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Jun 24, 19, 1:03 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,891
Posted By phltraveler

Key difference between my cards... Citi...

Key difference between my cards...

Citi Double Cash:


Versus the Costco Visa:


So it looks like elimination of the extended warranty and damage & theft protection is not 100% across the...
Jun 24, 19, 12:56 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,891
Posted By phltraveler

This hurts tremendously. The Citi Double Cash...

This hurts tremendously. The Citi Double Cash became my primary spending card because of the return protection, damage + theft protection, and extended warranty coverage (which was unbeatable even...
Jun 22, 19, 11:19 am
Replies: 6,527
Views: 412,294
Posted By phltraveler

Here you go. Also requested a replacement card...

Here you go. Also requested a replacement card for a damaged card (truth, card had a crack in the plastic) and received a contactless enabled replacement credit card (haven't tried to request a new...
May 17, 19, 8:10 am
Replies: 6,527
Views: 412,294
Posted By phltraveler

I added my Amex to Samsung Pay on 04/07/2019 so...

I added my Amex to Samsung Pay on 04/07/2019 so either they aren't doing it for certain products or they only enabled EMV Contactless on Apple Pay & Android pay while not doing so for Samsung Pay......
May 17, 19, 5:22 am
Replies: 6,527
Views: 412,294
Posted By phltraveler

Same, I have an NXP NPC300 NFC receiver in my...

Same, I have an NXP NPC300 NFC receiver in my Lenovo Yoga 370 and the computer makes noise when a contactless card/device is put up to the sensor on the laptop, but Cardpeek doesn't see it...
May 16, 19, 11:16 am
Replies: 6,527
Views: 412,294
Posted By phltraveler

Does anyone know if Amex cards default to MSD...

Does anyone know if Amex cards default to MSD Contactless in the US on smart apps?

Local grocery store opened less than a month ago, Verifone MX pinpads with four dots (1 green/3 white) on the...
May 13, 19, 9:00 am
Replies: 6,527
Views: 412,294
Posted By phltraveler

Anyone know if the Freedompay units run by EWR...

Anyone know if the Freedompay units run by EWR Terminal C support EMV contactless? (They're used in certain shops like Cibo Express with the cash registers that are NCR SelfServ based and accept cash...
May 9, 19, 7:27 am
Replies: 6,527
Views: 412,294
Posted By phltraveler

ExxonMobil seems to be doing anything they can to...

ExxonMobil seems to be doing anything they can to avoid retrofit of contactless readers from what I see, even as pumps get replaced. They allowed Plenti (before ExxonMobil rewards) to be attached to...
May 6, 19, 5:18 pm
Replies: 6,527
Views: 412,294
Posted By phltraveler

Even if visibly present via pump signage,...

Even if visibly present via pump signage, ExxonMobil has been deactivating speedpass at many pumps and all pumps will stop accepting it by June 30th, 2019. Timeline for contactless card/NFC...
Apr 25, 19, 8:07 am
Replies: 6,527
Views: 412,294
Posted By phltraveler

Few factors here: Tapping often didn't work...

Few factors here:

Tapping often didn't work for the longest time, insert always works
When you hand the Costco visa over to the cashier, they put it on top of the keyboard and then ask if you...
Apr 23, 19, 2:10 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 60,616
Posted By phltraveler

This happened to my parents, about three months...

This happened to my parents, about three months after they opened their Double Cash at the end of 2017. Asked some basic questions, texted a code to verify phone, and that was that.

As cheaptom...
Mar 23, 19, 7:43 pm
Replies: 6,527
Views: 412,294
Posted By phltraveler

FYI, if you have a PenFed card and call and...

FYI, if you have a PenFed card and call and proactively ask for a replacement (at least on the older PenFed Cash Rewards visa with 5% cashback on gas at the pump + 0.25% on everything else), do not...
Mar 18, 19, 3:27 pm
Replies: 2,215
Views: 492,168
Posted By phltraveler

Low low by any metric- bare minimum keep miles...

