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Minting the luggage cart at FRA

Old May 23, 2012, 7:23 am
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Someone needs to look into that. But do the cards need to be PinChip or would a US mag strip card work?

Should FT have a new thread just for cart running?

Originally Posted by toomanybooks
Maybe one quarter a year you could get 5% back on Discover or Freedom.
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Old May 23, 2012, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by AlohaDaveKennedy
Someone needs to look into that. But do the cards need to be PinChip or would a US mag strip card work?

Should FT have a new thread just for cart running?
I used a US mag strip card for the carts back in Dec and it worked just fine (CapOne Venture if it matters). The only problem was I couldn't find where to return the dang cart. I eventually gave up.

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Old May 23, 2012, 1:50 pm
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Oh my... only on flyertalk!
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Old May 23, 2012, 2:41 pm
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Sounds like we need to map the airport(s) out to find those little "cash machines."

Just think "Together we can help save the European economy, one pushcart at a time!"


Originally Posted by SRenaeP
I used a US mag strip card for the carts back in Dec and it worked just fine (CapOne Venture if it matters). The only problem was I couldn't find where to return the dang cart. I eventually gave up.

-Steph
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Old May 23, 2012, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by PaulMSN
No, it's 2 Euros per rental -- that would make it 6,514 transactions at current exchange rates, so it would only be 2.26 days. One flight cancellation in the summer with no other seats available for a couple of days and you're there, assuming you can stay awake the entire time and really, really like pushing luggage carts around.

Of course, Chase would probably look askance at over $16K of purchases in 2 Euro amounts all within 2 days+.
Nah, your card will probably be blocked due to suspicious transactions and possible fraud.
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Old May 23, 2012, 4:20 pm
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Thanks for the laugh ... really. Love reading the replies as well.

Now this one layover you're looking forward to!

Yes LH, can I please have a longer layover in FRA? That 5 hours is too short.
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Old May 24, 2012, 10:47 pm
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I've got a 20-hour layover and there is no way I would pass up the weisswurst and bier for this nonsense. But I appreciate the concept!
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Old May 24, 2012, 11:01 pm
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The only reason to pass this up is if you have FCT access ... and even then, I'd just send out the LH Personal Assistant to do the task
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Old May 25, 2012, 9:51 am
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Just call your bank ahead and tell them that you will be making a few thousand 2 Euro transactions in Germany.

Originally Posted by pWei
Nah, your card will probably be blocked due to suspicious transactions and possible fraud.
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Old May 26, 2012, 2:20 pm
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lol! For 2-10 miles at a time, this would be ludicrous. However, I'd be the first one in line to read about someone actually doing this.
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Old May 26, 2012, 10:05 pm
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We really need a YouTube video of this technique!

Might make a nice tie in with the large money drops over at the new Universal Exports.

Originally Posted by x712xdamx
lol! For 2-10 miles at a time, this would be ludicrous. However, I'd be the first one in line to read about someone actually doing this.

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Old Jun 8, 2012, 7:08 pm
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Looks like I can make it to Frankfurt in August for a few hours of cart running.

Have we any had any cart runners report back in?

Anyone got the number of that NPR reporter?

Even Tim Geithner ain't gonna be able to kill this deal!
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Old Jun 8, 2012, 11:25 pm
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I will be in FRA in Aug and Sept. Hmmmm..... this might be my first cart run!
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Old Jun 9, 2012, 1:26 am
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Now I'm looking forward to my 5 hour layover. Cart running here I come!
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 1:27 pm
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