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Oct 4, 12, 3:56 pm
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Posted By ArthurSFO

Instead I think it would probably fly. It would...

Instead I think it would probably fly. It would be a small charge from an airline...looks more like a change fee. Keep us posted.
Oct 3, 12, 10:27 am
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Views: 898,465
Posted By ArthurSFO

The Pd concierge also booked my family's recent...

The Pd concierge also booked my family's recent stay at the famous Resort at Pelican Hill. The place was amazing. The room upgrade was not available, however, and even the early check-in/late...
Sep 25, 12, 7:22 pm
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Views: 684,109
Posted By ArthurSFO

Just FYI, I missed the wonderful offer (70k...

Just FYI, I missed the wonderful offer (70k points, 1st year fee waived), but I asked my Chase Private Client banker what she could do and she got me the now-standard offer of 70k points after $3k...
Sep 4, 12, 6:28 am
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Views: 898,465
Posted By ArthurSFO

I just had some airline incidentals reversed....

I just had some airline incidentals reversed. This is an undocumented 'perk' of the Palladium card that I read about here on Flyertalk.

They did reverse them, but they told me not to expect the...
Sep 4, 12, 5:18 am
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Views: 684,109
Posted By ArthurSFO

So far I like the Ritz card. I stay at Ritz a...

So far I like the Ritz card. I stay at Ritz a fair bit, I like the upgrade-at-reservation, I like Marriott Gold (I do not travel enough to get it on my own). The incidentals refund cuts the eventual...
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Views: 47,530
Posted By ArthurSFO

I also read in a few places that they 'would...

I also read in a few places that they 'would decide Friday about a possible Saturday' strike, but I got the impression they were referring to today (Saturday). Do they usually to the strike days very...
Aug 30, 12, 8:32 am
Replies: 48
Views: 38,870
Posted By ArthurSFO

Sorry, I meant to say United Club membership....

Sorry, I meant to say United Club membership. I'll edit my post above.
Aug 30, 12, 3:52 am
Replies: 48
Views: 38,870
Posted By ArthurSFO

I want to try out some of these requests, as...

I want to try out some of these requests, as well. I got the United Club membership through the concierge. I am wondering, for things like an airline fee incidental...would I contact Palladium Card...
Aug 29, 12, 7:35 am
Replies: 3,029
Views: 940,581
Posted By ArthurSFO

I wrote to Cosmo with basically that same...

I wrote to Cosmo with basically that same question (I am also Marriott gold) and they wrote back to me saying that I can expect to receive free internet, and nothing else. No breakfast, no lounge...
Aug 29, 12, 4:08 am
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Views: 684,109
Posted By ArthurSFO

70000 points for The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card, first year free

Do you normally call card services or the concierge for incidentals reimbursement?
Aug 22, 12, 9:38 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,143
Posted By ArthurSFO

I've never seen any of my wife (or childrens')...

I've never seen any of my wife (or childrens') miles show up on my Elevate account history (nor under any other frequent flier program). They probably just screwed up and doubled your miles on that...
Aug 19, 12, 4:44 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,015
Posted By ArthurSFO

Thanks. You appear to be correct about being able...

Thanks. You appear to be correct about being able to repeat DIAD. The duration, however, is not quite that clear cut.

Total Rewards customer service informed me that if you achieve DIAD...
Aug 17, 12, 5:43 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,015
Posted By ArthurSFO

Total Rewards DIAD: no renewals, or one-time only?

Hi,

I am interested in trying the Total Rewards DIAD challenge (3000 tier points in 24hrs for instant Diamond Status). I go infrequently to Vegas, but I have enough play to do this perhaps each...
Aug 15, 12, 10:10 am
Replies: 3,029
Views: 940,581
Posted By ArthurSFO

I'm staying at the Cosmo soon and I need to try...

I'm staying at the Cosmo soon and I need to try to get a little abundant clarification here. I finished reading all 54 pages of posts on this.

It looks like people have succeeded in getting MR...
Aug 14, 12, 9:35 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By ArthurSFO

I am definitely not, nor was I expecting to based...

I am definitely not, nor was I expecting to based on my experiences with other airlines. Especially if your wife also has a FF# registered with them and is receiving points for these flights which...
Aug 14, 12, 1:41 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By ArthurSFO

I didn't think it worked like that (accruing...

I didn't think it worked like that (accruing points for passengers other than yourself), but if it is true it might be a step towards explaining 'the math'.
Aug 14, 12, 1:39 am
Replies: 2,592
Views: 898,465
Posted By ArthurSFO

That's a good idea. Do you normally schedule that...

That's a good idea. Do you normally schedule that with the concierge, or just contact them the day before? Is this known to be effective?
Aug 13, 12, 4:02 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By ArthurSFO

They say that we get our status points at a rate...

They say that we get our status points at a rate of 5 points per dollar spent on base rate of air travel. If you look back at your past recent flights, are the point accruals that show up in your...
Aug 13, 12, 2:31 pm
Replies: 2,690
Views: 684,109
Posted By ArthurSFO

Honestly it has to. If not, then one could be...

Honestly it has to. If not, then one could be following their guidelines and still finding themselves with a lapse in their gold status at (in that example) the end of 2014. People would be flipping...
Aug 13, 12, 2:15 pm
Replies: 2,592
Views: 898,465
Posted By ArthurSFO

Why is it that sometimes when I try to book a...

Why is it that sometimes when I try to book a hotel with the JPM Concierge they quote me a room about ~$50 more than the hotel's own website shows? Same thing when I search on Chase's Luxury Hotels...
Aug 12, 12, 1:48 am
Replies: 2,690
Views: 684,109
Posted By ArthurSFO

The more I think about it, the more this would be...

The more I think about it, the more this would be a total mess. I hope it works the other way. Let's look at an example:

I get my card in November 2012, so my Account Year is Nov-Nov. I...
Aug 9, 12, 12:11 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By ArthurSFO

Your redeemable points have not changed, but your...

Your redeemable points have not changed, but your status points only became visible 2 days ago, for the first time.
Aug 8, 12, 4:31 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By ArthurSFO

I see my status points now -- not sure about the math.

Hi,

I reviewed my status points on VA. They say that points are accumulated based on Base Fare X 5, but I am seeing point accruals in the past months that do not appear to match my Base Fare X 5....
Aug 7, 12, 3:57 pm
Replies: 2,690
Views: 684,109
Posted By ArthurSFO

Have you tried manually adding it on the Chase...

Have you tried manually adding it on the Chase website? After you log in, on the top right click "Customize Accounts" then "Add Account". I had to do that with my most recent Chase card.

On a...
Forum: Ritz Carlton
Aug 6, 12, 12:12 pm
Replies: 1,775
Views: 474,845
Posted By ArthurSFO

Hi everyone. Here's my first post after lots of...

Hi everyone. Here's my first post after lots of time lurking!

I am thinking about getting the RC card, but from the terms and conditions, something is not quite obvious to me:



So if I have...
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