Low low by any metric- bare minimum keep miles alive spend. My main goal was to convert to a no AF product or AF waiver. To not be given the option was disappointing but not a showstopper. I agreed...
Mar 18, 19, 2:43 pm
Replies: 2,215
Views: 492,168
Posted By phltraveler

Not only was their no retention offer, but the...

Not only was their no retention offer, but the phone tree allowed me to cancel my Aviator Red account without any human intervention whatsoever. The phone robot did ask why I was cancelling (increase...
Mar 17, 19, 10:50 am
Replies: 6,527
Views: 412,294
Posted By phltraveler

Asked for a replacement Chase Marriott Plat...

Asked for a replacement Chase Marriott Plat Premier Visa.
Received the new card design (Bonvoy Boundless) with contactless enabled, same number. Card was plastic, not metal.

Called PenFed to...
Feb 13, 19, 8:20 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 7,811
Posted By phltraveler

There are some non-cosmetic (e.g. Marriott...

There are some non-cosmetic (e.g. Marriott loyalty programs -> loyalty program) changes in here.

2.1.b now includes taxes, spa, etc. as a part of some properties - albeit only three.
2.1.d.goes...
Feb 12, 19, 8:35 am
Replies: 86
Views: 12,818
Posted By phltraveler

I'm equally disappointed in the award chart...

I'm equally disappointed in the award chart particularly the on-peak/standard/peak rates and category changes.

No, I don't see it as likely that erosion of benefits before EOY, but enhancements,...
Feb 11, 19, 4:09 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 11,142
Posted By phltraveler

We're talking numbers (which do count). I find...

We're talking numbers (which do count). I find your ninja flight attendants point dismissive, particularly when it's pointed out how that, post 9/11, passengers aren't just going to sit back and wait...
Feb 11, 19, 11:00 am
Replies: 58
Views: 7,297
Posted By phltraveler

The good thing with these bins is they help...

The good thing with these bins is they help throughput. When someone slow/doesn't know what they're doing or a ton of stuff to divest is ahead of you and you're down to business, you can just keep...
Feb 11, 19, 10:51 am
Replies: 256
Views: 11,142
Posted By phltraveler

I've flown on 500+ flights in the past five years...

I've flown on 500+ flights in the past five years and I've never seen the FA rule count violated on a domestic flight.
On longer international flights I've seen enough FAs to cover the cabin, but...
Feb 11, 19, 10:07 am
Replies: 86
Views: 12,818
Posted By phltraveler

Digging up a couple week old thread to just say...

Digging up a couple week old thread to just say that I doubt there will be any short term (e.g. within the next three months) hard T&C benefit changes, because there'd be outrage.

Enter the days...
Jan 18, 19, 8:35 am
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By phltraveler

The booking rules could vary, but most of the...

The booking rules could vary, but most of the Marriott hotels I'm at have a more negative interpretation. As a business traveler typically for me I see
Cancellation permitted up to two days before...
Jan 18, 19, 8:29 am
Replies: 478
Views: 74,561
Posted By phltraveler

So with a Monday afternoon flight and being...

So with a Monday afternoon flight and being worried about potential security screening time impacts with the government shutdowns (due to TSA Sick-outs), I decided I'd head to the airport early and...
Jan 18, 19, 7:54 am
Replies: 478
Views: 46,101
Posted By phltraveler

Couple factors here. Marriott didn't want...

Couple factors here.

Marriott didn't want to tick off the old Lifetime Plats (750 nights/2.0M points) by taking their grandfathered level and not grandfathering at the highest possible level....
Jan 14, 19, 8:49 am
Replies: 703
Views: 119,098
Posted By phltraveler

No posts ITT for a while, but have there been any...

No posts ITT for a while, but have there been any slowdowns or closures at EWR due to the government shutdown?
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