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Jun 28, 19, 11:30 am
Replies: 101
Views: 18,642
Posted By dchen2

I'm glad I only have 20k Avios left to spend....

I'm glad I only have 20k Avios left to spend. Looking at HKG-BKK and no availability close in or even 2 months out using avios. What's weird is using Cathay AsiaMiles, looks like nothing is available...
Jun 18, 19, 8:38 am
Replies: 350
Views: 90,524
Posted By dchen2

Monday 4pm Emerald aisle seemed to be pretty...

Monday 4pm

Emerald aisle seemed to be pretty picked clean, an Kia Optima, a Nissan Altima, and a couple compact Chevy Cruses. Rest was Minivans and midsize Nissan Frontier pickup trucks.
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May 21, 19, 6:47 am
Replies: 868
Views: 180,310
Posted By dchen2

Prestige Card

$35k spend on card. 4th year having card. Called 3 weeks after AF posted.

Offered either:
$150 statement credit for $4,000 spend on the card EACH of the next 3 months.
20k TY Points for same...
Apr 4, 19, 3:21 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,749
Posted By dchen2

For a four night couple's vacation in Shanghai,...

For a four night couple's vacation in Shanghai, I'm debating between the W and Edition hotels. Any opinions?

W is an year older and I understand in slightly more isolated north Bund area. While...
Feb 19, 19, 1:34 pm
Replies: 2,717
Views: 371,097
Posted By dchen2

I didn't overhear what the original issue since I...

I didn't overhear what the original issue since I thought it best to imitate the fly on the wall as I was sitting in the immigration VOA waiting hall seats.

Since this happened in the Visa on...
Feb 18, 19, 11:38 am
Replies: 2,717
Views: 371,097
Posted By dchen2

Yep, I seen VOA invitation letters as cheap as $6...

Yep, I seen VOA invitation letters as cheap as $6 online if you request it 2 working days prior. Much better alternative than forging or trying to pass off an already used e-Visa form.
Feb 18, 19, 11:23 am
Replies: 2,717
Views: 371,097
Posted By dchen2

I agree with people's sentiments of trying to...

I agree with people's sentiments of trying to save $25 on a 2nd Vietnam Visa by lying or worse falsifying/faking Communist government documents. What could go wrong right?

I hear the Hanoi Hilton...
Dec 3, 18, 2:55 pm
Replies: 868
Views: 180,310
Posted By dchen2

Citi Premier - 1st year, spent about $4k. Called...

Citi Premier - 1st year, spent about $4k. Called in 10 days after AF posted and was told no retention offer available. Will try calling in again a few days later. Otherwise will close car.
Nov 28, 18, 8:36 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 11,306
Posted By dchen2

DP, I transferred 1k TY points to Lifemiles to...

DP, I transferred 1k TY points to Lifemiles to test how long transfer too. I did a new linking between my TY and Lifemiles account the the 1250 Lifemiles showed up about 15min after I did the...
Nov 28, 18, 8:11 pm
Replies: 542
Views: 98,175
Posted By dchen2

During the big snowstorm in Chicago this weekend,...

During the big snowstorm in Chicago this weekend, my flight to Chicago was canceled and I finally made it to Chicago on a rebooked flight 24 hours later.

I saved my hotel and food expenses and...
Nov 20, 18, 7:31 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 23,280
Posted By dchen2

It seems Cathay has not been overselling...

It seems Cathay has not been overselling economy/prem econ as much or maybe they revised their Op-up priority in recent years. Back when I regularly flew LAX-HKG-DXB, I averaged 50% op-up rate as AA...
Aug 26, 18, 10:52 am
Replies: 223
Views: 32,539
Posted By dchen2

I just asked him. He said he tried matching with...

I just asked him. He said he tried matching with his Platinum SPG status initially (He did the 2016 match with his Marriott Plat status at the time). When it got rejected, he tried with his Plat...
Aug 26, 18, 10:35 am
Replies: 743
Views: 70,858
Posted By dchen2

Looks like I'm having similar issues with my...

