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Aug 1, 20, 2:46 pm
Replies: 230
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Posted By jalm1

How are you liking it as a bank? I've been using...

How are you liking it as a bank? I've been using Fidelity as it's been easy to work with, but I already have a MS plat card and existing accounts with them. It looks like cash plus replaced the amex...
Jun 16, 20, 10:43 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By jalm1

I didn't mean to imply that $50/60k was a drop in...

I didn't mean to imply that $50/60k was a drop in the bucket. It's a lot of spent, and most of our non-bonus spend. It just means we have to be mindful of some caps in thinking through what works.
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Jun 15, 20, 6:32 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By jalm1

Where to put non-bonus spend?

Looking back over the last few years and we've amassed a lot of annual fees on premium cards (currently have 5 $450+ cards) as I was focusing more on maximizing the marginal reward for each dollar...
Feb 11, 20, 11:44 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,155
Posted By jalm1

I haven’t looked at the stats, but i know that if...

I haven’t looked at the stats, but i know that if i open more than a few FT tabs on either my MacBook Pro (Safari) or my enterprise PC (Chrome) system resource go through the roof.
Jan 23, 20, 11:51 am
Replies: 783
Views: 155,152
Posted By jalm1

Mine didnt a few years ago either. I was hoping...

Mine didnt a few years ago either. I was hoping it would code the same as GE.
Dec 28, 19, 12:15 pm
Replies: 912
Views: 212,474
Posted By jalm1

Any thoughts on what to do with expiring points?...

Any thoughts on what to do with expiring points? I have ~30k expiring in a few days (from an old Forward card, but I have a prestige for redemption options). I don't have any specific receptions...
Nov 14, 19, 3:07 pm
Replies: 448
Views: 95,937
Posted By jalm1

This is my challenge with the card, are the...

This is my challenge with the card, are the marginal TYPs from 5x on diving vs. 4x on AMEX gold and/or 3x on CSR really worth it? Sure its more points, but at the margin each of those points becomes...
Oct 1, 19, 9:29 am
Replies: 831
Views: 222,213
Posted By jalm1

I am bummed about the loss of RDM boost. With the...

I am bummed about the loss of RDM boost. With the Reserve card i basically had 1.5x on all non-bonus spend which made it less painful to put the spend on a DL card. The MQM boost is helpful, but as...
Sep 12, 19, 10:50 am
Replies: 20
Views: 5,394
Posted By jalm1

I finally saw this in my app this week (I've been...

I finally saw this in my app this week (I've been looking for it) and in good timing, need to use it a few times while on a flight suffering delays to make my connection. Its a good service, the...
Aug 29, 19, 4:38 pm
Replies: 186
Views: 51,747
Posted By jalm1

Thanks for the report. I was worried they...

Thanks for the report. I was worried they wouldn't be as good on a flight. Guess I'll keep my QC's for now.
Aug 23, 19, 1:08 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 12,700
Posted By jalm1

New MR website - how to get summary

Overall, the new MR website is nice upgrade and it's good to be able to see the points per transaction. However, I miss the old summary which showed the total points posts from each card for each...
Aug 20, 19, 12:08 pm
Replies: 186
Views: 51,747
Posted By jalm1

How is the NC on the new Sony's during flight? I...

How is the NC on the new Sony's during flight? I have the QC35 and QC30's. The over the ear 35's are generally better, but the QC30's are not that bad. I would love to get an even smaller kit and...
Jul 8, 19, 2:36 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 5,394
Posted By jalm1

Glad to see this rolling out. Sadly, i haven't...

Glad to see this rolling out. Sadly, i haven't seen it hit my app yet. Seems to me that this may be easier than twitter, but maybe its no difference.
Jul 6, 19, 12:10 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,803
Posted By jalm1

Which is not a bad combo if you either a) buy a...

Which is not a bad combo if you either a) buy a lot of plane tickets or b) value the plat benefits. The gold is a good way to build MR.
Jun 15, 19, 11:58 am
Replies: 1,633
Views: 244,917
Posted By jalm1

Agree. I keep getting told to simplify the cards,...

Agree. I keep getting told to simplify the cards, i am sure my time could be better spent getting 80-90% of the value with a simpler setup.
Jun 14, 19, 5:01 pm
Replies: 1,633
Views: 244,917
Posted By jalm1

I hold all these but the AMEX Gold (have the EDP...

I hold all these but the AMEX Gold (have the EDP in place). I also do the Citi Premier for 5x and the Delta reserve card for the MQM's. I was looking at my wallet the other day and there are 4 $400+...
Jan 11, 19, 7:39 pm
Replies: 164
Views: 22,314
Posted By jalm1

Based on these numbers it seems AAPL is getting a...

Based on these numbers it seems AAPL is getting a pretty sweet deal on J to Asia, and UA not so much. No wonder they still fly the old seats confit to PVG.
Jul 13, 18, 1:53 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 29,829
Posted By jalm1

Thanks for the clarification. Sounds like 19 C/D...

Thanks for the clarification. Sounds like 19 C/D may be better than C+ (if i dont need the recline).
Jul 13, 18, 1:00 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 29,829
Posted By jalm1

C+ window or 19 C/D? (obviously hoping for an...

C+ window or 19 C/D? (obviously hoping for an upgrade on a 4hr flight, but just in case).

I much prefer the aisle but I've heard 19 C/D have reduced width which sucks.
Jan 28, 18, 11:55 pm
Replies: 1,737
Views: 116,348
Posted By jalm1

How does AS handle outbound cancellations on a RT...

How does AS handle outbound cancellations on a RT ticket? I need to change my outbound flight this week and AS really doesn't have a flight that will work (i'll be in a different city than my...
Dec 31, 17, 4:31 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,603
Posted By jalm1

I personally don't think too many upgrades have...

I personally don't think too many upgrades have come down to the card as a tie breaker for me. From what i can tell fare code is clearly the biggest factor and i feel it most when i am on cheap...
Dec 31, 17, 12:33 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 63,968
Posted By jalm1

It looks like the new models are appearing...

It looks like the new models are appearing online. I see them on the Rimowa site there are duplicate 45l and 34l topas mutlitwheel. From the pictures, it looks like the wheel base is flush with the...
Nov 15, 17, 10:45 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 38,515
Posted By jalm1

Iíve seen one or two in airports. Always catch my...

Iíve seen one or two in airports. Always catch my eye. Iíve also spent some time with them in a Tumi store. Iím personally torn between the two.

While I canít comment on durability in use, based...
Sep 13, 17, 1:36 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 63,968
Posted By jalm1

I wonder if the note "DesignĖUpdate 2017" which...

I wonder if the note "DesignĖUpdate 2017" which seems to have been updated since the 2016 design update note is an indicator an update is still coming or this is the newly design. From what i have...
May 6, 17, 2:01 pm
Replies: 856
Views: 491,032
Posted By jalm1

Thanks! Anyone have any experience with #3...

Thanks! Anyone have any experience with #3 (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) on DL domestic flights or is an E170/175?
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