10, 17, 12:47 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,275

... so you lose out on about 3k miles (~30...

... so you lose out on about 3k miles (~30 worth) on a return trip Europe-SE Asia. Not really a big deal.

I find it worse that you can end up paying 800 for a Saver (50%) trip to Asia. Now...
Apr 25, 17, 4:07 pm
Replies: 1,801
Views: 303,029

No, it's a very funny time... 05.55... 555......

No, it's a very funny time... 05.55... 555... hahaha. Okay, Qatar have a sense of humour. Numbers aren't lost on Qatar, who of course also have flight 888 to Shanghai.

(For those not familiar with...
Apr 20, 17, 6:19 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093

You might need a get-out claws in the Ts&Cs to...

You might need a get-out claws in the Ts&Cs to limit your liability
Apr 17, 17, 11:52 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224

Hi Basilly, welcome to Flyertalk! (I've always...

Hi Basilly, welcome to Flyertalk! (I've always wanted to be the first to say that) :p

Yes, you can earn on Finnair, please use the QCalculator to determine earnings amount:...
Apr 17, 17, 9:05 am
Replies: 264
Views: 37,134

Well, for badge 3 I had to wait until Feb 1st....

Well, for badge 3 I had to wait until Feb 1st. Sure enough it was there on Feb 1st. Maybe this means we'll have to wait until May 1st for the last 5/10k? Who knows...
Apr 17, 17, 5:39 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295

Was this an award or paid ticket? Either way, I...

Was this an award or paid ticket? Either way, I certainly wouldn't consider that acceptable compensation!
Apr 17, 17, 4:59 am
Replies: 264
Views: 37,134

Also received the 100k but no tier upgrade yet......

Also received the 100k but no tier upgrade yet... Guess I'll give them a couple more days as they probably authorise it all by hand. Technically also waiting on another 5k miles for the last city for...
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