Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

 
Search: Posts Made By: darthbimmer
Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000
Search took 0.61 seconds.
Jun 15, 19, 6:54 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,440
Posted By darthbimmer

When my wife and I both had lengthy daily...

When my wife and I both had lengthy daily commutes we spent more than $500/month on gas. People who drive vehicles a lot for business can easily pass that mark, too.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 15, 19, 6:40 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,213
Posted By darthbimmer

I typically have 7 cards when I travel...

I typically have 7 cards when I travel domestically. That's way more than I need in all but the edgiest edge cases but it's what fits comfortably in the two places I carry credit cards-- so it's a...
Jun 15, 19, 4:08 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By darthbimmer

That's a good suggestion. And yes, the purchases...

That's a good suggestion. And yes, the purchases refunded are AT/BS fares on Southwest. The only drawback is that with the flights I've got booked right now, including a few using points/vouchers, I...
Jun 14, 19, 12:55 pm
Replies: 774
Views: 162,149
Posted By darthbimmer

Yes, the 15 nights from the credit card count...

Yes, the 15 nights from the credit card count toward lifetime elite status.
Jun 14, 19, 11:39 am
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By darthbimmer

I accidentally met the $3000 spend target

I opened a new Chase Business Southwest card recently. In the first statement cycle I was awarded the 60k points bonus because I met the $3000 spending requirement-- on a technicality. I purchased a...
Jun 5, 19, 3:55 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By darthbimmer

My spend is all organic. I only churn 4-6...

My spend is all organic. I only churn 4-6 cards/year, though. The total required minimum spend of about $18k is well below my ordinary annual spend so I can cover it without resorting to MS -- and...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 1, 19, 2:05 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 5,626
Posted By darthbimmer

If you have interviews with prospective peers who...

If you have interviews with prospective peers who travel, ask them casually. Perhaps start with a general question such as, "What's a typical workweek like?" That can be the starting point for all...
May 30, 19, 11:13 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,747
Posted By darthbimmer

Which Hiltons are 100 years old?

Which Hiltons are 100 years old?
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 26, 19, 8:28 am
Replies: 130
Views: 6,437
Posted By darthbimmer

How do you detect bag zipper openings?

How do you detect bag zipper openings?
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 24, 19, 1:11 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,362
Posted By darthbimmer

Interesting story, COSPILOT. Your last line...

Interesting story, COSPILOT. Your last line resonates with me-- "They almost find joy in creating conflict where none existed." Over the years I've found that a lot of people are not happy unless...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 24, 19, 12:50 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 6,437
Posted By darthbimmer

The chance of luggage being delay or lost is not...

The chance of luggage being delay or lost is not infinitesimal. This recent article (https://www.airfarewatchdog.com/blog/44256814/the-u-s-airlines-most-likely-to-lose-your-luggage/) shows that among...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 23, 19, 3:34 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 6,437
Posted By darthbimmer

Time waiting for bags is sometimes overlapped by...

Time waiting for bags is sometimes overlapped by time waiting in queue for passport control. Generally I'm more willing to check a bag on a foreign trip because by the time I clear passport control...
May 21, 19, 12:26 pm
Replies: 2,771
Views: 530,491
Posted By darthbimmer

Chase Verification

Today I got a call from Chase Business Services Verification. I applied for one of Chase's business cards a few days ago, so I expected this call. The agent asked questions about my business:

...
Replies: 240
Views: 18,388
Posted By darthbimmer

[/left] Wow, that's an absurd comparison. The...

[/left]
Wow, that's an absurd comparison. The promo's not designed to compete with simply buying points. It's an incentive for people who need hotel rooms to spend their money with IHG and its...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 20, 19, 6:00 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,877
Posted By darthbimmer

I don't find it hard to avoid boring people with...

I don't find it hard to avoid boring people with stories of my wins working the travel programs. I'll mention something briefly, and if a person I'm talking to expresses interest, I'll elaborate....
Replies: 34
Views: 4,786
Posted By darthbimmer

What's above "upper upscale"? Upper-er upscale?...

What's above "upper upscale"? Upper-er upscale? Uppity upscale? Uppest upscalest? :p



It's partly that. I know a lot of travelers who stay at these newer brands and boast about how they've...
May 18, 19, 11:31 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 7,157
Posted By darthbimmer

I tried signing up today and was declined with...

I tried signing up today and was declined with this message:
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 7, 19, 11:54 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 6,437
Posted By darthbimmer

OP, you're both overthinking and underthinking...

OP, you're both overthinking and underthinking the issue. Overthinking, because trying to write out linear algebra equations to solve for whether or not to check luggage borders on the absurd. Yet...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 6, 19, 11:51 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By darthbimmer

It's too simplistic to equate "I have kids now"...

It's too simplistic to equate "I have kids now" with "No more traveling until they're grown & gone." You can travel with family; you'll just need to adjust when, where, and how you travel to include...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 6, 19, 11:45 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,877
Posted By darthbimmer

It amuses me when some of my colleagues start...

It amuses me when some of my colleagues start talking about the mileage game. There's always one who starts holding forth as an expert because he signed up for a Chase Sapphire Reserve and "puts all...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,903
Posted By darthbimmer

I'm also a Staybridge fan. My preference goes...

I'm also a Staybridge fan. My preference goes Staybridge > HIX > HI > Candlewood. I like Staybridge best because it offers all-suites accommodation with a good inclusive breakfast and amenities like...
Replies: 240
Views: 18,388
Posted By darthbimmer

My promo this time around has basically the same...

My promo this time around has basically the same challenges as the last one, except with total fewer points offered! :td: As with the last one I don't see myself stretching my plans to pursue it....
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 27, 19, 2:25 am
Replies: 42
Views: 2,808
Posted By darthbimmer

In my experience most brand surveys nowadays...

In my experience most brand surveys nowadays explicitly are satisfaction surveys. They title the exercise a "Guest Satisfaction Survey" and ask questions such as, "On a scale of 1-10, how satisfied...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 22, 19, 9:53 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,808
Posted By darthbimmer

I'm perplexed about why you've chosen not to...

I'm perplexed about why you've chosen not to write an honest, factual review identifying the few shortcomings that left you less than fully satisfied with the property. Your description here sounds...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 17, 19, 7:27 pm
Replies: 156
Views: 20,371
Posted By darthbimmer

I agree it's useful to group people as...

I agree it's useful to group people as bargain-hunters vs. not. And though I definitely know many affluent people who are bargain hunters, I also know wealthy people who think nothing of the cost...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump