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Jan 3, 17, 10:17 am
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Posted By QuantumMeruit

Thanks! I wound up taking WAS-ALX, partly because...

Thanks! I wound up taking WAS-ALX, partly because the return trip from ALX was slightly more-convenient for me. Departure out of Union Station was delayed, so it was about a 2-hour odyssey for me. At...
Dec 25, 16, 4:02 pm
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Views: 1,592
Posted By QuantumMeruit

Mileage run options for 40 TQP out of Washington, DC

I miscalculated the way TQP's are calculated, and even after diverting a few driving trips to Amtrak in December, I find myself 40 TQP's short of 5000 points.

I am based out of Washington, DC and...
Nov 25, 14, 4:07 pm
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Views: 1,044,229
Posted By QuantumMeruit

No. I was doing "honest" everyday spend with it...

No. I was doing "honest" everyday spend with it for the first few years of the account's life, then it was sock drawered for several years when Amex cut my CL to $500.

I've been MS'ing on the...
Nov 25, 14, 3:55 pm
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Views: 1,044,229
Posted By QuantumMeruit

Cancelled as of this afternoon. Closing date...

Cancelled as of this afternoon. Closing date 11/27. Have had this card since 2004, was doing everyday spend plus modest MS'ing for total utilization of 2x (or slightly over that) of the very small CL...
Jul 22, 13, 7:26 am
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Views: 1,024,114
Posted By QuantumMeruit

I hope this data point is useful (I tried...

I hope this data point is useful (I tried searching the thread and had not seen anything about it).

Went to a different Walmart with a kiosk late last night. The red light on top was flashing, and...
Jul 22, 13, 7:17 am
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Views: 163,767
Posted By QuantumMeruit

I went to my "local" Kroger for the first time to...

I went to my "local" Kroger for the first time to try this out. The GC rack in side the store was almost entirely out of the variable load Visas -- I took the last one and loaded $500 to it.

The...
Jul 17, 13, 9:29 am
Replies: 2,304
Views: 468,798
Posted By QuantumMeruit

Agreed. I have a whole bunch of these after a...

Agreed. I have a whole bunch of these after a last-couple-of-days run, and the cashiers were very helpful and accomodating to my request to run 'em as separate transactions.

And when i came back...
Jul 16, 13, 11:14 pm
Replies: 4,358
Views: 2,456,718
Posted By QuantumMeruit

After reading these threads, I took a shot at...

After reading these threads, I took a shot at this all and have had a great experience, so-far. I bought a MC GC (instead of a Visa) by mistake. It was a variable-load MC issued by US Bank. I had to...
Jun 15, 11, 2:13 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,067
Posted By QuantumMeruit

As I understand it, a 10-ride for RVR-WAS would...

As I understand it, a 10-ride for RVR-WAS would be $352.00 and would be valid within a 45-day period.

The current lowest fare bucket (presumably, advance-purchase with the 25% off promotion for...
Jun 15, 11, 8:24 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,067
Posted By QuantumMeruit

Weekly commute on Northeast Regional

I'm about to start a new job and it looks like for an extended period of time, I'll be doing a weekly commute via the Northeast Regional. It'll be Richmond (RVR) to DC.

My job in DC will entail...
Jan 22, 11, 3:35 pm
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Views: 48,976
Posted By QuantumMeruit

Point Stretcher versus Priceline valuation?

I found myself alone and on my own dime in Nashville this weekend and was debating burning some HHonors points. However, even at "point stretcher" levels I just couldn't see this being a "good" use...
Oct 27, 10, 2:09 pm
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Views: 141,399
Posted By QuantumMeruit

Bump potential out of LAX/BUR on 11/21?

I am currently redeeming a DBCFREE voucher for travel from my home in Richmond to Los Angeles. My return on Monday, November 21 is very flexible.

I am but a lowly 1P this year, and seeing as how...
Apr 30, 10, 10:40 am
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By QuantumMeruit

Ah, I see now from reading the tugbbs board that...

Ah, I see now from reading the tugbbs board that you received the same advice there, and are sending in your (timely) rescission paperwork. Congrats on dodging a bullet!
Apr 30, 10, 10:36 am
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By QuantumMeruit

Sorry to yell, but TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE AND IF...

Sorry to yell, but TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE AND IF YOU SIGNED THE PAPERWORK ON MONDAY YOU MAY HAVE TO ACT TODAY (FRIDAY).

For the HGVC properties in Nevada, there is a formal "rescission" period...
Mar 30, 10, 9:22 am
Replies: 18
Views: 6,136
Posted By QuantumMeruit

Hi, twblalock. Glad you found this forum. :) ...

Hi, twblalock. Glad you found this forum. :)

ANA veterans can correct me (I'm more of a United flier myself), but if you have ANA miles, you can only upgrade from full-fare Y. (And it doesn't...
Jan 15, 09, 6:41 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 6,230
Posted By QuantumMeruit

Newbie wants to ride Amtrak from Richmond to New York - Acela options?

As a new relocatee to Richmond, I am now faced with trying to get to New York City in a February, and would like to try out Amtrak.

Looking at amtrak.com, I am offered Northeast Regional service...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Sep 30, 08, 10:55 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By QuantumMeruit

Richmond advice - RIC-ORD?

I have just accepted a new job in Richmond and will essentially be flying back "home" to ORD on weekends for the next few months (while the family packs up and gets ready to move to RIC).

Is it...
Jun 25, 08, 12:06 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,196
Posted By QuantumMeruit

It's a raffle prize. Unfortunately, the Best Buy...

It's a raffle prize. Unfortunately, the Best Buy that donated the prize insisted on clearing the unit out of their inventory and so we could not drop-ship or arrange for distant pickup.

And I...
Jun 24, 08, 11:38 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,196
Posted By QuantumMeruit

Travel with 42" LCD HDTV

We are about to saddle a "lucky" raffle winner at a convention near ORD this weekend with a 42-inch LCD HDTV. Almost all of the convention participants will be flying in.

The LCD is in the box...
May 16, 08, 2:14 pm
Replies: 847
Views: 65,120
Posted By QuantumMeruit

Rev it up? It doesn't seem like it needs mmany...

Rev it up? It doesn't seem like it needs mmany revisions at all. This paragraph really resonates today:
May 15, 08, 10:13 am
Replies: 18
Views: 4,404
Posted By QuantumMeruit

Basically, 4 laptops and 5 external drives...

Basically, 4 laptops and 5 external drives doesn't strike me as an outrageous amount of hardware to spread across 2 carryons, provided that you don't have huge expectations of lots of padding or...
May 15, 08, 9:48 am
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By QuantumMeruit

One roadblock you might have with doing this is...

One roadblock you might have with doing this is that "please ship the laptop to Nigeria" is one of the most common ebay/Craigslist/whatever scams around. Even if you are 100% honest and upfront,...
May 15, 08, 9:43 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,361
Posted By QuantumMeruit

And I bet they weren't requiring people to remove...

And I bet they weren't requiring people to remove their shoes or turn over their shampoo, were they?
May 15, 08, 9:26 am
Replies: 847
Views: 65,120
Posted By QuantumMeruit

Right. And to the extent there is a measurable...

Right. And to the extent there is a measurable decrease in the load on certain short-haul flights, or (even less likely) a measurable change in the travel pattern of certain broad categories of...
May 15, 08, 9:06 am
Replies: 847
Views: 65,120
Posted By QuantumMeruit

Let's not forget though, that the "savings" in...

Let's not forget though, that the "savings" in EQM/RDM are relatively easy to calculate, but the "loss" in goodwill from elites and actual lost business is much trickier. What percentage of...
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