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Dec 10, 18, 6:42 pm
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Posted By jgrossman2

Daytime or Nighttime Mint Transcon Flight Opinions

My wife and I will be flying transcon flight from SEA to JFK and have the option of day or night mint flight with a 6 month old. What makes the most sense? Opinions? Night time is redeye so may make...
Dec 10, 18, 6:30 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,196
Posted By jgrossman2

AMEX Plat Air Credit, Uber, Saks question (claim credits in Jan, cancel, for refund)

My AMEX platinum annual fee just hit when y statement closed on Dec 8th. I know I have 30 days to close/cancel to get the annual fee back, but, the new year will come before that and I will be able...
Nov 27, 18, 8:09 pm
Replies: 315
Views: 103,119
Posted By jgrossman2

Would you suggest then to apply for Schwab, then...

Would you suggest then to apply for Schwab, then close regular Platinum? or Vice versa? Do you think me closing could have any effect on being approved for the Schwab?
Nov 27, 18, 8:08 pm
Replies: 315
Views: 103,119
Posted By jgrossman2

I guess there is no benefit other than possibly...

I guess there is no benefit other than possibly lowering my average age of credit if I close the card...
Nov 27, 18, 8:05 pm
Replies: 315
Views: 103,119
Posted By jgrossman2

Thank you. I have the gold card already, so...

Thank you. I have the gold card already, so perhaps the green, or maybe close. But what do you think makes the most sense with regards to applying for the Schwab?
Nov 27, 18, 4:52 pm
Replies: 315
Views: 103,119
Posted By jgrossman2

AMEX Platinum Questions

I have held the AMEX Platinum vanilla now for 2 years. I am interested in applying for the AMEX Schwab as I have checking account and brokerage account with them and also to get the 60k bonus.
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Nov 21, 18, 5:36 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,374
Posted By jgrossman2

I have just been looking for availability using...

I have just been looking for availability using British site and the avios site. It may not be 100% because sometimes Iberia makes more availability open to their own members, but it looks like it...
Nov 17, 18, 9:39 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,374
Posted By jgrossman2

Just got this through FB messenger

Hello,. Our IBPlus website features are going through a site maintenance. Please bear with us while our colleagues complete this scheduled process. The features will be back up on Monday. Thanks for...
Aug 21, 18, 9:24 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,699
Posted By jgrossman2

Costco Accepting Apple Pay and Google Wallet

I read today that Costco's payment terminals now all accept Apple Pay and other NFC style payments like Google Pay (wallet). Does this circumvent using a Visa card only restriction with Costco or...
Jul 5, 18, 11:01 am
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By jgrossman2

Booking with non Non-alliance Partners

I would like to use the Iberia Avios to book with partner Royal Air Maroc.

I have seen the current redemption chart, but I have read in a few places (blogs) nowhere official that there is a rule...
Forum: Africa
Jun 23, 18, 5:45 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By jgrossman2

I have been to both (Cape Town several...

I have been to both (Cape Town several times....awesome)....Azores I went in April of 2017 and had an awesome time. Sun and Rain but really enjoyable. I live in NYC but took a quick flight up to...
May 1, 18, 12:47 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,412
Posted By jgrossman2

Thanks. I ended up just calling EY directly to...

Thanks. I ended up just calling EY directly to check for award availability and it was wide open.
Apr 6, 18, 1:08 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,039
Posted By jgrossman2

Yes that is described correctly. Yes it was only...

Yes that is described correctly. Yes it was only $40, and also because of their new phone system I was on the phone waiting for over an hour and a half each time.
Mar 30, 18, 11:39 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,039
Posted By jgrossman2

How would one know if they are eligible or not?...

How would one know if they are eligible or not? This is why. Shouldn't it be more clear of who is eligible or not? If I am ineligible, shouldn't I be informed when I transfer in the points? I don't...
Mar 30, 18, 6:46 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,039
Posted By jgrossman2

I had just opened my JMB account not too long...

I had just opened my JMB account not too long before and transferred in about 80k points. I now it's a lot, but if there was an issue with a few account why would they not have communicated that when...
Mar 29, 18, 11:06 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,039
Posted By jgrossman2

All true. The money is not the issue, it's the...

All true. The money is not the issue, it's the principle. But I'll have to just let it go. Thanks. The wait time was terrible and the first rep was completely unhelpful and not empathetic at all. The...
Mar 29, 18, 10:02 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,039
Posted By jgrossman2

I already transferred the miles in so they will...

I already transferred the miles in so they will be lost. I needed to book a trip and they really left me with no choice. It feels like a bait and switch.
Mar 29, 18, 9:01 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,039
Posted By jgrossman2

Horrible JAL Partner Booking using SPG Points

I had a very disappointing interaction and experience with my recent award booking using JMB from points transferred in from SPG.

My wife and I made a partner award booking through JMB with Qatar...
Mar 25, 18, 9:03 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,412
Posted By jgrossman2

I tried to create a Safar account and browse as...

I tried to create a Safar account and browse as you suggsted, but when I register it says I need to go to the closest Air Maroc agency with my passport to complete my account! That's insane.
Mar 1, 18, 4:15 pm
Replies: 3,849
Views: 754,298
Posted By jgrossman2

I am not talking about carrying a balance, I am...

I am not talking about carrying a balance, I am talking about her credit score since much of it is utilization, so if she has about 15k in credit on the personal card, and uses very little of it, so...
Feb 28, 18, 5:12 pm
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Views: 754,298
Posted By jgrossman2

What about the affect on personal credit report?...

What about the affect on personal credit report? If I close the personal, won't it lower her credit utilization?
Feb 28, 18, 4:57 pm
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Views: 754,298
Posted By jgrossman2

Close SPG Personal or Biz

My wife has both personal and business SPG. Her annual fee is approaching for both. I would like her to keep one of them, is there a pro/con to keeping one or the other? Please advise. Thanks!
Dec 31, 17, 10:58 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,402
Posted By jgrossman2

Sorry, but it doesn't seem that you can set up...

Sorry, but it doesn't seem that you can set up award availability searches using EF on Qatar, am I wrong? I have been manually checking Qatar Award availability through JMB and British
Dec 26, 17, 7:18 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,705
Posted By jgrossman2

I guess I was asking specifically for the Q1...

I guess I was asking specifically for the Q1 categories on the Freedom card just to boost up her UR balance a little bit.
Dec 26, 17, 6:51 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,469
Posted By jgrossman2

Thanks. I hope it reappears.....patience is...

Thanks. I hope it reappears.....patience is difficult with these things.
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