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Feb 24, 19, 2:39 pm
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Posted By ramolnar

My wife just called on the personal card. It had...

My wife just called on the personal card. It had been her #1 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) card until the 2/3 devaluation, then was replaced at #1...
Forum: Japan
Dec 20, 18, 10:17 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By ramolnar

Thank you for the suggestions!

Thank you for the suggestions!
Dec 17, 18, 8:01 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,668
Posted By ramolnar

Computations?

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I wouldn't call myself an expert, but I believe your computations are wrong for the second bonus. Assuming someone spent the first $2,000, an additional $8,000 would be needed to...
Forum: Japan
Dec 17, 18, 2:02 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By ramolnar

Question Transit FUK airport - nearby things to do

Awesome Flyertalkers, my wife and I will be transiting Fukuoka airport on a Saturday afternoon in January. We'll arrive from Seoul on Korean Air around 12:30pm, and have separate tickets departing on...
Dec 8, 18, 2:39 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 798
Posted By ramolnar

Hyatt Place OK city/brick town REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Introduction The Hyatt Place OKC/Bricktown is very new, and aspires to be an excellent limited-service hotel, but there are puzzling problems that reduce its desirability. Parking is not good, and...
Aug 1, 18, 5:07 pm
Replies: 919
Views: 215,085
Posted By ramolnar

Citi Thank You Premier, had for 3 years, about...

Citi Thank You Premier, had for 3 years, about $8K spend over the past 12 months - aided by last year's retention offer of 500 bonus points per
I received just one offer: 5000 bonus Thank You...
Jul 28, 18, 12:55 pm
Replies: 324
Views: 55,899
Posted By ramolnar

To add a recent review ... Earlier this month,...

To add a recent review ...
Earlier this month, I stayed here for two nights with my Korean in-laws. Thanks to Hyatt Prive, we had breakfast, upgrades to ocean view (xx03 and xx04), and an additional...
Replies: 43
Views: 4,049
Posted By ramolnar

Coming from the front page, it reads like you...

Coming from the front page, it reads like you have "F-you points", not as awesome as "F-you money" but in IHG, you can do whatever you want. I think you're planning too small. Why not do something...
Apr 1, 18, 2:52 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 4,797
Posted By ramolnar

You picked the ports of entry with less...

You picked the ports of entry with less availability. I'm looking for return tickets for my wife and I from ICN. Earlier today, I searched every US gateway for ICN-US over a few days in July, in...
Jul 26, 17, 6:47 pm
Replies: 1,793
Views: 416,193
Posted By ramolnar

I called today (26 July) on a Citi Premier, with...

I called today (26 July) on a Citi Premier, with lighter spending (<$2K) in the past year. I also received the offer above, which I accepted.

In addition, I had another choice:
Spend $1000 in...
Feb 2, 17, 7:33 pm
Replies: 1,550
Views: 202,332
Posted By ramolnar

Another data point for everyone: OKC - DFW -...

Another data point for everyone:
OKC - DFW - SAN 2/4 AM just cleared with companion on 500-mile upgrades at T-40 or so
Apr 6, 16, 1:00 pm
Replies: 243
Views: 29,229
Posted By ramolnar

I got an offer I didn't see already posted: ...

I got an offer I didn't see already posted:

1 Category 1-5 night after 2nd stay
1 Category 1-5 night after 3rd stay
1 Category 1-5 night after 4th stay
Total 3 possible free nights

I had one...
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By ramolnar

US Airways Mastercard Holder 100% Buy Miles Bonus

Today's post brought my 2015 companion certificate. As I went to put it away, I noticed some text offering "up to a 100% bonus when you use your card to buy miles - up to 50,000 bonus miles." There's...
Oct 15, 14, 11:28 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,050
Posted By ramolnar

The yet better question is, will a corporate...

The yet better question is, will a corporate travel agency allow it NOT to be booked? I just found out that I received an E fare on ATL-SAT. The agency site I used had no information of the lack of...
May 8, 14, 3:00 am
Replies: 503
Views: 54,593
Posted By ramolnar

I'm not going to contribute to this campaign, but...

I'm not going to contribute to this campaign, but I don't consider it shameful. If the review happens, readers will get content, likely an fairly substantial amount of content. It could be...
Apr 16, 14, 10:40 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 8,640
Posted By ramolnar

Since I cannot trust a blog owner who would...

Since I cannot trust a blog owner who would modify an online election ballot, I looked at the blog in question this evening. There are mentions for the Arrival shopping portal on April 7 and April 2....
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 23, 14, 1:34 am
Replies: 41
Views: 8,115
Posted By ramolnar

The life of a doctoral student is constant...

The life of a doctoral student is constant vulnerability with very little protection. Getting dropped by an advisor is at best a painful delay. Most often, it's degree-ending. So it's very difficult...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 22, 14, 1:32 am
Replies: 41
Views: 8,115
Posted By ramolnar

Speaking as a PhD student, who knows other...

Speaking as a PhD student, who knows other students and departments in multiple countries (US, Canada, Australia, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Kenya):
At least in the US, in most fields the grad student...
Mar 18, 14, 11:50 pm
Replies: 243
Views: 25,127
Posted By ramolnar

Maybe it's good for Marriott that people like me...

Maybe it's good for Marriott that people like me won't stay for Megabonus certificates, but for me this is Hilton bad. Under government per diem caps, it takes me 20-30 nights to achieve enough...
Mar 18, 14, 11:27 pm
Replies: 420
Views: 69,007
Posted By ramolnar

As a quick review, I stayed two weeknights last...

As a quick review, I stayed two weeknights last week, one night with my Chase certificate and one night with Points + Cash. Both nights had P+C availability when I called, less than one week before...
Jan 30, 14, 4:52 pm
Replies: 249
Views: 49,287
Posted By ramolnar

What Marriott credit card guarantees Gold status?...

What Marriott credit card guarantees Gold status? The ones I know give only the 10 or 15 night credits.
Jan 25, 14, 10:37 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By ramolnar

A few other ideas: 1) When I see $6000 in...

A few other ideas:
1) When I see $6000 in groceries, I think Amex Blue Cash Preferred. You would make $360 - 75 = $285 on the grocery spend each year. Is that better than 12,000 Amex MR points? I'd...
Jan 24, 14, 11:30 pm
Replies: 1,298
Views: 290,265
Posted By ramolnar

My application story: I had a US Airways MC with...

My application story: I had a US Airways MC with a $13K limit, increased twice by Barclays from its original $8K without my asking.
I applied on the 17th and got pending. Barclays showed me with...
Replies: 1,672
Views: 224,944
Posted By ramolnar

After looking through this thread, I decided to...

After looking through this thread, I decided to call on Friday. I made a stay on December 14 and paid with my IHG credit card, but my statement didn't close until January. Thus, I did not get the...
Jan 24, 14, 3:38 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By ramolnar

From PHL it looks like AA/US is the way to go,...

From PHL it looks like AA/US is the way to go, particularly for a business traveler.

At this point, the SPG card looks less appealing than some of the other options. I would consider a non-Visa...
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