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Aug 6, 20, 11:20 pm
Replies: 124
Views: 17,715
Posted By darthbimmer

This week Southwest changed my itinerary flying...

This week Southwest changed my itinerary flying to SJC to terminate at STL. Nice one, Southwest. Since when are airports 1,700+ miles apart co-terminals?
Aug 6, 20, 11:15 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By darthbimmer

Yeah, I'm putting most of my spend on my Citi DC...

Yeah, I'm putting most of my spend on my Citi DC for 2% cashback now! Southwest card only comes out of my wallet at Costco, because it's a Visa.
Aug 3, 20, 11:35 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
Posted By darthbimmer

The AF itself is not negotiable but Chase may...

The AF itself is not negotiable but Chase may offer you a statement credit that partly or totally offsets it.
Aug 3, 20, 11:31 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By darthbimmer

This is a nice offer and I wish I could take...

This is a nice offer and I wish I could take advantage of it. Regrettably I do not expect to initiate any new reservations within the next two months. And if I do-- well, I've already got nearly...
Aug 3, 20, 5:17 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By darthbimmer

Promo: 5 points/$ on Southwest travel charged to Chase Southwest cards

New promotion advertised in email today and visible in my Southwest account:



Unclear if this is targeted or generally available.
Aug 3, 20, 3:21 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By darthbimmer

Same, and same. :( I've checked for promos inside...

Same, and same. :( I've checked for promos inside my account, as well, and there's nothing of this sort there, either.
Aug 3, 20, 3:11 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
Posted By darthbimmer

I managed to use my CP for just one flight this...

I managed to use my CP for just one flight this year, before concerns about Coronavirus started bringing travel to a halt in late February. Since then I've booked, rebooked, and canceled numerous...
Jul 30, 20, 2:31 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,666
Posted By darthbimmer

I didn't say they are. Redeeming RR points for...

I didn't say they are. Redeeming RR points for award flights yields the best value for points, generally speaking. In certain edge cases, though, SW GCs become a worthwhile choice. Flights bought...
Jul 30, 20, 2:23 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By darthbimmer

Is this promo only for Priority cards? I've got...

Is this promo only for Priority cards? I've got the Business Premier card and would definitely shift all grocery and gas over to it for 5x.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 29, 20, 12:59 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,626
Posted By darthbimmer

That's a good point. The cost difference between...

That's a good point. The cost difference between cheapest and fully flexible tickets is routinely so extreme that it's more cost effective to buy cheapest and pay a change fee if you have to cancel....
Jul 23, 20, 2:11 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,666
Posted By darthbimmer

Southwest GCs are the only thing I've found it...

Southwest GCs are the only thing I've found it worthwhile to spend my RR points on, aside from RR flight redemptions. I've still got a handful of GCs from my last buy, before CV struck. I'm in no...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 23, 20, 11:36 am
Replies: 55
Views: 6,197
Posted By darthbimmer

My longest stretch without flying was the first...

My longest stretch without flying was the first 17.5 years of my life. The second longest stretch was the next 4 years. The third longest stretch was the 2.5 years after that. Coronavirus isn't going...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 23, 20, 11:29 am
Replies: 58
Views: 6,626
Posted By darthbimmer

I've still got reservations booked for a transcon...

I've still got reservations booked for a transcon trip for the second week of September. While I haven't yet canceled it, my partner and I have discussed it again and agreed the chance we'll want to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 17, 20, 1:13 am
Replies: 58
Views: 6,626
Posted By darthbimmer

For business travel and events like conferences,...

For business travel and events like conferences, I agree. Large organizations are understandably making more cautious decisions than many individuals or families might. Plus for a major event the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 16, 20, 5:57 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,626
Posted By darthbimmer

When this thread started on 7 May I thought my...

When this thread started on 7 May I thought my September travel plans were pretty safe. Heck, I thought my early July plans were safe. COVID-19 numbers were going down in the US as in most other...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 15, 20, 12:50 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By darthbimmer

My first advice about trying to plan a trip...

My first advice about trying to plan a trip involving far-flung people with different ideas, different schedules, different budgets, etc. within the next 6 months is "Don't". There's too much risk...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 14, 20, 9:40 am
Replies: 55
Views: 6,197
Posted By darthbimmer

My last flight was mid-February, so I'm rolling...

My last flight was mid-February, so I'm rolling up on 5 months without flying. And as I have no flight plans until early September it'll be at least 6.5 months when the drought breaks. I say at least...
Jul 1, 20, 9:09 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,478
Posted By darthbimmer

My bonus kicks in at 10,000 points. Given that I...

My bonus kicks in at 10,000 points. Given that I anticipate about 1,000 points of earning from spend in the next 3 months I don't see it being at all practical to stretch 10x. The paltry 30% bonus...
Jun 23, 20, 2:45 am
Replies: 233
Views: 89,193
Posted By darthbimmer

Chase Southwest Business card, 1 year old, total...

Chase Southwest Business card, 1 year old, total spend near $20k in past year. Immediately offered $100 statement credit. Accepted. Credit posted 3 days after call.
May 30, 20, 11:24 pm
Replies: 183
Views: 32,851
Posted By darthbimmer

My household's grocery spend at Costco vs....

My household's grocery spend at Costco vs. regular grocery stores has gone way up due to the lockdown. Even though there are just two of us it now makes sense to buy Costco's larger packages as we...
May 5, 20, 11:47 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,401
Posted By darthbimmer

The offers are targeted. I got the unlimited 1500...

The offers are targeted. I got the unlimited 1500 TQP/$10k spend offer but not the 3x grocery spend offer.

For those who got the unlimited TQP offer, read it closely. It's better than it looks; WN...
Apr 26, 20, 10:58 pm
Replies: 254
Views: 39,679
Posted By darthbimmer

That's my plan, roughly speaking. I'll use points...

That's my plan, roughly speaking. I'll use points the remainder of 2020 (beginning whenever it's reasonable to fly again!) since status has been extended into 2021. Come Jan 2021 I'll switch to cash...
Apr 21, 20, 6:45 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 11,566
Posted By darthbimmer

As I check my points tallies more carefully I see...

As I check my points tallies more carefully I see that the mystery April 13 "Customer Service Adjustment" actually is the bonus for the 25% points promo. It's the CP-qualifying aspect of those...
Apr 20, 20, 6:32 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,433
Posted By darthbimmer

Oil futures crashed to negative prices intra-day...

Oil futures crashed to negative prices intra-day today. I can't wait 'til my next gasoline fill-up when the station pays me to take the stuff off their hands. Or when Southwest starts advertising...
Apr 16, 20, 5:43 pm
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