Looks like I'm having similar issues with my account regarding inaccurate MR elite activity. Prior to merger, I had 29 MR and 39 SPG nights for 2018 (not counting the 3 nights stayed post Aug18 that...
Aug 21, 18, 3:33 am
Replies: 223
Views: 32,539
Posted By dchen2

No info given about new eligibility date. Worse...

No info given about new eligibility date. Worse case it might be lifetime unless other datapoints prove otherwise.
Aug 19, 18, 3:39 am
Replies: 111
Views: 37,433
Posted By dchen2

Hilton social media was recently poking fun at...

Hilton social media was recently poking fun at the merged Marriott Reward's inconsistent free or not free BF across all the MR brands. Funny but true since Honors recently added "free" (or at least a...
Aug 19, 18, 3:23 am
Replies: 223
Views: 32,539
Posted By dchen2

Datapoint for people trying to do a Diamond match...

Datapoint for people trying to do a Diamond match a 2nd time. Didn't work for a coworker.

He filled out the webpage and after no notification or upgrade to his Hilton account for 2 weeks, he...
Aug 19, 18, 3:17 am
Replies: 3,977
Views: 710,369
Posted By dchen2

Marriott IT merger definitely still in progress....

Marriott IT merger definitely still in progress. I just DL'ed the Marriott and SPG app update. For SPG app it seems to be reflecting my SPG lifetime stats accurately though missing all my Aug SPG...
Jul 10, 18, 12:18 am
Replies: 111
Views: 37,433
Posted By dchen2

Data point, H Hotel LAX Airport, Curio...

Data point, H Hotel LAX Airport, Curio collection, refused to budge from later than 1pm despite 2 requests at both check in and morning of checkout with different staff members. Surprising since...
Nov 22, 17, 2:11 am
Replies: 1,001
Views: 202,113
Posted By dchen2

Sorry for late response. Citi secure messaged...

Sorry for late response. Citi secure messaged back a week ago for me to call them to discuss. (Citi's response times have been super slow, every SM reply I send around this gets me a email saying...
Nov 10, 17, 2:29 am
Replies: 1,793
Views: 408,299
Posted By dchen2

On my Prestige card received 1 bonus TY point per...

On my Prestige card received 1 bonus TY point per dollar spent up to 50k points for 6 months in May 2017 when my annual fee posted.

Promo expired a week so I called in to try to get a new...
Nov 9, 17, 8:38 am
Replies: 1,001
Views: 202,113
Posted By dchen2

Datapoint. I applied for new Premier card through...

Datapoint. I applied for new Premier card through the Reddit 50k/4k link on 10/25/2017.

Prior to applying, I sent message via secure message to Citi CS confirming my eligibility for getting new...
Jul 17, 17, 7:17 pm
Replies: 675
Views: 137,030
Posted By dchen2

So I opened my Premier card back in May 2013 and...

So I opened my Premier card back in May 2013 and Prestige card in March 2015. Both cards are still open.

Can I open an 2nd Prestige card to take advantage of the higher 75k sign up bonus? Or Citi...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 5, 17, 10:08 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 10,397
Posted By dchen2

Thanks for a great flight report. This...

Thanks for a great flight report.

This helped relive my memories since I've crisscrossed the pacific many times in CX PE/J/F the last 4 years.

I flew AA's DFW and LAX 77W service to HKG 4...
Jun 21, 17, 9:58 am
Replies: 4,294
Views: 895,615
Posted By dchen2

I had ~400 arrival miles in my account when I...

I had ~400 arrival miles in my account when I closed the 1st account. The 2nd opened account is active online now and I see the miles is zeroed out.
Jun 21, 17, 12:51 am
Replies: 4,294
Views: 895,615
Posted By dchen2

Data Point. Applied for my first Arrival+ card...

Data Point. Applied for my first Arrival+ card Feb 2017. Met the Min spend, redeemed the 56k points, and on 5/5 closed the card.

Today on 6/20, applied for 2nd card and got an auto denial. When I...
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