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May 24, 20, 12:56 pm
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Posted By iflyjetz

It sounds like Norwegian's disbursing some of...

It sounds like Norwegian's disbursing some of their bailout money. Prior to that, I imagine that there wasn't money to cover all of the refunds due.
May 11, 20, 11:50 am
Replies: 72
Views: 7,016
Posted By iflyjetz

Got it. You're not dealing with this rationally....

Got it. You're not dealing with this rationally. You're ignoring the quarantine and then lecturing me on how we should all be in quarantine. The irony is palpable.

As for me, I'm on leave of...
May 10, 20, 9:25 am
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Views: 774
Posted By iflyjetz

Do you have the Hyatt credit card? If not,...

Do you have the Hyatt credit card? If not, consider getting it and charging on the card to get another 12K pts. If you charge $3k on the card in the first 3 months, you'll get 25K points. Charge...
May 9, 20, 7:18 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 7,016
Posted By iflyjetz

Oh lord; you're opting for the 'must be a Dr or...

Oh lord; you're opting for the 'must be a Dr or Epidemiologist to know anything about viruses' counterargument? Are you unable to rationally examine the data, do some research, and reach logical...
May 9, 20, 12:08 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 7,016
Posted By iflyjetz

It's just a virus. With a very wide range of how...

It's just a virus. With a very wide range of how individuals are impacted by it.
Both my wife and I (both in high risk) have caught Coronavirus. For me, it was almost completely asymptomatic. For my...
May 9, 20, 11:52 am
Replies: 124
Views: 18,430
Posted By iflyjetz

My statement closed yesterday; waiting for points...

My statement closed yesterday; waiting for points to post. Currently have 17 nights year to date.
I had just under $32K charged on this cycle. About $250 prior to April 15.
Just waiting to see how...
May 9, 20, 11:43 am
Replies: 91
Views: 12,043
Posted By iflyjetz

I don't know who RichardinSF is, but apparently...

I don't know who RichardinSF is, but apparently the Great Scotland Yard Hotel knows who he is. They have weighed him, measured him, and found him wanting.

Bottom line: It sounds like Richard...
May 9, 20, 10:40 am
Replies: 724
Views: 122,246
Posted By iflyjetz

LOL! Then buy tickets on Norwegian!! Just don't...

LOL! Then buy tickets on Norwegian!! Just don't come bellyaching about not getting a timely refund when the flights are officially cancelled. Norwegian needs a lot more dumb money.
May 7, 20, 5:08 pm
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Views: 122,246
Posted By iflyjetz

Another 400M NOK of very dumb money going into...

Another 400M NOK of very dumb money going into the Norwegian Air money incinerator. ...
May 5, 20, 7:45 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,189
Posted By iflyjetz

I was offered a 30% bonus for everything above 5K...

I was offered a 30% bonus for everything above 5K pts. I'm a glob if that helps for reference.
I already have way too many points so I'll pass.
May 5, 20, 6:59 pm
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Views: 122,246
Posted By iflyjetz

Norwegian was able to get enough bondholders and...

Norwegian was able to get enough bondholders and lessors to agree to terms. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-04/norwegian-air-owners-approve-rescue-plan-after-tough-debt-talks

This...
May 4, 20, 8:36 am
Replies: 724
Views: 122,246
Posted By iflyjetz

The size and route structure of Norwegian is...

The size and route structure of Norwegian is going to depend, at least a bit, on which lessors accepted the terms and which lessors decided to take back their equipment. I expect Norwegian to rid...
Apr 28, 20, 11:55 am
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Views: 122,246
Posted By iflyjetz

Given Norwegian's behavior of screwing over...

Given Norwegian's behavior of screwing over everyone who has any dealings with them, most lessors are likely wanting to cut their losses here (and sue Norwegian in court for owed lease payments)...
Apr 28, 20, 2:50 am
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Views: 122,246
Posted By iflyjetz

If this plan is approved, the Norwegian gov't, as...

If this plan is approved, the Norwegian gov't, as per the terms of the bailout, will be obligated to give Norwegian Air another 2.7B NOK. That's enough to cover those costs.
But Norwegian Air...
Apr 27, 20, 5:12 pm
Replies: 724
Views: 122,246
Posted By iflyjetz

The way I read this, the restructuring plan will...

The way I read this, the restructuring plan will pass from the bondholders and some of the lessors. This plan is all about getting another 2.7B NOK from the Norwegian gov't.
Those lessors that...
Apr 22, 20, 11:25 am
Replies: 724
Views: 122,246
Posted By iflyjetz

I took his point as to not book deep advance...

I took his point as to not book deep advance tickets on an airline that has had multiple financial crises for the last several years. Every time they were dead, some last minute dumb money came in...
Apr 21, 20, 6:52 pm
Replies: 724
Views: 122,246
Posted By iflyjetz

I don't think there's a simple answer for you. I...

I don't think there's a simple answer for you. I suspect that the SFO-OSL route will not fly, as it isn't the highest demand route in Norwegian's system.

If you bought the ticket through a...
Apr 21, 20, 12:27 pm
Replies: 724
Views: 122,246
Posted By iflyjetz

Kjos did a great job growing Norwegian from a...

Kjos did a great job growing Norwegian from a little regional to a great intra European airline. Then he screwed up and decided to place huge aircraft orders, with the delusional idea of TATL LCC...
Apr 21, 20, 11:48 am
Replies: 60
Views: 4,824
Posted By iflyjetz

Just to add to this discussion, I went on a...

Just to add to this discussion, I went on a vacation to Europe with my brother and sister-in-law back in February. I checked to find the best chain hotel choices and then looked at independent...
Apr 21, 20, 11:26 am
Replies: 60
Views: 4,824
Posted By iflyjetz

If anything, the Hyatt credit card offering 3...

If anything, the Hyatt credit card offering 3 nights/$5K spend through June 30 should tell everyone that Hyatt really, really likes the money they make by selling points to Chase. I consider this to...
Apr 21, 20, 11:13 am
Replies: 60
Views: 4,824
Posted By iflyjetz

The relationship between credit cards and...

The relationship between credit cards and airline/hotel loyalty programs have gotten much deeper over the last two decades. Do you think that those ties are going to be less in the future? I'll take...
Apr 21, 20, 11:06 am
Replies: 60
Views: 4,824
Posted By iflyjetz

I'm spending far less than $140K/yr on my Hyatt...

I'm spending far less than $140K/yr on my Hyatt CC. I use the CC to supplement my ~30 Hyatt nights/yr to get Glob status.

To illustrate, here's some math:
29 BIB nights at Hyatt
5 nights' annual...
Apr 21, 20, 5:55 am
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Views: 775
Posted By iflyjetz

Virgin Australia shut down?

Sounds like Virgin Australia may not survive. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/04/21/virgin-australia-goes-voluntary-administration-failing-get-bailout/

Note that Virgin Atlantic is also...
Apr 21, 20, 5:49 am
Replies: 724
Views: 122,246
Posted By iflyjetz

He essentially conned people into buying the...

He essentially conned people into buying the stock for less than $2M USD? I don't know anything about him, but if you're correct, he's one of the biggest scumbag con artists walking the planet.
Apr 21, 20, 4:00 am
Replies: 60
Views: 4,824
Posted By iflyjetz

While this is an interesting topic, it is...

While this is an interesting topic, it is outdated thinking.

Before I elaborate, here are my hotel statuses:
Marriott LT Titanium with 1781 lifetime nights' credit. When the Marriott/SPG merger...
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