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Feb 8, 20, 5:36 am
Replies: 72
Views: 29,589
Posted By boonkoh

Snorkeling off the beach?

Curious to book this or the Hard Rock, but going to Maldives for snorkeling and ideally looking for some off the beach snorkeling when we're too lazy to go out on a speedboat.

Anyone know if...
Jan 29, 20, 8:11 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,132
Posted By boonkoh

Business class looks the same as the A330s. Any...

Business class looks the same as the A330s. Any difference in hard product or the service / meals?
Jan 27, 20, 10:00 pm
Replies: 136
Views: 29,604
Posted By boonkoh

Chinese tourists don't just travel in China, but...

Chinese tourists don't just travel in China, but also out of China. They're probably #1 or #2 importance for most countries in APAC for tourist arrivals.

Mamy North American and European countries...
Jan 7, 20, 9:22 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By boonkoh

HKG airport: Aesop products available duty free?

Going to be transiting in HKG airport. Looking to be Aesop toiletries and cosmetics. Anyone know if there is a store or concession in duty free?
Dec 16, 19, 4:53 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By boonkoh

Thanks for all the insightful replies! Lots of...

Thanks for all the insightful replies! Lots of things I hadn't considered, so I will mull it over before my flight.
Dec 15, 19, 1:12 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By boonkoh

BA Silver - Credit Strategy for CX Economy

I'm flying CX soon to Melbourne (LGW-HKG-MEL). In discounted economy class (V and N classes for the various segments). I'm a BA Silver.

I checked the mileage earnings rate and dismayed to find out...
Dec 8, 19, 7:08 am
Replies: 564
Views: 212,454
Posted By boonkoh

Trying to book SIN to HAN flights on SQ -...

Trying to book SIN to HAN flights on SQ - specifically SQ176 - using Virgin miles. Economy class. It is an A330 flight.

Krisflyer website shows availability at Saver level.
United website also...
Oct 13, 19, 5:36 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,619
Posted By boonkoh

I agree its super frustrating that you can't...

I agree its super frustrating that you can't search many partner airlines availability on Etihad and book online, and have to call the call center instead.

However, you can get a steer for flights...
Oct 4, 19, 1:38 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,356
Posted By boonkoh

Looks interesting! Rates for Nov-Dec look much...

Looks interesting! Rates for Nov-Dec look much higher than for the Westin, hard to justify.

Anyone know if they're running any special launch offers or opening offers?
Mar 12, 19, 3:32 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By boonkoh

Thanks for the responses! I won't need extra...

Thanks for the responses!

I won't need extra baggage allowance, and chances of a *A Gold upgrade on SQ from LHR-SIN probably quite low?

​​​​​And I'll have my gold card with me, so can probably...
Mar 11, 19, 5:54 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By boonkoh

I'm a *A Gold on ANA but want to credit my...

I'm a *A Gold on ANA but want to credit my LHR-SIN flight to my lufthansa (no status) to top up to get to an award.

Which is the best strategy? *A Gold ANA FFP online before checkin, but change at...
Jan 19, 19, 4:43 am
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By boonkoh

Arrivals Lounge in LHR?

I'm needing to kill 1.5 hours at LHR waiting for my wife's flight to land.
Will be taking Singapore Airlines economy, but I have Star Alliance Gold.

Any arrivals lounges I can access? I see there...
Jan 13, 19, 10:49 am
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By boonkoh

Just to give feedback here after my stay - I did...

Just to give feedback here after my stay - I did get points, and elite nights for my stay at The Renaissance, booking over email using the Entertainer App rate.

It was a bargain as I had booked...
Dec 21, 18, 4:06 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,932
Posted By boonkoh

Renaissance is very nice, I was there in...

Renaissance is very nice, I was there in November. Great service, breakfast is amazing, pool is spectacular by the beach. Got upgraded from the standard room to the two bedroom private pool villa,...
Dec 2, 18, 4:14 am
Replies: 95
Views: 14,231
Posted By boonkoh

Looks like category 5,but rooms not available...

Looks like category 5,but rooms not available yet. Would make a great weekend escape redemption.
Nov 18, 18, 5:04 am
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By boonkoh

Thanks! That's interesting to hear. So looking...

Thanks! That's interesting to hear. So looking forward to some points and elite nights, although not banking on it.

To answer some of the Qs above, reservation was direct with hotel team (as you...
Nov 13, 18, 3:07 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By boonkoh

Entertainer App rates - qualifying nights?

I've booked myself at the Renaissance Phuket using the entertainer app rate (buy one night get one night free, quite a good deal).
I did give my Marriott rewards number, and I can see the...
Nov 13, 18, 3:05 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By boonkoh

Looks like the glitch was a one-time thing. Same...

Looks like the glitch was a one-time thing. Same hotel, same rate, same Hilton Barclaycard, but one week later and didn't get any bonus stay points for the credit card.
Nov 11, 18, 8:35 am
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By boonkoh

[UK] Barclaycard Credit Card - bonus second year glitch

For UK members, who have the Hilton Barclaycard.

I'm now in my second year of the card.

Benefits for the first year included 2500 bonus points for the first four stays when paying with the...
Oct 6, 18, 6:57 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,500
Posted By boonkoh

Still not taking reservations yet, and no points...

Still not taking reservations yet, and no points availability either. Not sure if its going to Cat 8 in January 2019, but for now at least it will be Cat 7.

Does anyone know how the level /...
Sep 30, 18, 9:37 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,901
Posted By boonkoh

Brilliant email customer service for Diamond members

I had some missing points from a recent stay and dreading emailing customer service to fix.

I'm somewhat new to Hilton Honors. Been a Platinum at IHG for a long time, and there the email customer...
Sep 27, 18, 3:24 pm
Replies: 786
Views: 1,144,718
Posted By boonkoh

Doubletree Newbury North (United Kingdom UK)

Hotel's official name: Doubletree by Hilton Newbury North
State/province/country: United Kingdom
Your status (Gold/Diamond) at time of stay: Gold (for some stays) and Diamond (for some stays)
Type...
Jul 30, 18, 5:08 am
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By boonkoh

Ah, just seen that Amex have frozen transfer...

Ah, just seen that Amex have frozen transfer requests:

points transfers will be disabled on 26th July 2018 and will resume on August 8th 2018

So I'll just have to wait and see! But it looks...
Jul 30, 18, 4:35 am
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By boonkoh

[UK] Amex to SPG, worth doing now?

I have some MR points but no real need to redeem any SPG/Marriott hotels right now. But just thinking - and maybe it is too late - is it good value now to move Amex MR points to SPG at 2:1?
...
Jul 30, 18, 4:20 am
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By boonkoh

Thanks! Was just worried there would be a lot of...

Thanks! Was just worried there would be a lot of hassle to get them posting back correctly (as Marriott points) because ideally I would cancel and then just the returned points for booking another...
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