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Apr 27, 17, 6:38 pm
Replies: 141
Views: 34,255
Posted By luna6

Trying to win every battle, you'll likely lose...

Trying to win every battle, you'll likely lose the war. Being at a hospital in a foreign country, I would have just asked them to not bill me with DCC for any future charges if possible ... and it...
Jan 13, 17, 3:21 pm
Replies: 485
Views: 78,065
Posted By luna6

Pending doesn't mean squat. It will often change...

Pending doesn't mean squat. It will often change when it posts. With that said, going through this thread, Visa seems to be the worst when compared to Mastercard and Amex. Even knowing that, I use...
Dec 23, 16, 1:30 pm
Replies: 485
Views: 78,065
Posted By luna6

Regarding Japan ... I went through charges from...

Regarding Japan ... I went through charges from my trip in August. Mastercard seems to have worked best for me then.

08/20
Citi Prestige 7,732 Yen $75.22 <-- winner
Amex SPG 5,100 Yen $50.99
...
Jul 16, 16, 10:43 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,024
Posted By luna6

Bought first class tickets for int. trip & now plane changed to 2 class only

Late last year I got my wife a round trip first class award ticket using AA miles from South Korea to U.S. A few weeks later, I purchased my own first class ticket with cash for the same flight which...
May 20, 16, 9:49 am
Replies: 49
Views: 12,751
Posted By luna6

The distance of the hotel from Seoul Station...

The distance of the hotel from Seoul Station seems to be in this perfect in-between distance between near and far for various people. It's really anywhere from a 10-20 minute walk. IMO walkable and...
Feb 25, 16, 6:27 am
Replies: 485
Views: 78,065
Posted By luna6

Actually it makes perfect sense, because earlier...

Actually it makes perfect sense, because earlier posts mentioned that Visa/Mastercard uses exchange rates on day of usage and Amex the day it settles (?). So in instances with a rapidly dropping...
Oct 27, 15, 3:17 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 7,548
Posted By luna6

Also what about FD refusing to accept foreign...

Also what about FD refusing to accept foreign credit card? I went through a fake booking on their website and nothing mentions no foreign credit cards. Plus went through the reviews on their website...
Oct 26, 15, 12:39 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 7,548
Posted By luna6

That raises major red flags. First time hearing...

That raises major red flags. First time hearing that. No way I would have paid with cash, but not blaming your g/f. You should name this hotel to help out others to avoid this situation.
Sep 29, 15, 6:21 am
Replies: 394
Views: 86,019
Posted By luna6

Just wanted to say minimalstatus' report is spot...

Just wanted to say minimalstatus' report is spot on.

BTW, I stayed here this past weekend in a Jr. Suite room. There's a knee high wood railing that runs across the wall with the windows. Didn't...
Sep 29, 15, 12:15 am
Replies: 485
Views: 78,065
Posted By luna6

Diners Club. Maybe JCB gives better exchange...

Diners Club. Maybe JCB gives better exchange rate? I have read in the past people commenting great exchange rates with Discover, but it's not so with Discover/Diner's Club in S. Korea and from what...
Sep 27, 15, 12:46 pm
Replies: 485
Views: 78,065
Posted By luna6

A datapoint: On Sept. 21 went to my favorite...

A datapoint:

On Sept. 21 went to my favorite Starbucks here in Korea and handed the cashier 4 credit cards - Barclays Arrival+, American Express SPG, Capital One Spark, Discover It - and...
Sep 26, 15, 1:34 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,363
Posted By luna6

Value with SPG for me is their point system...

Value with SPG for me is their point system (generally hard to earn so don't see as much devaluations like other programs, but if you spend on their hotels points do pile up quickly). Second and,...
Sep 25, 15, 2:09 am
Replies: 485
Views: 78,065
Posted By luna6

I'll second what zyxlsy said. Here in South...

