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Oct 13, 20, 9:19 pm
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Posted By freddo

Booking fee refund on award tickets

I had recently tried to cancel an award booking made in January 2020 for December 2020 for KUL to Europe. At that time, the booking fee by segment was still in place.

Our government has...
Oct 11, 20, 7:08 am
Replies: 178
Views: 32,225
Posted By freddo

Award tickets booking fee refunds

Has anyone had any experience getting the privilege club booking fee refunded? I've had to cancel our award flights to Europe that were booked in Dec as our government has barred any travel out of...
Oct 3, 19, 9:52 am
Replies: 160
Views: 30,814
Posted By freddo

Out of curiosity I dismantled the whole box, no...

Out of curiosity I dismantled the whole box, no metal card. The letter still states both cards included :p

Anyway I see no use case for it, just more a curiosity!
Oct 1, 19, 6:10 pm
Replies: 160
Views: 30,814
Posted By freddo

Metal cards discontinued

I just received my pack, requalified in September.
The card is now plastic again.
Jun 19, 18, 12:43 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By freddo

Flight cancelled, am I entitled to an overnight?

Hi everyone,
I am hoping to seek your opinion on this.

BA cancelled my flight to KEF from LHR in Dec, part of my BRU-LHR-KEF flight.

1) Called BA only after I noticed they initially scheduled...
Dec 24, 17, 9:54 pm
Replies: 3,120
Views: 1,070,312
Posted By freddo

A7-BEN is probably the newest with Q-Suites. Flew...

A7-BEN is probably the newest with Q-Suites. Flew yesterday DOH-LHR on QR007. What a fantastic experience, so much more private. Flying facing the back didn’t make a difference!
Jun 28, 17, 5:45 am
Replies: 20
Views: 14,012
Posted By freddo

Thanks for sharing this! The lounge is very easy...

Thanks for sharing this! The lounge is very easy to find based on directions listed above or printed behind invite card.

It is a vast improvement to the other Miracle lounges. I was meeting a...
Apr 14, 16, 7:42 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,839
Posted By freddo

Redeemed many tickets before, for self and...

Redeemed many tickets before, for self and family. Never had an issue with lounge access on biz redemption, even when my family traveled without me (sans status)
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 1, 16, 8:01 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 22,254
Posted By freddo

Here i thought i was the only mad one trying just...

Here i thought i was the only mad one trying just 3 lounges!

I suppose the experience will vary depending on how busy the lounge is. During my visit, the Silver Kris lounge was fantastic - a great...
Jan 1, 16, 7:31 pm
Replies: 360
Views: 91,304
Posted By freddo

Ah, is that true? Didn't see that in other posts...

Ah, is that true? Didn't see that in other posts but great to know!
Fantastic news that the Krug is re-established in the A380 lounge for all premium pax.
Jan 1, 16, 10:40 am
Replies: 360
Views: 91,304
Posted By freddo

Krug is gone from F on my BKK-DOH flight a few...

Krug is gone from F on my BKK-DOH flight a few days ago.
It has been replaced by (still a good) Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs.

The Krug is however, now in the lounge. As I was...
Dec 26, 15, 8:59 pm
Replies: 1,005
Views: 199,162
Posted By freddo

My experience was very much different at the...

My experience was very much different at the Terrace wing grand club. Identical food and drinks, but much quieter. I know some folks prefer the decor of the club at the Grand wing, but I found the...
Dec 25, 15, 5:18 am
Replies: 1,005
Views: 199,162
Posted By freddo

As a diamond staying here right now, I can...

As a diamond staying here right now, I can confirm that breakfast at straits is no longer offered to diamonds nor club floor guests. I am staying with a DSU in a nicely renovated Grand suite at the...
Nov 30, 15, 7:12 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,421
Posted By freddo

As a platinum that does 3-4 QR flights a month in...

As a platinum that does 3-4 QR flights a month in business, I have never experienced any seat blocking...perhaps only in coach? I have had flights where empty rows were available (BRU-DOH equip swap...
Nov 20, 15, 4:29 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,138
Posted By freddo

Kopke 1974 port seems gone....they were no longer...

Kopke 1974 port seems gone....they were no longer on my IAH-DOH and DOH-KUL sector yesterday.

Replaced with a 10 year old...Graham?

The Jacquart brut champagne was served in economy some time...
Apr 10, 15, 7:20 am
Replies: 234
Views: 55,248
Posted By freddo

Menus are back. In addition to the usual pork...

Menus are back.
In addition to the usual pork wrap, burger and mac&cheese, there is, for now

Malaysian chicken
Slow cooked British chicken in a chilli, garlic, lemongrass curry sauce served with...
Mar 14, 15, 7:32 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,712
Posted By freddo

I have been receiving the new Armani ones on BRU,...

I have been receiving the new Armani ones on BRU, KUL, and IAH. I much prefer this new option, the bag itself is of higher quality than the flimsy Ferragamo zips.

However, they did remove that...
Jan 17, 15, 2:22 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,592
Posted By freddo

I'm not sure, Nizar. I know my regular DOH-North...

I'm not sure, Nizar. I know my regular DOH-North America flights have them, but not DOH-EU or DOH-Asia flights.
Jan 17, 15, 2:04 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,592
Posted By freddo

Simply because, as a few CSDs have mentioned to...

Simply because, as a few CSDs have mentioned to me, they are eager to please, especially guests in business. From the mouth of one CSD recently from BRU-DOH," we offer anything we can to make your...
Jan 17, 15, 1:54 pm
Replies: 292
Views: 72,008
Posted By freddo

Currently on my bed at the Waldorf Astoria...

Currently on my bed at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam.
Super comfy beds (like WA NYC) and super nice staff. No macaroons delivered to me :( but got a box of 5 chocolate pralines.

Upgraded to...
Jan 16, 15, 1:37 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,307
Posted By freddo

KUL-DOH-BRU on 330/787 had Armani kits. Love the...

KUL-DOH-BRU on 330/787 had Armani kits. Love the big tube Armani aftershave!
Jan 16, 15, 1:36 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By freddo

Unlike EK, QR doesn't offer any limo service.

Unlike EK, QR doesn't offer any limo service.
Jan 16, 15, 1:34 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,592
Posted By freddo

Officially there is no turndown service as such,...

Officially there is no turndown service as such, but they will sometimes offer it. Otherwise, just ask. I can't see them refusing to do so.



Well, only on ultra long haul where the mattress pad...
Jan 13, 15, 4:16 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By freddo

My vote goes for the A380 if this is your first...

My vote goes for the A380 if this is your first time, and if you like the wow factor...+1because it's new :) otherwise the A319 for its cosy-ness, and the 777 ...which is also spacious. I really like...
Dec 26, 14, 5:48 pm
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Views: 13,178
Posted By freddo

I was just there a few days back...nice place,...

I was just there a few days back...nice place, standard redemption upgraded to twin deluxe plus. No full breakfast in restaurant unless 6 supplement paid. The lounge was OK, nice selection of...
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