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Forum: Cruises
Mar 14, 20, 5:24 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By juanvaldez

Cruise line cancels cruise: travel insurance premium refunded also?

Hello Friends,

We are booked on an April Disney Cruise that just got canceled. I know we can get 100% refunds on our fares. However, we also purchased the trip insurance offered by Disney during...
Jun 30, 19, 5:14 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By juanvaldez

Thanks for the responses. It's odd that I would...

Thanks for the responses. It's odd that I would receive a letter if it didn't apply to me since I have a Corp Amex and not a Business Amex. Shouldn't Amex know the difference? I figure since they...
Jun 29, 19, 4:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By juanvaldez

I have a corporate green card through my...

I have a corporate green card through my employer. The letter from amex referenced the last 5 digits of that card, so I'm assuming it's the corporate card. The other amex cards i have are a plat...
Jun 29, 19, 3:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By juanvaldez

Corporate Card / Membership Rewards changed?

Hello Friends,

I received a letter from Amex dated June 21, 2019 informing me of changes to the MR program. The wording was a bit unclear so I thought I'd check here with you all and see if...
May 1, 13, 12:57 pm
Replies: 469
Views: 89,015
Posted By juanvaldez

I just returned from London and the only card I...

I just returned from London and the only card I could rely on for dealing with unmanned kiosks such as London Underground was my Diners Club which had Chip and PIN. Worked great.

Called Amex...
Mar 18, 13, 12:12 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 18,317
Posted By juanvaldez

Count me in as folks having problems logging into...

Count me in as folks having problems logging into the Hertz site today.
Feb 23, 11, 9:53 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,575
Posted By juanvaldez

This reminds me of the DFW "BAG HAG" in the...

This reminds me of the DFW "BAG HAG" in the United terminal. No matter what the size of your carry-on it, she makes you prove that it fits by having you put it into the sizing template. If it...
Feb 22, 11, 10:26 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,988
Posted By juanvaldez

Doubt IAD would gain much traction, since there...

Doubt IAD would gain much traction, since there are already several East Coast gateways to TLV (EWR, JFK, PHL, ATL, maybe more).

ORD is interesting and probably makes sense logistically with...
Feb 22, 11, 6:39 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,988
Posted By juanvaldez

Our colleagues on the West Coast typically get...

Our colleagues on the West Coast typically get routed via EWR, JFK, ATL, PHL, and FRA on a mish-mash of different carriers including UA, CO, DL, US, and LH.

However, last month, my boss had to...
Feb 22, 11, 5:02 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,306
Posted By juanvaldez

Thank you all for your advice. Will keep my...

Thank you all for your advice. Will keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best.

FWIW, I am *G with UA Premier Exec status. But not quite sure if that factors into any priority situation when...
Feb 22, 11, 4:51 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,988
Posted By juanvaldez

As someone who is based in the SF Bay Area and...

As someone who is based in the SF Bay Area and travels to Israel 4 times a year to visit our offices there, I'd love to see this route.

I'd love it even more if they'd consider operating the...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 20, 11, 7:23 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By juanvaldez

Does Israel charge duties on excess liquor brought in?

Friends,

I am heading to Israel next week and plan to pick up a couple 1L bottles to hand out to my colleagues there.

The official exemption is 1 Liter, but I suspect if I bring in 2 1L...
Feb 19, 11, 4:48 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,306
Posted By juanvaldez

Friends, I'm in a similar frustrating...

Friends,

I'm in a similar frustrating situation. I'm departing EWR-TLV on Friday, Feb 25. Ticketed this thing way back on Jan 6 when only 3 seats in BF were booked. Upgrade got waitlisted and...
Jan 12, 11, 2:02 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,774
Posted By juanvaldez

I'm in a similar boat for a flight I'm taking at...

I'm in a similar boat for a flight I'm taking at the end of February. Purchased the ticket last week. Flying SFO-EWR-TLV and I am waitlisted for the BF upgrade outbound using the 30,000 miles +...
Dec 9, 10, 12:51 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,382
Posted By juanvaldez

She's flying one of the wanna get away fares she...

She's flying one of the wanna get away fares she booked months ago, so no chance of getting a cheaper fare. She did purchase it on-line and entered her RR number, so it's all good.

It's...
Dec 8, 10, 5:56 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,382
Posted By juanvaldez

Thanks - I suspected there's no good way they...

Thanks - I suspected there's no good way they have in dealing with a situation like this.

I'll tell her to go buy some crutches from Wal-Mart
Dec 8, 10, 5:41 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,382
Posted By juanvaldez

OLCI denied - reservation flagged. What now?

Friends,

My friend is flying tomorrow on a WN flight. When she attempted to check in, she received a message stating that she's not eligible for online check-in.

I tried for her and got the...
Dec 8, 10, 4:37 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 23,539
Posted By juanvaldez

I have a Platinum Card but don't expect or care...

I have a Platinum Card but don't expect or care if I get this gift.

I see no problem with Amex selectively rewarding their top customers. Heck, even if Green Card holders got a gift for their...
Oct 1, 10, 11:07 pm
Replies: 1,041
Views: 100,317
Posted By juanvaldez

This is why my TSA-approved Ziploc bag has...

This is why my TSA-approved Ziploc bag has miniatures of Grey Goose and Glenlivet. If the liquor is free, then something's up
Replies: 11
Views: 6,115
Posted By juanvaldez

I'll be flying EWR-TLV next week on CO. What...

I'll be flying EWR-TLV next week on CO. What should I expect?

I routinely get the secondary from TSA since I always Fly While Brown. Should I wear my expensive undies in preparation for a strip...
Forum: Star Alliance
Aug 25, 10, 4:05 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By juanvaldez

Welcome to FT! From what I see, there is not...

Welcome to FT!

From what I see, there is not much benefit to being *A Silver. From their web site, it seems like you get priority standby and not much else.

Even if United were to match your...
Forum: Star Alliance
Aug 25, 10, 3:12 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By juanvaldez

UA ticket with CO segment after I upgraded CO segment. Action required on my part?

Friends,

Subject should have said "...with CO segment deleted..." Sorry

I am flying on a UA ticket SFO-TLV. The EWR-TLV segment is a UA codeshare, operated by CO.

I was able to get an...
Aug 14, 10, 12:33 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,466
Posted By juanvaldez

Unfortunately, my title doesn't have CEO in it,...

Unfortunately, my title doesn't have CEO in it, so my company will pick the cheapest option for travel. The lowest economy r/t pricing is around $1600, but the Y/B is like $4300, so there's no way...
Aug 14, 10, 11:32 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,466
Posted By juanvaldez

Friends, I will be traveling EWR-TLV soon...

Friends,

I will be traveling EWR-TLV soon and wanted to maximize my chance of being offered a paid upgrade. If I am traveling on a CO ticket with a CO flight number, or a UA codeshare ticket,...
Forum: Star Alliance
Aug 13, 10, 4:17 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By juanvaldez

Folks, I wanted to chime in on this thread...

Folks,

I wanted to chime in on this thread to see if anyone has had experience with upgrading on Continental.

I'm looking to fly CO EWR-TLV and would like to use my United miles for the...
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