I'll second what zyxlsy said. Here in South Korea, Discover is accepted but exchange rate is so bad it is stupid to use. Like 3% or higher than market rate. Meanwhile, Visa sucks too (usually 1%...
Sep 12, 15, 9:31 am
Replies: 29
Views: 46,848
Posted By luna6

I think since it's a business card (minus...

I think since it's a business card (minus consumer protection stuff) Chase is fine not fixing this problem as the the problem doesn't exist on the consumer card side. They also have shorter grace...
Aug 27, 15, 4:12 am
Replies: 3,815
Views: 710,829
Posted By luna6

Having just started using the Amex SPG overseas...

Having just started using the Amex SPG overseas and in South Korea in particular and with only a few handful of tests ... the Amex SPG is giving me about 2.4% better rates than Visa and about 1.7%...
Aug 24, 15, 1:27 pm
Replies: 3,815
Views: 710,829
Posted By luna6

#1 It's personal preference. I never advocated...

#1 It's personal preference. I never advocated others to do so, but I stated in regards to the new design vs the older design, I would use the new design more for non-bonus spend. It's really no...
Aug 23, 15, 12:10 pm
Replies: 3,815
Views: 710,829
Posted By luna6

I got it as well for the business card version...

I got it as well for the business card version (replacement) last week. I hated the old card design and prefer the new design a lot. As crazy as it sounds, I'll probably use this card more now for...
Aug 22, 15, 11:49 pm
Replies: 311
Views: 48,065
Posted By luna6

This is just bizarro stereotyping. I'm not even...

This is just bizarro stereotyping. I'm not even going to address it.



Nope.


Dude I was born in Korea to Korean parents, but moved to the U.S. when I was 3 years old (not that this should...
Aug 22, 15, 4:55 pm
Replies: 311
Views: 48,065
Posted By luna6

Hello. I consider this matter over with now. The...

Hello. I consider this matter over with now. The FA was Korean. Towards the end of the flight I saw her and spoke with her in the galley. I asked her if she said that to my wife and she was...
Aug 22, 15, 1:47 am
Replies: 311
Views: 48,065
Posted By luna6

Btw ... about misunderstanding part. Wife is...

Btw ... about misunderstanding part. Wife is native Korean and spoke in Korean to female FA (assuming FA is Korean too). I know by wife's melancholy expression the FA snapped at her. I haven't seen...
Aug 22, 15, 12:21 am
Replies: 311
Views: 48,065
Posted By luna6

Rude stewardess tells wife "are you going to eat your food or what?"

Flight DTW-ICN in business class. Wife went to bathroom during first meal. Stayed in bathroom longer than whatever is normal as she said toilet wasn't flushing well. After she goes back to her seat,...
Aug 2, 15, 2:50 pm
Replies: 3,815
Views: 710,829
Posted By luna6

Hopefully this shows an image. ...

Hopefully this shows an image.

http://i.imgur.com/maOL2XD.jpg?1 (http://imgur.com/maOL2XD)
Aug 2, 15, 1:54 pm
Replies: 3,815
Views: 710,829
Posted By luna6

Not sure if anybody else noticed, but I just...

Not sure if anybody else noticed, but I just added my Amex SPG card to Apple's Pay/Passbook and the card design shown in the app is totally redesigned. Purple but clean and sharp graphics, looks...
Jul 24, 15, 2:43 am
Replies: 31
Views: 7,420
Posted By luna6

Just a note, I got hit with DCC on my bill...

Just a note, I got hit with DCC on my bill staying here. I stayed here on two consecutive weekends last month. I didn't even bother looking at my invoice on the first stay and just placed it in my...
Jul 24, 15, 2:34 am
Replies: 49
Views: 12,751
Posted By luna6

Just a note, the homeless folks around Seoul...

Just a note, the homeless folks around Seoul Station seem gone. It rained today and decided to take the underground walk to the hotel from Seoul Station and didn't see one homeless person and the...
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