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Posted By martinp13

It's more convenient to keep the same number (no...

It's more convenient to keep the same number (no need to change account numbers on websites, etc), so many people will forego the points for it. Not us. :)
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Posted By martinp13

Reading from the beginning of the thread, I saw...

Reading from the beginning of the thread, I saw that a dummy IHG booking would get you an extra $50 statement credit when applying for the Premier card. I tried one but I think I'm the only dummy...
Forum: China
Aug 15, 18, 9:16 pm
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Posted By martinp13

Absolutely... it was the standard 10-year visa, I...

Absolutely... it was the standard 10-year visa, I guess. I didn't check to see what the other folks in my group got.

It was going to take 2 months (estimated) because they were going to have to...
Forum: China
Aug 8, 18, 9:35 am
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Posted By martinp13

Very true. It was indeed a withdrawal by me, due...

Very true. It was indeed a withdrawal by me, due to the time constraints. I was just *feeling* rejected, since all of my friends in the same pile of passports got their visas. :)
Forum: China
Aug 7, 18, 11:05 am
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Posted By martinp13

Rejected for China visa, does it hurt/indicate my chance for TWOV?

Submitted my China visa paperwork through an experienced friend in Houston, but it was rejected and required an "interview". I went the Houston Consulate for it, and after talking to three people...
Jan 12, 16, 11:20 pm
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Posted By martinp13

Pickup Location (airport, city, or ZIP...

Pickup Location (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): CLT (Charlotte airport)
Dropoff Location (if different) (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): TYS (Knoxville airport)
Pickup Date and Time:...
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Posted By martinp13

https://d2ukkex5d6aodv.cloudfront.net/pdf/Priceles...

https://d2ukkex5d6aodv.cloudfront.net/pdf/PricelessSurprisesDraftRules_FINAL.pdf?v=243OLzRXsv works for me right now.
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Posted By martinp13

Thank you all for the information... I will start...

Thank you all for the information... I will start using that card and try to make Spire by the end of the year!
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Posted By martinp13

I don't think the points earned through purchases...

I don't think the points earned through purchases on the IHG MC count as Elite Qualifying? I wish they did! :)
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Posted By martinp13

There's a thread about it... quick recap: you...

There's a thread about it... quick recap: you need to switch your country to UK, save, go to My Offers to see the tab reappear, then switch your country back to US, save, and it should still be there.
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Posted By martinp13

They should go with "Onyx"... "Black" sounds so...

They should go with "Onyx"... "Black" sounds so pedestrian. ;) The call it "Platinum", not "Gray".
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Posted By martinp13

I still have nothing posted to my dashboard (all...

I still have nothing posted to my dashboard (all zeroes), though the stays (from the first weeks of the promotion) have posted the normal points to my account. :( The Big Win stuff was one week...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Sep 3, 14, 10:58 am
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Posted By martinp13

The thread is 25 pages long :( ... how do FT...

The thread is 25 pages long :( ... how do FT members get a free upgraded account?
Forum: Travel Tools
Jun 30, 14, 4:34 pm
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Posted By martinp13

Thanks to serfty and the other users in this...

Thanks to serfty and the other users in this thread... I had an issue where TripIt just took two completely unrelated Concur-generated trips that were separated by a few days and merged them into one...
May 7, 14, 11:26 am
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Posted By martinp13

Do they accept USD or just Jordanian dinars?

Do they accept USD or just Jordanian dinars?
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Posted By martinp13

I show the same thing... have completed the...

I show the same thing... have completed the survey and 1 other task, but the "complete 5 tasks" counter just says 1.
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Posted By martinp13

I haven't gotten anything yet. I had a stay...

I haven't gotten anything yet. I had a stay 12/31-1/1 (don't expect that to count, but it's listed on my main activity page as counting for this year) and a stay 1/3-1/5. That last one should have...
Jan 15, 14, 8:11 am
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Posted By martinp13

Actually, that's pretty easy. What does...

Actually, that's pretty easy. What does "expedited" mean? It could mean PreCheck. It could mean you don't have to take your shoes off any more. TSA can define "expedited" so they can achieve the...
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Posted By martinp13

Mine is: Stay a total of 15 nights and...

Mine is:

Stay a total of 15 nights and receive
12,400 POINTS
Stay at 5 different IHG® brands and receive
20,800 POINTS
Stay 7 Saturday nights and receive
12,000 POINTS
Complete a...
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Posted By martinp13

For completeness, I ran the full numbers and (for...

For completeness, I ran the full numbers and (for a Texas resident) it's $1,808.75 to purchase 60,000 (+18,000 bonus) miles including taxes and fees. Even counting my Citi AA card and its double...
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Posted By martinp13

New membership level in the works?

I just got my Intercontinental Ambassador eStatement, and it has a possibly interesting image in it.

http://martinp13.virtualave.net/photos/ihg.jpg

The "progress bar" graphic shows my current...
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Posted By martinp13

Generally, yes, they are both accepted, but there...

Generally, yes, they are both accepted, but there are exceptions. Sam's Club in-store accepts MasterCard (and Discover), not VISA (nor AmEx). And as NJUP said there are MasterCard-specific and...
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Posted By martinp13

The Flying Saucer is what you're thinking of. ...

The Flying Saucer is what you're thinking of. Awesome beer selection.

I live in Fort Worth but haven't stayed at the HIX downtown... that building over the years was an office building, then a...
Jul 2, 13, 7:47 am
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Posted By martinp13

Simply scan the boarding pass and verify the...

Simply scan the boarding pass and verify the magic '3'. THAT indicates approval for the segment.

EDIT: Or what brp and DCBob said. :)
Jun 19, 13, 8:36 am
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Posted By martinp13

Has PreCheck been working on direct international...

Has PreCheck been working on direct international itineraries (I haven't read all of this thread, so I don't know if it's been discussed)?

I flew the AA DFW-CDG nonstop last week, and my...
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