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Yesterday, 5:15 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By ChicagoKev

Question Best suitcase when checking a bag for longer trips?

Before TSA, I bought with a Samonsite hardside case when checking luggage for longer trips (5-15 day international trips, mostly for vacation). Weighs nearly 16 pounds empty, but aside from a few...
Yesterday, 4:00 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,337
Posted By ChicagoKev

I'm on the fence about the Dublin Pass, will wait...

I'm on the fence about the Dublin Pass, will wait until I am 30 days out and then decide whether or not to buy.

I'm going in October, so there's a chance the discount will be even better for the...
Mar 7, 17, 4:18 pm
Replies: 2,211
Views: 394,001
Posted By ChicagoKev

Thumbs up Your Citi Prestige 4th Night Credit is on its Way

I see that Citi has shortened the time for the credit to appear and has started to send emails with the subject "Your Citi Prestige 4th Night Credit is on its Way" if the credit takes more than a...
Forum: Singapore
Jan 15, 17, 10:49 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,740
Posted By ChicagoKev

Thumbs up Consensus seems to be 3-4 days is good

I've visited Singapore twice, both times I stayed for 3-4 days, and both visits I managed to see all that I'd planned on, and a few unplanned side-trips, but I still haven't done everything there is...
Oct 22, 16, 12:23 pm
Replies: 2,211
Views: 394,001
Posted By ChicagoKev

I've booked three reservations under the "4th...

I've booked three reservations under the "4th night free" program this year, and just received the statement credit for my summer stays. Or at least I assume that is what they are, as there is no...
Jul 27, 16, 4:41 pm
Replies: 675
Views: 135,446
Posted By ChicagoKev

Losing the Admirals Club access is a big hit for...

Losing the Admirals Club access is a big hit for me, most of the airports have no PP lounges, Admirals Club was the only option.

Not sure if I will drop the card in 2017, or just stop flying AA.
Jul 27, 16, 4:34 pm
Replies: 2,211
Views: 394,001
Posted By ChicagoKev

Decided to give the 4th night free a try, called...

Decided to give the 4th night free a try, called the concierge and booked two reservations at two different hotels (same month, different weeks).

Reservation process went easily, for the first...
Jun 19, 16, 2:08 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 58,279
Posted By ChicagoKev

Check-in process varies greatly from airport to airport

In an airport where they are accustomed to seeing a lot of firearms declarations the process, in my experience, goes much more smoothly.


That's an odd thing to ask for, seems very jurisdiction...
Forum: Nordic Region
Feb 6, 16, 3:52 pm
Replies: 255
Views: 85,494
Posted By ChicagoKev

Iceland Beer

My hotel made it a point to suggest I stop at duty free and stock up on drinks before leaving the airport. We filled a cart with Einstök and Viking; the Einstök White Ale was particularly good --...
Jan 28, 16, 7:14 pm
Replies: 209
Views: 71,318
Posted By ChicagoKev

Banks are looking carefully at "risk" and define it differently than you or I

Banks think about "risk" differently than you or I, and have a bunch of odd metrics that they use to attempt to quantify risk in bulk.

Remember the "Chase Bank Closes Porn Stars Personal Accounts"...
Forum: Nordic Region
Nov 30, 15, 1:35 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,336
Posted By ChicagoKev

Question IcelandAir boards flights early?

Anybody else encounter IcelandAir boarding their flights extremely early? As in started boarding a full hour before scheduled takeoff?
:confused:
Never seen such an urgency to get off the ground...
Nov 29, 15, 11:38 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 61,828
Posted By ChicagoKev

I've noticed all the banks have much more of a...

I've noticed all the banks have much more of a hair trigger to decline charges lately, sometimes it'll be a half hour later that I finally get a message. I had to try 3 different bank's cards...
Nov 29, 15, 11:28 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 10,147
Posted By ChicagoKev

I don't know how they're not losing money on...

I don't know how they're not losing money on this, especially with being able to use it for gift cards, but that won't stop me from going for the maximum point value... and converting those into even...
Nov 3, 15, 1:01 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 22,697
Posted By ChicagoKev

Angry Citi VAN (Virtual Account Numbers) classified as Malware?

Anybody get pushed to download the updated version of the Virtual Account Numbers "setup.exe" only to have it classified by security software as malicious?

Palo Alto Networks "Wildfire" is...
Forum: Nordic Region
Sep 21, 15, 2:55 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 4,018
Posted By ChicagoKev

Thumbs down Bad experience with RE.is

Either one is better than Reykjavik Excursions.

I booked Reykjavik Excursions for round trip from hotel to Blue Lagoon, and they completely flaked out, didn't show up. I got the concierge to call...
Sep 21, 15, 2:51 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 26,710
Posted By ChicagoKev

Unlikely, but you might want to call and ask. ...

Unlikely, but you might want to call and ask.

If you qualify for GE and ever expect to fly internationally in the next five years, it's worth it.
Forum: Japan
Sep 7, 15, 7:48 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 8,270
Posted By ChicagoKev

I disagree. I enjoyed the tuna auction, but...

I disagree. I enjoyed the tuna auction, but then I really like tuna.

Actually being there was entirely different than seeing it on video, actually I hate to watch any sort of auction on...
Sep 4, 15, 4:00 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,354
Posted By ChicagoKev

Wink VIP == Virtually Impossible to Please

I suspect all the major banks do something like this, probably based on the total "relationship value" to them.

For example, when one of my cards was flagged for fraud (multiple attempts to buy...
Sep 4, 15, 3:48 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,794
Posted By ChicagoKev

Golf!

Don't forget golf (http://thepointsguy.com/2015/04/enjoy-3-free-rounds-of-golf-with-citi-prestige/)!

Other than golf and the $250 air travel credit (automatic?), I think you've hit on the high...
Forum: Nordic Region
Sep 2, 15, 9:02 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,811
Posted By ChicagoKev

Finalizing my plans now, trying to decide whether...

Finalizing my plans now, trying to decide whether lunch at LAVA is worthwhile.


This is actually part of their official FAQ...
Aug 26, 15, 4:31 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 26,710
Posted By ChicagoKev

I doubt Citi cares if you use the credit to pay...

I doubt Citi cares if you use the credit to pay for somebody else, that's why it's only usable once every 5 years.

In my case I'd paid using a different card, a month before I applied for...
Aug 26, 15, 4:18 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 32,792
Posted By ChicagoKev

Applied at a branch earlier this month, did not...

Applied at a branch earlier this month, did not get instant approval, but same week card arrived via FedEx Saturday delivery. :cool:

A few days later I received an approval letter via UPS,...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Aug 24, 15, 3:18 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 5,852
Posted By ChicagoKev

Put me down as tentative. In theory I am in...

Put me down as tentative. In theory I am in Boston that week, but can't be sure until the week of.
Aug 24, 15, 3:06 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 10,461
Posted By ChicagoKev

Even the company officers no longer get a corporate card.

Company policy is "Employees may retain credits for traveler incentive and frequent flyer programs if they are awarded when utilizing the lowest cost preferred suppliers". No official preferred...
Forum: Nordic Region
Aug 24, 15, 1:16 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 2,020
Posted By ChicagoKev

Question Iceland helicopter tour from Reykjavik in September?

Has anybody done one of the helicopter tours out of Reykjavik, specifically a volcano and/or Geysir tour? What company did you use?

Seems like an expensive but time-efficient way to visit a...
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