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Posted By craigthemif

This looks like the hotel is only selling Premium...

This looks like the hotel is only selling Premium Rooms. Could be a glitch, could be another COVID scam, but nothing to do with award category.
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Views: 549
Posted By craigthemif

Considering that the offer is in my "Offers"...

Considering that the offer is in my "Offers" section, I don't work for any Eligible Company, and FWIW I'm already Platinum, this is hardly the most highly targeted of offers... and IHG is hardly...
Jul 10, 20, 1:12 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,567
Posted By craigthemif

Luckily there are few Aspire cardholders in the...

Luckily there are few Aspire cardholders in the UK, Europe and Asia, which is quite likely why elite benefits are generally better the farther away from North America you get...



Unfortunately...
Jul 9, 20, 11:47 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,567
Posted By craigthemif

Most travel companies will find that alienating...

Most travel companies will find that alienating your absolute best customers is a really good way to hasten that bankruptcy. They are the ones bringing in the serious revenue. A single FTer could...
Jul 9, 20, 1:03 am
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By craigthemif

No I haven't tried recently. I would be shocked...

No I haven't tried recently. I would be shocked if IB (after decades of rubbish IT) would suddenly be able to manage award date changes online with the IT department working from home. But maybe...
Jul 9, 20, 12:59 am
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By craigthemif

You should be proactive and call IB to be...

You should be proactive and call IB to be rerouted. Mostly likely they will offer IB metal via MAD, or alternatively BA metal via LHR.

But to be frank, I would consider taking your refund now....
Jul 8, 20, 3:46 am
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By craigthemif

1. IME your booking won't update to reflect your...

1. IME your booking won't update to reflect your Sapphire status, but you will have no problems checking in a bag on IB mainline flights...

2. For Iberia Express, I'm not sure because my status is...
Jul 6, 20, 12:06 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,102
Posted By craigthemif

I have had all three levels for several years as...

I have had all three levels for several years as well and I most definitely think that Globalist is FAR better. No need for propaganda when I have personal experience...

However, I can understand...
Jul 6, 20, 11:58 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By craigthemif

Hmmm... should I spend 34k-50k Avios each way...

Hmmm... should I spend 34k-50k Avios each way for IB J or should I spend 100,000+ AA or UA miles and get equally bad service? I very much hope that more and more people say "never again" to IB J...
Jul 5, 20, 11:56 am
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Views: 443
Posted By craigthemif

I'm a bit curious as to why you care. If you did...

I'm a bit curious as to why you care. If you did the Miles Booster during a promo, you're getting cheap miles. The actual flight was basically irrelevant for that secondary transaction.
Jul 5, 20, 6:51 am
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Views: 285
Posted By craigthemif

No, you must call IB+.

No, you must call IB+.
Jul 5, 20, 2:04 am
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Posted By craigthemif

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Jul 4, 20, 6:27 am
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Posted By craigthemif

What is the supposed "new" flexiblility? You can...

What is the supposed "new" flexiblility? You can change dates (except to a peak holiday date) or you can request a voucher. It's been that way for awhile, but is winding down.
Jul 3, 20, 3:44 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,102
Posted By craigthemif

For nights over 100, you get to enjoy the...

For nights over 100, you get to enjoy the benefits of Globalist status and the 3x promo, which are far better than you'd get from other chains...

Or you can complain about the lack of any added...
Jul 2, 20, 2:09 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By craigthemif

Yes, your travel agent needs to handle it all.

Yes, your travel agent needs to handle it all.
Jul 2, 20, 3:39 am
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Views: 1,613
Posted By craigthemif

It means that if the flight actually operates and...

It means that if the flight actually operates and you aren't on the plane, then you lose your money because you passed on the chance to request a voucher or a date change...
Jun 29, 20, 2:19 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,420
Posted By craigthemif

If you have any difficulty whatsoever in...

If you have any difficulty whatsoever in maintaining activity in two accounts or understanding how it all works, then just choose one and be done with it. There is simply nothing but upside for...
Jun 28, 20, 3:21 pm
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Views: 3,420
Posted By craigthemif

Because IB+ is better than BA Executive Club in...

Because IB+ is better than BA Executive Club in most ways, nobody should be keen for them to merge...

The beauty is that you can just choose BAEC if that works better for you. Yet IAG generously...
Jun 27, 20, 5:18 pm
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Views: 7,240
Posted By craigthemif

You should not be committing to one hotel chain....

You should not be committing to one hotel chain. You should play the field based on promotions, rates, etc.

You will get elite status with more than one chain and the credit cards give far less...
Jun 27, 20, 12:39 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By craigthemif

If there is any other flight that works for you,...

If there is any other flight that works for you, consider booking it now.

Otherwise you should expect that one or more of your "prior commitments" aren't going to happen.

October flights zeroed...
Jun 26, 20, 1:49 am
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Views: 4,654
Posted By craigthemif

+1 here. Should be for 2020.

+1 here. Should be for 2020.
Jun 25, 20, 2:12 pm
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Views: 2,277
Posted By craigthemif

Lucky you... I'd say no more than 25% of people...

Lucky you... I'd say no more than 25% of people along the coast in Catalonia are wearing masks outdoors, and that's with few to no foreign tourists.

The last two weekends have made it obvious to...
Jun 25, 20, 10:51 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,898
Posted By craigthemif

I'm not sure any government is saying to its own...

I'm not sure any government is saying to its own citizens that they are prohibited from travelling. (or coming home if they are abroad) They simply give advice not to, which then tends to invalidate...
Jun 25, 20, 10:46 am
Replies: 26
Views: 6,573
Posted By craigthemif

In situations where a close family member dies it...

In situations where a close family member dies it ought to...

Coronavirus is obviously making a mess of standard practice (and my point about prepaid was more general) but I can see the potential...
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