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Jan 8, 16, 8:36 pm
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Posted By habsben

Datapoint: I got an e-mail from Chase inviting me...

Datapoint: I got an e-mail from Chase inviting me to apply for the Sapphire. I'm over the 5/24, so knew it was a risk, but wanted to see if the targeted e-mail would help. Unfortunately, no luck -...
Dec 14, 15, 3:12 pm
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Posted By habsben

I also got the same email today, and have more...

I also got the same email today, and have more than 5 cards in the last 24 months. Not sure if this is like a pre approval for purposes of the 5/24 rule.
Dec 13, 15, 10:10 pm
Replies: 504
Views: 215,809
Posted By habsben

What would recommendations be for a three hour...

What would recommendations be for a three hour flight with two adults and a 4 month old? Infant will have his own seat. We'll be on the 737 that does not have the middle seats blocked (so MCE from...
Jul 30, 15, 8:28 am
Replies: 2,363
Views: 344,691
Posted By habsben

United Club question

Quick United Club question. What time does breakfast (if there is any kind of breakfast) start being served? Will be at ORD early (4:30 or 5 am) for an early flight, probably in Terminal 1 or 2, and...
Jul 13, 15, 1:05 pm
Replies: 1,941
Views: 487,501
Posted By habsben

Offered 5000 bonus points on the Hyatt card....

Offered 5000 bonus points on the Hyatt card. Annual fee has already posted. Minimal spending on the card during the year.
Mar 2, 15, 6:45 pm
Replies: 2,267
Views: 533,913
Posted By habsben

Just called in for my US Airways Mastercard - $89...

Just called in for my US Airways Mastercard - $89 annual fee waived (just posted recently). They also signed me up for the 50% bonus miles promotion, although I had already registered for that...
Feb 12, 15, 7:18 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 8,618
Posted By habsben

I got the same call. It's not so much canceling...

I got the same call. It's not so much canceling the rate that's annoying - it's waiting two and a half weeks to do so.
Jan 31, 15, 11:09 am
Replies: 76
Views: 11,560
Posted By habsben

I just received an offer for 5000 bonus miles if...

I just received an offer for 5000 bonus miles if I spend $500 in February, March, and April. This was for an old US Airways card that I opened about two years ago, with the 10,000 mile annual bonus....
Jan 24, 15, 6:55 pm
Replies: 2,957
Views: 745,822
Posted By habsben

Canceled the Platinum card today. No retention...

Canceled the Platinum card today. No retention offers made, although the rep did note that I didn't spend a lot on the card (which is true! probably under $1000 for the year).
Jan 23, 15, 6:50 am
Replies: 3,708
Views: 131,512
Posted By habsben

My wife was denied for the AA Plat (50K offer...

My wife was denied for the AA Plat (50K offer without explicit churning restrictions). She had two previous AA cards (Mastercard and Visa), opened in 3/2013 and 7/2013. One of those (Visa) is still...
Jan 15, 15, 9:13 pm
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Views: 446,110
Posted By habsben

Actually, for some reason Barclay's likes me now...

Actually, for some reason Barclay's likes me now - instant approval (referred by my wife of course :D)
Jan 10, 15, 6:01 pm
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Views: 446,110
Posted By habsben

Datapoint: my wife already has an open US Airways...

Datapoint: my wife already has an open US Airways card (don't recall from when exactly - I think it's from 2013). Instant approval for a second card. She also has the NFL card open from the $400...
Dec 31, 14, 4:46 pm
Replies: 2,863
Views: 754,231
Posted By habsben

Data point - $50 GC on 12/18, reimbursed on...

Data point - $50 GC on 12/18, reimbursed on 12/25. $100 GC on 12/26, reimbursed on 12/29. $50 GC on 12/29, still waiting for reimbursement. These were all part of the additional $200 on AA/US for the...
Mar 12, 14, 7:49 pm
Replies: 1,379
Views: 309,836
Posted By habsben

Also received the $95 statement credit and 1k...

Also received the $95 statement credit and 1k extra miles per $1000 spend for 16 months. Met the minimum spend on the card, and maybe a few hundred dollars. Citi AA Select card.
Feb 23, 14, 6:18 pm
Replies: 2,267
Views: 533,913
Posted By habsben

Datapoint: 10,000 miles posted recently, but no...

Datapoint: 10,000 miles posted recently, but no AF posting yet. Spent a couple thousand dollars on the card since opening. I called and said I was thinking about canceling because of the AF. I was...
Oct 2, 13, 12:51 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 23,083
Posted By habsben

The only place my British Airways Visa didn't...

The only place my British Airways Visa didn't work was when trying to purchase train tickets in Germany. No problems at automated kiosks in Paris, or for any other purchases in France/Germany.
Sep 20, 13, 6:47 am
Replies: 2,863
Views: 754,231
Posted By habsben

I bought 2 x $100 GCs for AA, separately about a...

I bought 2 x $100 GCs for AA, separately about a week apart. The statement credits posted about six days later for each.

Just to confirm: I will earn miles for flights that I purchase using the...
Aug 31, 13, 9:41 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By habsben

Yes, I believe so. They also told me on the phone...

Yes, I believe so. They also told me on the phone that it was mainly in coach, not business/first that it was oversold.
Aug 31, 13, 9:18 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By habsben

Thanks for the tip - will do so! Just called...

Thanks for the tip - will do so!

Just called United, and they said that they can't find the space.

Also, flying ORD to FRA (original flight has a connection in LHR). We do have some...
Aug 31, 13, 8:47 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By habsben

Thanks - these are two United award tickets....

Thanks - these are two United award tickets. Original flight has a connection, but there is a flight six hours later tonight which is direct, with at least two seats open still (so it would actually...
Aug 31, 13, 8:35 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By habsben

Bump from United to another Star Alliance Flight?

Hi all,

I'm flying today to FRA, in Business First, with my wife, and we just received a message from United asking us to call them. They said that the flight was overbooked, and were looking for...
Jul 8, 13, 10:52 am
Replies: 5,419
Views: 1,348,985
Posted By habsben

Milevalue indicated that the AA Platinum...

Milevalue indicated that the AA Platinum Mastercard offer would end on July 11, per his sources. He did say that he can't say this with 100% certainty, but it's possible it will end then.
Jul 2, 13, 10:43 pm
Replies: 5,419
Views: 1,348,985
Posted By habsben

I applied for and was approved for the Citi AA...

I applied for and was approved for the Citi AA Amex in March 2013 (my first Citi AA card), 50K bonus.

Today, applied for and was approved for the Citi AA Visa 50K. Rep confirmed bonus via chat.
Jun 20, 13, 6:57 am
Replies: 2,136
Views: 418,842
Posted By habsben

Called about my Citi Premier, no retention offer....

Called about my Citi Premier, no retention offer. When I mentioned the benefits of transferring points with my Sapphire, was told that the Premier was better because I could use the points on any...
Jun 10, 13, 7:02 pm
Replies: 5,419
Views: 1,348,985
Posted By habsben

What about the AA Gold Visa? Anyone tried that...

What about the AA Gold Visa? Anyone tried that yet?
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