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Feb 27, 18, 6:54 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 33,228
Posted By dko3tgk

OK so I stayed here Memorial Day weekend 2017 as...

OK so I stayed here Memorial Day weekend 2017 as an SPG Gold. So I know it's not typical conditions. The hotel was packed with families, and this makes sense for the pool to be crowded and loud. But...
Jun 12, 17, 8:24 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,593
Posted By dko3tgk

Hi I'm the original poster and I'm actually...

Hi I'm the original poster and I'm actually moving out of Thailand 4.5 years later. Back to the US. It was a nice run.
garykung said it best. The Thai credit card scene is pretty bad compared to...
Jun 12, 17, 7:57 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,593
Posted By dko3tgk

haha thanks for the advice 4.5 years later. I'm...

haha thanks for the advice 4.5 years later. I'm actually moving out of Thailand this month, back to the US.
Feb 21, 17, 10:46 am
Replies: 193
Views: 39,848
Posted By dko3tgk

There's a Pay 2 Stay 3 with MasterCard right now...

There's a Pay 2 Stay 3 with MasterCard right now in Asia, and if I prepay the room on SPG.com with the MasterCard but show my SPG Biz Amex, will I get Sheraton Club access?
Feb 21, 17, 5:26 am
Replies: 193
Views: 39,848
Posted By dko3tgk

lounge access when not paying with card

I never saw this in writing. Does lounge access require payment by the SPG Biz AMEX, or can I pay with any CC?

I have gotten the lounge access successfully at the Sheraton Tribeca in NY. (great...
Aug 26, 16, 12:33 am
Replies: 2,806
Views: 405,066
Posted By dko3tgk

yes, that's how it reads to me. Definitely not a...

yes, that's how it reads to me. Definitely not a "premium" level benefit.
Aug 26, 16, 12:04 am
Replies: 2,806
Views: 405,066
Posted By dko3tgk

Try calling 888-245-0625 the number that...

Try calling 888-245-0625 the number that blu816305 originally posted about. Straight to a live person and worked for me too. i had the same status issues as you.
Aug 25, 16, 11:58 pm
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Views: 405,066
Posted By dko3tgk

Re: Roadside Assistance I never used the CSP...

Re: Roadside Assistance

I never used the CSP roadside assistance, but I did use the SPG Amex Roadside Assistance for a tow back in 2009. It was a fixed cost of $75 for the tow itself which wasn't...
Aug 25, 16, 10:02 pm
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Views: 405,066
Posted By dko3tgk

Yes this worked for me too. Thank you blu816305...

Yes this worked for me too. Thank you blu816305 for this info. I got the "7-10 day" message onscreen when applying online 8/24. I was a little surprised because I never get rejected. Now my credit...
Aug 8, 16, 1:59 am
Replies: 1,040
Views: 512,997
Posted By dko3tgk

I don't care if it's metal or plastic. But I...

I don't care if it's metal or plastic. But I can't stand the numbers on the back with the strip. Living in Asia, and traveling globally for business, nearly every time I have to direct cashiers to...
Jul 31, 16, 1:54 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,950
Posted By dko3tgk

Wow cool about the JCB Marukai Premium I never...

Wow cool about the JCB Marukai Premium I never knew about that. If I move to LA, Hawaii or move to Japan I would totally get that. But JCB like Amex is somewhat limited. While Visa/MC is every...
Jul 26, 16, 11:46 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,950
Posted By dko3tgk

Thanks for your input. It seems like Capital One...

Thanks for your input. It seems like Capital One is the only option. I've always avoided them, so I think I'm going to pass. I guess there was no great solution I was overlooking.
I found a...
Jul 26, 16, 11:30 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By dko3tgk

Thank you. I see its only reciprocal benefits on...

