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Jul 11, 18, 7:39 pm
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And what, exactly, is “improper” about setting up...

And what, exactly, is “improper” about setting up a new account and completing bookings to make use of an offer which an airline is openly advertising, within their published terms and conditions for...
Jul 11, 18, 6:46 pm
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When a company demand that I send a SCAN of my...

When a company demand that I send a SCAN of my passport data page to them, over an unencrypted transport protocol, for them to store/do with as they wish, I have EVERY right (by law) to know what...
Jul 11, 18, 4:37 pm
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Posted By preiffer

the irony being, if they don’t answer within...

the irony being, if they don’t answer within their own (non existent) published timeframe - or failing that, a “reasonable timeframe”, that action alone is ALSO a breach of GDPR...!
Ouch.
Jul 11, 18, 4:19 pm
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Posted By preiffer

My “new account” followed the same process as...

My “new account” followed the same process as others: no credit, request for passport (sent) and tickets (sent), no further communication. No response to any emails or twitter messages since

So, I...
Forum: China
Jul 30, 15, 6:13 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,733
Posted By preiffer

Shanghai Tower

The observation deck opens in October this year, the rest of the building is in a state that says it'll be a lot, lot, longer before complete (even with Chinese workers/building rates in mind...)
Jan 4, 14, 12:58 pm
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Views: 2,804
Posted By preiffer

Completely inaccurate. I live in Shanghai, on an...

Completely inaccurate. I live in Shanghai, on an ExPat basis - so travel to London frequently with VS on this exact route. This does not describe the standard service from VS at all.

No idea what...
Nov 3, 12, 11:38 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By preiffer

One of the best uses is for upgrades to a revenue...

One of the best uses is for upgrades to a revenue ticket. Buy an L fare (economy) and you'll earn on the base fare you fly, + upgrade the ticket to Upper Class with your miles :)
Oct 22, 12, 9:12 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,986
Posted By preiffer

^ That too. Simple general rule in travel...

^ That too.

Simple general rule in travel life : if you don't fly/stay enough to earn one of those shiny cards, you *probably* (in all logical reality) don't NEED one...

And 20TP short isn't...
Oct 22, 12, 6:25 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,986
Posted By preiffer

Did you register for the 12TP bonus and double...

Did you register for the 12TP bonus and double miles offer before October 15th? (Fly before Feb 28th)?

If so, you only need two return flights in PE or high-bucket Y to make 20TPs. If not, d'oh!...
Oct 14, 12, 8:20 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,140
Posted By preiffer

You got some of the old contents. Old earplugs,...

You got some of the old contents. Old earplugs, no pen, etc.

New case, but definitely the old contents.
Oct 9, 12, 6:14 am
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By preiffer

No - the EmPower plugs are located in the...

No - the EmPower plugs are located in the magazine holder, underneath your entertainment system to the side of you (waist height).

Only the NEW power sockets (standard) on the A330s are located by...
Oct 8, 12, 7:46 am
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By preiffer

Since you're on the "old" UC Suites (anything...

Since you're on the "old" UC Suites (anything that's not an A330) it's a standard "EmPower" socket.

The A330's have regular power outlets now.


They *do* have adapters onboard, but with...
Oct 8, 12, 12:46 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,957
Posted By preiffer

Here's a *live* example: The last entry on...

Here's a *live* example:

The last entry on my account:
"21 Dec 2012 Reward:Upgrade rtn LHR-PVG Prem.Econ.to Upper Cls -25000"
(Which was BOOKED in September)

The top of the screen:
...
Oct 8, 12, 12:41 am
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By preiffer

VH can change fare buckets though - just give...

VH can change fare buckets though - just give them a call and see what it would cost to get you to an S fare (which is what you'll need)
Oct 8, 12, 12:31 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,393
Posted By preiffer

It's the layer "above" standard gold - gets you a...

It's the layer "above" standard gold - gets you a few perks and a lot more flexibility than a normal gold account.

To get it, it's not the dark mystery that many try to claim, but you need to be...
Oct 3, 12, 11:05 am
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By preiffer

No, you don't need a return - each one way earns...

No, you don't need a return - each one way earns on its own. I earned my first "bonus" the day I landed from an inbound leg. Since then, each eligible leg included the bonus up to a maximum of 4.
Oct 3, 12, 9:20 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,957
Posted By preiffer

Well - I have reward tickets booked for family to...

Well - I have reward tickets booked for family to visit me at the end of December. My "expiry" date on my account is now set as the end of December 2015.

Therefore, I was only going by what is in...
Sep 19, 12, 10:51 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,012
Posted By preiffer

Hmmm... best "EVER"? No. In July, we signed...

Hmmm... best "EVER"? No.

In July, we signed up for 30,000 miles on first spend, plus double normal miles on the actual amount. Signed up in the CH where the roaming-clipboard-weilding sales...
Sep 19, 12, 10:50 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,148
Posted By preiffer

Is that a joke? I'm *assuming* they also...

Is that a joke? I'm *assuming* they also refunded the difference in fare...?!

If not, I really hope nobody took them up on that offer :td:
Sep 16, 12, 4:36 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,446
Posted By preiffer

That's quite an allegation, no...?!

That's quite an allegation, no...?!
Sep 16, 12, 4:35 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,876
Posted By preiffer

You always could - as long as each *sector* comes...

You always could - as long as each *sector* comes from one account, VS can split the mileage spend for a trip across as many accounts as you wish.

So, two people needing to spend 100k miles each...
Sep 15, 12, 10:28 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,957
Posted By preiffer

As long as you BOOK your trip before your account...

As long as you BOOK your trip before your account expires, that's considered a spending activity (and will actually extend your account to 3 years from the trip date, not the booking date).

If...
May 17, 12, 4:18 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By preiffer

Exactly. Never seen the point in KVS, given the...

Exactly. Never seen the point in KVS, given the wide array of other (free) tools out there on the internet now, as well as how easy it is to see award availability regardless of if you have enough...
May 17, 12, 4:16 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,413
Posted By preiffer

They can issue the ticket from the NY office. I...

They can issue the ticket from the NY office.
I just did this for my flight tomorrow. UK based, Ex-UK flight, called the UK call centre.

Told them I was using an American card, and they...
May 5, 12, 6:37 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,650
Posted By preiffer

Hmmmm - I'm pretty sure that was a marketing...

Hmmmm - I'm pretty sure that was a marketing line. We HONESTLY believe SRB sits in Y on any flight he's on with VS...? Cough. :rolleyes:
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