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May 28, 17, 4:12 pm
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Posted By influential

Still waiting to go back to Cent

Having been part of the original "charter" Cent membership in the UK, I cancelled my card about a decade ago due to a period of zero travel.

These days, spend far more than ever before (but...
May 28, 14, 9:31 am
Replies: 267
Views: 75,629
Posted By influential

As someone who kicked the Centurion UK card into...

As someone who kicked the Centurion UK card into touch when the SPG Platinum benefit was taken away, I'm disappointed to see that things have continued to spiral downwards in respect of benefits vs....
Jul 17, 13, 4:46 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,055
Posted By influential

Exited Centurion [UK], now can't get reinstated.

As a UK Centurion member from the early days, I exited the programme about 5 years ago, due to reduced travel requirements, lack of SPG Platinum etc. Got a nice letter from Amex at the time saying...
Jan 26, 12, 5:07 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 16,007
Posted By influential

Speaking of Coutts, as some of you have been, am...

Speaking of Coutts, as some of you have been, am on the verge of giving up with them as see very little benefit (don't use their market trailing borrowing options) plus the World Card with its...
Jan 26, 12, 5:00 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 5,826
Posted By influential

LOL - pleased to be not the only person to think...

LOL - pleased to be not the only person to think Courtesy of Coutts is totally and utterly useless. Upon raising the issue, formal response was "Many of our members fly on Easyjet, so appreciate the...
Jan 26, 12, 4:51 pm
Replies: 261
Views: 43,077
Posted By influential

HSBC Premier - have been with them before but...

HSBC Premier - have been with them before but never really took advantage, ending up cancelling due to general lethargy. Think I'll take your advice and give them another go.
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Views: 49,038
Posted By influential

6 hour delay NYC-BGI just before Christmas...

6 hour delay NYC-BGI just before Christmas (faulty part required a replacement aircraft) followed by 2 hour delay on the tarmac (no-one available to load the luggage onto the aircraft, so the captain...
Jan 22, 12, 6:56 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,236
Posted By influential

I'm not sure when VS started allowing private...

I'm not sure when VS started allowing private vehicles to utilise the drive-thru check-in but I was emailed a few days before a December LHR-NYC trip offering the facility. Booked in, chose the time...
Jan 22, 12, 6:51 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By influential

Yep, I always go via MIA when using VS miles....

Yep, I always go via MIA when using VS miles. Flew MIA-LHR just yesterday, in fact - Upper was full, other classes about 75%.
Jan 22, 12, 6:48 am
Replies: 261
Views: 43,077
Posted By influential

In last couple of months, for example, stayed at...

In last couple of months, for example, stayed at Burj in Nov (noting the Amex-Jumeirah/Sirius link) then flew AA NYC-BGI in Dec (no Admirals Club lounge access for Caribbean destinations despite...
Jan 21, 12, 3:57 pm
Replies: 261
Views: 43,077
Posted By influential

Anyone regret cancelling their Centurion?

Having been a Centurion card-holder since inception, I allowed the account to lapse in Jan 2007 on the back of less travel, loss of SPG Platinum, was it worth the annual fee etc.

Then in the past...
Dec 20, 09, 9:49 am
Replies: 195
Views: 22,531
Posted By influential

Yep, got the 25k offer and presumed it was due to...

Yep, got the 25k offer and presumed it was due to a J flight St Lucia-London that is scheduled for mid-strike period.
Jan 10, 09, 1:58 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By influential

Well, I have a Coutts card and can't say it...

Well, I have a Coutts card and can't say it offers any tangible benefits, other than a silly points scheme (Easyjet as a partner, for crying out loud). Have previously had the Cent Amex card from its...
Sep 7, 08, 11:25 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,181
Posted By influential

Many thanks, guys. Just booked another...

Many thanks, guys. Just booked another US/Panama/Carib trip for the end of the year and how have to work out how best to use an Amex 2-for-1 and a separate BA MCO that's been kicking around for a...
Sep 7, 08, 11:21 am
Replies: 423
Views: 107,904
Posted By influential

Seems like just a few months ago that I was...

Seems like just a few months ago that I was typing on this thread, and I've just re-read my message and it was dated 2006. Anyway, have just booked the hotel again for a 5 day points stay straddling...
Sep 6, 08, 3:31 am
Replies: 388
Views: 52,057
Posted By influential

About 600k at the moment, but burning quicker...

About 600k at the moment, but burning quicker than earning recently. A Bahamas timeshare brings in another c.100k EOY. Wish the Starwood c/card was UK based!
Sep 5, 08, 1:22 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 38,445
Posted By influential

Am staying at the Excelsior Rome as I type having...

Am staying at the Excelsior Rome as I type having mulled over the St Regis. One reason for choosing it was the pool area, which I have to say is a real disappointment - small, untidy, water leaking...
Sep 5, 08, 1:16 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,181
Posted By influential

Well, after a year or so away from Flyertalk and...

Well, after a year or so away from Flyertalk and concentrating on UK matters, my travel life is back and so is my interest in the wonders of this website. Look forward to catching up on everything.
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Sep 5, 08, 1:09 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 4,524
Posted By influential

Cancelled my Centurion a couple of years ago...

Cancelled my Centurion a couple of years ago (when SPG Plat was removed) and have just moved to Coutts banking along with the World card. The points scheme on the card looks awful, and why they quote...
Sep 5, 08, 12:56 pm
Replies: 112
Views: 8,044
Posted By influential

Just thought I'd bring this back as a reminder of...

Just thought I'd bring this back as a reminder of the great times had by so many courtesy of InsideFlyer and the SPG points days!
Jan 5, 08, 12:15 pm
Replies: 4,417
Views: 1,052,449
Posted By influential

Evening sunrisegirl. It was BGI of course. And,...

Evening sunrisegirl. It was BGI of course. And, Simon Cowell was on the island staying at Sandy Lane, yes. But, I think I'm thinking of Nigel Martin Smith (can't find a picture on the net to confirm)...
Jan 5, 08, 12:07 pm
Replies: 4,417
Views: 1,052,449
Posted By influential

From trip I've just got back from, can offer...

From trip I've just got back from, can offer Michael Winner (that guy needs to lose some weight) and the guy that dreamed up/managed Take That in the '90s/also did one of the first Pop Idol-esque...
Jan 5, 08, 12:04 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,181
Posted By influential

Well, many thanks for everyone for their kind...

Well, many thanks for everyone for their kind messages. Sadly, I just couldn't devote the time to Flyertalk that it deserved, hence am pleased to see others taking the reins. Still logging in...
Jul 5, 07, 2:54 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,469
Posted By influential

Indeed, may I add a welcome to the newcomers to...

Indeed, may I add a welcome to the newcomers to the BA board...
Jun 28, 07, 4:16 pm
Replies: 182
Views: 10,923
Posted By influential

Yep - count me in for the drinks. Will confirm...

Yep - count me in for the drinks. Will confirm food shortly.
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