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Apr 29, 19, 12:59 am
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Views: 747
Posted By uoficowboy

Possible to take wood (lumber) from Israel to USA?

I do a lot of woodworking, and particularly love working with olive wood (it turns beautifully). I have ended up in Jerusalem for a few days and would love to find some olive wood to take home with...
Jul 10, 17, 10:47 pm
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Views: 191,869
Posted By uoficowboy

Sadly I need a new card - looks like I missed the...

Sadly I need a new card - looks like I missed the 100K sign on bonus by a few months. Is there any chance that the 100K sign on bonus will come back? I see a number of folks predicting 100K targeted...
Nov 22, 16, 1:49 pm
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Views: 404,919
Posted By uoficowboy

I have an AA Platinum select mastercard. Card...

I have an AA Platinum select mastercard. Card holder for ~6 years, spend maybe $2K/month. Called the number on the back of my card and when prompted for reason for call - said "close my account". I...
Nov 21, 15, 6:45 pm
Replies: 1,379
Views: 307,666
Posted By uoficowboy

Called today as my $95 fee on my AA platinum card...

Called today as my $95 fee on my AA platinum card had posted. Was offered same as everybody else:

$95 statement credit after spending $95 within 2 billing cycles plus 1K extra miles per $1K for...
Aug 31, 15, 11:06 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By uoficowboy

As an update - I got delayed and only made it to...

As an update - I got delayed and only made it to the airport half an hour before the PDX-SJC flight that I wanted to transfer to. I spoke with a ticketing agent and she at first said she would but...
Aug 30, 15, 9:12 am
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By uoficowboy

The next earlier SFO flight is 3 hours earlier...

The next earlier SFO flight is 3 hours earlier than my current flight - I don't think I can make that.

So you think my only chance would be talking to a gate agent at PDX?

Thanks for the help!!...
Aug 30, 15, 8:31 am
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By uoficowboy

strategies to change flight on day of flight?

I'm scheduled to fly PDX-SFO tonight, AS384. I would love to switch to a PDX-SJC flight also tonight, AS404. Doing so would net me probably two hours of sleep and save me a $75 taxi fare.

I don't...
Aug 12, 15, 8:56 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 41,113
Posted By uoficowboy

To update this thread - my current card is an AA...

To update this thread - my current card is an AA Platinum Visa Signature, my new one is an AA Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard.

They say it'll arrive in 4-6 weeks.
Aug 12, 15, 10:23 am
Replies: 61
Views: 41,113
Posted By uoficowboy

I'm pretty sure they said within a few months....

I'm pretty sure they said within a few months. I'll confirm when I get home tonight. The letter did not include a PIN.

I should mention that I think I'm a pretty good customer - I put $1-2K/month...
Aug 12, 15, 9:59 am
Replies: 61
Views: 41,113
Posted By uoficowboy

Citibank VISA being replaced with Mastercard?

I just got a letter in the mail from Citibank letting me know they're replacing my Visa with a Mastercard. Anybody else get this?

My general understanding is that Visa is more widely accepted than...
May 20, 15, 8:29 am
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By uoficowboy

Why would they have gotten rid of all cheaper...

Why would they have gotten rid of all cheaper fares for all dates? I can't imagine they sold out - because it is across all dates. And why would cheaper fares be available for RT but not OW? I don't...
May 19, 15, 10:08 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By uoficowboy

All IST-> PRG OW tickets went up 4x, regardless of date

Hi - I'm seeing something odd. I had looked at a IST->PRG one way ticket a week ago and, depending on the date and time, it was $99 - $169. Now when I look at it, it's something like $470. Even...
May 10, 15, 10:28 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,351
Posted By uoficowboy

I'm with Verizon, I'm afraid.

I'm with Verizon, I'm afraid.
Forum: Europe
May 10, 15, 12:32 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By uoficowboy

Splitting time between Prague and Istanbul

Hi - I have about 11-12 days to split between Prague and Istanbul. I'm going with my girlfriend. I spent about 4 days in Prague about a decade ago, but have never been to Istanbul. She's never been...
May 10, 15, 12:23 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,351
Posted By uoficowboy

sim card (maybe data only) for istanbul, prague, and sicily

Hi - I'm going to be spending about two and a half weeks in Istanbul, Prague, and Sicily. I'm arriving in Istanbul first. I have a Verizon Moto X (original) which I understand is unlocked and can use...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By uoficowboy

OK - I did that and have booked the one way over...

OK - I did that and have booked the one way over the phone. No extra phone fees applied since I was already paying the $75 last minute fee.

I booked the other direction via United. It was $254....
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By uoficowboy

No dice there. I put the reservation on hold...

No dice there.

I put the reservation on hold already, and it looks like I got the last seat available on the way there. But then I was able to find a reasonably priced return that I can purchase...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By uoficowboy

The ticket originally was $300. It is now $1600....

The ticket originally was $300. It is now $1600. So I don't think I'm going to do the change fee route!

Problem with holding an AA award for 5 days is that I'm supposed to be returning from the...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By uoficowboy

Possible to get 48 points within 24 hours?

So I messed up... I booked a ticket for march 13-16 when I meant February 13-16. I caught this mistake about 10 minutes ago. The ticket was booked in January, and of course was booked non-refundable....
Jan 22, 14, 10:14 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,591
Posted By uoficowboy

Ouch - that was my favorite perk. I always looked...

Ouch - that was my favorite perk. I always looked forward to my Mediterranean box :(

Ugh. Not cool Frontier. We still get free booze though right?
Dec 5, 13, 1:06 pm
Replies: 2,136
Views: 416,768
Posted By uoficowboy

I've had my Citi AA Platinum Visa for about 3...

I've had my Citi AA Platinum Visa for about 3 years now. Had the fee waived every time. I put about $25K on it every year, and pay it off in full every month.

I called today and expressed concern...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 22, 13, 8:06 am
Replies: 31
Views: 5,096
Posted By uoficowboy

My brother was going through a hard time... He...

My brother was going through a hard time... He had next to no money and was living out of a grungy hostel in the bay area. He knew essentially nobody in the area. He got incredibly sick, and his...
Nov 17, 13, 9:49 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 5,874
Posted By uoficowboy

That is insane... However, I've yet to see them...

That is insane... However, I've yet to see them make somebody with status size their bags. They have announced many times that they are going to make everybody size their bags and they've never done...
Oct 3, 13, 2:42 am
Replies: 31
Views: 6,145
Posted By uoficowboy

I just made Ascent a few months ago, and will be...

I just made Ascent a few months ago, and will be hitting summit at the end of this month. Argh!

Anybody have any predictions for how IndiGo will change Frontier? I am not familiar with them, and...
Sep 5, 13, 10:09 am
Replies: 38
Views: 5,874
Posted By uoficowboy

Can anybody confirm if those with status have to...

Can anybody confirm if those with status have to pay a fee at the gate for checking bags?
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