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Jun 20, 18, 7:03 pm
Replies: 141
Views: 4,418
Posted By ESpen36

Yes!!! Bring back the JFK-Caribbean markets that...

Yes!!! Bring back the JFK-Caribbean markets that sadly have been surrendered to B6. (And dare I say that I miss BDL-SJU on the AB6?)
Jun 18, 18, 7:30 am
Replies: 44
Views: 10,847
Posted By ESpen36

"Something special in the air" -...

"Something special in the air" - mid-1990s
Jun 9, 18, 3:12 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,097
Posted By ESpen36

It is possible that the LHR airport operator, HAH...

It is possible that the LHR airport operator, HAH (formerly BAA), might collect those Fast Track passes at Arrivals in order to send a usage bill to the airlines who choose to issue the passes to...
Jun 9, 18, 7:54 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By ESpen36

I agree with JJeffrey. Manual document...

I agree with JJeffrey. Manual document verification by an agent is probably still required for Mainland China before boarding passes can be issued.

Any AA airport ticket counter location worldwide...
Jun 9, 18, 7:21 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By ESpen36

IMHO, 8:02-8:57 is too tight of a connection,...

IMHO, 8:02-8:57 is too tight of a connection, especially when connecting to a longhaul international itinerary. Allow more time to be on the safe side.
Jun 8, 18, 9:34 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 23,779
Posted By ESpen36

It is fine to tip the contract service workers in...

It is fine to tip the contract service workers in the lounge (bartenders, food service, janitorial, shower attendants). They are nice people and would greatly appreciate it. I typically leave $1 with...
Jun 7, 18, 8:35 pm
Replies: 156
Views: 12,271
Posted By ESpen36

My two cents: 1) Pilot was completely out of...

My two cents:

1) Pilot was completely out of line to speak to anyone that way. You did right to report him.

2) Any extended conversation between seat mates is poor form on redeye flights. The...
Jun 6, 18, 1:28 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,375
Posted By ESpen36

Interestingly, the only remaining domestic CTOs...

Interestingly, the only remaining domestic CTOs (City Ticket Offices) are located in South Florida.
Jun 6, 18, 8:44 am
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By ESpen36

Good point. I also try to be a good neighbor--TV...

Good point. I also try to be a good neighbor--TV low volume, no slamming doors, no talking in the hallway, etc. In fact, most of the time I don't even use the room TV (I'd prefer to watch my own...
Jun 4, 18, 2:02 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By ESpen36

Fantastic! I love this policy!

Fantastic! I love this policy!
May 28, 18, 9:29 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,657
Posted By ESpen36

DFW-Hawaii flights often depart from the former...

DFW-Hawaii flights often depart from the former international arrivals gates in the middle of Terminal A that remain capable of accommodating large widebody aircraft even though they are no longer...
May 21, 18, 8:17 pm
Replies: 376
Views: 32,652
Posted By ESpen36

Exactly. Part of the skeptic/cynic in me is...

Exactly. Part of the skeptic/cynic in me is thinking that this "free night certificate" benefit is pretty much a joke, if it can be used only at undesirable properties/locations that have lots of...
May 21, 18, 8:14 pm
Replies: 376
Views: 32,652
Posted By ESpen36

Am contemplating keeping the SPG Business for the...

Am contemplating keeping the SPG Business for the 4x points on restaurants and gas stations, which is actually an improvement over the current earning rate in these categories (1 SPG / 3 MR)....
May 21, 18, 7:50 pm
Replies: 376
Views: 32,652
Posted By ESpen36

So now I'm wondering how useful the 35k free...

So now I'm wondering how useful the 35k free night will be to make it worth paying the annual fee to keep these cards. If I have the SPG Personal and SPG Business and the Chase MR (just upgraded to...
Apr 30, 18, 5:00 pm
Replies: 376
Views: 32,652
Posted By ESpen36

Is Chase likely to keep Marriott as a transfer...

Is Chase likely to keep Marriott as a transfer partner for UR?
Apr 29, 18, 8:37 pm
Replies: 376
Views: 32,652
Posted By ESpen36

Good point. If CSR earns 3x points broadly on...

Good point. If CSR earns 3x points broadly on travel and dining, and those points transfer to Marriott at 1:1 ratio, then earning is functionally equivalent to the old SPG cards (1 SPG = 3 MR)....
Apr 29, 18, 2:06 pm
Replies: 376
Views: 32,652
Posted By ESpen36

Okay, so now I'm thinking of doing the following:...

Okay, so now I'm thinking of doing the following:

- upgrade the SPG Amex personal to the SPG Luxury card when the upgrade becomes available - and be sure to stay at an SPG/Marriott property once a...
Apr 28, 18, 2:53 pm
Replies: 309
Views: 23,457
Posted By ESpen36

Not sure. If the baggage re-check agents...

Not sure. If the baggage re-check agents (immediately outside of the FIS area) do not want to check your bag, try bringing it up stairs to the main AA ticket counters and ask the agents there....
Apr 25, 18, 5:55 pm
Replies: 376
Views: 32,652
Posted By ESpen36

Do you think AMEX would allow a product change...

Do you think AMEX would allow a product change from SPG Business to Blue Business Plus? Or would it have to be a new account?

Also...Blue Business Plus charges foreign transaction fees, just FYI.
Apr 24, 18, 3:45 pm
Replies: 376
Views: 32,652
Posted By ESpen36

Have we completely given up hope that AMEX might...

Have we completely given up hope that AMEX might try to renegotiate the deal for the new luxury card between now and Aug 1 to give 3x points on non-bonus, non-category spend? Should we start writing...
Apr 22, 18, 4:20 pm
Replies: 376
Views: 32,652
Posted By ESpen36

Are we 100% sure that AMEX MR points will be...

Are we 100% sure that AMEX MR points will be transferable to Marriott after SPG goes away? (currently, SPG is a transfer partner for AMEX, but Marriott is not)

It would change the conversation re:...
Apr 22, 18, 8:42 am
Replies: 376
Views: 32,652
Posted By ESpen36

Speaking of the CSR, how secure/long-term are the...

Speaking of the CSR, how secure/long-term are the Chase UR arrangements with airline/hotel transfer partners? If a bunch of us switch to the CSR, and then Chase discontinues the ability to transfer...
Apr 22, 18, 8:39 am
Replies: 376
Views: 32,652
Posted By ESpen36

Could AMEX renegotiate luxury card for 3 points/dollar before Aug 1?

With so many talking about defecting to Hilton and/or switching non-bonus spend to the CSR, I'm wondering if AMEX would consider renegotiating with Marriott between now and Aug 1?

I think all it...
Apr 18, 18, 6:52 am
Replies: 376
Views: 32,652
Posted By ESpen36

It appears that the real question remains: where...

It appears that the real question remains: where do we put NON-category, NON-bonus, everyday basic spend, once the SPG Amex is devalued? I haven't seen a good answer to this question. Like many...
Apr 17, 18, 5:53 pm
Replies: 376
Views: 32,652
Posted By ESpen36

Thinking outside of the box.... Anyone...

Thinking outside of the box....

Anyone thinking of Amazon Visa Signature? 5% cash back at Amazon and Whole Foods, 2% cash back on restaurants, gas stations, drugstores, and 1% cash back everywhere...
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