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Oct 26, 20, 2:56 pm
Replies: 238
Views: 19,665
Posted By ratechaser

A Greggs outlet store? What do they sell... last...

A Greggs outlet store? What do they sell... last seasons pasties at a discount??
Oct 19, 20, 3:30 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By ratechaser

If you didn't have to fly then virtual TP runs to...

If you didn't have to fly then virtual TP runs to achieve GGL could be very popular - all knocked out in a few days and you've got 2 years of 2xGold and 2xSilver cards, and then another year of...
Oct 19, 20, 3:11 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 7,073
Posted By ratechaser

if only I could live a vicarious jet set...

if only I could live a vicarious jet set lifestyle through my BA profile. Sadly it's pretty accurate apart from multiple variants of the same phone number and address. And all my old UK domestic...
Oct 17, 20, 12:44 pm
Replies: 258
Views: 55,961
Posted By ratechaser

Not a personal experience, but something that...

Not a personal experience, but something that caught my eye...

https://god.dailydot.com/anti-maskers-declare-victory/

Basically 3 women that flew maskless on a BA flight back from Germany,...
Oct 12, 20, 1:42 am
Replies: 173
Views: 26,606
Posted By ratechaser

All Sean has to do is put proper catering back on...

All Sean has to do is put proper catering back on board, and that's his honeymoon period in the bag...
Oct 12, 20, 1:35 am
Replies: 103
Views: 8,017
Posted By ratechaser

Likewise, I've got a mountain of Nectar points...

Likewise, I've got a mountain of Nectar points which I've been saving in case there's ever a decent conversion opportunity...
Oct 1, 20, 7:19 am
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By ratechaser

Be nice if Amex pick up on this and do the same...

Be nice if Amex pick up on this and do the same (I've noticed that offers often seem to be the same across credit cards...). Would be worth putting another 1000 against the balance of next year's...
Oct 1, 20, 3:54 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,622
Posted By ratechaser

Actually surprised this wasn't an LHR route from...

Actually surprised this wasn't an LHR route from the start - Bermuda isn't your typical Caribbean bucket and spade destination, and there must be a decent amount of business travel in both...
Sep 30, 20, 5:06 am
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By ratechaser

Absolutely, in the absence of actual flying, I'm...

Absolutely, in the absence of actual flying, I'm looking for every available way to boost my Avios balance for when it is needed again. Clubcard, TCB and Natwest rewards should get me a decent sum...
Sep 30, 20, 12:38 am
Replies: 90
Views: 9,461
Posted By ratechaser

The world has moved on, and it happened well...

The world has moved on, and it happened well before WFH. Forget brown shoes, ties are all but extinct amongst my banking colleagues - yes there are usually ones available in case of a meeting with a...
Sep 24, 20, 10:24 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,818
Posted By ratechaser

Yes, exactly the same shows in Natwest, which is...

Yes, exactly the same shows in Natwest, which is where I got my 14,040 conversion rate for 120 per year of rewards. So that is presumably the 'standard' rate...
Sep 24, 20, 8:45 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,818
Posted By ratechaser

Resurrecting this as the Natwest Premier Reward...

Resurrecting this as the Natwest Premier Reward account now gives you 10/month for a 2 fee, and with the conversion rate, it basically means every year you can have 14,040 Avios for a net cost of...
Sep 22, 20, 12:58 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 22,565
Posted By ratechaser

Well that dilutes the /TP ratio somewhat then....

Well that dilutes the /TP ratio somewhat then. Assuming you're not getting a test the naughty way...
Sep 18, 20, 5:35 am
Replies: 76
Views: 9,959
Posted By ratechaser

I'm working my way back up to LH. Was a holiday...

I'm working my way back up to LH. Was a holiday in the UK first, then Santorini, both without a hitch. DXB currently booked for next July. Atlantis is offering free Covid testing on site for guests,...
Sep 12, 20, 6:16 am
Sep 12, 20, 5:59 am
Replies: 48
Views: 5,114
Posted By ratechaser

Just as a thought, if these flights are still...

Just as a thought, if these flights are still available at the same price, could you use the current Book with Confidence flexibility to make a no cost change on both bookings so that you're named in...
Sep 11, 20, 5:55 am
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By ratechaser

That's interesting to know - I thought that...

That's interesting to know - I thought that vouchers could only be applied to new bookings and not applied to existing ones - in fact I'm sure I saw that written in the T&Cs.

In my case I did...
Sep 8, 20, 6:56 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By ratechaser

And it would be interesting to see what fare...

And it would be interesting to see what fare buckets were being used for the additional flights (assuming they weren't just automatic reschedules for people on BAH bookings) - given BA is effectively...
Sep 8, 20, 4:37 am
Replies: 4,379
Views: 532,399
Posted By ratechaser

I've just booked a new BAH package using 2...

I've just booked a new BAH package using 2 eVouchers - the way it's being represented in MMB is that the Total Price of the booking has been reduced by the value of the vouchers.

The vouchers were...
Sep 7, 20, 11:05 am
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By ratechaser

The waterpark at Atlantis is not far off...

The waterpark at Atlantis is not far off bathwater territory in summer, which is how Mrs RC likes it. The sea is hotter still. If I want something cold to help me cool off, it will either be a beer...
Sep 7, 20, 3:43 am
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By ratechaser

Thanks both. A lottery then as expected, albeit...

Thanks both. A lottery then as expected, albeit with additional loads to factor in (would be going out just before the 19th...)

As for the heat - we have always visited Dubai in late May/Early...
Sep 6, 20, 2:15 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By ratechaser

3 or 4 class 777 better bet for more CW reward availability?

Evening.

So I have 2 eVouchers burning a hole in my pocket and I'm planning to book a very speculative holiday to Dubai next July. No risk as far as I'm concerned, if it's not viable, I'll just...
Aug 30, 20, 2:01 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 14,730
Posted By ratechaser

Bit of a busmans holiday really when you are...

Bit of a busmans holiday really when you are *ahem* 'more senior' - having someone checking up on you constantly to make sure you're ok. I can see why it doesn't appeal...

(firmly tongue in cheek,...
Aug 29, 20, 8:54 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,485
Posted By ratechaser

Maybe you could do a poll of Clubcard tourists in...

Maybe you could do a poll of Clubcard tourists in there while you're at it. Kill 2 birds as it were...
Aug 29, 20, 8:07 am
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By ratechaser

It's significantly smarter (well, more sterile...

It's significantly smarter (well, more sterile and homogenous) than the old one... could be at any smallish airport departure lounge in the world really.
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