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Mar 21, 16, 2:37 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 33,444
Posted By rafernandes

Ok, so is the group active ? if so why are we not...

Ok, so is the group active ? if so why are we not receiving messages when people are posting ?
Andrew
Mar 17, 16, 8:04 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 33,444
Posted By rafernandes

Totally worth it. Have Priority Pass with Citi...

Totally worth it. Have Priority Pass with Citi card. Land at 7.30 pm. Chill in the lounge for 4 hours in arrival. Booked the suite in the same lounge from 2 am to 8 am. Have a shower , pass out , be...
Mar 17, 16, 7:07 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 33,444
Posted By rafernandes

I live in Austin too. Would not mind being part...

I live in Austin too. Would not mind being part of the MR Group.
Doing a MR from AUS-HKG-HKG (550$), April 3, turnaround next day, staying at the Priority Pass Lounge, booked a room with shower...
Mar 3, 16, 10:25 am
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By rafernandes

As ff - qr ?

if one is flying on Qatar Airways, can one use Alaska FF # to credit miles to Alaska or is one stuck to Qatar or AA only ?
Feb 24, 16, 3:56 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 56,202
Posted By rafernandes

I posted in the wiki April 3 AUS -DFW-HKG...

I posted in the wiki
April 3 AUS -DFW-HKG (14B, 27H)/ Return April 5 HKG-DFW-AUS (27H, 14C)
Feb 24, 16, 10:35 am
Replies: 92
Views: 23,661
Posted By rafernandes

St Regis Mumbai - Category 3 : March 01, 2016

As per the new Starwood changes will change from a Category 4 to a category 3 as of March 01, 2016. Good time for point redemption for anyone wanting to redeem !

Great value for money -.. it is...
Feb 24, 16, 10:21 am
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By rafernandes

Using AA Points to redeem on EY

So if going from US - AUH -Sydney (RETURN)
- with stop over in AUH

Is this considered ONE SEGMENT and does anyone know
- how many AA miles will be required for EY business class redemption per...
Forum: Canada
Feb 22, 16, 10:17 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,668
Posted By rafernandes

Flights to Toronto

Ok, why is it so expensive to find flights for less than 400$ to Toronto (from Austin).. One can travel half way round the world for than, but not hop across the border ??

Tried one way fares,...
Feb 20, 16, 5:31 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,349
Posted By rafernandes

I could have sworn I read that ..but went back...

I could have sworn I read that ..but went back and checked all blogs ..and yes thanks for the correction
It is "sometime the second half of 2016"
Feb 20, 16, 3:37 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,349
Posted By rafernandes

Even with the slightly higher threshold - it...

Even with the slightly higher threshold
- it still makes sense to grab MR on AA or Delta flights (and if one is MVP Gold or MVP75 you get the additional bonus as well)
-and credit it to AS BEFORE...
Feb 19, 16, 2:14 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,349
Posted By rafernandes

AA: Alaska Air : Will 1:1 EQM continue AFTER June 2016

So once AA goes revenue based,
- and if one does MR on AA, BUT
- uses Alaska Air FF miles, then


Will the 1:1 EQM that is currently in place apply to the Alaska FF account # ?

I would...
Feb 19, 16, 11:50 am
Replies: 2
Views: 3,027
Posted By rafernandes

Aa: Aus-dfw-hkg-dfw-aus : $648

Going fast !! available on Expedia on UA, Delta and AA.. you will need to try several times before you get the selection as prices jump /double .. delete your memory cache.. and it will work and get...
Feb 19, 16, 9:46 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,513
Posted By rafernandes

One still can, but for someone like me who lives...

One still can, but for someone like me who lives in Austin, having to go to apply for the visa in person and then having to go back to pick it up 3-4 days later, it's not worth the time and effort....
Feb 19, 16, 6:31 am
Replies: 1
Views: 3,600
Posted By rafernandes

Aa: Aus-dfw-nrt-cgk-nrt-dfw-aus : $ 906

Few options open at this price, with same day turn around mid march-April

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=AUS-DFW-NRT-CGK-NRT-DFW-AUS&DU=mi&SU=kts
...
Feb 18, 16, 4:45 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,513
Posted By rafernandes

Aa: Aus-lax-pvg-lax-aus $ 711$

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=AUS-LAX-PVG-LAX-AUS&DU=mi&SU=kts

live in Austin, Texas, and it's hard to generally find a decent MR.

Found this widely open for April, and can turn around in a day...
Feb 18, 16, 8:02 am
Replies: 25
Views: 6,319
Posted By rafernandes

You can got to Jakarta for around $800 - around...

You can got to Jakarta for around $800 - around 20k EQM

Make sure when you select the flights on aa.com it is shows as an AA flight number even though it may be an JAL or any other code share.....
Feb 17, 16, 11:46 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,710
Posted By rafernandes

AA Metal - Credit Miles to Alaska Air ?

Does anyone know if I am flying on AA metal and if I use my Alaska FF number ,
-will I get 1:1 miles credit for flying in economy ?
Forum: China
Feb 17, 16, 8:20 am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,847
Posted By rafernandes

Thanks Guys.. The TWOV.. states very...

Thanks Guys..

The TWOV.. states very clearly.. one has to exit to another country in order to get the 24, 72 or 144 hour visa.

I can come from LAX to Beijing and leave back from Beijing to go...
Forum: China
Feb 16, 16, 1:11 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,847
Posted By rafernandes

Isn't transit visa applicable when point of entry...

Isn't transit visa applicable when point of entry and exit are different ? Example
Los Angeles - Beijing
Beijing - Hong Kong

Will transit be issued if I stay 3 days in Beijing and leave from...
Forum: China
Feb 16, 16, 12:22 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,847
Posted By rafernandes

Travel Agent - China Visa ?

Has anyone used a travel agent to get a 10 year china visa ? I'm based out of Austin and hoping to do a few MR before AA changes to revenue based by June

Would appreciate input

Thanks
Andrew
Jan 12, 16, 3:02 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 5,926
Posted By rafernandes

So I live in Austin and now the rasters for March...

So I live in Austin and now the rasters for March from Dallas are 884-919,while from Austin to KUL is 933. Given the advise below , how many EQM would this get from Aus-DFw-Hongkong-KUL-nrt-DFw-aus
...
Dec 7, 15, 11:14 am
Replies: 29
Views: 5,739
Posted By rafernandes

Just returned back to Austin, Tx via AUH.. on Dec...

Just returned back to Austin, Tx via AUH.. on Dec 4th and it was a breeze. I came via business class, and it took me all of 5 minutes to clear immigration. The economy line was moving extremely...
Nov 17, 15, 3:36 pm
Replies: 163
Views: 18,324
Posted By rafernandes

25 stays, 47 nights, qualified as Plat for 2016,...

25 stays, 47 nights, qualified as Plat for 2016, - 6th year /total 415 nights

will look to qualify for 2016 - after that , take status match with Wyndham , and burn out SPG points !

It was...
Nov 16, 15, 12:20 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 5,758
Posted By rafernandes

Nothing is free :) The BoA Alaska card, gives...

Nothing is free :)
The BoA Alaska card, gives you 25k miles , but charges you an annual fee of $75 upfront.
Nov 16, 15, 10:37 am
Replies: 3,480
Views: 500,789
Posted By rafernandes

Frankly, I think this is the beginning of the end...

Frankly, I think this is the beginning of the end to miles and points..
-Alaska will most certainly follow AA in 2016, but having said that, it still will be the most viable option to get decent...
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