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Dec 18, 19, 12:56 pm
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Posted By spike74

I booked a nonstop flight from JFK-CUN on...

I booked a nonstop flight from JFK-CUN on 1-30-20 and a return on 2-3-20 and paid for the flights. I realized I wanted to use points instead. Is there a simple way to convert the existing...
Aug 22, 17, 10:36 am
Replies: 463
Views: 106,096
Posted By spike74

I have an Amex card as my main points card but am...

I have an Amex card as my main points card but am looking for something else. I live in NYC so any airline would work but would prefer pints that can be used on many airlines. Need the card today or...
Aug 22, 17, 8:28 am
Replies: 463
Views: 106,096
Posted By spike74

What is best current promotion in U.S. for visa/MasterCard?

Need to make a $7,500 purchase today and want to use a new card with a huge bonus of points/miles in U.S.

Looking for a personal card. Have an excellent credit score. What should I get?
Aug 15, 17, 8:14 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By spike74

The flights cost $874.10 round trip per person so...

The flights cost $874.10 round trip per person so feel like we got our money's worth using points for the whole thing.

I booked my round trip and my brother's outbound flight. He used his points...
Aug 15, 17, 12:21 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By spike74

Thanks to the good advice here I will not be...

Thanks to the good advice here I will not be transferring or buying miles for this trip. We will use miles the two of us have which will cover it. That would change your calculation. Not sure how one...
Aug 15, 17, 11:35 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By spike74

The cheapest round trip ticket for the dates we...

The cheapest round trip ticket for the dates we are considering is $608 if I booked it this second. That's more than double the $244 a previous poster found.

That change your view on using miles...
Aug 15, 17, 8:46 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By spike74

Two Questions: 1. JDiver mentioned that...

Two Questions:

1. JDiver mentioned that booking 2 round trips using miles is really booking "four one way awards". If I booked three awards and my brother booked one, how would we get them to show...
Aug 15, 17, 6:11 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By spike74

Award trip: Should we buy miles, transfer them or do something else?

I'm planning to go from NYC area to Key West, Florida with my brother for a weekend this fall. We are planning to use Aadvantage miles for the flights but he is about 20,000 short. We are flying home...
Forum: New York City
Aug 17, 15, 2:43 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 37,968
Posted By spike74

Need 2015 help

Prices in P3 the long-term lot are now $39 per day for the first two days, then $6 each 8 hours beyond that. We are looking at 4 days and 16 hours which works out to $126 total. Air Park Parking is...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 6, 14, 1:01 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By spike74

buying one-way ticket instead of changing flight

We would like to change the flight time on an outbound flight of a round trip but it seems buying a one-way ticket might be cheaper. Can we do this without a problem?

What happens if we are...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 25, 14, 1:00 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 5,497
Posted By spike74

I'm the OP. The flight is domestic and we have no...

I'm the OP. The flight is domestic and we have no status. We are going on a pleasure trip so no obligations time-wise on arrival.

In this case, my spouse and child are taking cab from home. I'm...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 24, 14, 12:34 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 5,497
Posted By spike74

How early do you get to airport?

We have a flight on Thursday evening at 6:30pm from Newark (EWR) and will likely have to check one bag.

The trip to airport is 30 minutes on I-78 in perfect conditions coming from the west so not...
Forum: New York City
Sep 13, 13, 8:00 am
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By spike74

LGA over EWR, how much of a savings is worth it?

I live in NJ about a 35 minute drive from Newark airport in perfect conditions and a 1-hour 5-minute drive in perfect conditions from LaGuardia Airport. (1 hour 10-minutes in perfect conditions from...
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By spike74

The original question had to do with using...

The original question had to do with using AAdvantage points for a trip. I wanted to tap into the creativity of the community.

Like the ideas so far. Caribbean might work. Grandma is in Costa Rica...
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By spike74

4 people, 5 days, 175,000 miles... What to do?

I'm planning a 5-day trip in June from New Jersey for 6-year old, her parents, and grandmother. Would like to use some ( maybe all ) of my 175,000 points to lower cost, create a fun trip. I'm less...
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Views: 166,793
Posted By spike74

I'm interested in using my AAdvantage miles for...

I'm interested in using my AAdvantage miles for hotel stays or maybe other non-airline travel rewards (maybe gift cards for credit cards, restaurants etc..).

Can miles be converted directly into...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 27, 13, 1:28 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,017
Posted By spike74

I was thinking about Maryland. Maybe 2 nights in...

I was thinking about Maryland. Maybe 2 nights in the western part of the state and three nights in like Annapolis to hit Baltimore, Annapolis other towns. Living in NJ, I feel less of a need to hit...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 26, 13, 2:03 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,017
Posted By spike74

I guess you didn't see I mentioned no high...

I guess you didn't see I mentioned no high altitude in original post. Spouse did poorly in Vail. Had to keep buying oxygen shots.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 26, 13, 1:36 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,017
Posted By spike74

Done Washington DC, Newport RI, and Maine before...

Done Washington DC, Newport RI, and Maine before so they are out but good ideas.

Thought about New Orleans but too hot in June.

Been to Philly way too many times. Love it but not for this trip.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 26, 13, 1:19 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,017
Posted By spike74

5 days in June.. Where to go in North America?

I'm looking for a vacation spot for five days in June for a 6-year old, her parents and grandmother. We live in NJ and have American Airlines points. Am considering driving up to 9 hours and using...
Aug 22, 12, 10:06 am
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By spike74

Rules for using points and paying during stay

I am using points for two nights of a four night stay for two rooms and paying for the other two nights for the two rooms. We have platinum status and they upgraded the rooms and provided free wifi. ...
Aug 22, 12, 9:56 am
Replies: 105
Views: 25,306
Posted By spike74

The Committee has already contacted me. I'm...

The Committee has already contacted me. I'm expecting serious consideration. ;)

While you folks are quick to point out my scientific errors, you don't seem to be reading the rest of the post. Let...
Aug 21, 12, 10:48 am
Replies: 105
Views: 25,306
Posted By spike74

Lots of snark here from everyone. Not suggesting...

Lots of snark here from everyone. Not suggesting they figured out how to circumvent physics but charging has been slow with three different devices using manufacturer issued chargers in two rooms....
Aug 21, 12, 7:28 am
Replies: 105
Views: 25,306
Posted By spike74

Electricity slowed at Key West Marriott

I plugged my small cellphone in for 3+ hours here at the Key West Marriott and it still wasn't charged. Another traveler had similar issue with a separate device in another hotel room. Is hotel...
Jul 26, 12, 11:50 am
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By spike74

converting non-Delta points to skymiles

I've come up 12,729 miles short for a trip I'm taking next month on Delta within the U.S. and need to make up the difference. I have AA miles and American Express points to work with.

What's the...
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