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Oct 11, 19, 1:54 pm
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Many of my flights are DEN-SLC, or that kind of...

Many of my flights are DEN-SLC, or that kind of flight, where the segment cost is quite low. Others seem more expensive to me, but they may have several connections, The total cost is actually...
Oct 11, 19, 1:25 pm
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I will just barely make Silver this year with 30...

I will just barely make Silver this year with 30 segments, but despite spending more than I would on other airlines, I will still be quite a bit short of the $3k spend requirement. Fortunately for...
Oct 11, 19, 1:20 pm
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Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

Ironically, I just got the renewal for my Club...

Ironically, I just got the renewal for my Club Card this month. Without the spend waiver, I won't be able to qualify for any level of premier status going forward, so I guess it's time to cancel.
Oct 11, 19, 9:49 am
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Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

OK - I found something in an article by "The...

OK - I found something in an article by "The Points Guy" about the 1,000 max. If this is the case, I'll no longer be able to earn Silver, as I've depended on the spend waiver to make is so I don't...
Oct 11, 19, 9:34 am
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Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

Where did you find this? I can't find the CC...

Where did you find this? I can't find the CC earnings anywhere.
Oct 11, 19, 8:57 am
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Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

I was thinking the same thing, as I usually...

I was thinking the same thing, as I usually depend on the PQD waiver just to make Silver. However, there is a statement that you can earn PQP via spend. I just can't find anywhere where it...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 10, 19, 12:00 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,306
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

I see now that they've separated the threads...

I see now that they've separated the threads again. Thanks for the clarification.
Oct 7, 19, 2:58 pm
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Views: 4,474
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

I think power ports would be welcome, but another...

I think power ports would be welcome, but another Powerpoint presentation while flying? I could do without. :D
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 7, 19, 10:14 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,306
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

Actually, the topic is "worst travel-related...

Actually, the topic is "worst travel-related mistake", not "worst travel day". I appreciate the fact that in most cases things have worked out despite serious mistakes by the various posters. Many...
Sep 27, 19, 3:39 pm
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Views: 1,624
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

Thank you for your advice. I'll look for...

Thank you for your advice. I'll look for something. Fortunately, I have plenty of time to decide. I'll check around on multiple sites. If anyone has experience with this kind of "layover tour",...
Sep 27, 19, 11:19 am
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Views: 1,624
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

To clarify - yes, it's a single ticket. We will...

To clarify - yes, it's a single ticket. We will arrive in BKK at 9:50 AM and depart at 7:20 PM. After the long flight, we may feel like a shower when we arrive. It sounds like if we choose to go...
Sep 26, 19, 11:22 am
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Views: 1,624
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

Although this topic title seems to be a good one...

Although this topic title seems to be a good one for my question, the actual topics discussed have been quite different. Hopefully this is a good place to ask.

I managed to snag F for BKK-SYD on...
Forum: Cruises
Sep 23, 19, 8:56 am
Replies: 433
Views: 183,192
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

Thanks - no Tahiti on this cruise. 2 weeks...

Thanks - no Tahiti on this cruise. 2 weeks around New Zealand, then New Caledonia, Fiji, Samoa, and Hawaii. It should be fun!
Sep 20, 19, 12:40 pm
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Views: 13,096
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

Interesting comments about rebooking. I've been...

Interesting comments about rebooking. I've been rebooked on Delta several times when my flight from MSP was going to miss the connection in ORD. No hesitation at all. After reading how United...
Sep 20, 19, 12:32 pm
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Views: 363,452
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

You have to call in and ask to be waitlisted. ...

You have to call in and ask to be waitlisted. DON'T call it an upgrade! They will misunderstand. When I've called in and asked to be waitlisted for first in this situation, I've never had an issue...
Forum: Cruises
Sep 20, 19, 10:40 am
Replies: 433
Views: 183,192
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

Our cruise is part of a "bucket-list"...

Our cruise is part of a "bucket-list" round-the-world trip that will last a total of 41 days. We've managed to snag business and first class tickets (mostly frequent flier miles) the whole way, so...
Sep 19, 19, 3:16 pm
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Views: 20,315
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

Actually, their analogy never refers to renting a...

Actually, their analogy never refers to renting a car. It's more like purchasing a car. Different scenario entirely.
Sep 19, 19, 9:22 am
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Views: 7,529
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

My wife and I have been planning a...

My wife and I have been planning a round-the-world trip for after retirement. I had been eying the TG availability in F leading up to the time the booking window opened for next March, when...
Sep 18, 19, 4:35 pm
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Views: 27,230
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

I just booked F on 747 BKK-SYD yesterday for...

I just booked F on 747 BKK-SYD yesterday for March 30, so they must be pretty certain they're going to have it going at least until then. I'm looking forward to sitting in row 1 of a 747!
Sep 17, 19, 10:50 am
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Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

I'm surprised you even got to the Springs! That...

I'm surprised you even got to the Springs! That blizzard had roads closed for an extended time. My wife was in Boulder that day and was supposed to drive home (to the south end of the Denver metro...
Sep 9, 19, 8:57 am
Replies: 47
Views: 10,156
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

The "security screening" row is confusing, and I...

The "security screening" row is confusing, and I can't tell if that's meant to convey boarding group or something else. It would be kind of strange to have Silver be below credit card holders in...
Forum: Cruises
Sep 6, 19, 2:23 pm
Replies: 433
Views: 183,192
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

Retiring in March then taking a big trip. Part...

Retiring in March then taking a big trip. Part of it will be:
Holland Americy Noordam
New Zealand and South Pacific Crossing - 30 days
April 2 - May 1, 2020

We're excited to do the long...
Aug 23, 19, 11:32 am
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Views: 4,963
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

A number of years ago when we were living in Des...

A number of years ago when we were living in Des Moines, my wife's flight home ended up landing in the Quad Cities because of severe fog. They told everyone they were putting them on a bus to get...
Aug 16, 19, 2:58 pm
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Views: 32,982
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

It might be very quiet, but it's a moot point.:D

It might be very quiet, but it's a moot point.:D
Aug 16, 19, 11:40 am
Replies: 334
Views: 43,419
Posted By BBSHOPSINGER

There's a whole thread on this elsewhere, but one...

There's a whole thread on this elsewhere, but one quick way to do it is to buy a gift card using the Mileage Plus X app. Buy something for a store or restaurant that you'll use. The miles post...
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