Well color me confused. About a week ago it was all ashes and sackcloth as DBS stealthily uploaded a new set of T&C to its website. You can find a summary of the changes here, but long story short it added a lot of exceptions for what types of transactions could earn the additional 9X points […]
Update (9 Jun): Would like to draw your attention to the following comment by Christopher: I called DBS earlier this afternoon to ask about the effective date of the above changes in the T & Cs. Twice. Here are the replies I received: 1. 1st CSO claimed that the T & Cs have always been […]
Ok. No time to keep feeling sorry for myself, because bigger and more important things are now happening. I’d like to claim some special powers of clairvoyance but really, everyone knew this was a long time coming. SQ has announced changes to its award chart that take place from 24th May 2016. The revised award chart […]
I got a text this morning that made me worried First rule of the miles and points game. “Enhancement” is always a bad thing. I wonder why airlines/hotels/credit card companies continue to use that term, given that it’s been so widely abused it’s used sardonically by the frequent flyer community. So, with much trepidation, I […]
Miles are the worst investment that you can possibly hold. They do not earn interest. They are not subject to any sort of investor protection. And over the long term, they are the one investment that is guaranteed to lose value (as we saw with Alaska’s unannounced devaluation of Emirates first and business class awards). My dad […]
This shouldn’t raise any undue alarm bells but I thought you should know that from 1 June 2016 DBS has revised the earning rate on the DBS Altitude card. The new earn rates are as follows Online flight and hotel transactions Overseas Spend (foreign currency) Local Spend 3 miles (Capped at S$5,000 per month) 2 […]
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