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Jun 13, 18, 3:54 pm
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Posted By Carl Christensen

Has anyone used the Wellness lounge at the...

Has anyone used the Wellness lounge at the airport that is part of the Plaza Premium lounges? Recent blog posts say that you get free admittance by being an Amex Platinum card holder.
Jun 13, 18, 3:50 pm
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Posted By Carl Christensen

1) 1 year +1 month in advance. We monitored for 1...

1) 1 year +1 month in advance. We monitored for 1 month before our target. While we were in Bora Bora in 2017, we booked our 2018 trip.
2) there were about 2 weeks of availability when we booked....
May 2, 18, 2:35 pm
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Posted By Carl Christensen

Very interesting data point. Person #5...

Very interesting data point.

Person #5 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) @ age 18 applies for Chase Ihg 60k offer. Did not have existing Ihg account. Points...
May 2, 18, 5:18 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

I don’t think it helps or matters to say you are...

I don’t think it helps or matters to say you are calling from another location. I was successful in saying I was calling from the us.
Apr 29, 18, 6:36 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

as others have noted it is only four segments....

as others have noted it is only four segments. And I wrote it incorrect above: Actually got business seats and not coach. Still 2 seats available in U JFK-DCA-MSP
Apr 28, 18, 11:40 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

we are based in msp. I added on coach milessaver...

we are based in msp. I added on coach milessaver flights from jfk-dca-msp

we could have used that Alaska ticket to get connecting flights from msp-xxx-sfo, but decided to take a direct flight on...
Apr 28, 18, 11:37 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

at least since early 2017. That was when regular...

at least since early 2017. That was when regular vgc dropped from 2 to 1. Someone reported the success and I started at that time. It was a somewhat closely held secret for fear of it being shut down...
Apr 25, 18, 10:07 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

‘Sigh, the sky is falling I just submitted...

‘Sigh, the sky is falling

I just submitted 36k across 5 accounts and they all just tracked at 1% .... ugh!
Apr 21, 18, 6:14 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

BAU Midwest - 60-75k / month. (citi plat select...

BAU Midwest - 60-75k / month. (citi plat select min spend and MS Hilton points and free nights)
Apr 19, 18, 12:09 pm
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Posted By Carl Christensen

Some of my saved custom images are gone too. ...

Some of my saved custom images are gone too.

Orders complete so much faster however!
Apr 19, 18, 9:40 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

Yes it does. In 5 player mode (spouse,...

Yes it does.

In 5 player mode (spouse, myself, 3 adult children) I have earned 3 free night certs so far from 15k spend on different Amex Hilton Ascend cards. 2 more are close. In my experience...
Apr 19, 18, 7:12 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

Amex Hilton Ascend statement closed 4/17 with 11k...

Amex Hilton Ascend statement closed 4/17 with 11k MS spend at GCM. Statement shows 33k Hilton points. Hilton account shows +33k points.
Apr 17, 18, 4:59 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

Hilton Moorea - swim out past the end most owb...

Hilton Moorea - swim out past the end most owb 50-100 yards to be in the midst of the best snorkeling that we’ve seen in FP (that is accessible without boat)
Apr 15, 18, 6:59 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

Hilton Moorea

Hilton Moorea
Apr 14, 18, 8:41 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

Late Jan 2019: MLE-AUH-JFK (8:30 am) on etihad...

Late Jan 2019: MLE-AUH-JFK (8:30 am) on etihad connecting to AA on (10:55 a) JFK-DCA-MSP (all one ticket)

We have 2:25 connection. My understanding is that we clear customs in AUH so the arrival...
Apr 14, 18, 8:16 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

I'm not sure the best thread to post this in, but...

I'm not sure the best thread to post this in, but I share this to just comment on AA's system of releasing award availability and behavior of award seats released:

We had/have an intl itinerary in...
Apr 14, 18, 6:24 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

did the Kimpton sea fire charge you the $60...

did the Kimpton sea fire charge you the $60 resort fee on the free night, or on the points?
Apr 13, 18, 12:02 pm
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Views: 280,166
Posted By Carl Christensen

Edited here to add # of stays and year of stays ...

Edited here to add # of stays and year of stays

Conrad Bora Bora - 1 - 2018
IC Thalasso - 1 - 2016
Sofitel Private Island - 1 - 2017
Hilton Moorea - 3 - 2016,17,18
IC Moorea - 2 -...
Apr 13, 18, 12:00 pm
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Views: 280,166
Posted By Carl Christensen

Sorry. I keep doing that when ranking that I...

Sorry. I keep doing that when ranking that I forgot one of the properties. I have edited to add the Hilton where I personally view it.
Apr 13, 18, 11:55 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

We have stayed at: Moorea: Hilton, IC Moorea...

We have stayed at:

Moorea: Hilton, IC Moorea
Bora Bora: IC Thalasso, Sofitel Private Island, Conrad Bora Bora, IC Le Moana

I would rank them as:

Conrad Bora Bora
IC Thalasso
Sofitel...
Apr 13, 18, 11:38 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

Each of these are 3 Certificate stays 2018 -...

Each of these are 3 Certificate stays
2018 - Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman (3 certs, 4 nights on points)
2017 - IC Bora Bora Le Moana
2016 - IC Bora Bora Thalasso
2015 - some generic...
Apr 12, 18, 5:22 am
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Views: 52,997
Posted By Carl Christensen

New Amex spg business account - AU purchase of 8k...

New Amex spg business account - AU purchase of 8k (7k min spend to get the 35k spg sign up bonus) yielded 35k spg sign up bonus posting within the last several days. Purchase made 1 week or so ago.
Apr 11, 18, 8:47 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

Thought I would share an update based upon...

Thought I would share an update based upon recommendations and additional piece of info.

Based upon recommendations, I rescheduled our 15 nights from all water villa to 5 nights beach, 10 nights...
Apr 11, 18, 8:41 am
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Posted By Carl Christensen

Have done the 15k (Amex Hilton Ascend) spend on 3...

Have done the 15k (Amex Hilton Ascend) spend on 3 cards and received the code a few days later for the first two (third just completed). Used to book 2 weekend nights at the Conrad Maldives (~1300...
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Posted By Carl Christensen

My summary for snorkeling for those that find...

My summary for snorkeling for those that find snorkeling important:

We went 2 weeks in January of:
2016: IC Moorea, Hilton Moorea, IC Thalasso, IC Moana
2017: Hilton Moorea, Sofitel Private...
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