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Forum: Star Alliance
Dec 11, 12, 12:41 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By jaf

thanks everyone - this has been really helpful....

thanks everyone - this has been really helpful. the link provided provides really great info, and i hadn't thought about transferring to BA.

i'll be moving next year, but i'm not quite sure where...
Forum: Star Alliance
Dec 7, 12, 3:15 pm
Forum: Star Alliance
Dec 6, 12, 1:45 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By jaf

how easy is it to book continental/united flights using partner miles?

THis may have already been discussed, but i'm having a hard time finding it.

I've got over 100K American Express points. I know the program dropped United/Continental, but I've read that you could...
Aug 26, 11, 1:02 pm
Replies: 1,862
Views: 2,091
Posted By jaf

it all depends on what you value more, 8 stickers...

it all depends on what you value more, 8 stickers vs 35,000 miles. Most people value the 35K more. I think stickers can be difficult to use. I personally prefer free flights over upgrades. You have...
Aug 26, 11, 12:59 pm
Replies: 1,862
Views: 2,091
Posted By jaf

Current program gives you 8 upgrade stickers, not...

Current program gives you 8 upgrade stickers, not 35K miles. Most people value the 35K miles more than 8 stickers.

That was the strategy until the AA representative said that anyone who's earned 1...
Replies: 1,373
Views: 159,872
Posted By jaf

I'm at ~830K miles. My business travel days are...

I'm at ~830K miles. My business travel days are over, and going forward, I will probably travel a few times a year for holidays. I have close to 300K SPG points sitting in my account that for...
Aug 25, 11, 2:16 pm
Replies: 1,862
Views: 2,091
Posted By jaf

This is good news! How long will this opportunity...

This is good news! How long will this opportunity last? I'm assuming this applies to people who achieve 1 Million Miler status between now and before Dec 1? Do I have to request this transaction by a...
Replies: 1,373
Views: 159,872
Posted By jaf

Sorry, I'm slow - but how does the amex gift...

Sorry, I'm slow - but how does the amex gift cards work?
Replies: 1,373
Views: 159,872
Posted By jaf

Yesterday when I looked, the SPG website said...

Yesterday when I looked, the SPG website said there is a limit of 74,999 points (not including the bonus) you can transfer per 24 hour period, not per year.
Aug 25, 11, 9:13 am
Replies: 1,862
Views: 2,091
Posted By jaf

i thought upgrade stickers only convert to 500...

i thought upgrade stickers only convert to 500 miles. 8 x 500 = 4,000. nowhere near 35,000.
Aug 25, 11, 9:10 am
Replies: 1,862
Views: 2,091
Posted By jaf

you can, but the exchange rate sucks! 500 mile...

you can, but the exchange rate sucks! 500 mile sticker exchanges to 500 miles. 8 stickers = 4000 miles. stickers were meant for upgrades.
Aug 24, 11, 9:03 pm
Replies: 1,862
Views: 2,091
Posted By jaf

If I reach 1MM status before Dec 1, then I get 8...

If I reach 1MM status before Dec 1, then I get 8 x 500 mile upgrade stickers. Starting Dec 1, I would get 35,000 bonus miles. I guess it depends on whether you prefer 8 upgrades or 35,000 miles. I'd...
Aug 24, 11, 2:46 pm
Replies: 1,862
Views: 2,091
Posted By jaf

For those who haven't reach 1MM status but are...

For those who haven't reach 1MM status but are close and don't expect to have a lot of BIS miles in the future, I'm assuming the best course of action is to get as close as you can to 1MM status as...
Replies: 381
Views: 36,672
Posted By jaf

707 points shy of Gold - will they give it to me?

My travel has reduced greatly over the years (good thing) and so has my status (bad thing). From EXP to PLAT to ... this year, I'm 707 points shy of Gold - 24,293 points and 22,846 miles for the...
Nov 8, 10, 2:43 pm
Replies: 162
Views: 44,670
Posted By jaf

about 5 minutes ago, I exchanged 30 stickers for...

about 5 minutes ago, I exchanged 30 stickers for 500 miles each = 15,000 miles. the customer service guy had to get his supervisor to process this who asked to double-check that I really wanted to do...
Jul 25, 10, 9:17 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,181
Posted By jaf

marriott suites vs residence inn?

which one is better? I've nevery stayed at a "marriott suites" ...and i don't think a residence inn either. which one is nicer/bigger? (in general)

we're going to be cramming in 5-6 people into...
Replies: 20
Views: 3,854
Posted By jaf

I put the ticket on hold through AA.com to take...

I put the ticket on hold through AA.com to take advantage of a discounted fare. ... I probably should have checked through the original issuing agency (my company's travel agent) to see if they had...
Replies: 20
Views: 3,854
Posted By jaf

Sorry - I got downgraded to PLAT this year and...

Sorry - I got downgraded to PLAT this year and need to update my profile. :( It's very sad - I got used to good customer service - agents who knew what they were doing and were always polite.
Replies: 20
Views: 3,854
Posted By jaf

This is the URL I'm looking at that says the fee...

This is the URL I'm looking at that says the fee for my ticket change should be $15. However, when I called in to do this, they charged me $25. I tried to fight it saying that AA should honor what...
Replies: 20
Views: 3,854
Posted By jaf

I just got off the phone with an agent who said...

I just got off the phone with an agent who said my external reissuing fee is $25, not $20. I booked it through my company's travel agent. is this right?
Replies: 34
Views: 4,775
Posted By jaf

chances of free bags for spouse at DFW?

I'm PLAT, flying from DFW - LGA with my wife (no status). We are both using (her) miles. We want to check as many bags as we can for free. We are NOT on the same record locator. We had called and an...
Replies: 899
Views: 11,637
Posted By jaf

Can't convert unused tickets to paper vouchers?

I just talked to an agent who told me that you can not convert an unused ticket into a paper voucher. I thought you could? I intended to do this to extend the 1 year expiration on the unused ticket...
Replies: 899
Views: 11,637
Posted By jaf

yeah - I realized that i have to be in business...

yeah - I realized that i have to be in business basically. cheapest ticket is $1282 one way, so even if I did just dfw-lax-jfk-dfw, I'd have to pay a decent amount of $ for the bonus. i was thinking...
Replies: 899
Views: 11,637
Posted By jaf

whoa ... i can extend these by transferring to...

whoa ... i can extend these by transferring to paper vouchers ? i feel like such a novice for not knowing this. i've let lots of credit expire in the past ... doh!!

can you tell me more about...
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