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  1. ffi
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    The bloggers are much less outraged over this.
    But, if you see the cost of a suite (that you get to AFTER getting off the plane on a F class that cos you 100% more), the prices went up 100%
    It appears that many of those on the F class are now staying elsewhere as they have used up all their UR points, perhaps at Club Carlson or even the Holday Inn with a free night every year.
    UR points have been heavily devalued now and the best card all round may be the 2% cash back card, using things like Blue Cash Amex for 5% backon gas and groceries.
    The rest of the Hawkers Stall Cards are best used for sign up bonuses and then move on.

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