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Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 3, 15, 5:34 pm
Replies: 73
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Posted By FoundInRNO

I agree. There's a lot of value in it when it...

I agree. There's a lot of value in it when it comes to the free VIP tours also-- 6 hour minimum at $350 an hour for you and your 10 bestest friends to have front of the line all over the park!
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 2, 15, 3:41 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 12,417
Posted By FoundInRNO

I've been waiting to get a membership for at...

I've been waiting to get a membership for at least 3 years now. From a perspective of value, it's unique to each individual-- I know people who own golf memberships at courses all over the nation,...
Mar 5, 13, 5:48 pm
Replies: 886
Views: 219,685
Posted By FoundInRNO

Just called card services. Was told that not all...

Just called card services. Was told that not all platinum card holders received the invite. In my case (or maybe they were stroking my ego to get more business), they said it was probably looking...
Mar 5, 13, 5:43 pm
Replies: 886
Views: 219,685
Posted By FoundInRNO

Ditto here on the mailer. I called maybe 6 weeks...

Ditto here on the mailer. I called maybe 6 weeks ago to ask about getting the centurion, and was told the rote "noted". Maybe this is a sign of things to come.
Aug 9, 12, 2:23 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 5,921
Posted By FoundInRNO

Lol. For all we know, it could've been SMI/J's...

Lol. For all we know, it could've been SMI/J's wife and kids!
Aug 9, 12, 2:10 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,670
Posted By FoundInRNO

Seems a bit like bait for the OPs rant, but if he...

Seems a bit like bait for the OPs rant, but if he was that important, then maybe he should've chartered a flight. Margins for airlines are pretty thin, and I suspect you didn't pay an F-fare for 1B....
Aug 6, 12, 1:45 pm
Replies: 527
Views: 163,778
Posted By FoundInRNO

I called and asked again last week. The nice guy...

I called and asked again last week. The nice guy in Centurion new accounts referenced my "10-month" account history spending.

Hmmmm... Is 10 month spending what the qualification is based on now?
Jul 18, 12, 1:13 pm
Replies: 4,012
Views: 541,024
Posted By FoundInRNO

Lol. It seems to me, without the benefit of...

Lol. It seems to me, without the benefit of going through the last 66 pages of this thread, UA could do the following:

1. Cancel all affected flights.
2. Issue new flight numbers, and new...
Mar 12, 12, 12:51 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By FoundInRNO

I was. Still a 1P. Ended up talking to the...

I was. Still a 1P.

Ended up talking to the agent, right about the 1hr point on the phone. Was able to book though her.
Mar 12, 12, 12:46 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By FoundInRNO

Standard Awards Not Available While Seats Are Still For Sale

Strange. I've never not been able to book a standard award when dotbomb.1 (is that what we're calling it still) was selling a seat. Standard awards are supposed to be available whenever yes?
...
Mar 12, 12, 12:19 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 9,659
Posted By FoundInRNO

Got the GF 2P last year using PerksPlus. She...

Got the GF 2P last year using PerksPlus. She flew with me about 10-15K miles last year, mostly in A or F buckets.

She got a letter thanking her and her 'company' (err, me!!) and gave her 2P again...
Mar 7, 12, 2:58 pm
Replies: 527
Views: 163,778
Posted By FoundInRNO

I've also been waiting for the Business Cent for...

I've also been waiting for the Business Cent for awhile. I'm pretty stuck with AMEX at this point, but it's frustrating the put $60-100K a month on the thing, and get the, "...invites have not been...
Jan 31, 12, 10:15 am
Replies: 86
Views: 45,460
Posted By FoundInRNO

In this case, the OP may not have had...

In this case, the OP may not have had authorization to acquire a Business AMEX using his firm's EIN. He might not be in a position to authorize charges to the business.

In any event, the OP will...
Jan 30, 12, 5:20 pm
Replies: 921
Views: 246,678
Posted By FoundInRNO

You have another recourse as well: USAA! ...

You have another recourse as well: USAA!

USAA let's ZAG offer the reward. I'd suggest you contact them as well to let them know the following:

1. You got your USAA car buying service...
Jan 30, 12, 4:08 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 45,460
Posted By FoundInRNO

To be honest, I'm shocked the OP was able to open...

To be honest, I'm shocked the OP was able to open a business GOLD account without actually having a stake in the business.
Oct 27, 11, 5:08 pm
Replies: 336
Views: 40,276
Posted By FoundInRNO

27 OCT 2011-- UA 900 SFO-FRA delayed. Some seal...

27 OCT 2011-- UA 900 SFO-FRA delayed. Some seal broke on #1 engine. Everybody off the plane.

No updates until at least 1600 local.
Sep 28, 11, 4:25 pm
Replies: 527
Views: 163,778
Posted By FoundInRNO

Either that, or to save money, they started the...

Either that, or to save money, they started the layoffs in the Centurion USA New Accounts department...

What's the point of a new accounts department if there are no new accounts?
Sep 23, 11, 10:12 am
Replies: 527
Views: 163,778
Posted By FoundInRNO

So isn't it better to make Cent have a...

So isn't it better to make Cent have a requalification at $300K/yr or some number (across all AMEX products)?
Sep 22, 11, 12:19 pm
Replies: 527
Views: 163,778
Posted By FoundInRNO

Except where I might shift spending elsewhere...

Except where I might shift spending elsewhere because of the new $1M spending requirement.
Sep 22, 11, 9:57 am
Replies: 527
Views: 163,778
Posted By FoundInRNO

Seems like a hard sell that AMEX would cut a...

Seems like a hard sell that AMEX would cut a program that makes them $2500 in fees plus an indeterminate amount in swipe fees to only those that spend $1M in 2 years. At my estimation, even at 2%...
Aug 22, 11, 10:17 am
Replies: 137
Views: 58,327
Posted By FoundInRNO

Actually, I've made inquiries to AMEX in the...

Actually, I've made inquiries to AMEX in the past. On their Charge products (as opposed to credit products), they will let you wire money in above the amount you'd like to spend. Then call just...
Aug 2, 11, 5:36 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,453
Posted By FoundInRNO

It may be possible to survive the FR if he was...

It may be possible to survive the FR if he was willing to prepay the card to be equal to the amount of the charge a few days in advance. Especially if you could time the AMEX payment date just after...
Jun 22, 11, 2:48 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,216
Posted By FoundInRNO

I didn't win the BMW they had for sale in...

I didn't win the BMW they had for sale in December. Haven't tried anything since.
Jun 14, 11, 8:34 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,222
Posted By FoundInRNO

That seems like it's about $30K worth of...

That seems like it's about $30K worth of down-payment on a car. I'd look into a nice, practical M5 and see what happens.
Jun 13, 11, 5:42 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,377
Posted By FoundInRNO

I'm actually against the AVOD-plugin model. ...

I'm actually against the AVOD-plugin model.

Recently on a flight ex-SFO, I downloaded "The Mechaninc" on my iPad to watch. About 10 minutes into the film, the gratuitous nudity started, and it...
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