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Posted By chunky649

Here is my data point... Mid December 2019. ...

Here is my data point...

Mid December 2019. Stayed 1 night using my credit card free night at HI Fisherman's Wharf (Great location, horrible everything else!). The free night was acknowledged at...
Forum: India
Jan 13, 20, 6:48 am
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Posted By chunky649

Thanks. I assume that at least (flights being...

Thanks. I assume that at least (flights being on-time)... But was wondering how efficient the the airport and immigration-customs is at DEL.

Anyway, I found another way of getting there... I am...
Forum: India
Jan 11, 20, 12:03 pm
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Posted By chunky649

Looking for some help. I fly a lot, but not to...

Looking for some help. I fly a lot, but not to India (first time in a decade).

If I arrive into DEL T3 at 6:30p (KE from ICN). First time visa, and with checked luggage be able to catch an...
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Posted By chunky649

Don't be surprised if they add the charge 2-4...

Don't be surprised if they add the charge 2-4 weeks later...

Not exactly the same, but I claimed a IHG credit card free night a few weeks ago and confirmed the same when I checked in and out. ...
Jan 2, 20, 12:19 pm
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Posted By chunky649

The only explanation I can think of is at least 1...

The only explanation I can think of is at least 1 of the first class seat opened up (no show) and you were on top of the list. I don't know SDQ, but another poster said it was medallion-lite... Did...
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Posted By chunky649

Thats too bad. A cash booking on priceline for...

Thats too bad. A cash booking on priceline for the same Venetian/Palazzo nights cost ~$250 for the 2 nights I'm interested in. Ended up booking Vdara for $251 cash + $75 restaurant credit for the 2...
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Posted By chunky649

Sorry for the newbie question, but I'm reading...

Sorry for the newbie question, but I'm reading different answers...

I was one of the lucky ones that got both IHG Chase credit cards, so I have 2 Chase free nights that is restricted to 40K...
Dec 4, 19, 7:12 am
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Posted By chunky649

Thats too bad... Nonetheless, I was prepared to...

Thats too bad... Nonetheless, I was prepared to go with carry-on only... Thanks.
Dec 3, 19, 3:25 pm
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Posted By chunky649

+1 OP already have a Delta AMEX card. Not...

+1

OP already have a Delta AMEX card. Not sure what he will gain with Silver Status other than Sky Priority. In which case, the $59 Skymile Select is probably the next best thing...
Dec 3, 19, 2:49 pm
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Posted By chunky649

I have the Citi AA platinum master card that...

I have the Citi AA platinum master card that promises "First piece of checked luggage free on domestic flights". Based on what I read in the long rules, I don't get free checked luggage on a...
Forum: China
Nov 29, 19, 7:21 pm
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Views: 1,411
Posted By chunky649

While I didn't do it, but my card should be the...

While I didn't do it, but my card should be the same... (up to my daily withdrawal limit). However, the point was to avoid the $3-5 ATM fee that each ATM charges, plus whatever fee our own bank...
Forum: China
Nov 29, 19, 7:11 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By chunky649

Thanks again for all who responded. I am done...

Thanks again for all who responded. I am done with my trip and have the following notes:

I have a USA Chase bank debit card.

There aren't many ATMs anymore at PVG. I found Communication Bank,...
Forum: China
Nov 7, 19, 7:37 pm
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Posted By chunky649

When you say the "same bank", do you mean the...

When you say the "same bank", do you mean the exact same bank location? I ask because I did something similar in Canada, and found that a Scotia Bank let me take out $1200cad while another Scotia...
Forum: China
Nov 7, 19, 6:38 pm
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Views: 1,411
Posted By chunky649

Thank you! I'll try the ICBC first (I only...

Thank you! I'll try the ICBC first (I only listed the foreign ones in my original post)... I'll report back on my experience later.
Forum: China
Nov 7, 19, 6:25 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By chunky649

ATM withdrawal limit at PVG?

Background: I go to China a lot, but I generally exchange small amounts of currency with a friend or at local exchange places. However, I recently got a Chase Sapphire Checking account that seem to...
Nov 6, 19, 9:28 am
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Posted By chunky649

You already got enough responses, but I'll add...

You already got enough responses, but I'll add that over the years, I've been challenged twice with a backpack and duffel, one time at the gate (An agent walking around the boarding area) and one...
Forum: China
Oct 19, 19, 10:59 am
Replies: 104
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Posted By chunky649

Please do report back on your success/problems...

Please do report back on your success/problems after you get back! I'm personally curious as to how you like the blue skies in Taipei... :-)
Forum: China
Oct 19, 19, 10:56 am
Replies: 104
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Posted By chunky649

I started my travelling hobby with paper maps and...

I started my travelling hobby with paper maps and a red pen as well... and still collect tourist maps from odd places.. Many people have already given you a lot of reasons and assurances that phone...
Sep 20, 19, 3:10 pm
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Posted By chunky649

Sorry for asking for spoonfeeding, but How do I...

Sorry for asking for spoonfeeding, but How do I book this properly? More precisely, how would I goof it up?

The MQD is key for me... I need ~$1200 Delta MQD to get PLAT this year, and spending...
Aug 22, 19, 12:18 pm
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Posted By chunky649

Bring a back pack/duffel bag and put your shoes...

Bring a back pack/duffel bag and put your shoes in it, then you can position it anyway you like as a foot rest.
Jul 15, 19, 12:18 pm
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Posted By chunky649

I brought $400 worth of gift cards when my AMEX...

I brought $400 worth of gift cards when my AMEX had a 20% cash back promo (But $200, get $40 credit). I went to 2 different Marriotts (Courtyard and Spring Hill suites) to buy the the physical gift...
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Posted By chunky649

I travel these parts a lot to visit the national...

I travel these parts a lot to visit the national parks. There are a few HI/HIX that are convenient, but price wise, they are almost never competitive with other chains/non-chains. My standard...
Mar 31, 19, 2:51 pm
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Posted By chunky649

I see this on many of the cheap-fare mailing list...

I see this on many of the cheap-fare mailing list this afternoon. I try booking a week's trip to Quito or Lima for a week out of NYC, ORD, CLE and the cheapest I found was ~$240usd. At this price...
Mar 29, 19, 2:45 pm
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Posted By chunky649

My experience is ~1-2 weeks for KL (Korean air)...

My experience is ~1-2 weeks for KL (Korean air) and need to file a missing mile ticket for CI. Hope you kept your boarding passes. This is just my guess, but if the name on the ticket doesn't match...
Mar 29, 19, 2:20 pm
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Posted By chunky649

There are Priority Pass lounges in DEN (actually...

There are Priority Pass lounges in DEN (actually a restaurant), LAX, and KTM. since you're flying business class, you should be able to access the CAN lounge, and if not, there appears to be a...
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