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Feb 9, 19, 1:31 pm
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Posted By Thunderroad

Questions re ticketing at LAX Terminal 2 and getting from T2 to T1

I've done some googling and think I understand the answers to both questions, but would still welcome some confirmation:

1. I've booked a flight on Vietnam airlines (Yangon-Hanoi) next month using...
Jan 29, 19, 12:20 am
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By Thunderroad

Last year before closing her only Chase card (a...

Last year before closing her only Chase card (a Sapphire), my wife transferred all her Chase points to my account. So unless the policy has changed, you and your spouse could similarly transfer from...
Jan 29, 19, 12:15 am
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Thunderroad

There's no absolutely right answer here, but...

There's no absolutely right answer here, but personally I'd go with Chase for the extra and more versatile points.

And you're right: You can use a business credit card for anything. Neither Chase...
Jan 28, 19, 8:36 pm
Replies: 819
Views: 96,475
Posted By Thunderroad

Thanks for the information in this thread. I've...

Thanks for the information in this thread. I've gotten three different replies from Uber Support on why my Amex Plat monthly credits aren't being applied when I use Uber and how I can correct this...
Jan 24, 19, 1:53 am
Replies: 34
Views: 7,240
Posted By Thunderroad

Yep. Still available. I just booked two seats J...

Yep. Still available. I just booked two seats J one-way DBU_LIS-SFO for about $720 per person for early July. Also saw late June availability.
Jan 22, 19, 1:26 pm
Replies: 1,573
Views: 493,691
Posted By Thunderroad

Unfortunately, I don't think so. You might tell...

Unfortunately, I don't think so. You might tell the group here what times of day you're calling. That conceivably could affect which offices you're connecting to (since for Australia, I believe,...
Jan 21, 19, 10:50 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Thunderroad

Question Late restaurant hours in Lisbon?

My wife and I will have a 14 hour overnight flight connection in Lisbon in late June, on either a Sunday or Monday night. Our inbound flight would arrive at about 8 pm from Dublin and we'd depart the...
Jan 21, 19, 3:52 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 7,240
Posted By Thunderroad

Question A big thanks to the OP and to all those who've...

A big thanks to the OP and to all those who've provided additional info on this very useful thread. Has anyone recently found cities other than DUB that are offering J fares as low as DUB (it would...
Jan 21, 19, 3:41 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 5,203
Posted By Thunderroad

Thanks for the many useful comments in this...

Thanks for the many useful comments in this thread. My wife and I are planning on flying DUB-LIS-SFO in J in June on the A339. I don't imagine there is any special information I need about the flight...
Jan 14, 19, 5:53 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 47,595
Posted By Thunderroad

I do check Tripadvisor pretty thoroughly for big...

I do check Tripadvisor pretty thoroughly for big trips and recall some negative reviews, as well as lots of positive ones. On balance, it seems to get a lot more positives than negatives. All I can...
Jan 11, 19, 10:15 am
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Views: 178,175
Posted By Thunderroad

I don't want to overplay the risk: The chances...

I don't want to overplay the risk: The chances are that you'll make the connection with oodles of time to spare if you arrive on that 3:45 pm DL flight. But for that particular route at that time of...
Jan 10, 19, 1:43 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By Thunderroad

Any other recent stays/reviews of this hotel,...

Any other recent stays/reviews of this hotel, including Diamond treatment and/or whether it's still swarming with mosquitoes? My wife and I had been thinking of going there in March, but between...
Jan 10, 19, 2:54 am
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Views: 178,175
Posted By Thunderroad

I'd be even more cautious than the good advice...

I'd be even more cautious than the good advice you've gotten here. Buffalo is the second snowiest city in the USA: https://www.currentresults.com/Weather-Extremes/US/snowiest-cities.php

And on top...
Jan 9, 19, 8:19 pm
Replies: 1,573
Views: 493,691
Posted By Thunderroad

Wow, what a classic but PITA case of HUCA. Too...

Wow, what a classic but PITA case of HUCA. Too bad it took so many calls to AA. And lucky for you that you finally reached a CSR who had the knowledge, authority, willingness and patience to correct...
Jan 9, 19, 7:39 pm
Replies: 1,573
Views: 493,691
Posted By Thunderroad

Not sure how much help I can be here, but... ...

Not sure how much help I can be here, but...

I believe I read recently at the blog site View from the Wing (though I can't find the post now) that AA has started playing games with domestic awards...
Jan 9, 19, 2:33 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 47,595
Posted By Thunderroad

It's your honeymoon! This is precisely the time...

It's your honeymoon! This is precisely the time to splurge on points.

Before going to Mauritius, I checked out the Westin a fair amount through online research of reviews here and at Tripadvisor,...
Jan 9, 19, 12:24 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Thunderroad

Thanks again, K, very much. This is good to take...

Thanks again, K, very much. This is good to take into account.
Jan 8, 19, 5:11 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Thunderroad

Thank you both for the quick replies! K, is...

Thank you both for the quick replies!

K, is the impact that this could hurt my chances of getting another Amex card and/or initial spend bonus? FWIW, I've put a fair amount of spending (above and...
Jan 8, 19, 4:36 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Thunderroad

Question Too late to get Plat Saks and airline reimbursement?

I know this info must be available here, but after a search I can't find it. So...

My $550 annual fee on my Schwab personal Platinum Amex card came due yesterday. For various reasons, I'm planning...
Jan 7, 19, 2:48 pm
Replies: 1,573
Views: 493,691
Posted By Thunderroad

Oh my, so sorry to hear about this. Can you get...

Oh my, so sorry to hear about this. Can you get any more clarity from Etihad re what the specific issue is? That might help in trying to sort it out with AA.

You might also call back EY to double...
Jan 6, 19, 1:52 am
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Thunderroad

Thanks very much! I'll look into Phu Quoc. We've...

Thanks very much! I'll look into Phu Quoc. We've been to Langkawi already (and loved the Andaman there!). Sri Lanka is too far afield for this trip, I'm afraid, though I've been there several times...
Jan 6, 19, 1:40 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By Thunderroad

Thanks very much! She's a very light and...

Thanks very much! She's a very light and efficient packer, so I'm not concerned about that potential problem.



Good to know. Thanks!
Jan 6, 19, 1:21 am
Replies: 103
Views: 21,562
Posted By Thunderroad

A few questions in anticipation of a possible...

A few questions in anticipation of a possible vacation visit by my wife and myself in December:

1. Any recent stays/reviews of this hotel now that the "transformation" work referenced in the wiki...
Jan 6, 19, 12:21 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,404
Posted By Thunderroad

Any recent reviews for this hotel? In addition to...

Any recent reviews for this hotel? In addition to any basic information, I'm also interested in Platinum treatment and whether going there in December (the height of the rainy season) would be a big...
Jan 5, 19, 5:31 pm
Replies: 437
Views: 44,995
Posted By Thunderroad

I don't know all the technical details, but - at...

I don't know all the technical details, but - at least for now, and quite possibly for good - you won't be able to make this change without paying for a much higher ticket along the lines of what...
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