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Holidays 2019

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rotty, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 60,917

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Looking at the Gold Card, first year being free and then £140 per year, does it get you into more lounges than Priorty Pass? The Amex website isn’t too clear on what you can or cannot get into.

    Free room upgrade and $75 credit for 2 night stay also sounds good, easy to get that £140 back I think.
     
  2. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,185

    Location: Notts

    Priority Pass marginally more

    The Amex is all about the airmiles

    If 2 of you can get 60k a year at no cost (half if one of you) and this can be repeated over and over
     
  3. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,185

    Location: Notts

    I never pay the fee
     
  4. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 60,917

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Sorry I don’t understand, 60k miles in flights? What happens then?
     
  5. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,185

    Location: Notts

    From card spend. Will message you
     
  6. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 22,302

    Location: On the road....

    Yeah, seen that, I think there trying to make a subtle (or perhaps not!) point. :D
     
  7. Malevolence

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 21, 2011

    Posts: 11,227

    Just a week or so in Lebanon for me. And maybe the same somewhere else too, haven't decided yet.
     
  8. DampCat

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 13,176

    Location: Manchestah

    Cancelled our trip to Hawaii in July/August. Took our little one to San Francisco in October when he was 8 months and the 11 hour flight was... Stressful. Done that flight too many times to count but the baby struggled. The idea of doing it again immediately followed by 7 hours to Hawaii is just awful. Will wait till he's bigger.

    Got a honeymoon by ourselves we'll enjoy, will pick a destination the week before. Will replace Hawaii with shorter flights to Disneyland Paris or similar to get him used to air travel.
     
  9. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 11,132

    Location: Chorley

    Only Copenhagen for 4 nights at the end of Feb booked so far. Will throw in a few Champneys spa breaks probably too.

    After buying the house last year we're trying to cut back and build savings again this year. Though might try and get a few weeks in Spain to see my parents.
     
  10. DampCat

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 13,176

    Location: Manchestah

    You can pay £80 if you're with someone who qualifies to get in. I've had people ask me if I'd "Sign them in" which i have done before.

    What card are you guys talking?

    I have the Virgin black card, and I'm earning 5-10k airmiles a month with 190k unused ATM (stupid baby). Obviously I can only redeem with Virgin, are yous all using something else?
     
  11. Steedie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 29, 2004

    Posts: 18,962

    Location: Oxfordshire

    I'm tempted to book Iceland for a week in April with something warmer later in the year.

    Trouble is, me and my son both hate very warm weather, right pair the both of us. Last hot holiday, we both were in the villa more than out by the pool :p
     
  12. sk8board_pete

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 9, 2015

    Posts: 228

    We got a 2 week trip to florida in march and then maybe a week at centre parcs in august.
    Florida pretty much wiped us out this year
     
  13. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 11,132

    Location: Chorley

    Amex Gold

    I've been waiting for Curve to support Amex again before i start using one again.
     
  14. shadow_boxer

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 9, 2009

    Posts: 8,252

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    Interesting destination. Is that for holiday or work?

    All this talk of airmiles reminds me I really need to look into this more and sort one out
     
  15. TacticalFish

    Hitman

    Joined: May 6, 2016

    Posts: 672

    Trying to decide on a holiday with mates. We're all happy with Spain (cheapish and warm), not looking for clubbing or crazy nightlife. I like the look of Cadiz, but would like a few options as one of us has been there already. Any suggestions welcome!
     
  16. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,185

    Location: Notts

    BA premier plus and churning Amex Gold (the churning is a big earner)

    VA black has been discontinued and converted to some crap card, there is a new VA card but it's no good unless you are gold status
     
  17. DampCat

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 13,176

    Location: Manchestah

    I switched from the Black Amex card to the Virgin Black MasterCard and it only gives Airmiles. I'm silver, although not sure I'll maintain that this year. Might look at Amex Gold then.
     
  18. FISHGUTS

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 7, 2004

    Posts: 746

    Location: N.W. England

    A couple of nights in Chester Feb half term.
    3 nights in Singapore & then on to Khao Lak for 2 weeks in Easter. I'm a tad worried what my 9 year old will eat as she's stupidly fussy.
    2 weeks villa holiday in Fuerteventura for the August summer hols.
     
  19. PlacidCasual

    Soldato

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 5,527

    @TacticalFish Been a while since I went to Cadiz and I seem to remember not a huge number of English speakers, I was learning Spanish at time so happy to bumble through. Habla Espanol?
     
  20. always4lora

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 14, 2007

    Posts: 1,963

    No holidays booked for me this year but i'm saving for a holidat at the end of September / Early October. Need to find somewhere fairly hot with the odd bit to do and around £600 each all inc. challenges ahead.