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Dec 20, 16, 9:48 am
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By jspector

Thanks all for the help. Going to just spend the...

Thanks all for the help. Going to just spend the $100 on an Aloft night where I can go myself in person - seems like the best way to guarantee success here.
Dec 19, 16, 2:31 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By jspector

This would be really helpful to understand as it...

This would be really helpful to understand as it would solve my problem. I'll prob just end up paying for one of the NYC Aloft properties, but helpful to know here.
Dec 19, 16, 10:27 am
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By jspector

Thx - yeah I've read a few of the other threads....

Thx - yeah I've read a few of the other threads. Haven't seen a definitive answer on whether anyone has had success remotely checking in. If not, is it possible to have a friend check in for me if I...
Dec 19, 16, 8:18 am
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By jspector

best use of points for 50th night?

So I'm sitting at 49 nights (and haven't hit plat on stays), and it's clearly worthwhile to find one additional night somewhere. I live in the NYC area where all the hotels are pricey. Ideally would...
Aug 19, 16, 12:08 pm
Replies: 1,040
Views: 504,450
Posted By jspector

Anyone able to suggest the correct strategy and...

Anyone able to suggest the correct strategy and sequencing of moves for the following?

I have the CSP (and my wife is an authorized user.) I want to get the CSR. Don't have any 5/24 issues etc so...
Apr 19, 16, 8:43 am
Replies: 378
Views: 112,859
Posted By jspector

Citi MTVu was my first card ever, and I rolled it...

Citi MTVu was my first card ever, and I rolled it into a Forward a few years back. Also opened a second forward before that so I could get 150K points a year (it capped at 75K earning per account)....
Forum: Italy
Jul 3, 13, 4:47 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,900
Posted By jspector

Booked a nice looking hotel in Amalfi proper....

Booked a nice looking hotel in Amalfi proper. Planning to do the train to Salerno then ferry to Amalfi as suggested above, and then my hotel offered a transfer from Amalfi to Naples airport for 100...
Forum: Italy
Jul 1, 13, 2:53 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,900
Posted By jspector

Yeah thanks for the tip there! I read that one...

Yeah thanks for the tip there! I read that one earlier today and was definitely very helpful, though a lot of the advice seems specific to a late November trip. My hope is that mid-September is not...
Forum: Italy
Jul 1, 13, 1:28 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,900
Posted By jspector

Help with planning few days in Amalfi Coast in September

Hi everyone,

I'm planning the last few days of my upcoming honeymoon (mid September this year) - we are finishing our Italy trip by visiting the Amalfi Coast.

Pretty broad set of questions,...
Oct 2, 12, 12:48 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By jspector

Perfect, thanks for the help. Decided to connect...

Perfect, thanks for the help. Decided to connect through LAX on the way over - same fare and an extra 750 PQM for biz class on that extra segment at the minimum 500 miles per segment. Will put me...
Oct 2, 12, 9:05 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By jspector

Creative routing NYC to SFO to add PQM?

Hi all,

I've got a trip coming up to SFO from NYC, and am exactly 8160 PQM away from Premier Platinum, which I really want to hit on this trip as it will make a big difference to be able to book...
Jul 11, 12, 10:27 am
Replies: 95
Views: 78,651
Posted By jspector

I called the general # on the back of my sapphire...

I called the general # on the back of my sapphire preferred card and got it taken care of by general rep who answered. It was instant and easy for them to take 10K from a card I don't really use...
May 22, 12, 5:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By jspector

If you like Chase, I'd say go for the chase...

If you like Chase, I'd say go for the chase sapphire preferred as the earning potential on it is very high and can use points on a few airlines and hotel partners, giving a LOT of flexibility.
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May 22, 12, 5:07 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 78,651
Posted By jspector

So, interesting update that just confuses me...

So, interesting update that just confuses me further...

I applied for the Chase United Mileage Plus Explorer card on the 50+10K offer and asked for a CLI on my sapphire preferred within an hour of...
May 20, 12, 1:05 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,664
Posted By jspector

Personalized service and additional attention....

Personalized service and additional attention. She calls ahead to any property I am staying at to let them know when I am arriving and what I like, e.g. welcome gifts in the room etc. Any time I have...
May 19, 12, 5:22 am
Replies: 174
Views: 41,472
Posted By jspector

Ugh yeah :( I was going to grab this today, too...

Ugh yeah :( I was going to grab this today, too bad i missed it
May 19, 12, 5:12 am
Replies: 95
Views: 78,651
Posted By jspector

Hmm ok, so I think I will apply for the United MP...

Hmm ok, so I think I will apply for the United MP explorer to bank the 50K there and then call to ask for a CLI on my Sapphire Preferred at the same time.
May 16, 12, 1:08 am
Replies: 45
Views: 13,174
Posted By jspector

So for Citi, I tried to get them to consolidate...

So for Citi, I tried to get them to consolidate before I cancelled and the reps all said "we can't do that any more". And maybe even a year ago, they had a way to request a CLI on their website that...
May 15, 12, 3:27 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 78,651
Posted By jspector

Chase Credit line increases / CLI [Consolidated]

Hi all,

So I just cancelled three cards I had with citi (it was time to drop the AA cards), dropping my available credit down quite a bit. I now have only the cards that I want for regular point...
May 8, 12, 12:15 am
Replies: 174
Views: 41,472
Posted By jspector

Sort of a dumb question here - the links I've...

Sort of a dumb question here - the links I've seen for the 35K points are all dead, but people are still asking for screenshots of them. Is there a way to apply for the card under an offer that has...
Apr 30, 12, 10:46 pm
Replies: 732
Views: 102,810
Posted By jspector

Except for the several months of no promo...

Except for the several months of no promo running, this actually works fine for me... I'll easily do 15 nights so triple starpoints it is.

Clearly SPG's business is picking up to run such a weak...
Apr 18, 12, 9:33 pm
Replies: 3,823
Views: 445,952
Posted By jspector

As #10 said, when you use suite night awards, you...

As #10 said, when you use suite night awards, you select which rooms you would be willing to use them for. So you can see which room types are eligible at that property, and indicate the ones you are...
Forum: Germany
Apr 8, 12, 9:11 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By jspector

Connection time in berlin?

Hi all,

I'm looking at a trip from Budapest back to New York in August, and the award travel option was an Air Berlin flight from Budapest at 6am with a 5 hour layover in Berlin. I could purchase...
Replies: 500
Views: 132,329
Posted By jspector

I redeemed 100k miles for flights not even 2...

I redeemed 100k miles for flights not even 2 weeks ago :( really wish the 10k rebate was based on annual activity and not as incurred activity. Bleh
Apr 2, 12, 1:31 am
Replies: 0
Views: 671
Posted By jspector

Cancelling cards, keeping credit lines?

Hey guys,

Have read a ton of the cancellation related threads so have some understanding of how this works, but would appreciate some specific advice about how to manage my cards. Basically I am...
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