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Feb 12, 20, 12:23 am
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Posted By paynea

I purchased one money order at Walmart today, but...

I purchased one money order at Walmart today, but only the first receipt printed out and the second short "customer copy" receipt did not print out. The CSR said the computers were slow the whole...
Dec 22, 19, 9:56 am
Replies: 2,629
Views: 678,560
Posted By paynea

Of course I'm not going to forgo dining &...

Of course I'm not going to forgo dining & shopping miles - there are plenty of other programs I can credit to instead! But you are right that I am forgoing the promos that AA sometimes offers on such...
Dec 22, 19, 2:16 am
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Views: 678,560
Posted By paynea

I think this is a good summary of the situation. ...

I think this is a good summary of the situation.

I also want to add that I think whoever is in charge of "corporate security" at AA had a visceral reaction upon finding out about how some AA...
Dec 22, 19, 1:41 am
Replies: 910
Views: 172,442
Posted By paynea

The RC & Palace hotels both sell gift cards, you...

The RC & Palace hotels both sell gift cards, you can ask at the front desk.

At the Palace Hotel, you can also start the purchase at the concierge desk if there is a long line at the front desk -...
Nov 28, 19, 4:42 am
Replies: 637
Views: 180,708
Posted By paynea

I recently stayed at both the PH Kyoto & the Ritz...

I recently stayed at both the PH Kyoto & the Ritz Kyoto.

First, the taxis don't know where this hotel is located. I even showed the japanese name and address (from the Hyatt app) to the driver and...
Dec 27, 18, 11:52 pm
Replies: 957
Views: 265,858
Posted By paynea

I also don't see any standard room available for...

I also don't see any standard room available for booking at the St Regis Bora Bora right now.

However, I imagine this is because Marriott lets you reserve a 60K standard room using "points...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Jul 8, 18, 11:02 pm
Replies: 2,103
Views: 380,314
Posted By paynea

I redeemed for a $25 visa, and I got an error...

I redeemed for a $25 visa, and I got an error screen, something like the redemption was not available. However, the 2500 points were deducted from my account, and in the account history, the...
Mar 17, 18, 2:04 am
Replies: 508
Views: 163,549
Posted By paynea

No, you can make changes until your ticket...

No, you can make changes until your ticket expires, 1 yr after you flew the first segment. I called to switch the date for my return ~1 wk before the desired travel date earlier this month, and had...
Oct 4, 17, 3:54 am
Replies: 291
Views: 57,401
Posted By paynea

The non-Centurioun portion of the lounge only has...

The non-Centurioun portion of the lounge only has a buffet. The Centurioun section is supposed to have a la carte menu items, but I don't have access to it.

As for using it as an "arrivals...
Oct 4, 17, 2:16 am
Replies: 291
Views: 57,401
Posted By paynea

I visited the lounge Monday afternoon (opening...

I visited the lounge Monday afternoon (opening day) - despite it having just opened, it wasn't that empty, maybe 10-15 people.

I didn't see the centurioun only space, that might not be open yet. ...
Jun 25, 17, 5:55 pm
Replies: 4,243
Views: 545,459
Posted By paynea

Great, thanks for the info! Since I will...

Great, thanks for the info!

Since I will be requesting a special meal on the new flight >24 hrs prior to departure, the request should go through okay.
Jun 25, 17, 4:20 pm
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Views: 545,459
Posted By paynea

I would like to change a nonstop 9am flight to a...

I would like to change a nonstop 9am flight to a nonstop 1pm flight, booked in A (discounted first).

Would I be able to call in at 9am the day prior to the flight and switch to the 1pm flight...
Jun 23, 17, 9:57 pm
Replies: 508
Views: 163,549
Posted By paynea

As a follow up, I was able to make my date change...

As a follow up, I was able to make my date change today. Thanks for all the info in this thread!

I called ~11am (pacific time), and got an agent that called an actually helpful "help desk" when...
Jun 22, 17, 6:15 pm
Replies: 508
Views: 163,549
Posted By paynea

Okay, thanks, I will make more phone calls. ...

Okay, thanks, I will make more phone calls.

If I want to purchase a future "good deal" premium fare at the going market price (ex-CAI, etc), I would not book through AA based on my experience with...
Jun 22, 17, 6:02 pm
Replies: 508
Views: 163,549
Posted By paynea

I'm trying to change the middle segments of my...

I'm trying to change the middle segments of my ticket, LAX-JFK-LAX. I've already flown the SEL-TYO-LAX segments. I'm being told that I need to pay $3K additional fare to switch the dates (though no...
Jan 15, 17, 9:40 am
Replies: 288
Views: 65,918
Posted By paynea

I would say this definitely was a promo fare and...

I would say this definitely was a promo fare and not a mistake. :)

I tried booking something on Jan 12, but the final payment page came back with an error telling me the booking was on hold and to...
Nov 10, 16, 7:20 pm
Replies: 970
Views: 197,908
Posted By paynea

QF won't open up award seats at the last minute,...

QF won't open up award seats at the last minute, no matter how empty the flight. In fact, I canceled an award seat on SFO-SYD (booked via AA miles) ~16 hrs beforehand, but QF didn't return that seat...
Forum: Hotel Deals
Oct 23, 16, 5:29 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 45,733
Posted By paynea

Daily breakfast is the buffet, and make sure you...

Daily breakfast is the buffet, and make sure you don't sign a check but instead sign a voucher saying you had the breakfast. If you sign a check, it will be added to your room bill.

I don't think...
Forum: Hotel Deals
Oct 14, 16, 2:13 am
Replies: 135
Views: 45,733
Posted By paynea

My stay at the Grand Wailea posted to my Hilton...

My stay at the Grand Wailea posted to my Hilton account, and indeed, you get points for both nights.

At checkout, the second night's cost was already taken off the bill. (The resort fee however...
Sep 14, 16, 12:13 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 8,986
Posted By paynea

I was able to use ebay gc this morning to...

I was able to use ebay gc this morning to purchase other gc. FYI, the $2K in 60 days limit is still in place.
Sep 13, 16, 7:34 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 8,986
Posted By paynea

I'm in CA (both my ebay address on file & IP...

I'm in CA (both my ebay address on file & IP address) and I wasn't able to buy gift cards using ebay gift cards ~11am today.
Forum: Hotel Deals
Sep 8, 16, 8:28 pm
Replies: 2,588
Views: 1,364,793
Posted By paynea

I stayed at the Mirage last month, and as...

I stayed at the Mirage last month, and as previous posters have said, the front desk agent checking me in told me that the resort credit could be used at any MGM restaurant.

However, while the...
Jun 23, 16, 11:46 pm
Replies: 3,858
Views: 815,562
Posted By paynea

First of all, I agree that writing trip reports...

First of all, I agree that writing trip reports is Ben's job and thus it is disingenuous of him to suggest that it is purely a "labor of love."

That said, the trip reports are quite time...
Jun 2, 16, 3:52 pm
Replies: 1,606
Views: 398,553
Posted By paynea

I just tried using a vanilla visa at the USPS,...

I just tried using a vanilla visa at the USPS, and the transaction didn't go through (tried 2 different cards). However, a US Bank visa prepaid card worked fine.

Are there issues with vanilla...
Apr 17, 16, 1:56 pm
Replies: 3,858
Views: 815,562
Posted By paynea

Actually, I disagree with you about MSing miles...

Actually, I disagree with you about MSing miles always being the cheapest way to get a ticket. For this specific instance, a cash ticket is better vs using MSed miles.

Let's say you have a 1.5x...
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