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Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 27, 20, 12:27 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 7,089
Posted By darthbimmer

There are a lot of challenges with traveling...

There are a lot of challenges with traveling alone vs. with an agreeable partner-- whether it's a romantic partner or merely a business colleague. When it comes to dining there are certain situations...
Sep 2, 20, 5:57 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 12,030
Posted By darthbimmer

I like this Double Rewards promotion. One of my...

I like this Double Rewards promotion. One of my challenges with using it is that there's not too much travel happening right now. The other challenge is that when I do travel, Hilton properties are...
Sep 2, 20, 5:38 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 6,270
Posted By darthbimmer

As a traveler I think of these brands both in...

As a traveler I think of these brands both in terms of features/amenities and rooms/configurations. Or, to put it another way, "has a separate sitting area" and "has a separate sitting area, with the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 2, 20, 11:29 am
Replies: 102
Views: 10,683
Posted By darthbimmer

My company is globally distributed and has been...

My company is globally distributed and has been majority-remote since its inception years ago. We've long recognized videoconferencing as crucial for forming and maintaining strong, connective...
Aug 31, 20, 11:53 pm
Replies: 1,189
Views: 631,602
Posted By darthbimmer

I maxed out the $250 credit on my card about 10...

I maxed out the $250 credit on my card about 10 days before the end of the promo. I appreciate Amex and Hilton doing this. Of course, if it weren't for Coronavirus I'd have maxed out the $250 credit...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 29, 20, 11:32 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 10,683
Posted By darthbimmer

That's part of the landscape I'm considering when...

That's part of the landscape I'm considering when I ask when it will be safe enough to travel. It's not just a question of when I feel travel is safe enough for me but when enough companies feel...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 29, 20, 12:12 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 10,683
Posted By darthbimmer

I absolutely agree. It's unfortunate, though,...

I absolutely agree. It's unfortunate, though, that most of my virtual meetings with prospective clients (I'm in sales) devolve into conference calls. Very few want to use video! Visual contact-- even...
Aug 26, 20, 12:45 pm
Replies: 233
Views: 57,281
Posted By darthbimmer

The increase to 3% is called Fidelity Rewards+...

The increase to 3% is called Fidelity Rewards+ and it requires a minimum $250,000 balance in professionally managed accounts - Fidelity Wealth Services or Fidelity Strategic Disciplines. I have...
Aug 25, 20, 3:31 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,613
Posted By darthbimmer

I would love to get this offer. 5% on top of the...

I would love to get this offer. 5% on top of the base 2% is very lucrative, and the categories are sufficiently broad to hit the max spend of $500. Alas no offer for me.
Aug 24, 20, 7:04 pm
Replies: 233
Views: 57,281
Posted By darthbimmer

After considering Fidelity's 2% cashback card for...

After considering Fidelity's 2% cashback card for years I've finally signed up for one. Fidelity had sent me a mailer offering a bonus $150 cashback after $1,500 spend in 90 days. My online...
Aug 24, 20, 6:41 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,359
Posted By darthbimmer

In recent years I've put a lot of non-category...

In recent years I've put a lot of non-category spend on my Chase Southwest card at 1x... but that's because I consider the points worth at least 2cpp (edit: because I have Companion Pass) and the...
Aug 19, 20, 9:26 pm
Replies: 1,362
Views: 369,325
Posted By darthbimmer

Citi AA card. 1st year anniversary. No spend...

Citi AA card. 1st year anniversary. No spend since completing SUB 10 months ago. No offers. Canceled.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 18, 20, 10:56 am
Replies: 102
Views: 10,683
Posted By darthbimmer

The challenge with inspecting/troubleshooting...

The challenge with inspecting/troubleshooting systems remotely, even software systems, is that fully understanding the situation often requires awareness of what's happening 2 feet to either side of...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 16, 20, 10:38 am
Replies: 102
Views: 10,683
Posted By darthbimmer

I see business travel returning, though likely at...

I see business travel returning, though likely at a permanently lower level than pre-Covid19.

Some people in business regard travel as a matter of pure requirement, a thing whose business value is...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 13, 20, 3:47 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,354
Posted By darthbimmer

Same here. Most of the shops at airports strike...

Same here. Most of the shops at airports strike me as a waste. Prices are high and choices are limited (because there's little room for inventory). Unless it's something that truly can't wait a few...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 11, 20, 6:53 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,354
Posted By darthbimmer

This is an old thread to revive. But the topic is...

This is an old thread to revive. But the topic is about olden times, so I guess that's apropos.

My earliest experiences in airports were in the mid 1980s, seeing my dad off and greeting him on...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 11, 20, 6:22 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 22,603
Posted By darthbimmer

I expect the criminally minded would target...

I expect the criminally minded would target expensive suitcases. A $1200++ bag is more likely to contain expensive items than a $100 bag or even a $400 bag. The fact you see TSA notes on yours,...
Aug 7, 20, 12:20 am
Replies: 262
Views: 39,870
Posted By darthbimmer

This week Southwest changed my itinerary flying...

This week Southwest changed my itinerary flying to SJC to terminate at STL. Nice one, Southwest. Since when are airports 1,700+ miles apart co-terminals?
Aug 7, 20, 12:15 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,670
Posted By darthbimmer

Yeah, I'm putting most of my spend on my Citi DC...

Yeah, I'm putting most of my spend on my Citi DC for 2% cashback now! Southwest card only comes out of my wallet at Costco, because it's a Visa.
Aug 4, 20, 12:35 am
Replies: 36
Views: 4,729
Posted By darthbimmer

The AF itself is not negotiable but Chase may...

The AF itself is not negotiable but Chase may offer you a statement credit that partly or totally offsets it.
Aug 4, 20, 12:31 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,670
Posted By darthbimmer

This is a nice offer and I wish I could take...

This is a nice offer and I wish I could take advantage of it. Regrettably I do not expect to initiate any new reservations within the next two months. And if I do-- well, I've already got nearly...
Aug 3, 20, 6:32 pm
Replies: 957
Views: 27,932
Posted By darthbimmer

You would make a terrible companion on one of my...

You would make a terrible companion on one of my 2,000+ mile roadtrips. ...Which is what my partner and I are planning to do with our next vacation in lieu of flying. Crowded airports and cramped...
Aug 3, 20, 6:17 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,670
Posted By darthbimmer

Promo: 5 points/$ on Southwest travel charged to Chase Southwest cards

New promotion advertised in email today and visible in my Southwest account:



Unclear if this is targeted or generally available.
Aug 3, 20, 4:21 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,578
Posted By darthbimmer

Same, and same. :( I've checked for promos inside...

Same, and same. :( I've checked for promos inside my account, as well, and there's nothing of this sort there, either.
Aug 3, 20, 4:11 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,729
Posted By darthbimmer

I managed to use my CP for just one flight this...

I managed to use my CP for just one flight this year, before concerns about Coronavirus started bringing travel to a halt in late February. Since then I've booked, rebooked, and canceled numerous...
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