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Forum: Hotel Deals
Feb 1, 15, 4:50 am
Replies: 147
Views: 31,884
Posted By standing_baba

Yes, I have lots of travel plans coming up. At...

Yes, I have lots of travel plans coming up. At first I was booking hotels for .50 or .99 euro cents per night, but then I began booking a few 7 euro and 10 euro nights to splurge. It's funny how...
Forum: Hotel Deals
Feb 1, 15, 4:11 am
Replies: 147
Views: 31,884
Posted By standing_baba

Dead for me too. I booked almost 50 hotels in...

Dead for me too. I booked almost 50 hotels in Asia, the South Pacific, and Eastern Europe.
Forum: Middle East
Dec 9, 14, 4:54 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,156
Posted By standing_baba

Possible to book Qatar Airways from Tehran (IKA) to Doha (DOH) online with BA Avios?

Hello All,

There is wide-open Qatar Airways availability from IKA to Doha when searching on BA.com but everytime I click through to book it states: "Sorry there is a problem with booking this...
Jun 30, 14, 8:58 pm
Replies: 8,977
Views: 1,701,243
Posted By standing_baba

But there aren't 480+ pages discussing the ins...

But there aren't 480+ pages discussing the ins and outs of the 'phantom link,' haha. I'll apply for number 3 on 7/2 then respond here with the confirmed bonus amount.
Jun 30, 14, 8:14 pm
Replies: 8,977
Views: 1,701,243
Posted By standing_baba

RE: Good Beyond June?

Do you have any reason, evidence, inside info, etc. to believe the phantom link will disappear after June 30th? I'm set to apply for another on 7/2.
Jan 21, 14, 2:57 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 9,799
Posted By standing_baba

Anyone have an extra AirTran Biz Upgrade?

Hello All,

I recently flew DEN to CUN in biz, so I didn't need my two upgrades. I gifted my two upgrades to my brother and his wife who are now attending a wedding in Playa del Carmen. They don't...
Jan 21, 14, 2:51 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,716
Posted By standing_baba

Anyone have an extra AirTran Biz Upgrade?

Hello All,

I recently flew DEN to CUN in biz, so I didn't need my two upgrades. I gifted my two upgrades to my brother and his wife who are now attending a wedding in Playa del Carmen. They don't...
Forum: Star Alliance
Sep 13, 13, 9:29 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,932
Posted By standing_baba

Any luck with Aeroplan? I have a ticket on hold...

Any luck with Aeroplan? I have a ticket on hold from MOT (North Dakota) to JNB and would like to add on a final segment to TNR.
Mar 2, 13, 10:39 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,544
Posted By standing_baba

@skibum3d: Duh! Membership Rewards! Wow, thanks...

@skibum3d: Duh! Membership Rewards! Wow, thanks for taking the time to respond to such a stupid question. I have 50K MR just sitting around.

@stuyguy: How long ago did you churn the Frontier...
Mar 1, 13, 2:03 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,544
Posted By standing_baba

3,500 miles to round out an award ticket, HOW?

Hello All,

In August I'd like to fly Frontier from DEN to CUN, but I'm 3,500 miles short. I no longer have the Barclays card nor plan to fly Frontier before August.

Are there any other ways to...
Mar 1, 13, 1:52 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,054
Posted By standing_baba

For the entire month of June I couldn't find any...

For the entire month of June I couldn't find any award seats from JNB to TNR with Expertflyer. I'd love to hear from anyone who has better luck. My schedule is pretty flexible and I'd like to get to...
Feb 26, 13, 2:13 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,054
Posted By standing_baba

With ExpertFlyer I'm looking for award flights...

With ExpertFlyer I'm looking for award flights from JNB to TNR --- no luck. Is this even still a route with SA?
Nov 8, 12, 4:34 am
Nov 8, 12, 4:31 am
Replies: 1,354
Views: 195,640
Posted By standing_baba

WEEKDAY OR WEEKEND: Which is best for applying for new credit cards?

Hello All,

I'll be completing a new app-o-rama soon and was wondering about the *optimal* day for doing so. From my understanding, apps should be spaced out at least 91 days to improve the chances...
Replies: 22,035
Views: 2,142,314
Posted By standing_baba

Lowest Redemption on any Alliance?: Portland (PDX) to Hong Kong (HKG) in Nov/Dec

Hey All,

I've been obsessively accumulating miles/points for over the past year, but have little experience redeeming award tickets. I'm now learning the ins and outs of redemptions.

From...
Mar 28, 12, 11:25 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By standing_baba

Thanks for the heads-up. It seems Avios offer...

Thanks for the heads-up. It seems Avios offer some good value for short flights within Asia though.
Mar 27, 12, 7:51 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By standing_baba

Marriott Points to Miles: Which airline has the best value for economy to Asia?

Hello All,

I only now became aware of the Marriott points to mile transfers thanks to the current 50% US Airways promo. Since hotel redemptions don't appeal to me, I'd like to transfer to miles...
Mar 9, 12, 2:44 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,768
Posted By standing_baba

Thanks! I may not be able to purchase these gift...

Thanks! I may not be able to purchase these gift cards for my truck driving business, but will look into them for my personal gas expenses. Love your blog---you're helping a lot of people achieve...
Mar 9, 12, 2:40 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,768
Posted By standing_baba

I agree. I'm still not exactly sure in which oil...

I agree. I'm still not exactly sure in which oil field my business partner and I will drive, but in general the fields are remote (e.g. middle of nowhere North Dakota) and very far from a steady...
Mar 9, 12, 2:34 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,768
Posted By standing_baba

Thanks for this tip! The PenFed website...

Thanks for this tip!

The PenFed website states the following for the PenFed Platinum Rewards card:

- Earn 5 points per dollar spent on gas purchases*
- Earn 3 points per dollar spent on...
Mar 9, 12, 11:21 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,768
Posted By standing_baba

Best 2 or 3 (or 4?) Mile Travel CC for Gas?

Hello All,

Forgive me if this is a repeat post but I was unable to find any similar posts using the search option....

MY SITUATION:

I'm trying to become an owner-operator water hauler truck...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By standing_baba

I assume that the answer is still yes, although...

I assume that the answer is still yes, although no one has probably had time to test this. When it was introduced, I added a Barclay's business card when I already had a Barclay's personal card and...
Forum: Japan
Feb 18, 12, 3:28 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 57,657
Posted By standing_baba

Thanks for your replies. I burned some miles to...

Thanks for your replies. I burned some miles to visit Tokyo for just four days. In the end, I spent a few hours at Jakotsuyu Onsen (near the lit-up Sensoji Temple which is beautiful and quiet at...
Forum: Japan
Jan 31, 12, 1:28 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 57,657
Posted By standing_baba

Sleeping in an onsen close to Haneda?

Hello All,

I'll be arriving to Haneda at 10:20pm and thought I'd melt away my jet lag by staying in an onsen, soaking a little before bed then again in the morning.

1) Any recommendations for...
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