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Jun 19, 19, 4:11 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,038
Posted By snic

[/QUOTE] That list is indeed complete,...

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That list is indeed complete, according to the Chase Freedom FAQ that you can see when you log into your account.
Jun 19, 19, 4:06 pm
Replies: 1,103
Views: 271,283
Posted By snic

First try asking UA whether they'll refund the...

First try asking UA whether they'll refund the miles without fee. They might be nice and just do it.
Jun 13, 19, 7:12 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,038
Posted By snic

Not with my electric car. It would be nice...

Not with my electric car.

It would be nice if Chase included car charging services when the category is "gas stations". Not that I spend that much on them, either.
Jun 3, 19, 11:31 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,973
Posted By snic

I was thinking this as well. But is it really...

I was thinking this as well. But is it really true?

Let's say that 10 people who rejected binding arbitration come together to sue Chase to get compensated for some malfeasance on Chase's part....
May 30, 19, 3:51 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,973
Posted By snic

So sneaky. I encourage everyone to send a...

So sneaky.
I encourage everyone to send a letter to Chase rejecting arbitration.
May 23, 19, 3:58 pm
Replies: 1,103
Views: 271,283
Posted By snic

You may not even need to get the CSR insurance...

You may not even need to get the CSR insurance involved. A while back my wife had an emergency and ended up in the hospital for a few days (she was and is fine, but it was a scare). In the middle of...
May 21, 19, 7:03 am
Replies: 58
Views: 12,707
Posted By snic

Now I'm thoroughly confused. Is it that Hertz...

Now I'm thoroughly confused. Is it that Hertz ACTUALLY DOES let spouses of base-level GOLD members drive for free (as their T&C would seem to state), but their non-T&C pages erroneously don't mention...
Forum: Italy
Apr 20, 19, 10:28 am
Replies: 116
Views: 11,408
Posted By snic

Good heavens. How, in a thread devoted to...

Good heavens. How, in a thread devoted to authenticity, could this completely unidiomatic version of the actual aphrosim have escaped comment for so many months??

It's "he wants to have his cake...
Apr 8, 19, 6:48 am
Replies: 54
Views: 8,249
Posted By snic

The Chase website link is invaluable for...

The Chase website link is invaluable for answering questions such as Oxymore's.



Leaving aside the question of what "landscarping" is, I think that does answers the question about Ikea.
Mar 25, 19, 10:28 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,471
Posted By snic

It's certainly true that holding onto points is...

It's certainly true that holding onto points is risky because points are constantly being devalued. It's literally just a matter of time before 100,000 points buys you much less than what it can buy...
Mar 22, 19, 9:36 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,471
Posted By snic

That assumes that 1500 UR points is worth $15 to...

That assumes that 1500 UR points is worth $15 to the OP, and not closer to $28.50. As others have pointed out, if the OP redeems for international business of first class tickets, the value is of...
Mar 20, 19, 2:25 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 8,249
Posted By snic

Interesting. PC Richard sells all kinds of stuff...

Interesting. PC Richard sells all kinds of stuff not found at Home Depot, Ace Hardware and other places I'd consider standard "home improvement" stores (exercise bikes, car stereos, TVs, computers,...
Forum: Europe
Mar 19, 19, 12:50 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By snic

ATH is reasonably efficient (in my experience...

ATH is reasonably efficient (in my experience with two departures and two arrivals). Security lines were short and it was well organized. There are far worse airports in Europe (e.g., CDG).
Forum: Europe
Mar 6, 19, 10:43 am
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By snic

Not having done a helicopter tour, I'm not sure...

Not having done a helicopter tour, I'm not sure how it compares, although I'm sure the scenery will be spectacular. But when you are out in nature, surrounded by green pastures, with cowbells...
Forum: Europe
Mar 5, 19, 9:57 am
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By snic

Even if you only just sort of kind of maybe like...

Even if you only just sort of kind of maybe like hiking a little teeny bit, do not relegate "mountain trail hikes" to "possible." Hiking in the Swiss Alps is one of the most amazing, breathtaking...
Mar 4, 19, 8:33 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,457
Posted By snic

One reason why I do that is that there are some...

One reason why I do that is that there are some airline programs that accept transfers from multiple different banks' points programs. Singapore Airlines is a notorious example - they promiscuously...
Mar 3, 19, 8:10 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 4,553
Posted By snic

If you want a chip-and-PIN card that prioritizes...

If you want a chip-and-PIN card that prioritizes PIN (and will therefore work in any European vending machine), get the FirstTech Credit Union MasterCard. The requirements for becoming a member are...
Replies: 32
Views: 13,143
Posted By snic

If a host cancels, a notification that it happens...

If a host cancels, a notification that it happens is placed in the reviews section. So if a host makes a habit of it, potential guests can see it in the record.

I once had an AirBnB reservation,...
Forum: Europe
Feb 14, 19, 6:34 am
Replies: 35
Views: 1,725
Posted By snic

Nice summary, Herr Säufer! You deserve (another)...

Nice summary, Herr Säufer! You deserve (another) drink.
Forum: Europe
Feb 11, 19, 11:50 am
Replies: 35
Views: 1,725
Posted By snic

This is actually exactly what I did on my last...

This is actually exactly what I did on my last trip to Europe - it worked quite often and really sped things up, just like it does here in the US - IF the functionality is both enabled and actually...
Forum: Europe
Feb 10, 19, 5:20 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,725
Posted By snic

It's not an inconvenience... until you find...

It's not an inconvenience... until you find yourself at one of the automats that absolutely require chip+pin. Everywhere else, chip+sig does work fine. I find that chip+pin actually goes faster even...
Forum: Europe
Feb 8, 19, 12:00 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,725
Posted By snic

Well, ok, fine, it's not a "must", but it sure is...

Well, ok, fine, it's not a "must", but it sure is nice. It's saved me plenty of time and annoyance - not just at train and public transit stations, but also at museums and self-checkout supermarkets....
Forum: Europe
Feb 8, 19, 8:51 am
Replies: 35
Views: 1,725
Posted By snic

The OP still has time to get a chip+pin card...

The OP still has time to get a chip+pin card (e.g., from First Tech credit union), which is a must for any American traveling to Europe. It really does make your life easier.

Re trains and babies...
Forum: Europe
Feb 8, 19, 8:41 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,222
Posted By snic

Competition. There are lots of LCCs in Europe....

Competition. There are lots of LCCs in Europe. Compare the number in Europe vs the US (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_low-cost_airlines). This means that even the legacy carriers have to...
Feb 6, 19, 6:51 am
Replies: 84
Views: 7,149
Posted By snic

:rolleyes: I wouldn't have thought their clunky...

:rolleyes:
I wouldn't have thought their clunky website could actually be made harder to use. Yet LM has accomplished this remarkable feat, without fixing the back-end problems that make LM bookings...
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