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Yesterday, 10:32 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By worldwidedreamer

I'm aware of an AC in SJC that closed, but do not...

I'm aware of an AC in SJC that closed, but do not think that DL ever operated a lounge there. Now if we are going for history buff points, DL acquired Western back before I could read and think they...
Yesterday, 10:12 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,779
Posted By worldwidedreamer

Oh that's good to know. I'll have no trouble...

Oh that's good to know. I'll have no trouble spending $200 on travel. To be honest, with the streaming credit + mobile phone credit I've felt like Amex has done a great job trying to add value during...
Nov 29, 20, 12:14 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,779
Posted By worldwidedreamer

Am I the only person who feels like my renewal...

Am I the only person who feels like my renewal date is discriminatory? My AF posted just before the 2020 deadline...
Nov 28, 20, 11:32 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 3,094
Posted By worldwidedreamer

W as a brand consistently disappoints. Last...

W as a brand consistently disappoints.

Last December spent a week at the Chicago hotel and the service was incredibly bad. (Several early morning wake up calls that were not requested.)

Have...
Nov 23, 20, 10:32 am
Replies: 955
Views: 194,058
Posted By worldwidedreamer

This promo, along with some United promos,...

This promo, along with some United promos, convinces me to both move much of my 2021 spend to the PP card and have already booked some premium travel on UA. Changes to the programs mean that 2022...
Nov 23, 20, 10:29 am
Replies: 91
Views: 8,520
Posted By worldwidedreamer

Living in Central Soma this weekend I went for a...

Living in Central Soma this weekend I went for a long hike with the Mrs and a buddy in San Mateo, did a round of golf at the club, and on Friday had oysters + pizza for happy hour outside. All this...
Nov 19, 20, 10:12 pm
Replies: 955
Views: 194,058
Posted By worldwidedreamer

Iím also fortunate to be in the $100/year club....

Iím also fortunate to be in the $100/year club. For what it is worth I put over $100k in spend on my WN RR card, and just canceled my WN box card with no retention offered. With the 2021 Plat/1k...
Nov 19, 20, 4:11 pm
Replies: 955
Views: 194,058
Posted By worldwidedreamer

Received a pretty compelling targeted promotion...

Received a pretty compelling targeted promotion for the PP card today. Anyone else receive this or something better/worse?

20k miles with $5k/quarter in spend, or $200 inn $50 chunks every quarter...
Nov 18, 20, 2:08 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 7,692
Posted By worldwidedreamer

If you want a full-service broker, Morgan Stanley...

If you want a full-service broker, Morgan Stanley offers its clients a co-branded Amex Plat; it has no annual fee with $1m in investable assets.
Nov 15, 20, 10:03 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 7,692
Posted By worldwidedreamer

Well Schwab does have a partnership with American...

Well Schwab does have a partnership with American Express offering a co-branded Amex Platinum.
Nov 15, 20, 9:57 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,090
Posted By worldwidedreamer

I don't get the Centurion. I'm about to shift six...

I don't get the Centurion. I'm about to shift six figures of spend to my corporate Amex, and have a co-branded Morgan Stanley card so they should know how much I have there. Would not be surprised to...
Nov 15, 20, 9:46 pm
Replies: 955
Views: 194,058
Posted By worldwidedreamer

We're a shrinking group of legacy customers. This...

We're a shrinking group of legacy customers. This is literally the last Continental product on the market---and they did not adjust its benefits with the new United Club benefits. I'd be happy if...
Nov 15, 20, 9:34 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By worldwidedreamer

I don't really get the Alaska Visa. The big...

I don't really get the Alaska Visa. The big benefits it offers are a) the $99 companion fare, b) free checked bags if you don't have elite status, and c) BofA has lots of civic organizations where it...
Nov 13, 20, 11:47 am
Replies: 189
Views: 31,765
Posted By worldwidedreamer

I have not seen pictures of the new Admirals...

I have not seen pictures of the new Admirals Club---would be great if you could post them here or post them elsewhere with a link here.
Nov 10, 20, 12:22 pm
Replies: 189
Views: 31,765
Posted By worldwidedreamer

A quick reminder that AS lounge members can...

A quick reminder that AS lounge members can access the new SFO Admirals Club, albeit with an extra security check. Have also heard rumors about a shared use lounge for the AS terminal.
Nov 9, 20, 7:08 pm
Replies: 189
Views: 31,765
Posted By worldwidedreamer

First off think it is a shame that the airport...

First off think it is a shame that the airport commission is not allowing someone to operate a lounge in that beautiful space, but yeah SFO.

Secondly think that there could be a good business for...
Nov 9, 20, 7:06 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,581
Posted By worldwidedreamer

But they did grandfather in lifetime Admirals...

But they did grandfather in lifetime Admirals Club members with the old access rules, i.e. can use the lounge when flying other airlines. Makes me happy I paid $5,500 in 2005. Was super useful when...
Oct 28, 20, 7:29 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By worldwidedreamer

The airport is between Wausau and Stevens Point,...

The airport is between Wausau and Stevens Point, and with five gates is the biggest airport for miles. Fly through there a couple times a year for family, but usually just drive to MSN or MSP TBH...
Oct 28, 20, 7:25 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By worldwidedreamer

As a SFO-based fan of Alaska, I'm more optimistic...

As a SFO-based fan of Alaska, I'm more optimistic that service levels will eventually reach pre-Covid. While I've historically been a UA Platinum and WN A-list + Companion Pass, the merged airline...
Oct 20, 20, 10:36 pm
Replies: 955
Views: 194,058
Posted By worldwidedreamer

For what it is worth, I think that at a $100...

For what it is worth, I think that at a $100 annual fee this card still offers value---primarily for the MasterCard World Elite mobile phone insurance + most of the benefits of Gold status. This said...
Oct 19, 20, 6:44 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,004
Posted By worldwidedreamer

I flew WN GEG-OAK and flight attendants did not...

I flew WN GEG-OAK and flight attendants did not enforce their mask policy. WN social support basically said talk to lawyers if you test positive. The no assigned seats policy means that WN management...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Oct 13, 20, 4:43 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,863
Posted By worldwidedreamer

NYT: Airline Miles Programs Sure Are Profitable. Are You the Loser?

see: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/10/your-money/airline-miles-credit-cards.html

Found this article quite interesting. Basically the author makes the point that loyalty programs would not be...
Oct 6, 20, 6:34 pm
Replies: 3,787
Views: 943,903
Posted By worldwidedreamer

Well some of us signed up for the card in 2018......

Well some of us signed up for the card in 2018...

The overall value proposition works for me:
$450 annual fee is offset by
a)$300 credit (last year paid for part of an AS BR membership, this...
Oct 6, 20, 1:24 am
Replies: 3,787
Views: 943,903
Posted By worldwidedreamer

So am I the only person who wishes we could just...

So am I the only person who wishes we could just receive 50k points each year vs a 50k certificate?

It seems like most luxury properties are 60k, and it feels bad using a 50k certificate for a 35k...
Oct 6, 20, 1:15 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,192
Posted By worldwidedreamer

As someone who earned a CP the hard way ($100k of...

As someone who earned a CP the hard way ($100k of credit card spend + pre-Covid flights) this really undermines my loyalty.
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