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Aug 10, 19, 9:09 pm
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It looks like the site doesn't take coterminal...

It looks like the site doesn't take coterminal airports, like NYC and WAS. I'm trying to book IAD-EWR + EWR-DCA, mainly due to the available award timings for each. Yet it won't take. The website...
Jul 16, 19, 7:16 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

Cash surcharges on top of points being assessed for some properties?

It looks like the previous Radisson Rewards site is no longer available, and redirects to Radisson Hotels.

Some hotels now have surcharges on top of the points required:
A previously 15k hotel...
Jun 29, 19, 4:05 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

Hotel's official name: Hilton Garden Inn Calgary...

Hotel's official name: Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown
State/province/country: Calgary, AB Canada
Your status (Gold/Diamond) at time of stay: Diamond (mid June 2019 weekend 1 night stay)
Type...
Jun 1, 19, 7:59 am
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Posted By centrifuge41

Seems like Global Entry posts a tad faster than...

Seems like Global Entry posts a tad faster than airline incidental credits. Granted, this could also be because of weekend timings. Bought some cheap Southwest tix (<under $70) on 5/18, credited on...
Apr 27, 19, 3:17 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

That sounds reasonable. I've stayed at the Saga...

That sounds reasonable. I've stayed at the Saga before. Great location to balance the openness (free parking) vs closeness (15 min walk to downtown: Althingi/Parliament area).
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Posted By centrifuge41

Not sure about your specific predicament, but...

Not sure about your specific predicament, but you're lucky. My cert is Book By June 7. There is no stated Stay By date, but from searching various cities, and then confirming by calling in, I have to...
Apr 27, 19, 12:59 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

Looks like a Jin Jiang + Radisson merged loyalty...

Looks like a Jin Jiang + Radisson merged loyalty program is in the works. Not sure if it will be more like Radisson's program, or Jin Jiang's. I've kept my Radisson business card despite BOGO awards...
Apr 20, 19, 12:15 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

Seems like KE has started charging YQ on its own...

Seems like KE has started charging YQ on its own metal to/from ICN. E.g. ATL-ICN in both directions. I don't think they used to for to/from ICN?? I know they used to if you started from China, or...
Mar 20, 19, 4:39 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

If there's no YQ, then this is fantastic news!...

If there's no YQ, then this is fantastic news! Could work out a lot cheaper to use AAdvantage to book CZ award seats than to use Delta Skymiles.
Mar 11, 19, 8:48 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

Totally random. I got two United tickets using...

Totally random. I got two United tickets using the Visa air discount. It billed directly from United, with the two tickets charged separately, both earning 3x rewards. One for $171.60, one for $71.60...
Feb 24, 19, 4:17 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

Hey all, If I do a $250 resort charge that...

Hey all,

If I do a $250 resort charge that is subsequently credited, or spend $250 in airline incidentals that are subsequently credited, do they still count towards the 4k spend? E.g. if I got...
Feb 16, 19, 6:04 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

I think Frequentmiler...

I think Frequentmiler (https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/the-exact-value-of-cnb-crystal-visa-infinite-points/) has the real answer for valuation as of late. Take the cost of the airfare (say...
Dec 28, 18, 6:55 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

Thornburg, VA (Shell west of the highway, not the...

Thornburg, VA (Shell west of the highway, not the one of the east) and points further north. None south of that point that I'm aware of.
Oct 5, 18, 8:55 am
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Posted By centrifuge41

Business is U

Business is U
Aug 7, 18, 9:55 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

I got a targeted offer for 65k AAdvantage miles...

I got a targeted offer for 65k AAdvantage miles after spending 6k on a gold Citi AA card. 4k spend in 4 months gives 55k miles, and another 2k spend in 12 months gives the last 10k miles. No first...
Jul 12, 18, 2:15 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

Giant-MD (www.giantfood.com) is the chain that we...

Giant-MD (www.giantfood.com) is the chain that we are talking about, as opposed to Giant PA (www.giantfoodstores.com). If you buy 2k of GC at such a store using your Giant card, you will earn 4000...
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Posted By centrifuge41

The blogosphere is alight with this topic today....

The blogosphere is alight with this topic today. Looks like for $49 cardholders, if your anniversary night lands after 5/1, it'll only be valid for a property that costs up to 40k IHG points. No more...
Mar 21, 18, 8:03 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

Etihad Guest can be used to book Royal Air Maroc...

Etihad Guest can be used to book Royal Air Maroc flights, as can Iberia Avios. I believe both pass on the fuel surcharge.
Respective charts:...
Mar 15, 18, 8:41 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

Hi all! Is this valid? ...

Hi all! Is this valid?

DCA-xBOS-oNRT-oICN-oHKG-oSYD-oHNL-xLAX-SEA?

DCA-BOS: AA
BOS-NRT-ICN: JAL
ICN-HKG: CX
HKG-SYD: CX or QF
SYD-HNL: QF
HNL-LAX-SEA: AA
Mar 11, 18, 2:12 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

Assuming they don't extend the FRN 15c/$100...

Assuming they don't extend the FRN 15c/$100 program, you have to earn by 3/31, and burn by 5/31.
Jan 23, 18, 10:00 am
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Posted By centrifuge41

Correct. You can't use eBay GC's for other GC's....

Correct. You can't use eBay GC's for other GC's. It's been like that for at least 6 months, if not longer.
Dec 29, 17, 3:42 pm
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Views: 216,910
Posted By centrifuge41

I wouldn't sweat it. The small text on the...

I wouldn't sweat it. The small text on the website says:
Mastercard® Grocery Bonus Limited-Time Offer Participation Requirements (8/18/17): Please review the following participation requirements for...
Dec 2, 17, 1:58 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

Yep, today, the guy in front of me bought a $500...

Yep, today, the guy in front of me bought a $500 black visa. No points posted. He had the CSR manually credit. I asked the CSR what kind to buy. He suggested the balloon kind. Got 10 of those....
Nov 27, 17, 2:01 pm
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Posted By centrifuge41

That reminds me, ThankYou Premier 50k when you...

That reminds me, ThankYou Premier 50k when you spend $4k is an option too (for those who aren't banned from Citi). But it only earns 1x TYP at grocers, whereas the Jetblue card earns 2x at grocers.
Nov 27, 17, 10:44 am
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Posted By centrifuge41

Jetblue 60k is all time high for this card. 1st...

Jetblue 60k is all time high for this card. 1st year AMF never waived: https://www.barclaycardus.com/apply/Landing.action?campaignId=2245&cellNumber=28

Also, consider swapping some Citi card to...
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