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Can you share whatís the wording on the website...

Can you share whatís the wording on the website that made you think the flights would be included? I donít see anything related in my existing reservations or when making a new one.
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Typically the flights are not included in the...

Typically the flights are not included in the rate or if they are, itís a promotion and/or it is mentioned for sure.

i would almost compare it to an expensive taxi ride to a hotel. Itís not...
Nov 2, 20, 9:32 am
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Iíve been using Sixt almost exclusively for years...

Iíve been using Sixt almost exclusively for years when ever they are available. As a plat been getting good upgrades, thereís never any hassle and the fleet typically has nicer cars than competition....
Mar 14, 20, 6:45 pm
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Posted By _fly_

Correct - the staff would bring the food to you....

Correct - the staff would bring the food to you. No buffet during happy hour.
Mar 11, 20, 8:03 pm
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Posted By _fly_

i think all the companies do pretty much the same...

i think all the companies do pretty much the same spots around the island, not sure though.

We went to Lagoon Service tour and booked another one by Reef Discovery for tomorrow.
Mar 11, 20, 3:52 pm
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Posted By _fly_

I find it weird/iffy that they recommend...

I find it weird/iffy that they recommend snorkeling under and next to the villas - maybe that's just a personal opinion.

The visibility is not that great, the water smells funny at times, not that...
Mar 8, 20, 10:19 pm
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Posted By _fly_

Just arrived today. When we got to Papeete we got...

Just arrived today. When we got to Papeete we got the news our return flight to Tokyo is cancelled. Itís going to be an adventure to get home. :>

The resort is very quiet. We got a very nice...
Mar 7, 20, 12:39 pm
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We are here at the Andaz this weekend. Couple of...

We are here at the Andaz this weekend. Couple of corona-related updates:

- There is no buffet breakfast, only a'la carte
- They are going to close pool, saunas, etc. starting Monday. This weekend...
Mar 7, 20, 12:34 pm
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Posted By _fly_

Air Tahiti Nui has cut NRT-PPT frequencies 50%...

Air Tahiti Nui has cut NRT-PPT frequencies 50% due to corona - there used to be two flights per week, now there is only one.

We are on our way to Conrad right now and got info two days prior that...
Feb 17, 20, 7:09 am
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Posted By _fly_

https://www.americanexpress.com/fi/edut/centurion-...

https://www.americanexpress.com/fi/edut/centurion-suomi/

It's a full site site behind login or a personalised link that I don't feel comfortable sharing.

I haven't had time to look at the...
Feb 13, 20, 12:54 pm
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Posted By _fly_

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbu...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/1125x1795/c205f32d_49f3_422f_b18f_68cab28f5973_68ef6c589b5df088689c2a859fff7b7dba0551b7.jpeg


3k + 3k.
Feb 12, 20, 3:22 pm
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Posted By _fly_

...and must add on Plat card value proposition: ...

...and must add on Plat card value proposition:

- Additional plat card with no-limit PP included, for my spouse who travels on her own a lot,. This is included in the monthly fee
- two card...
Feb 12, 20, 10:56 am
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Posted By _fly_

- 10-15k MR points per month with my avg spend...

- 10-15k MR points per month with my avg spend (1.5x multiplier) - this alone is more value for me than the monthly fee
- PP lounge access if not travelling on OW and more choice if OW lounges are...
Feb 11, 20, 11:56 am
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Posted By _fly_

Nope. Basically they just asked if I would be...

Nope. Basically they just asked if I would be interested and if yes, theyíll be in touch.
Feb 11, 20, 11:41 am
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Posted By _fly_

Hard to imagine getting yearly feeís worth of...

Hard to imagine getting yearly feeís worth of value from Centurion without spending tens of thousands on travel.

But then again, couple of years ago I thought that I would never pay 700Ä/year for...
Feb 11, 20, 11:25 am
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Posted By _fly_

- nope, no mention. But Iím guessing ďif you have...

- nope, no mention. But Iím guessing ďif you have to ask, itís not for youĒ kind of a pricing.



- my amex plat spend is high fours / low fives monthly. Nothing crazy for a person who travels a...
Feb 11, 20, 9:15 am
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Posted By _fly_

American Express in Finland - 2020 and onward

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I just received Centurion invite email. Current...
Jan 15, 20, 12:33 pm
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Posted By _fly_

Again I am comparing mostly to Conrad Rangali...

Again I am comparing mostly to Conrad Rangali because that's the closest reference point I have.

We stayed at both beach villa and overwater villa at W. Both villas had very different but great...
Jan 15, 20, 8:47 am
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Posted By _fly_

Last spring we had both booked but decided to go...

Last spring we had both booked but decided to go to W. Reef was awesome, lots of turtles and rays and more corals alive and sealife than at Conrad the previous year. Never went to StR so canít...
Apr 5, 19, 5:30 am
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Posted By _fly_

Couple of quick thoughts on privacy: - The...

Couple of quick thoughts on privacy:

- The island is tiny and pretty packed. Do not expect robinson crusoe -like experiences at any point - the staff is living in the middle of the island and you...
Apr 3, 19, 12:41 pm
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Posted By _fly_

Points.

Points.
Apr 3, 19, 7:53 am
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Posted By _fly_

A data point on upgrade prices from beach to...

A data point on upgrade prices from beach to overwater villa: before arrival on email, I got a quote of 600/nite. I ignored that. On arrival in the seaplane lounge, I was told "normal price" would be...
Mar 20, 19, 3:40 am
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Posted By _fly_

I put better in quotation marks because both...

I put better in quotation marks because both sides are great. :) The side of villas 115-128 has calmer sea and most of the turtles hang out on that side. But while we were there, they were...
Mar 20, 19, 3:31 am
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Posted By _fly_

I don't know of any reason why it would have to...

I don't know of any reason why it would have to be included then. And sorry no idea.
Mar 19, 19, 11:35 am
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Posted By _fly_

Oh yeah the turtles are super easy - 4-5 of them...

Oh yeah the turtles are super easy - 4-5 of them can be found spread across the "better" side of the reef, you pretty much find them there every day. During low tide they do go a bit deeper down the...
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