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Old Mar 12, 12, 1:40 pm
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: ORD / DUB / LHR
Programs: UA 1K MM; BA Silver; Marriott Plat
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It is all about moving the processing of these fees from outstations to the website / call centres. The interest earned on these transactions is negligible.
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