Thank you. I see its only reciprocal benefits on a few partners. But it seems like it still makes sense to earn all of my infrequent OneWorld, Sky Team and EK miles into Alaska for consolidating...
Jul 26, 16, 12:24 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By dko3tgk

new to AS MP, looking for consolidated info on reciprocal partner elite benefits

Hi all, Sorry if this is a repetitive post but the info is very scattered throughout AS forum. I'm hoping for consolidated info.
I'm thinking of putting all my non-United and Star Alliance mileage...
Jul 25, 16, 12:27 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,950
Posted By dko3tgk

Can you recommend a Visa/MC card with no int'l forex fee and > 1.25 miles per dollar?

Hi everyone,
I've been living in Thailand, and using my Chase Sapphire Preferred for restaurants, gas, sky train, hotels, etc. But non-travel, non-dining categories I have been using my SPG AMEX. ...
Feb 20, 16, 1:35 am
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Views: 128,098
Posted By dko3tgk

I also received the same email and I am confused....

I also received the same email and I am confused. I only rented 2x times (although very satisfied) in the last year. I hope we get to keep this benefit. I always liked Avis more than Hertz.
Oct 2, 15, 4:37 am
Replies: 321
Views: 96,663
Posted By dko3tgk

As Diners Club credit card applications have been...

As Diners Club credit card applications have been closed for a year, I never got the Diners Club card. And I'm not keen on starting Thank You Points with Citi Prestige, and the high fee. I already...
Sep 29, 15, 11:04 pm
Replies: 1,742
Views: 379,565
Posted By dko3tgk

Does anyone pay for foreign utilities with Ink Plus?

I am an American in Thailand and would consider getting an Ink Plus card to get the 5x UR points on my Thailand internet, cell phone, cable bills. Does anyone know if the 5x points work on these...
Jun 18, 15, 11:49 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 9,459
Posted By dko3tgk

Yes I mentioned diffusers. The light I carry the...

Yes I mentioned diffusers. The light I carry the LD20 has 3 diffusers optional accessory options, but I think this one would work best as a room lamp. ...
Jun 18, 15, 4:54 am
Replies: 39
Views: 9,459
Posted By dko3tgk

travel with good flashlights

I always have a Fenix LD20 led 2xAA flashlight filled with 2 Eneloop rechargeable AA's. Runtimes in Fenix flashlights are 6 hours at 105 lumens. Very bright. Buy a diffuser and it will light up a...
Jun 8, 15, 11:51 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 54,336
Posted By dko3tgk

For my non-Rimowa luggage, I just use cheap bulk...

For my non-Rimowa luggage, I just use cheap bulk store zip ties. Luggage locks always get broken off or snipped off. I was tired of buying them at $5-$10 each.

a zip tie is just as much a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 8, 15, 5:05 am
Replies: 62
Views: 8,114
Posted By dko3tgk

For transpac flights, in Economy, no IFE is...

For transpac flights, in Economy, no IFE is torture. Any ipad or tablet has to be held up to eye level for hours, otherwise your neck is hurting from looking down at your tray, which in economy is...
Feb 27, 15, 12:04 am
Replies: 33
Views: 101,358
Posted By dko3tgk

I bought a 32" Topas this past November 2014. ...

I bought a 32" Topas this past November 2014. Since the Germany website loophole is closed i bought it in Manhattan at a luggage shop. If you look at older posts on Rimowa, I used the price...
Jan 22, 15, 4:01 am
Replies: 146
Views: 17,480
Posted By dko3tgk

I agree with the original poster. I think many...

I agree with the original poster. I think many are missing the point. I lived in SF for 2 years. And I primarily travel to Asia. Being stuck in 744 Y is torture. I had to do it a few times in...
Dec 3, 14, 10:30 pm
Replies: 321
Views: 96,663
Posted By dko3tgk

Thank you wcj1. This is a nice alternative. I...

Thank you wcj1. This is a nice alternative. I might only use the AA lounges 1-2x a year. So I might still stick with Diners. But thank you for sharing your solution, it offers alot of lounge...
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