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Jan 20, 20, 7:24 pm
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Views: 228,160
Posted By rgrunnah

Question for y'all Reserve Card experts - I've...

Question for y'all Reserve Card experts - I've had a Reserve card for years, and my statement typically prints on the 7th of each month. I had a $40,000 business related charge to make, so I waited...
Jul 16, 19, 3:14 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,009
Posted By rgrunnah

My New Favorite Marriott Points Option in NYC

I suspect some of the negative reviews here are for folks not accustomed to New York City hotel options; this is a fantastic option - price, location, experience, service.

Northern edge of...
May 9, 19, 2:24 pm
Replies: 3,513
Views: 460,926
Posted By rgrunnah

Ambassador Value

I'm new to the program and have to say I'm not impressed.

I was assigned an Ambassador initially and she rarely replied to emails. When I called the Ambassador Phone Line (which is better because...
Feb 18, 19, 6:33 pm
Replies: 901
Views: 172,506
Posted By rgrunnah

But there is a change. SPG points only transfer...

But there is a change. SPG points only transfer to Marriott points at 2:1 instead of 3:1, so that's a large automatic devaluation.

It is good at least to know that the mile bonus is there, but...
Feb 18, 19, 12:23 pm
Replies: 183
Views: 57,021
Posted By rgrunnah

Replacement for SPG Cards on Conversion of Marriott Points to Airline Miles?

So it just finally hit me that there was indeed greater than a 33% de-valuation of the old SPG cards to airline miles conversions (not only the 3:1 -> 2:1 points but also the loss of the bonus...
Feb 18, 19, 12:10 pm
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Views: 172,506
Posted By rgrunnah

Replacement for SPG Cards on Conversion of Marriott Points to Airline Miles?

So it just finally hit me that there was indeed greater than a 33% de-valuation of the old SPG cards to airline miles conversions (not only the 3:1 -> 2:1 points but also the loss of the bonus...
Nov 8, 18, 9:39 am
Replies: 1,575
Views: 237,276
Posted By rgrunnah

Lifetime Platinum Status

(Sorry, I couldn't find this thread; can mod please move post to it?)

So I have the 10 years of status now after the merger but only 488 nights, so am disappointed to hear that I'll never have the...
Sep 15, 18, 6:52 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By rgrunnah

Thank you, I will try Expedia next time I need to...

Thank you, I will try Expedia next time I need to book.
Sep 15, 18, 5:29 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By rgrunnah

Not sure! .. If you go to Google Flights and look...

Not sure! .. If you go to Google Flights and look up AUS - SWF, you'll see that it IS pricing somehow. And its usually cheaper than the other airlines that serve this route. It's getting that pricing...
Sep 15, 18, 5:18 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By rgrunnah

How to Book AUS - SWF

Google Flights shows really good fares on this routing through FLL. However, I can't book this pairing online or when I call JetBlue.

Presumably this is because Jetblue wants people or assumes...
Dec 22, 17, 12:36 am
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By rgrunnah

NO, not the IT outage. The Delta Reserve Glitch...

NO, not the IT outage. The Delta Reserve Glitch where existing-Plat's got temporary status boosts if they had multiple Delta cards, including the Reserve Card.
Dec 22, 17, 12:26 am
Jun 7, 17, 9:45 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,021
Posted By rgrunnah

I am also looking to book the DEN - TEX leg on a...

I am also looking to book the DEN - TEX leg on a UA codeshare for February, but there is no award availability. (Although UA's website tricks you - it allows you to fully book a low points award from...
May 7, 17, 9:42 am
Replies: 281
Views: 40,020
Posted By rgrunnah

Same weirdness for me. Was 2017 PM w/ Reserve...

Same weirdness for me. Was 2017 PM w/ Reserve card and Platinum Business Skymiles card.

Was advised I am now '17 DM, but I now only have ~ 30k MQM's towards '18, which is no good (I had 63k MQM's...
Dec 14, 16, 12:30 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By rgrunnah

Most Luxury Hotel Within a Day's Drive of NYC?

Team SPG - looking to find a go-to Resort type of hotel within a few hours drive from NYC.

Category 7 is fine and points are not an issue. Obviously I know of St Regis NYC and DC already.

Would...
Oct 17, 16, 10:25 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,068
Posted By rgrunnah

P.S. I logged in the next morning and sure...

P.S. I logged in the next morning and sure enough, there were 3 available seats to select from, so I chose Row 1. (My least favorite since there's no underseat storage, but alas).

Thanks to all...
Oct 15, 16, 12:35 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,068
Posted By rgrunnah

Thanks for the quick reply, MSPeconomist .. I...

Thanks for the quick reply, MSPeconomist .. I only know because when I realized it wasn't allowing me to choose seats, I went back and tried to purchase additional seats. I see that now for both...
Oct 15, 16, 12:10 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,068
Posted By rgrunnah

Booked 2 First Class Tickets Then No Seats to Assign

Just curious what happens when you book two First Class seats on a flight (JFK-SLC) for December and then when you go to select seats, they are all "taken".

Is Delta over-selling it's first class...
Jun 12, 16, 1:56 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,159
Posted By rgrunnah

Why Does ATL-JNB Scheduled Flight Time Keep Changing?

I recently booked a LGA-ATL-JNB Roundtrip in mid-November .. A couple of weeks ago there appears to have been a schedule change that had the ATL-JNB departing two hours earlier (7:50pm) and the...
May 6, 16, 5:02 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,814
Posted By rgrunnah

Thank you everyone for weighing in my OP....

Thank you everyone for weighing in my OP. Especially you ND76 with this awesome trip report of your Dad's experience 35 years ago. I love hearing stories like that when everything wasn't as...
May 4, 16, 11:16 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,814
Posted By rgrunnah

SAA or DL to Jo'Burg

Looking to fly from NYC to Jo'Burg in November in Business .. Initial Google searches suggest that the evening DL LGA-ATL-JNB in Business Class is a superior experience to the shorter AM flight from...
Mar 29, 16, 11:11 am
Replies: 347
Views: 208,832
Posted By rgrunnah

Told Midsize Was Minimal Rental to Get President's Circle

Sounds like a lot of others have been told Midsize rental was required to choose car from President's Circle - which is what just happened to me in Austin this past week.

Instead, I had to pay $15...
Jan 18, 16, 9:20 am
Replies: 3,199
Views: 254,361
Posted By rgrunnah

Why Doesn't AA Recognize Cardmembers of Platinum Advantage Citibank Card?

Ie, I have had the card for over a year, I always book and pay for tickets with the card, and the card presumably is obviously linked to my AA account.

So the question is, why do AA gate agents...
Jan 9, 16, 1:53 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 12,641
Posted By rgrunnah

When do current AMEX MQM bonuses transfer retroactively to 2015?

I hit Delta Reserve and Platinum card MQM bonus targets in December but statement didn't close until 1/7/16. The miles themselves have been posted in my Skymiles account, but I am still the lower...
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