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aster Oct 31, 14 11:05 am


Originally Posted by lcpteck (Post 23768094)
Wikipost created so we can track promotions.

Fantastic promo from Citibank I must say.

Maybe we should add that UOB cards currently enjoy a 10% discount at expedia.com.sg for hotels: http://www.expedia.com.sg/uob?mdpcid=sg.direct.uob.edm

lcpteck Oct 31, 14 7:26 pm


Originally Posted by aster (Post 23769620)
Maybe we should add that UOB cards currently enjoy a 10% discount at expedia.com.sg for hotels: http://www.expedia.com.sg/uob?mdpcid=sg.direct.uob.edm

Thanks I've added it.

Do add on if there are others, the wiki can be edited by anybody.

lcpteck Nov 1, 14 1:48 pm

Added Veloce Lounge directory for ANZ Travel Card.

carrotjuice Nov 6, 14 2:19 am

Trying to determine if I should use UOB PRVI to pay for airport tax and fuel surcharge for CX redemptions.

I'm redeeming 3 tickets totaling S$525. Will this be charged as one transaction so I qualify for the oneway UOB limo? Or does CX split into 3 x S$175 transactions? If so, it doesn't make sense for me to use UOB PRVI as I only want to do this for the UOB limo ride.

lcpteck Nov 6, 14 2:24 am


Originally Posted by carrotjuice (Post 23800076)
Trying to determine if I should use UOB PRVI to pay for airport tax and fuel surcharge for CX redemptions.

I'm redeeming 3 tickets totaling S$525. Will this be charged as one transaction so I qualify for the Norway UOB limo? Or does CX split into 3 x S$175 transactions? If so, it doesn't make sense for me to use UOB PRVI as I only want to do this for the UOB limo ride.

That's a good question. I have no experience in this area.

But I have seen some people in HWZ tried to book multiple revenue tickets in 1 transaction (I think was on SQ) and they were charged separately so didn't qualify. I'm not sure how CX charges for multiple tickets or even award redemptions. Let's wait for more feedback.

SirJman Nov 6, 14 2:45 am

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jagmeets Nov 7, 14 10:00 am


Originally Posted by carrotjuice (Post 23800076)
Trying to determine if I should use UOB PRVI to pay for airport tax and fuel surcharge for CX redemptions.

I'm redeeming 3 tickets totaling S$525. Will this be charged as one transaction so I qualify for the oneway UOB limo? Or does CX split into 3 x S$175 transactions? If so, it doesn't make sense for me to use UOB PRVI as I only want to do this for the UOB limo ride.

Is this online or by calling in? No experience with the former, but I've had the latter case for 2 pax a couple of times and was charged as 2x (per person cost) for. Got 2 emails, each with per person cost mentioned and charged the same.

('thankfully', my CX redemptions have usually for long haul, so >SGD500, or on nonYQ carriers, so it doesn't really matter)

Beware of this for some others as well - have had AA tickets booked via Expedia charged the same way. The very first time this happened, I called UOB just after I saw the charges come that way and successfully argued to get the Limo ride as a 'one-off'.

Edit to add: Curiosity piqued, I just looked up some old statements - interesting! CX online revenue ticket purchases (exSIN and exCMB) for 2 pax had shown up as a single transaction - darn!! those were worth a lot of Limo rides :(

percysmith Nov 7, 14 11:03 am

I can solve this one for you. Phoned-in redemption (cos I waitlisted at first), two pax, one PNR, one AM account, one credit card - two credit card transactions.

aster Nov 7, 14 10:59 pm

Seems like we should put together a mini-list of how airlines treat a booking involving more than 1 pax. FWIW:

- Scoot: one transaction
- Finnair: separate transactions for each pax
- Etihad: one transaction

On a side note, there have been reports of cross-border fees for experia.com.sg transactions. I just checked my UOB PRVI Amex statement and nothing extra was charged.

percysmith Nov 8, 14 12:39 am

Aster: Scoot charged me once for two pax. Vietnamairlines charged me twice.

jagmeets Nov 8, 14 2:46 am

aster - useful, though wasn't sure if worth having up in the wiki..so here goes - all below for a booking for 2 persons - 'Separate' meaning the credit card had 2 charges while single means just that - a single charge for 2x the amount.

AA Direct booking: Separate
AA Booking via Expedia: Separate
9W Booking via Zuji: Separate
PR booking via Travelocity: Separate
CX Direct booking exCMB: Single
CX Direct booking exSIN: Single
CX Redemption booking offiline: Separate
3K Direct booking: Single
MH Booking via Expedia: Single
AI Direct booking: Single
SQ Redemption booking online: Single
SQ Redemption booking offline: Separate

and, gasp!
SQ Direct booking exSIN: Single
SQ Direct booking exIndia: Single
(gasp because I booked a revenue ticket on SQ for self just this week, after a long time, so wouldn't normally have had this data point! wifey doesn't stay away as much- we've traveled on different planes to a destination on similarly timed flights in the past)

carrotjuice Nov 8, 14 3:42 am


Originally Posted by jagmeets (Post 23809972)
(wifey doesn't stay away as much- we've traveled on different planes to a destination on similarly timed flights in the past)

We're so alike! As a family, we've split flights too several times in the past - much to the chagrin of my spouse who very much prefer that we fly together as a family.

In fact I'm having a hard time now trying to plan the next family holiday, whether spouse should take children on one airline's redemption tickets, while I originate from a different city on a purchased ticket purely to accumulate tier points for next year's qualification.

It's a disease!!

jagmeets Nov 8, 14 6:35 am


Originally Posted by carrotjuice (Post 23810082)
We're so alike! As a family, we've split flights too several times in the past - much to the chagrin of my spouse who very much prefer that we fly together as a family.

In fact I'm having a hard time now trying to plan the next family holiday, whether spouse should take children on one airline's redemption tickets, while I originate from a different city on a purchased ticket purely to accumulate tier points for next year's qualification.

It's a disease!!

Ha -tough world/life, eh?

No kids yet, but,

Drat!!

I'd been hoping that having seen the benefits of 'optimization' (largely CX related in our case, and that's a part of the reason for avoiding SQ), the boss would have absolutely no issues whatsoever with any hare-brained strategies that I came up with! She's been awesomely unedrstanding so far - finger's crossed!

percysmith Nov 8, 14 8:24 am


Originally Posted by carrotjuice (Post 23810082)
We're so alike! As a family, we've split flights too several times in the past - much to the chagrin of my spouse who very much prefer that we fly together as a family.

My SIL also. Then expects me to perform some voodoo magic/hack into CX's availability database/kidnap a certain number of CX board members to make it happen.

lcpteck Nov 8, 14 9:18 am

This is bad, we should all stay away from this forum...

Oh wait, I'm still single... I should stay away from this forum..


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