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Dec 5, 19, 1:30 pm
Replies: 271
Views: 53,145
Posted By Vasco

So I honestly haven't paid attention at all to...

So I honestly haven't paid attention at all to this ALL conversion. I've been Accor Platinum for many years now, and have just taken it for granted that I have it. However, I was looking into it...
Nov 5, 19, 2:26 am
Replies: 79
Views: 26,090
Posted By Vasco

I'll add another data point: just booked on the...

I'll add another data point: just booked on the Accor website several Novotels throughout France and Belgium, and all accepted Amex for pre-payment and booking (some the rates were better paid in...
Mar 21, 19, 12:48 am
Replies: 105
Views: 14,406
Posted By Vasco

Just wanted to add that I booked some flights a...

Just wanted to add that I booked some flights a few days ago, and went into my account today to make sure they reflected the correct 2x points accrual; and not only was this correct but my previous...
Mar 11, 19, 4:48 am
Replies: 105
Views: 14,406
Posted By Vasco

Just adding a data point here: despite the...

Just adding a data point here: despite the changes supposedly having already gone into effect, my restaurant spending is still earning at 1.25 points per C$, instead of the supposed 3 points per C$....
Mar 5, 19, 10:06 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 7,906
Posted By Vasco

Glad you found one! Despite being participants,...

Glad you found one! Despite being participants, every airline/date combination I tried to get to Rome or Paris from YYZ/YOW/YUL with BA, Air France, KLM or Alitalia in Business Class came up with...
Mar 5, 19, 12:58 am
Replies: 21
Views: 7,906
Posted By Vasco

Interesting to note, but this came with my...

Interesting to note, but this came with my statement yesterday:




Bolding mine. I imediately went to try and dummy book some Business Class flights online through the Amex Travel portal from...
Mar 1, 19, 12:36 am
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By Vasco

Two things (applicable only to Canadian...

Two things (applicable only to Canadian cardholders): first, this is just a retention of a partner that already exists. So it is more of a relief that Amex Canada didn't lose yet another partner...
Feb 22, 19, 2:54 am
Replies: 884
Views: 186,184
Posted By Vasco

My two cents: The only reason for the...

My two cents: The only reason for the annoucement right now is to try to take some of the wind from the sails of Marriott Bonvoy. It's February, and many of us have lost status/gained status and...
Feb 17, 19, 5:03 am
Replies: 105
Views: 14,406
Posted By Vasco

The more I think about this, the more upset it...

The more I think about this, the more upset it makes me. I've been with Amex since 2000, and most of it with a Platinum Card. Currently, I have both the Platinum Card and the Gold Card. Travel,...
Feb 14, 19, 3:54 am
Replies: 105
Views: 14,406
Posted By Vasco

Well this is just... meh. Without getting rid of...

Well this is just... meh. Without getting rid of the 2.5% forex charge, or adding MR transfer partners, or replacing the Fairmont benefit, this card just continues its slide to complete irrelevance.
Feb 2, 19, 5:06 am
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By Vasco

Flight status: who to believe?

My wife is on CX829 heading to HKG from YYZ tonight. Checking CX website and HKG airport website, the flight will land just 6 minutes late. However, checking Google and FlightAware the flight will...
Jan 31, 19, 9:05 am
Replies: 649
Views: 110,827
Posted By Vasco

I received an email today that offers me 15,000...

I received an email today that offers me 15,000 bonus Membership Rewards points for $900 spend on hotel/car-rental. I noticed this was for my Platinum Card (I also have a Gold card and some credit...
Jan 31, 19, 8:55 am
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By Vasco

Our is a family of 5 (me, my wife and three...

Our is a family of 5 (me, my wife and three kids.) In my personal experience, and this will vary from person to person obviously, airline cards are almost entirely useless if you're chasing business...
Jan 10, 19, 8:03 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,556
Posted By Vasco

If it is true, it is about time! I was just at...

If it is true, it is about time! I was just at the Centurion lounge in Sydney and I was the only chump pulling out a plastic card to gain access to that lounge. And my card is a sad looking affair,...
Jan 5, 19, 11:51 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Vasco

Australian Amex Acceptance Frustration

I just spent 5 weeks in Australia, and I eventually just gave up entirely on my Amex. While, yes, I was able to use my Amex at some (although not all) hotels and some (not all) higher end restaurants...
Nov 15, 18, 10:11 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,540
Posted By Vasco

[/left] And yet I just booked our Christmas...

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And yet I just booked our Christmas holidays to Australia and at almost every single point if I wanted to pay by Amex the surcharge was still 3-5%. I thought these dark days were supposed to...
Oct 16, 18, 5:31 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By Vasco

Well, I think what he meant was: do you want to...

Well, I think what he meant was: do you want to accumulate points for hotel stays? Or for airline tickets? Or do you want a more general approach? If you have 4 kids, for example, it will take you a...
Oct 6, 18, 5:19 am
Replies: 649
Views: 110,827
Posted By Vasco

I do not agree that the Canadian market is not...

I do not agree that the Canadian market is not ready for it. I think it is in fact primed for a change. Why? Because if you take the time to research any vacation destination, you will almost...
Oct 6, 18, 5:16 am
Replies: 649
Views: 110,827
Posted By Vasco

All that means is that giant multinational banks...

All that means is that giant multinational banks typically transact with each other in USD. That's it. It means that Amex Canada has to pay whichever bank the merchant uses in Germany in USD to...
Sep 26, 18, 4:28 am
Replies: 649
Views: 110,827
Posted By Vasco

Anyone else receive the invitation to answer the...

Anyone else receive the invitation to answer the survey regarding this card? The questions were very telling regarding where they think this card is lacking. But I'm glad I was able to fully voice...
Forum: Asia
Sep 20, 18, 12:44 am
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By Vasco

I'm curious why you feel you need this service. ...

I'm curious why you feel you need this service. I've never spent more than 15-20 minutes from exiting the aircraft to getting in a taxi and being on my way, including waiting for luggage, when...
Sep 7, 18, 10:17 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,929
Posted By Vasco

If you're strictly looking at Star Alliance: from...

If you're strictly looking at Star Alliance: from Canada in the past, I've had good luck on Turkish Airlines which fly to Hanoi and Saigon from Istanbul in something of a triangle (some days it is...
Aug 29, 18, 2:25 am
Replies: 649
Views: 110,827
Posted By Vasco

Paying my bill today, I decided to have a look at...

Paying my bill today, I decided to have a look at the ever-dwindling benefits to see what was left. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see: Shangri-La Hotels Jade Status! You need to enrol via...
Aug 19, 18, 12:57 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,004
Posted By Vasco

For now... on my last Fairmont stay (Chateau...

For now... on my last Fairmont stay (Chateau Laurier in Ottawa) that I'd booked through Amex ans used certificates for, I was told quite clearly that once Accor is firmly in charge all that comes to...
Apr 11, 18, 8:44 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,625
Posted By Vasco

Chase Canada, who issued the Marriott Visa cards,...

Chase Canada, who issued the Marriott Visa cards, has exited the Canadian market. What most likely happened is that the OP had his card closed because Chase is closing everyone's cards as they leave...
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