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Apr 15, 20, 6:12 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 9,980
Posted By RupertC

First ever experience of American Airlines was a 763

Picture the scene (if you were alive in 1995). It is 14th December at London Heathrow. Terminal 3 is in the type of pre-Christmas chaos akin to Boston in 'Die Hard 2'. It is the last cheap day to...
Jan 26, 20, 12:42 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 13,737
Posted By RupertC

Bumping this thread on account of earning changes...

Bumping this thread on account of earning changes with the SPG Amex credit card...

Following AA's departure from the UK credit card scene I parked my spend with the SPG card, which credits to...
Feb 27, 19, 11:51 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,558
Posted By RupertC

I am non-elite. My offer to Gold was 91,500 miles...

I am non-elite. My offer to Gold was 91,500 miles (or $755). Er, no thanks.
Jan 9, 19, 7:46 am
Replies: 160
Views: 17,997
Posted By RupertC

My missing points were recently credited by AMEX,...

My missing points were recently credited by AMEX, with a 10K uplift for my trouble.
Nov 11, 18, 12:36 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,580
Posted By RupertC

Iberia arrivals lounge

I recently used the arrivals lounge, flying Iberia J on a revenue AA ticket (001).

The arrivals lounge is not well sign-posted in T4 (if at all). My preferred method to find it on level -1 was to...
Nov 1, 18, 9:08 am
Replies: 160
Views: 17,997
Posted By RupertC

Missing points arising from welcome bonus

If you took out an SPG Amex card just before the merger with Marriott, then it is very likely that your 10,000 Starpoints welcome bonus was applied incorrectly as 10,000 Marriott points.

As with...
Oct 14, 18, 11:32 am
Replies: 160
Views: 17,997
Posted By RupertC

My points were credited to my Marriott account...

My points were credited to my Marriott account 13th September, but as advised upthread the welcome bonus (10,000 Starpoints) was not correctly applied as Marriott points on a 3:1 basis. Still chasing...
Oct 7, 18, 5:37 am
Replies: 160
Views: 17,997
Posted By RupertC

UK SPG Amex card - welcome bonus incorrectly applied

In July, MBNA killed its Advantage points earning credit cards, so I took out an SPG Amex card for the facility to transfer points to Aadvantage.

Amex offered a welcome bonus of 10,000 Starpoints...
Oct 2, 18, 7:51 am
Replies: 79
Views: 13,737
Posted By RupertC

Where to after MBNA?

It has been two months since MBNA closed their Aadvantage earning credit cards. So what have people decided to do with their spend as a result? I flirted with the idea of getting the BA Amex card,...
Sep 11, 18, 8:03 am
Replies: 156
Views: 88,026
Posted By RupertC

Business class seat allocation on IB (with no OW status)

This thread prompted me to have another go at attempting to get a seat allocated for an upcoming IB operated flight (booked as an AA code-share). I have a four flight, all J itinerary: 3/4 flights on...
May 29, 18, 3:40 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 13,737
Posted By RupertC

I've got the same offer as other posters (0.5%...

I've got the same offer as other posters (0.5% cashback). Has anyone received a different offer?
May 29, 18, 10:53 am
Replies: 79
Views: 13,737
Posted By RupertC

I think it is a targeted offer from MBNA. The...

I think it is a targeted offer from MBNA. The correspondence introducing the new card includes a summary of the card-holder's spend in 2017. MBNA would not include the data in their form letter if...
May 20, 18, 9:20 am
Replies: 79
Views: 13,737
Posted By RupertC

I hold the exact reverse opinion.

I hold the exact reverse opinion.
May 17, 18, 3:28 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 13,737
Posted By RupertC

Completely agree. AA is signalling to UK based AA...

Completely agree. AA is signalling to UK based AA customers to fly BA, use BA's loyalty programme, and earn their non-flying miles using BA's credit cards.
Dec 10, 17, 2:58 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,272
Posted By RupertC

FLL is not the worst airport to transit through....

FLL is not the worst airport to transit through. TSA never have enough security lanes open on weekend mornings, and the queuing can get long (and fractious). The lead TSA agent (at the document check...
Dec 6, 17, 4:01 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,004
Posted By RupertC

The FX conversion was not as favourable as your...

The FX conversion was not as favourable as your estimate, and the remainder of the flights were C upgrades from Y, so a low base fare price.
Dec 6, 17, 11:24 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,004
Posted By RupertC

Yep. International F (BA) connecting to...

Yep.

International F (BA) connecting to domestic F (AA), and return. The return international sector was in J (BA). All for GBP2600. The other sectors were unrelated, but all in domestic F. That...
Dec 5, 17, 4:26 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,004
Posted By RupertC

EQD: 3205 EQM: 21,011 EQS: 10 All travel...

EQD: 3205
EQM: 21,011
EQS: 10

All travel in the highest available class of service on AA/BA including intercontinental F, with the exception of one sector which was in intercontinental J.(four...
Dec 5, 17, 8:20 am
Replies: 79
Views: 13,737
Posted By RupertC

MBNA have stopped their co-branded AA cards

I currently hold the UK MBNA co-branded AMEX and Visa card for Aadvantage. I took one for the team, calling MBNA in the UK with their infernal telephone menus and clueless agents. Eventually I was...
Nov 17, 17, 7:48 am
Replies: 1,515
Views: 443,280
Posted By RupertC

Here is the scorecard from a number of internal...

Here is the scorecard from a number of internal flights completed in November:-

11/1: PHL-FLL Full PDB (LUS).
11/4: FLL-CLT Full PDB (LUS).
11/4: CLT-SAN Full PDB (LUS). Excellent service in...
Dec 9, 16, 7:36 am
Replies: 813
Views: 206,697
Posted By RupertC

Not a premium experience - yet

Came off BA193/ AA6154 in F recently and tried out the lounge. Food offerings consisted of a few tired snacks and some warmed-up goo (c. 15:30 serving time). The place had about as much premium feel...
Aug 26, 16, 8:03 am
Replies: 497
Views: 118,227
Posted By RupertC

I'll keep it simple. The LUS 757 is the worst...

I'll keep it simple. The LUS 757 is the worst plane in the fleet for transatlantic travel.
Aug 22, 16, 7:35 am
Replies: 554
Views: 97,653
Posted By RupertC

Happy to swap

I appreciate that you are not specifically referencing AA's 757 fleet but...

For TATL vs Hawaii in J, you are very welcome to take the last of the crappy unconfigured LUS 757 ETOPS birds in...
Jun 8, 16, 7:38 am
Replies: 2,070
Views: 305,412
Posted By RupertC

The argument may be tired and old, but it is...

The argument may be tired and old, but it is correct. Airlines do not give a damn about anyone's family, unless they are putting their own $$$ on the table. In which case they will have their own FF#...
Feb 9, 16, 6:11 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 16,898
Posted By RupertC

BA at STN

Good to see. Those of us living in the grim north east of London are finally getting some love from BA. Hopefully this new presence is the thin end of the wedge for future routes.
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