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Dec 4, 19, 1:32 am
Replies: 26
Views: 7,886
Posted By matrixwalker2012

AA only has two 777 capable gates in T4, and...

AA only has two 777 capable gates in T4, and those are also shared with other inbound international AA flights. I believe 787 AA can park at the high 40 gates when it's a domestic arrival, but only...
Nov 25, 19, 9:53 pm
Replies: 251
Views: 192,686
Posted By matrixwalker2012

I would ask the door person what the product is...

I would ask the door person what the product is called, see if they can make the connection: Flagship First checkin, Flagship First...
Nov 3, 19, 4:54 am
Replies: 92
Views: 11,177
Posted By matrixwalker2012

These will quickly replace my QC35s. As much as...

These will quickly replace my QC35s. As much as I like the QC35s, they are just way too bulky and I’ve left them at home on the last few trips. With these, the AirPods pro will be my exclusive set...
Nov 1, 19, 12:28 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,289
Posted By matrixwalker2012

If I have at risk SWUs, I will try to use them on...

If I have at risk SWUs, I will try to use them on a longer route that requires 5+ e500s. Otherwise I’ll buy more e500s. Mileage upgrade award will be last resort.
Sep 26, 19, 1:29 am
Replies: 1,259
Views: 343,911
Posted By matrixwalker2012

UA Insider , does a 3MM who doesn’t otherwise...

UA Insider , does a 3MM who doesn’t otherwise qualify for annual status get 280 or 320 plus points at the start of the new year?
Aug 30, 19, 12:57 am
Replies: 542
Views: 94,188
Posted By matrixwalker2012

Any reports of successful Brilliant to regular...

Any reports of successful Brilliant to regular Bonvoy Amex downgrades?

id like to downgrade my Brilliant down at the end of year 1, don’t have much use for the Brilliant but wouldn’t mind having 2...
Aug 3, 19, 2:03 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,975
Posted By matrixwalker2012

I have the Schwab plat card, so for a $100 spend...

I have the Schwab plat card, so for a $100 spend get $20/2000pts offer:
if I get the cash offer, it’s spend $100, get my 100 pts, get $20 back and get docked 20 pts too, so $80 spent and 80 pts,...
Jul 31, 19, 9:57 am
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By matrixwalker2012

The way I remembered it is “if I Aspire to be a...

The way I remembered it is “if I Aspire to be a Hilton Diamond member, all I need to do is to tell them and they’ll give it to me” 😁

I wish the cards would have the names on them, I briefly held...
Jul 26, 19, 2:32 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 73,483
Posted By matrixwalker2012

Yup, I pretty much get to have 3 categories each...

Yup, I pretty much get to have 3 categories each month or triple up on one category if I anticipate maxing out the $2500 caps.


I have the Visa version for all 3.
Jul 26, 19, 2:15 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,288
Posted By matrixwalker2012

Downgrade the Amex Plat to gold for a year and...

Downgrade the Amex Plat to gold for a year and get the reserve. Once you get rid of the reserve, then bring back the Plat.
Jul 15, 19, 11:48 am
Replies: 150
Views: 31,679
Posted By matrixwalker2012

Honestly if I were chasing lifetime stats, I’d do...

Honestly if I were chasing lifetime stats, I’d do my 2 MM on AA, 4MM on UA, and 4MM on DL. Then maybe do another 900K or so on AA in case AA starts a 3MM level. Then I’d move onto BA and do theirs...
Jul 12, 19, 10:38 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By matrixwalker2012

Ehh, with travel credit like Chase, say for a...

Ehh, with travel credit like Chase, say for a 100,000 point redemption for $1500, you don’t actually earn points on that amount, so that’s 4500 points that you give up versus if it was a straight...
Jul 8, 19, 1:58 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 73,483
Posted By matrixwalker2012

Easy, had a travel rewards, premium rewards, and...

Easy, had a travel rewards, premium rewards, and a cash rewards card. Product changed the other two to cash rewards. Now I have three.
Jul 1, 19, 9:30 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 73,483
Posted By matrixwalker2012

I somehow ended up with three of these cards, so...

I somehow ended up with three of these cards, so I essentially get to have 3 simultaneous categories. Plus, I also use these cards as my Costco shopping cards. Beats the 2% return of the Costco...
Jun 22, 19, 3:48 pm
Replies: 662
Views: 143,075
Posted By matrixwalker2012

I plan to collect as many $50 gift cards as I can...

I plan to collect as many $50 gift cards as I can before I use them to buy a dyson hairdryer my wife refuses to let me buy for her with cash.
Jun 11, 19, 11:13 pm
Replies: 462
Views: 150,321
Posted By matrixwalker2012

Irrelevant as I may rent a car once every other...

Irrelevant as I may rent a car once every other year or so, and I usually get the most efficient cars, so the $50 or so in gas wouldn’t earn enough points to justify a card dedicated to Gas.
Jun 10, 19, 3:28 pm
Replies: 462
Views: 150,321
Posted By matrixwalker2012

I initially got this card for the rumored 4X on...

I initially got this card for the rumored 4X on gas but since, I’ve acquired an electric car so Gas is irrelevant. Worst case, I cancel the card after 1 year and pocket the 30K MR pts I got from the...
May 25, 19, 1:17 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 73,483
Posted By matrixwalker2012

Anyone notice that when you buy something in a...

Anyone notice that when you buy something in a bonus category and then return the item, you’re only docked the 1% instead of the full amount?

Bought a TV from Costco that ended up being defective...
May 12, 19, 12:06 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,685
Posted By matrixwalker2012

I stayed at a resort recently and my total bill...

I stayed at a resort recently and my total bill was $507.

My my dad has his own Aspire account and I have my own as well. We each have AU cards under each other’s accounts for ease of combining...
May 7, 19, 10:29 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 9,886
Posted By matrixwalker2012

i keep my travel related cards in a travel...

i keep my travel related cards in a travel wallet. That things comes with me on trips but stays home otherwise.

The Plat card is my flagship card, but my Blue Business Plus and Gold cards are my...
Mar 16, 19, 11:15 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By matrixwalker2012

With the advent of premium economy providing a...

With the advent of premium economy providing a product that is good enough for me, I feel less need to redeem for business class, and would rather redeem for hotel nights which I can often get 5...
Mar 14, 19, 3:52 pm
Replies: 805
Views: 61,966
Posted By matrixwalker2012

Not particularly proud of this but once I had a...

Not particularly proud of this but once I had a hotel try to pull this same crap on me. It was a hotel similar to St Regis brand but a different hotel chain. It was a case where I wouldn’t be able...
Feb 12, 19, 11:59 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 106,242
Posted By matrixwalker2012

non-AA Emerald, Yes. Exec Plat/CK based...

non-AA Emerald, Yes.
Exec Plat/CK based Emerald, No.

However access is granted if flying F/J on those routes.
Feb 1, 19, 9:43 pm
Replies: 221
Views: 17,309
Posted By matrixwalker2012

i doubt flying on any part of Delta can be...

i doubt flying on any part of Delta can be considered an upscale experience. It’s basically public transportation!
Jan 29, 19, 8:45 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 9,985
Posted By matrixwalker2012

As someone who flies UA from time to time, the...

As someone who flies UA from time to time, the main reason why I’ll be on UA is due to Price or Schedule.

I hold top tier status with AA, but if UA will be thousands of dollars cheaper, I will fly...
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