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Posted By ukdoctor

What about the MBNA horizon visa to top up...

What about the MBNA horizon visa to top up revolut.Does it charge a fee?
Jan 21, 20, 4:30 pm
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Views: 841
Posted By ukdoctor

Both rooms were booked in my name from my HH...

Both rooms were booked in my name from my HH account.


At checkin I usually ask about breakfast for both rooms and they usually take my wife's HH number at that point..

Not sure whether...
Forum: India
Jan 21, 20, 6:53 am
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By ukdoctor

For children in the UK it seems to be better to...

For children in the UK it seems to be better to go for a Evisa as the OCI needs renewal which time the passport is renewed.

Evisa for British passport holders is $80 ( yes 80 USD) for 5 year...
Jan 21, 20, 6:05 am
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Views: 794,514
Posted By ukdoctor

Check out the Twin family guestroom at Doubletree...

Check out the Twin family guestroom at Doubletree Victoria.

Has two single beds and a roll away bed.

Close to London Victoria station and quite good for travelling around. ( has national...
Jan 21, 20, 5:55 am
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By ukdoctor

Both me and the missus are gold and sometimes we...

Both me and the missus are gold and sometimes we travel with her parents or mine. (2 rooms booked)

We have always been given the free breakfast for both rooms.
Jan 21, 20, 5:48 am
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By ukdoctor

Isnt it 575 for the UK? For me the fine...

Isnt it 575 for the UK?

For me the fine hotels and resorts and the priority pass plus is a decent incentive . Before I was on the standard priority pass and had to guest the missus but now she...
Jan 19, 20, 1:13 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 22,883
Posted By ukdoctor

AFAIK there is no APD to be paid if upgrading on...

AFAIK there is no APD to be paid if upgrading on board.At the lounge I had to pay APD the last time I did it for ex UK flights.

So if you are gold and above ( lounge access anyway) it makes sense...
Jan 17, 20, 9:14 am
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Views: 1,063
Posted By ukdoctor

I would rather fly on U2 than on FR.:D

I would rather fly on U2 than on FR.:D
Jan 17, 20, 6:39 am
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Views: 1,063
Posted By ukdoctor

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbu...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/900x2000/screenshot_20200117_124159_chrome_adabd8157f6577fada98c6b6762f8c1fb2328662.jpg


Once logged onto your skywards account click on...
Jan 14, 20, 5:36 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By ukdoctor

Had you booked via a third party website or was...

Had you booked via a third party website or was it directly on EK. Sometimes the third party agents do not pass on your details properly to EK.
Jan 12, 20, 3:56 pm
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Views: 3,815
Posted By ukdoctor

Just asking out of curiosity , would the...

Just asking out of curiosity , would the passengers of the flight delayed from the UK get EU compensation?
Jan 6, 20, 6:11 am
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Posted By ukdoctor

I am not sure if check in accepts bags early . ...

I am not sure if check in accepts bags early .




I usually take a day use room at one of the hotels in the airport ( there are many options directly linked to the terminals ).

I have seen...
Jan 1, 20, 9:37 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By ukdoctor

I have always wondered what time zone they follow...

I have always wondered what time zone they follow for these.You would be an ideal test case :p
Dec 9, 19, 11:43 am
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Views: 1,516
Posted By ukdoctor

Can non residents use the dubai mall app while...

Can non residents use the dubai mall app while visiting dubai?
Dec 7, 19, 9:59 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By ukdoctor

When MBNA/EK decided to withdraw the AMEX/VISA...

When MBNA/EK decided to withdraw the AMEX/VISA cards from the UK market they sent me the MBNA VISA horizon card.
No annual fee
0.5% cashback on spend even overseas (this more than covers the 0.3%...
Dec 7, 19, 10:45 am
Replies: 32
Views: 4,597
Posted By ukdoctor

Amex platinum UK has quite good offers . Not sure...

Amex platinum UK has quite good offers . Not sure if they do the same in the UAE.

Just used a 50 off 250 spend for hilton and had a similar one for Marriott as well.

Also the hotel status...
Nov 22, 19, 1:59 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By ukdoctor

In the past I have called them and they quickly...

In the past I have called them and they quickly downgrade your first upgrade and then upgrade the whole trip as a single upgrade ( and you can save points)

Not sure if they still do it..
Aug 29, 19, 8:52 am
Replies: 41
Views: 5,106
Posted By ukdoctor

Depends on how many trips you will need to make...

Depends on how many trips you will need to make to the toilets..

It's a fairly long way to the back.

Day flights and if I am not planning a long sleep then I'll choose 25k.

If overnight...
Aug 2, 19, 1:58 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By ukdoctor

That was the older family option which only gave...

That was the older family option which only gave only a fraction if the miles to the pool.

The newer version gives all the miles flown by the family to the pool.

( unless things have changed...
Jul 26, 19, 3:17 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,598
Posted By ukdoctor

That's not applicable for this offer . ...

That's not applicable for this offer .


This offer is not applicable for travel to or from Dubai; between Abuja and Accra; Bangkok and Phnom Penh; Bangkok and Hong Kong; Buenos Aires and Rio de...
Jul 25, 19, 3:30 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,598
Posted By ukdoctor

Platinum goes down to gold and gold to silver...

Platinum goes down to gold and gold to silver even with zero tier miles during the year ( or if you are not able to fly enough to maintain your tier )

In my last year as a gold ( blue now) I never...
Jul 25, 19, 3:12 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,595
Posted By ukdoctor

You are correct. I tried to calculate the LGW DEL...

You are correct. I tried to calculate the LGW DEL upgrade miles needed and it wouldn't let me do it.

Haven't used miles for around 9 months and do not know if this is some new rule.

Dont...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 22, 19, 3:39 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 85,468
Posted By ukdoctor

Frozen pizza/fish fingers /chicken nuggets etc...

Frozen pizza/fish fingers /chicken nuggets etc come out without the soggy bottom

in fact anything frozen and supposed to be baked in a conventional oven is much better as the hot air is rapidly...
Jul 22, 19, 8:10 am
Replies: 480
Views: 74,268
Posted By ukdoctor

Might be slightly OTT but fellow alcoholics will...

Might be slightly OTT but fellow alcoholics will be interested to note that Tourists to DXB can legally buy alcohol from.the liquor shops in Dubai.You apparently still need a license but that's...
Jul 21, 19, 3:58 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,598
Posted By ukdoctor

Wonder if the Gold obtained via this route still...

Wonder if the Gold obtained via this route still gets a soft landing to Silver ?
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