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Jul 11, 20, 11:23 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 7,589
Posted By RustyC

It's a good offer that I think deserves wider...

It's a good offer that I think deserves wider exposure than this thread gets, as many people have Amex cards but maybe as a secondary card and not as engaged with the MR points earn & burn aspect.
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Jul 5, 20, 1:01 am
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By RustyC

Well, they're nicer than Spirit... I bought...

Well, they're nicer than Spirit...

I bought the $2.99 Dasani bottle on my recent 4-hour flight, but I can easily see those running out if you don't pounce quickly. Cabin air is dry and you can get...
Jul 5, 20, 12:54 am
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By RustyC

Angry Boarding from the back on the plane first

Have others run into this? On ATL-LAS they didn't call anyone except quietly taking wheelchair assists, and then by rows starting in the back. There was even a step for rows 5 and higher, so if you...
Jul 5, 20, 12:38 am
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By RustyC

Glad it worked out for u. They schedule-changed...

Glad it worked out for u. They schedule-changed me pretty badly on an ATL-LAS RT in mid-July and I got a credit voucher for the $39 that cost, and then a $50 voucher some 3 weeks or so later. I used...
Jun 23, 20, 1:59 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By RustyC

Spaghetti continues to fly at the wall. As I...

Spaghetti continues to fly at the wall. As I write this Florida has been pretty consistently getting 3,000+ new coronavirus cases a day, so it might not be the best of times to go there right now.
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Jun 12, 20, 3:58 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By RustyC

Targeted (?) e-mail: Year of People, other magazines at 200 miles

Got an e-mail today with a reduced-Frontier-mile amount for Mags for Miles redemptions for a number of their titles, including People (54 issues), Travel & Leisure, Shape, Better Homes & Gardens,...
Jun 12, 20, 3:46 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By RustyC

I've done these promotions twice before and you...

I've done these promotions twice before and you get both the RDMs and EQMs. The line "Bonus miles are qualifying miles towards Elite status" is not meant to say they're only EQMs and not RDMs....
Jun 7, 20, 7:46 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By RustyC

Reminder: 3X RDMs/EQMs promotion is on for elite qualifying thru 6/30 (fly thru 9/12

Link (https://www.flyfrontier.com/3x-miles/)


sign up in the signup box on the right side, buy by 6/30, fly by 9/12

I've been a big fan of these types of promotions before, as you get both 3X...
Forum: Alaska
Jun 7, 20, 7:21 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By RustyC

Alaska requiring declaration form and negative COVID test from all outsiders, eff 6/6

Here's their information page (https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/)

It's less stringent than 14 days of quarantine on arrival, but also puts up a barrier to the tourism and might explain why...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 3, 20, 2:15 pm
Replies: 371
Views: 37,418
Posted By RustyC

Back in 1995 on Ko Samui I saw one of those...

Back in 1995 on Ko Samui I saw one of those fights where two water buffalo, I think it was, lock horns. I forgot how they determined the winner (no matador there).
Forum: Thailand
Jun 1, 20, 2:46 am
Replies: 371
Views: 37,418
Posted By RustyC

I have business reasons for wanting to go...

I have business reasons for wanting to go sometime September/Octoberish, but I couldn't do the 14 days if it came to that. The U.S. could be a real black-sheep country for trying to go to many...
Jun 1, 20, 2:26 am
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By RustyC

Thanks for posting. Lots of Florida there,...

Thanks for posting. Lots of Florida there, without invading the Spirit/JetBlue FLL hub. Dunno if the rental car situation has gotten any better with SRQ, but that was one of the major disconnects...
May 16, 20, 10:38 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By RustyC

Barry's "Let's Fly" series almost late-night comedian-worthy

What do you do when you're CEO of an airline with lots of flights to one city where casinos remain closed and another where Mickey Mouse and most attractions have gone into hiding?

You make videos...
Forum: Thailand
May 16, 20, 10:16 pm
Replies: 371
Views: 37,418
Posted By RustyC

A sentence sure to be uttered more and more in...

A sentence sure to be uttered more and more in the future...
May 10, 20, 2:08 am
Replies: 83
Views: 14,778
Posted By RustyC

Or we'll get a vaccine, buffets will return...

Or we'll get a vaccine, buffets will return slowly but use the safety concerns as cover to raise prices, and people will be back to old ways, largely, in 2-3 years.

For a great example of how that...
May 10, 20, 2:01 am
Replies: 83
Views: 14,778
Posted By RustyC

In some places in Las Vegas you've always seen...

In some places in Las Vegas you've always seen things like carving stations (as a way to ration) and dessert stations with single-portion servings, like a pie slice on a dish.

Certain practices...
Forum: Peru
May 9, 20, 8:28 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By RustyC

Some of the travel deals out there are really...

Some of the travel deals out there are really enticing, including really cheap LIM flights that pop up occasionally. But travel restrictions can be a real wild card, especially with the U.S. having...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 28, 20, 2:07 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,178
Posted By RustyC

When you have a pandemic with a virus that's...

When you have a pandemic with a virus that's about to kill more people in 6 weeks than the U.S. lost in Vietnam - and very little effective testing, no preventative shot, no vaccine yet and no really...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 28, 20, 2:30 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,178
Posted By RustyC

You don't have a right to infect someone else....

You don't have a right to infect someone else. That's the part that those who think this is an issue of freedom or rights infringement just can't or won't get. The virus also doesn't care one bit...
Apr 28, 20, 2:03 am
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By RustyC

Elite status completely erased (from 50K down to just regular member)...any1 else?

So I get on my account for the first time in a while (because of the virus) and am surprised to see my 50K elite status completely gone, changed to general member. Also no account history for the 30...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Apr 17, 20, 2:41 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,026
Posted By RustyC

It's really all about supply and demand, with...

It's really all about supply and demand, with both sides of that being hard to predict. The bailout is supposedly focused on keeping workers employed (or furloughed, but still getting some...
Forum: Thailand
Apr 17, 20, 2:23 am
Replies: 371
Views: 37,418
Posted By RustyC

I don't think they'll get many takers with the 14...

I don't think they'll get many takers with the 14 days at Sattahip or wherever. They'll lose a good bit of revenue.

What they really need is an instant test. Surely with all the development...
Apr 12, 20, 12:19 am
Replies: 44
Views: 11,142
Posted By RustyC

A more frank & forthright version of what is going on from another ULCC

Got this CEO e-mail today from Tony Fernandes, founder of Air Asia. I post it here because I think Fernandes does a better job than most in describing things as they are and leveling with customers....
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 11, 20, 2:59 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,780
Posted By RustyC

All the MERGERS also meant you were down to three...

All the MERGERS also meant you were down to three big hub-and-spoke legacies that all figured they were too big to fail and had more "leverage" to demand a bailout than they did in 2001. So they went...
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