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Oct 23, 20, 5:35 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By Markonen

On the face of it that seems like an improvement...

On the face of it that seems like an improvement for those who spend between €40k and ~€53k each year. Probably not a lot of people in that bracket.

The pessimist take is that this will also be...
Apr 27, 20, 7:57 am
Replies: 104
Views: 2,468
Posted By Markonen

The offer is in the Experiences app, good until...

The offer is in the Experiences app, good until July 20th. Normally, you get 1,5 points for each € spent with Platinum, with double points you get 3. And each point is now worth 0,01 € (double the...
Apr 24, 20, 4:13 am
Replies: 104
Views: 2,468
Posted By Markonen

This equals 3% cash back on Platinum, which I...

This equals 3% cash back on Platinum, which I think is unprecedented in Finland. I already canceled my card in March, but would have kept it had they made this offer then.

Now I'm off to cry about...
Feb 21, 20, 7:42 am
Replies: 104
Views: 2,468
Posted By Markonen

Any Amex account works with this login, though,...

Any Amex account works with this login, though, right? Looks like the hard benefits mirror those of the ICC Centurion. Hilton Diamond is nice. Travel insurance requires payment with the Centurion...
Aug 14, 19, 6:30 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,440
Posted By Markonen

Old timers will remember that Finnair did...

Old timers will remember that Finnair did actually have a tiny but great domestic lounge in what is now the children's play area next to gate 15. The next time their other lounges run into capacity...
Jul 16, 19, 3:38 am
Replies: 960
Views: 157,301
Posted By Markonen

The primary business of Priority Pass is to...

The primary business of Priority Pass is to provide customer benefits to credit card companies and loyalty programs. The standard Priority Pass program is a ubiquitous benefit of most "premium"...
Jan 7, 19, 6:42 am
Replies: 60
Views: 14,987
Posted By Markonen

Just returned from TFS with Seat&Meal both ways. ...

Just returned from TFS with Seat&Meal both ways.

I have to say that the implementation baffles me. First of all, the food is different that the regular pre-order meals. Not better or more "high...
Aug 21, 18, 12:24 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By Markonen

What kind of prices are you seeing? With the...

What kind of prices are you seeing? With the separate bookings, are you looking at the exact same flights as with the single booking?

If you do end up making separate bookings, I'd consider...
Aug 2, 18, 4:53 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,957
Posted By Markonen

My guess is that on the LHR-LAX leg, the cheapest...

My guess is that on the LHR-LAX leg, the cheapest booking class only has availability under the BA codeshare, not the AA code, making AA.com not offer it but still available for ticketing by TAs (and...
Aug 1, 18, 5:44 am
Replies: 34
Views: 9,389
Posted By Markonen

Wanted to note here that I've just returned from...

Wanted to note here that I've just returned from four BA segments with the Cybex Eezy S which we chose based on how happy we've been with our Cybex Priam pushchair and the fact that it was...
Jul 22, 18, 1:21 pm
Replies: 5,283
Views: 940,895
Posted By Markonen

Quick update on my ITA Powertools to European...

Quick update on my ITA Powertools to European AA.com booking saga from earlier. Long story short, I messed up and tried to book an all BA coded itinerary on AA, and that's something that will appear...
Jul 22, 18, 4:42 am
Replies: 5,283
Views: 940,895
Posted By Markonen

[/left] Thanks again etiene, definitely sounds...

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Thanks again etiene, definitely sounds like the same issue. Could you provide a couple of data points:
- How quickly did you start calling them?
- Were you charged immediately or only...
Jul 22, 18, 3:32 am
Replies: 5,283
Views: 940,895
Posted By Markonen

I don't have real time visibility into whether...

I don't have real time visibility into whether I've been charged (no charge appears at Amex yet but that doesn't mean one hasn't been authorized).

I called AA and they can't access the Amadeus PNR...
Jul 22, 18, 2:03 am
Replies: 5,283
Views: 940,895
Posted By Markonen

Hi everyone, I have business to conduct in New...

Hi everyone, I have business to conduct in New York and San Francisco and booked an ILN8T8S4 fare for TLL-HEL-LHR-JFK-SFO//JFK-LHR-HEL-TLL yesterday to kill two birds with one stone. All BA codes,...
Dec 17, 17, 4:31 am
Replies: 52
Views: 9,670
Posted By Markonen

Ah, that's unfortunate – I was cheekily hoping...

Ah, that's unfortunate – I was cheekily hoping for credit for an AY1336 LHR-HEL flight in J that I was rebooked to from a BA metal Avios booking during the mayhem at Heathrow. Would have been a...
Dec 11, 17, 2:13 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 3,281
Posted By Markonen

I am quite certain that ATC will have made it...

I am quite certain that ATC will have made it clear that they were refusing British Airways aircraft from LHR rather than saying the whole airfield was shut.

I too was diverted to NCL yesterday...
Dec 11, 17, 1:44 pm
Replies: 292
Views: 40,000
Posted By Markonen

BA could have built a more resilient operation. ...

BA could have built a more resilient operation.

With Heathrow operating at capacity, it is clear that some cancellations and delays were unavoidable. But the scale of the failure here is so...
Sep 5, 17, 1:44 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,456
Posted By Markonen

No effort to change my mind—not that I expected...

No effort to change my mind—not that I expected any.
Sep 1, 17, 11:49 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,456
Posted By Markonen

Just cancelled my IEC Centurion after nine years....

Just cancelled my IEC Centurion after nine years. Got a pro rata refund of my membership fee, and that was that.

When I joined, the membership was €2200 and due to the bonus, you earned 2 MR per...
Jan 20, 17, 12:41 am
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By Markonen

If your intent is simply to have an...

If your intent is simply to have an Euro-denominated card and transfer any MR earnings once a year to your UK (GBP) MR account, I'd recommend the International Currency Card since it's serviced from...
Dec 3, 16, 8:02 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,250
Posted By Markonen

IEC is €4,000 and IDC is $4,000.

IEC is €4,000 and IDC is $4,000.
Oct 25, 16, 11:23 am
Replies: 316
Views: 71,984
Posted By Markonen

D checks sound like the perfect opportunity to...

D checks sound like the perfect opportunity to put ET/CE seating in. The first frame to complete the check will continue on the JFK route whilst the second one will have the overwing exits (there...
Sep 4, 16, 1:51 am
Replies: 84
Views: 23,643
Posted By Markonen

Amusingly for this context, the official site for...

Amusingly for this context, the official site for the Nano (https://mountainbuggy.com/us/Products/buggies/nano) actually has a promotional photo of someone boarding a British Airways flight with the...
Aug 18, 16, 12:55 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 7,155
Posted By Markonen

It is of course impossible to work tirelessly...

It is of course impossible to work tirelessly around the clock. In fact, I bet that attempting to do just that is what has led to the FLY problems in the first place.
Aug 18, 16, 12:37 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,720
Posted By Markonen

Yes, but it is not a good reason and ought to be...

Yes, but it is not a good reason and ought to be changed.
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