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Minting the luggage cart at FRA

Old May 21, 2012, 1:43 pm
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Too funny.

Surely, someone is going to get arrested.
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Old May 21, 2012, 1:48 pm
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This one made my day!

But have you factored in the foreign transaction fee that may be charged by the CC company? That will certain erode your return on investment
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Old May 22, 2012, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by bandana1948
This one made my day!

But have you factored in the foreign transaction fee that may be charged by the CC company? That will certain erode your return on investment
Many of us have no-foreign-fee cards, so we're golden on this.
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Old May 22, 2012, 3:02 pm
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Originally Posted by lkar
Too funny.

Surely, someone is going to get arrested.
I was kinda wondering about the attention this would no doubt draw from der Polizei.
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Old May 22, 2012, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by amolkold
Can we ask FraPort to raise the deposit requirement to 100?
Hilarious! That's the spirit.
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Old May 22, 2012, 5:00 pm
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Hopefully this is not shut down right away I have a 19 hour layover in FRA next April, I will have my 5 y.o. son and wife so hopefully they can help too
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Old May 22, 2012, 5:25 pm
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Originally Posted by particlemn
Hopefully this is not shut down right away I have a 19 hour layover in FRA next April, I will have my 5 y.o. son and wife so hopefully they can help too
Have the tyke pull the carts off and bring them back to you. The wife can take the Euro coins to a Sparkasse and get paper.
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Old May 22, 2012, 5:38 pm
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Hourly rate increase

Stayed at Hilton Garden FRA took 10 minutes to find return stn for cart to get my 2 euro back ! But then found several abandoned carts. Civic duty to return them@:-) but now My hourly rate has gone up!
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Old May 22, 2012, 6:06 pm
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How do these transactions process as spending?

Any cards offering multiple miles for spending in that category?
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Old May 22, 2012, 6:32 pm
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Seriously maybe there is something to it.

You can use an AMEX prepaid which gives you 5x UR up to $2.5k (you can have almost an unlimited amount of these prepaid cards).

Say you hire someone for EUR 6 (ok borderline minimum wage, but doable).

120 carts an hour or 240 EUR maybe a bit more. That's 1560 miles an hour. That's after 8 hours - 12480 miles for you and EUR 48 for our honorable cart lugger.

~13k miles for 48 EUR I'd take it

Oh and other airport have different deposits all over Europe. Some charge EUR 5 or 7. So it could actually make sense...
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Old May 22, 2012, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by highman123
Seriously maybe there is something to it.

You can use an AMEX prepaid which gives you 5x UR up to $2.5k (you can have almost an unlimited amount of these prepaid cards).

Say you hire someone for EUR 6 (ok borderline minimum wage, but doable).

120 carts an hour or 240 EUR maybe a bit more. That's 1560 miles an hour. That's after 8 hours - 12480 miles for you and EUR 48 for our honorable cart lugger.

~13k miles for 48 EUR I'd take it

Oh and other airport have different deposits all over Europe. Some charge EUR 5 or 7. So it could actually make sense...
That's assuming the guy you hire to pick the carts actually meets you at the end of the day to give you all the coins back
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Old May 22, 2012, 6:56 pm
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That's assuming the guy you hire to pick the carts actually meets you at the end of the day to give you all the coins back
Forget the coins... The guys just going to take the $2000 Amex card and leave!
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Old May 22, 2012, 8:56 pm
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Yea of little faith. If worried about theft, check for opportunities in the Greek, Spanish and Italian airports - the help won't run to the bank with your Euros for fear of been trampled by the crowds running the other way.

Originally Posted by saacman5033
Forget the coins... The guys just going to take the $2000 Amex card and leave!
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Old May 22, 2012, 10:45 pm
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Oh dear, did I have to find this thread????
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Old May 23, 2012, 6:31 am
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Maybe one quarter a year you could get 5% back on Discover or Freedom.
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