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Dec 4, 16, 11:15 am
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Views: 652,035
Posted By uhclem

Aviator Red--offered AF waiver and 1 extra point...

Aviator Red--offered AF waiver and 1 extra point on gas, groceries, and utilities for 3 months.
Replies: 224
Views: 57,776
Posted By uhclem

Wife flew AKL-PPT on Bora Bora on 19 June. It...

Wife flew AKL-PPT on Bora Bora on 19 June. It was not yet refurbished.
Forum: Los Angeles
May 16, 16, 5:07 pm
Replies: 571
Views: 176,034
Posted By uhclem

Thanks--given that I have to check bags with...

Thanks--given that I have to check bags with United, it might be quite the walk from T7/8 to TBIT and back again. But if I have the time, it sounds like the right thing to do.
Forum: Los Angeles
May 11, 16, 2:37 pm
Replies: 571
Views: 176,034
Posted By uhclem

Access to LAX Star Alliance Lounge

I have a business class ticket on UA departing LAX-SYD (I assume out of T7). I'd prefer to avoid the UA club.

Will I have access to the Star Alliance lounge at TBIT? If so, is this a better...
Replies: 976
Views: 250,080
Posted By uhclem

Paying it forward

Thanks GB for your assistance--my family donated $100 to Doctors Without Borders. A very worthy organization that does great work in the face of considerable challenges...
Aug 12, 15, 7:02 pm
Replies: 1,941
Views: 552,779
Posted By uhclem

The day after I cancelled the card, I got 2...

The day after I cancelled the card, I got 2 United Club passes in the mail for my 1 year anniversary. I assume I can still use these?
Aug 11, 15, 7:19 pm
Replies: 1,941
Views: 552,779
Posted By uhclem

United Explorer--no offer. Minimal spending on...

United Explorer--no offer. Minimal spending on card in the past year. Cancelled.
Forum: MilesBuzz
Dec 21, 14, 8:13 am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,450
Posted By uhclem

Thomas Frank: First we kill all the diamond-class five-million milers

Thomas Frank really nailing it:

http://www.salon.com/2014/12/21/thomas_frank_first_we_kill_all_the_diamond_class_five_million_milers/
Oct 4, 14, 8:58 am
Replies: 63
Views: 10,152
Posted By uhclem

I received a $200 check yesterday as well. I...

I received a $200 check yesterday as well. I genuinely have no idea why--I don't recall missing out on any bonuses. @Eujeanie--the check looks completely legit--drawn off JPMorgan Chase Bank. ...
Aug 7, 14, 3:03 pm
Replies: 1,712
Views: 458,278
Posted By uhclem

Music to my ears! I'm traveling in late May 2015...

Music to my ears! I'm traveling in late May 2015 MIA-BCN. It would be nice to have the full-flat sleepers.
Jun 12, 14, 6:10 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 6,524
Posted By uhclem

I called the reservation line to try to book a...

I called the reservation line to try to book a hotel in NZ. They said the sale price wouldn't be available until June 17.
Apr 10, 14, 8:15 pm
Replies: 870
Views: 253,723
Posted By uhclem

You can't combine MR (to my knowledge, anyway). ...

You can't combine MR (to my knowledge, anyway). You can combine avios. If you want to pool the points, the best thing to do is transfer to avios. Another option is to take one of the new Amex...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 4, 14, 3:18 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,942
Posted By uhclem

Cheapest way is usually with an ATM. Make sure...

Cheapest way is usually with an ATM. Make sure your bank doesn't impose large conversion and convenience fees for each transaction. I found my community bank was a better option than the large...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 4, 14, 3:13 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 10,389
Posted By uhclem

After 48 hours, I'd start worrying about the...

After 48 hours, I'd start worrying about the "gifts" my two cats might leave me.
Apr 4, 14, 2:52 pm
Replies: 2,957
Views: 766,492
Posted By uhclem

Cancelled my biz platinum earlier this week. ...

Cancelled my biz platinum earlier this week. They tried to sell me on the benefits of keeping the card, but didn't push it. No retention offer (I wasn't really expecting one), and they closed the...
Mar 27, 14, 12:57 pm
Replies: 870
Views: 253,723
Posted By uhclem

True--but the number of origins and destinations...

True--but the number of origins and destinations are pretty limited. But it is a decent workaround.

I'm currently debating transferring my final 40k MR points. Can't decide between DL (I'm a...
Mar 26, 14, 3:43 pm
Replies: 870
Views: 253,723
Posted By uhclem

Might consider Avios for trips to Latin America. ...

Might consider Avios for trips to Latin America. No excise tax to pay when transferring MR points to a foreign carrier, and you can pool your avios with others in the household. However, the...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,174
Posted By uhclem

Do they plan to dive or snorkel? Are they...

Do they plan to dive or snorkel? Are they interested in an extended trip (i.e. a liveaboard) or just a day-trip? A bit more information would be helpful.
Mar 2, 14, 10:09 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 13,647
Posted By uhclem

I am a hub captive, so DL will *probably* have...

I am a hub captive, so DL will *probably* have better routing for the trips I take. However, with all the changes over the past couple of years, there is nothing left to decide when purchasing a...
Mar 2, 14, 10:01 pm
Replies: 870
Views: 253,723
Posted By uhclem

Just got confirmation of the move from Aeroplan...

Just got confirmation of the move from Aeroplan to US this morning. So for those keeping track at home, it took about 3 days for the entire transaction to be completed.
Forum: MilesBuzz
Feb 28, 14, 9:42 pm
Replies: 258
Views: 55,927
Posted By uhclem

In the last 10+ years, can anyone point to a FF...

In the last 10+ years, can anyone point to a FF program where miles have increased in value? They don't earn interest, and they only depreciate. Hoard them if you want, but it's not the behavior of...
Feb 28, 14, 1:32 pm
Replies: 813
Views: 189,019
Posted By uhclem

BTW--Welcome to Flyer Talk! (Where are my...

BTW--Welcome to Flyer Talk! (Where are my manners?!?)
Feb 28, 14, 1:31 pm
Replies: 813
Views: 189,019
Posted By uhclem

I meant that if you booked the flight with AA...

I meant that if you booked the flight with AA miles, you can change the flight through AA if you later find availability in business (on Qantas). I recently did something similar--changing the dates...
Feb 28, 14, 1:25 pm
Replies: 813
Views: 189,019
Posted By uhclem

You can keep checking for availability in biz on...

You can keep checking for availability in biz on the route you've booked. If you find it, I think you can upgrade the ticket for no fee--as long as you don't change the origin/destination cities. ...
Feb 27, 14, 6:08 pm
Replies: 870
Views: 253,723
Posted By uhclem

Quick update--it took about 1 hour for the points...

Quick update--it took about 1 hour for the points to show up in Aeroplan (and consequently, Points.com). I made 2 exchanges of 50k Aeroplan miles for 42,005 US Airways miles.

The receipt says it...
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