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Sep 10, 19, 11:06 am
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Posted By TravelPhotographer

what major routes fly through MIA regioin at full altitude?

Major, as in, multiple times daily.
SJU-DFW ?
Any others when weather doesn't divert?
Is there online radar showing these flyovers in real time?
Thanks in advance.
Sep 1, 19, 12:41 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By TravelPhotographer

Thanks. I found same VPC page shortly after OP. ...

Thanks. I found same VPC page shortly after OP.
Looks like I can apply online & get cc charge reversed...
regards jg ^ ^ ^
Aug 31, 19, 3:10 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By TravelPhotographer

3.5 hr train delay = compensation...?

today Aug 31 Valencia Nor to Barcelona Sants
renfe Talgo 00460
scheduled 13:05 to 16:40
actual 16:40 to 20:10
vague reason given: other connecting trains were late, ours had to wait for them......
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 29, 19, 9:24 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By TravelPhotographer

Thanks for response. I had hoped IRS...

Thanks for response.
I had hoped IRS publication never stating,
"self-employed cannot use lodging rates"
was an open door to using lodging rates...
but am now sure call to IRS will confirm
lack...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 28, 19, 5:42 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By TravelPhotographer

https://www.irs.gov/faqs/small-business-self-emplo...

https://www.irs.gov/faqs/small-business-self-employed-other-business/income-expenses/income-expenses-3

https://aoprals.state.gov/web920/per_diem.asp
non-US
...
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Jul 28, 19, 2:25 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By TravelPhotographer

Thanks for response. If lodging & ground...

Thanks for response.
If lodging & ground transportation are included in PerDiem,
but PerDiem doesn't require receipts, why still need
receipts for hotel-rental car-parking over $25. Or is it $75...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 28, 19, 12:13 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By TravelPhotographer

self-employed using per diem + M&IE...please advise

self-employed, travel ~100-days/year US & international since 1989;
have always deducted actual expenses, saved receipts, etc.
but my expenses almost always less than current per diem + M&IE;
will...
Jul 13, 19, 8:25 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By TravelPhotographer

We paid 128K miles rt ea busn level. :D :D :D ...

We paid 128K miles rt ea busn level. :D :D :D
Yes, I selected DO level award seats & full calendar, finding only a single lowest rt coupled dates.
All other coupled dates were 380K miles or more...
Jul 10, 19, 5:12 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By TravelPhotographer

BAM! The All Powerful MRDesk!! :D ^ :D ^ :D Not...

BAM! The All Powerful MRDesk!! :D ^ :D ^ :D
Not only issuing $50 credit to cc,
but also upgraded final ATL-FLL segment
from comfort class to Delta One...
(weeks after ticketing, DO seats still...
Jul 10, 19, 2:49 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By TravelPhotographer

Thanks for insider trick info! Is there phone#...

Thanks for insider trick info!
Is there phone# for that specific desk?
Google search fruitless...
Jul 10, 19, 2:17 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By TravelPhotographer

(2) $50 Delta eGift Cards, (2) award seats, only (1) paid taxes

(2) busn award seats FLL-ATL-BCN-ATL-FLL;
one via wife ff account, one via mine;
each $52.03 taxes-fees;
gave (2) $50 Delta eGiftCard info over phone;
just got cc statement, only (1) eGiftCard...
Jul 7, 19, 12:20 pm
Jul 5, 19, 9:54 am
Replies: 85
Views: 19,459
Posted By TravelPhotographer

"the points would be returned to your account and...

"the points would be returned to your account and monetary cancellation policy would apply."

Thanks for response!
Are there any exceptions? Such as:

a. delayed international flight (weather,...
Jul 5, 19, 9:39 am
Replies: 1
Views: 836
Posted By TravelPhotographer

Convert hotel booking through Chase portal from refundable to non-refundable?

Chase points fully covering hotels:
2 nights Tarragona ES late Aug
4 nights Valencia ES late Aug
both now at refundable rate
but want to switch, if possible, to non-refundable
mid Aug to save...
Jul 1, 19, 10:15 am
Replies: 85
Views: 19,459
Posted By TravelPhotographer

after awards reservation, this warning of no-show charges

I have about 24 hrs before first of four nights + one night free
to cancel without penalty. But if I then don't show for, e.g.,
airline issues, sickness, etc., how can I both lose points
AND be...
Jun 23, 19, 12:57 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 966
Posted By TravelPhotographer

Thanks for responses. Relieved. ^ ^ ^ Will...

Thanks for responses.
Relieved. ^ ^ ^
Will follow advice.
regards.
Jun 22, 19, 4:04 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 966
Posted By TravelPhotographer

D1-D1-D1-Comfort / last segment consequences?

MIA-ATL-BCN-ATL-MIA;
(2) 128K "Delta One" award seats reserved;
later discovered ATL-MIA are Comfort, not D1; :( :( :(
phone rep said ALL D1 = 540K ea, not 128K ea;
can live with that short final...
Jun 22, 19, 3:47 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,517
Posted By TravelPhotographer

Of course there is. For newbies & novices. ...

Of course there is.
For newbies & novices.
Points-Miles game can be as complicated as chess.
Jun 20, 19, 9:06 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,517
Posted By TravelPhotographer

That's the destination! For others interested...

That's the destination!
For others interested in same,
Aug 19 & 20 seem to be the only departure dates that trigger 128K busn rt offer.
Return had to be between 14-18 days later to maintain...
Jun 20, 19, 3:11 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,517
Posted By TravelPhotographer

Thanks for answers. Am going to grab them as I...

Thanks for answers.
Am going to grab them as I am a flash sale know-nothing...
Question:
Wifey has 147K & I have 238K..
If I understand correctly, it would cost 0.01 x 18K = $180 to get 256K in...
Jun 20, 19, 1:42 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,517
Posted By TravelPhotographer

can US<->Europe rt busn award get lower than 128K/person?

August 2019; US<==>WesternEurope (2) busn "Delta One" 256K total;
that's 128K/person or 64K/segment; does it get any lower?
:confused: :confused: :confused:
or maybe it does, but not much & I...
May 4, 19, 2:31 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 11,383
Posted By TravelPhotographer

Thanks for anecdotal reports. :-: :-: :-: ...

Thanks for anecdotal reports. :-: :-: :-:
Guess no pro blogger has created ranked 7.5K & 15K lists.
Some of us plan itineraries influenced by value + ranking...
May 2, 19, 4:13 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 11,383
Posted By TravelPhotographer

Has anyone seen a "Wyndham 7.5K GoFree property...

Has anyone seen a "Wyndham 7.5K GoFree property vs. TripAdvisorRating" chart?
Or something similar? The idea being, are there ANY decently rated 7.5K GoFree
properties in the US or world? Thanks...
Apr 16, 19, 8:21 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 7,510
Posted By TravelPhotographer

> Budget is $15/day if you pay at the counter ...

> Budget is $15/day if you pay at the counter

Its now $15/day online.
33141 to Austin TX 2-wks = $274 grand total full size...
anyone know if any other states besides
FL & AZ now offer one-way...
Feb 9, 19, 8:52 am
Replies: 28
Views: 17,311
Posted By TravelPhotographer

Well, to answer my own question with this...

Well, to answer my own question with this anecdote:
after several earlier surveys resulting in no reward,
I just took 2/8/19 "Business & Employment" survey,
answered more "loosely" by checking...
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