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May 4, 21, 9:18 pm
Replies: 167
Views: 29,686
Posted By STS-134

Sure, but when you have a poster complaining...

Sure, but when you have a poster complaining about the fees, that means that person probably falls into the same camp I do: minimize fees and pick up the food if necessary to maximize every dollar of...
May 4, 21, 5:04 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 12,391
Posted By STS-134

Do you carry a smartphone? If you do, you have a...

Do you carry a smartphone? If you do, you have a scanner.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.manateeworks.barcodescanners
...
May 4, 21, 3:49 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 12,391
Posted By STS-134

You can give your FF# to anyone else, friends,...

You can give your FF# to anyone else, friends, co-workers, family members, etc., for the purpose of booking a ticket for you. Regardless of the reason you gave it to someone, that person should not...
May 4, 21, 3:39 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 12,391
Posted By STS-134

Have you tried scanning the barcode on a boarding...

Have you tried scanning the barcode on a boarding pass? It's on there, and trying to obscure it by printing "*****" on the easily human-readable portion doesn't count if it is printed in plaintext...
May 4, 21, 3:03 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 12,391
Posted By STS-134

Very poor implementation: All decisions...

Very poor implementation:

All decisions final
No password required to submit your choice

A frequent flyer number is not a password, and is not a secret. It's printed on every boarding pass...
May 4, 21, 9:28 am
Replies: 167
Views: 29,686
Posted By STS-134

Why the heck are you ordering delivery? Always...

Why the heck are you ordering delivery? Always order pickup, which avoids some of the fees. Also, check the pricing on Uber Eats. Some restaurants charge more through Uber Eats than they do when...
Apr 24, 21, 8:53 am
Replies: 952
Views: 249,772
Posted By STS-134

​​​​​​Bought a physical GC in store earlier this...

​​​​​​Bought a physical GC in store earlier this month. Got reimbursed 4 days later.
Apr 24, 21, 8:39 am
Replies: 1,342
Views: 372,643
Posted By STS-134

Haha well, this entire thread is dedicated to...

Haha well, this entire thread is dedicated to playing games with the Amex reimbursement system.
Forum: China
Apr 12, 21, 1:00 pm
Replies: 538
Views: 52,502
Posted By STS-134

Well the right thing would have been for the US...

Well the right thing would have been for the US CDC to have not botched the test kits and to have started producing them as early as December, so that all of the cases that already slipped through...
Forum: China
Apr 12, 21, 12:58 pm
Replies: 538
Views: 52,502
Posted By STS-134

That's pretty much how it works with most...

That's pretty much how it works with most viruses. We don't have 50 different influenza strains circulating from the last 50 seasons. A few strains typically become dominant, others die out, and new...
Forum: China
Apr 11, 21, 12:14 pm
Replies: 538
Views: 52,502
Posted By STS-134

I'd categorize that as doing the right thing for...

I'd categorize that as doing the right thing for the wrong reason. And that lack of any sort of mandatory quarantines on US citizens flying the same routes Chinese citizens were banned from taking...
Forum: China
Apr 10, 21, 7:01 pm
Replies: 538
Views: 52,502
Posted By STS-134

Border policies that have nothing to do with...

Border policies that have nothing to do with science and data, like accepting Chinese vaccines (Sinovac/Sinopharm) but not Pfizer/Moderna/J&J. A lot of the data I've seen says that the Sinovac one...
Forum: China
Apr 10, 21, 9:45 am
Replies: 538
Views: 52,502
Posted By STS-134

Only thing you can really do is make sure that...

Only thing you can really do is make sure that you're not the one who threw the first grenade.
Forum: China
Apr 10, 21, 9:43 am
Replies: 184
Views: 21,389
Posted By STS-134

I used this app:...

I used this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.laowai.kosheliev.laowaidrive&hl=en_US&gl=US
Passed with score of 98/100 on the first try.
Forum: China
Apr 9, 21, 4:23 pm
Replies: 538
Views: 52,502
Posted By STS-134

US and all other countries should simply...

US and all other countries should simply reciprocate: no entry by Chinese citizens who don't have a visa issued after March 28, 2020. Only Chinese citizens with lawful permanent resident status OR a...
Jan 6, 21, 9:58 pm
Replies: 1,342
Views: 372,643
Posted By STS-134

1/1: Purchased TB credits 1/3: Meter to $0 and...

1/1: Purchased TB credits
1/3: Meter to $0 and reimbursed
Jan 3, 21, 8:26 pm
Replies: 778
Views: 118,158
Posted By STS-134

Credits that are easy to use. How about a credit...

Credits that are easy to use. How about a credit that:
1. You have all year to use, instead of being doled out in small, monthly use it or lose it batches (like the Uber and PayPal credits)
2. Can...
Jan 3, 21, 6:51 pm
Replies: 778
Views: 118,158
Posted By STS-134

Well I was buying something online from Ace...

Well I was buying something online from Ace Hardware, and I realized that there's a Paypal option at checkout. So that is another option for using this credit. Added to wiki.
Jan 1, 21, 7:11 pm
Replies: 1,342
Views: 372,643
Posted By STS-134

I agree. It's best to always get your Amex...

I agree. It's best to always get your Amex airline credits out of the way ASAP, on January 1 if possible. One time I was planning on using at least some of the credit in a "legitimate" way (for...
Oct 26, 20, 1:21 am
Replies: 72
Views: 14,076
Posted By STS-134

I wear this type of respirator in stores, malls,...

I wear this type of respirator in stores, malls, and restaurants while picking up takeout. Valves are generally not permitted in those places either. What I did was cut a surgical mask, then tape the...
Forum: China
Sep 17, 20, 9:25 am
Replies: 403
Views: 49,285
Posted By STS-134

Probably don't have to physically be in the US,...

Probably don't have to physically be in the US, although I'm not sure because I don't use Fi. In any case, I'd imagine it's not based on percentage of data used somewhere but how many days out of a...
Forum: China
Sep 17, 20, 12:39 am
Replies: 403
Views: 49,285
Posted By STS-134

With eSIM nowadays, can't you send your eSIM on a...

With eSIM nowadays, can't you send your eSIM on a (virtual) vacation? Just give an eSIM associated with the account to a trusted individual and have him/her use it in the US for a while. Maintain two...
Aug 26, 20, 2:34 pm
Replies: 230
Views: 49,042
Posted By STS-134

This is why I hate these Amex and Chase credits...

This is why I hate these Amex and Chase credits on these services. I always prefer to just call the restaurant, place the order over the phone, and then pick it up and pay in the usual way. That's...
Aug 4, 20, 4:21 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 20,163
Posted By STS-134

Well I finally pulled the trigger on this. Chase...

Well I finally pulled the trigger on this. Chase didn't stop me from trying to leave. Just asked why I was canceling and I cited the UA program changes and that was that. If I ever want to have this...
Aug 2, 20, 1:48 pm
Replies: 549
Views: 107,714
Posted By STS-134

I have a ticket that was canceled in August 2019,...

I have a ticket that was canceled in August 2019, for travel in August 2019. Does the new 2-year policy apply (i.e., do I have until August 2021 to pay the change fee and use the funds)? Or, does...
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