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Dec 13, 18, 6:54 am
Replies: 0
Views: 652
Posted By thorthor

Up to 2 Bonus Tickets with New Flycard to Mystery Destinations

If you apply for a Fly Card credit card during December you get 100 Matmid points which (as a special offer for new CC members only) will be good for 2 bonus tickets for short haul destinations or 1...
Mar 7, 15, 12:33 am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,573
Posted By thorthor

Reduced Mileage Award Sale

Book by March 19th fly 19.4-30.6

A few examples:
NYC for 1200 (800 for Fly Card holders)
Bangkok 1200 (800)
HK 1200 (800)
LA 1400 (1000)

All details (Hebrew):...
Mar 5, 15, 12:55 am
Replies: 317
Views: 162,554
Posted By thorthor

Using the UR portal for hotels.com was never a...

Using the UR portal for hotels.com was never a good idea anyway. You can get 7% CB + 2UR points by using a CB site.
Mar 4, 15, 1:53 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By thorthor

You can sign up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred...

You can sign up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card which will net you 45k points transferable to Marriott.
Mar 3, 15, 3:10 am
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By thorthor

Miles expired even though I had activity 2 weeks before expiration date

My miles were set to expire Feb 28th so I made a purchase in the shopping portal early in February.

My aadvantage account shows the transaction as posted on Feb 12th. Nevertheless my miles have...
Feb 23, 15, 3:06 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By thorthor

TLV-AMS or FCO? There is an LY flight to FCO at...

TLV-AMS or FCO? There is an LY flight to FCO at 6pm, giving you more breathing room.
Feb 20, 15, 3:16 am
Replies: 491
Views: 212,072
Posted By thorthor

There are no extra fees and you'll even get the...

There are no extra fees and you'll even get the miles for the flights booked on the portal.

However, the value of your points when redeeming on the Chase portal is fixed at 1.25cpp (for CSP)....
Feb 19, 15, 1:19 pm
Replies: 6,566
Views: 1,099,269
Posted By thorthor

A category 4 would cost 120k for the week (5th...

A category 4 would cost 120k for the week (5th night free). The pricing for a cat 1-5 package is based on a cat 5 award - 150k for the week + 70k airline miles=220k. That math holds for any travel...
Feb 18, 15, 1:17 am
Replies: 2,245
Views: 56,073
Posted By thorthor

PM me for a referral to: Chase Sapphire...

PM me for a referral to:

Chase Sapphire Preferred

45,000 Ultimate Reward Points (40,000 bonus points awarded when making $4,000 in purchases in the first 3 months, plus 5,000 additional points...
Feb 15, 15, 1:05 pm
Replies: 496
Views: 116,655
Posted By thorthor

If you can't get the cc then for Mauna Kea...

If you can't get the cc then for Mauna Kea (which, granted, is neither on Kauai nor on Ohau) it would make sense to buy points (50k max, you'd need to come up with 90k more). 5 nights there go for...
Feb 12, 15, 1:17 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By thorthor

Looking at some dates prices are decent but not...

Looking at some dates prices are decent but not outstanding.

Winter award to Larnaca: $112 + 60 points roundtrip
Paid ticket: around $140 (more expensive in the weekends but there is no award...
Forum: Star Alliance
Feb 5, 15, 11:02 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
Posted By thorthor

Some direct European options are Aegean to Greece...

Some direct European options are Aegean to Greece and Cyprus, and Croatian for the Dalmatian coast.

Of course, there are many options involving two short flights, e.g. the Azores are easily...
Feb 4, 15, 5:14 am
Replies: 1
Views: 877
Posted By thorthor

Fly Card pay with points experiences?

The Fly Card lets you buy revenue tickets with points. This could be useful for Europe where bonus tickets are often a terrible value (fees are nearly the cost of a ticket).

I think I saw...
Jan 29, 15, 4:10 pm
Replies: 2,211
Views: 424,074
Posted By thorthor

OK I see. Also, I agree that this undervalues the...

OK I see. Also, I agree that this undervalues the TYP. At 1.5c it's 20% (hotels.com) vs 28.5% (CWT).
Jan 29, 15, 3:51 pm
Replies: 2,211
Views: 424,074
Posted By thorthor

You forgot the 7% cashback that you get at...

You forgot the 7% cashback that you get at hotels.com in addition to the other rebates.
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 29, 15, 11:01 am
Replies: 40
Views: 9,183
Posted By thorthor

A couple of points I should have probably...

A couple of points I should have probably clarified in the op that would have made things more interesting:

First (I actually mentioned this part) you can choose any American based program,...
Jan 26, 15, 2:10 am
Replies: 2,211
Views: 424,074
Posted By thorthor

since your 'point' made no sense I suggested an...

since your 'point' made no sense I suggested an alternative scenario for people who wish to obtain a benefit almost as good as the prestige one (but not quite) without the hassle.
Jan 26, 15, 1:46 am
Replies: 2,211
Views: 424,074
Posted By thorthor

By booking through hotels.com you can get around...

By booking through hotels.com you can get around 20% back (7% cb portal +10% welcome rewards + 3TYP)

The prestige benefit gets you 25% (if you stay exactly 4 nights)+ 3TYP on the spend for the...
Jan 24, 15, 1:36 am
Replies: 394
Views: 146,982
Posted By thorthor

According to Leumi Card updated terms, First and...

According to Leumi Card updated terms, First and World Signia cardholders get 1 flight point for every 1 NIS in spending: https://www.leumi-card.co.il/he-il/Abroad/Documents/flights_2013.pdf

So...
Jan 19, 15, 1:03 am
Replies: 116
Views: 44,082
Posted By thorthor

Starting April 19, 2015, unless you are...

Starting April 19, 2015, unless you are participating in a limited-time offer, you will earn:
3 ThankYou Points for every dollar you spend on purchases at airlines, hotels, car rental agencies,...
Jan 18, 15, 10:50 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,528
Posted By thorthor

Not always: nyc-dub via bos: 17k avios ...

Not always:
nyc-dub via bos: 17k avios
nyc-dub direct: 20k avios
nyc-dub in aa miles: 20k-30k
Jan 18, 15, 10:40 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,528
Posted By thorthor

2600 is indeed between 2350-3000 but you missed...

2600 is indeed between 2350-3000 but you missed that it is only one of the two segments flown. The comparison is between:

a. two segments totaling 3000 - 3650 miles
vs.
b. one direct segment...
Jan 13, 15, 5:26 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,528
Posted By thorthor

There are a few exceptions where a connecting...

There are a few exceptions where a connecting flight is actually cheaper. e.g. where one segment is up to 650 miles and the other segment between 2350-3000 (you'd pay 17,000 avios for the connecting...
Dec 28, 14, 8:54 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By thorthor

UA will be 80K miles including the flight to Bali.

UA will be 80K miles including the flight to Bali.
Dec 19, 14, 10:26 am
Replies: 212
Views: 84,087
Posted By thorthor

Has Citi ever offered a bonus on airline point...

Has Citi ever offered a bonus on airline point transfers comparable to Amex current 40% to BA?
Seems like a winner in my book.
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