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Sep 17, 19, 8:37 am
Replies: 56
Views: 12,651
Posted By rocketfodder

This isn't true at all. Flying has been...

This isn't true at all.

Flying has been getting more expensive since deregulation, they're just giving customers less and less, while providing the illusion of choice. Economy used to be...
Aug 27, 19, 9:18 am
Replies: 64
Views: 8,158
Posted By rocketfodder

This. I've had similar scenarios in other...

This. I've had similar scenarios in other countries when booking internal flights for that country. For instance, Turkey. These weren't on Turkish, but some domestic airline. Selecting the country...
Jun 19, 19, 6:13 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By rocketfodder

Yes, thanks a lot. I don't know why I couldn't...

Yes, thanks a lot. I don't know why I couldn't find it. If a mod would like to delete this, please do.
Jun 19, 19, 4:23 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By rocketfodder

CC master list

Didn't there used to be a wikipost of all the best offers for credit cards, from all the banks, with the number and type of miles and the minimum spend required? Where is that/why did that disappear?
Jun 18, 19, 8:25 am
Replies: 27
Views: 6,468
Posted By rocketfodder

I did exactly this when traveling in Africa. I...

I did exactly this when traveling in Africa. I read that many of the smaller planes that fly into the bush weigh luggage extensively, but generally won't question however much you weigh when you...
Jun 26, 15, 5:32 pm
Replies: 850
Views: 260,565
Posted By rocketfodder

With:...

With: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/credit-cards/business-gold-rewards
I can get 25k/50k for $5k, but never 75k (for $5k or $10k). Is there a different 75k link for $10k?
Forum: Cuba
Mar 2, 15, 11:44 am
Replies: 28
Views: 5,676
Posted By rocketfodder

Correct. I tried every card I have at a couple...

Correct. I tried every card I have at a couple ATMs, but alas, it wasn't March 1 back in January.
Feb 27, 15, 6:46 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 8,473
Posted By rocketfodder

I was eaten alive by bedbugs one night on a boat...

I was eaten alive by bedbugs one night on a boat in the Maldives. They can definitely show up after a few hours! :)
Forum: Cuba
Feb 27, 15, 12:41 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 5,676
Posted By rocketfodder

I agree with smitty completely. I went to Cuba...

I agree with smitty completely. I went to Cuba in January, the week after the rule changed was published in the Federal Register to not require permits in advance of travel to the country. I had a...
Oct 19, 14, 3:50 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 12,466
Posted By rocketfodder

Haha, good point. The 7d quickly became the...

Haha, good point. The 7d quickly became the backup ;) However, I would say that we were so close to animals that I didn't need any additional reach (except a few instances of birds, etc., where I...
Oct 15, 14, 6:29 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,955
Posted By rocketfodder

My name is too long to print on AA's boarding...

My name is too long to print on AA's boarding passes (their online system/booking accepts it fine), so I never get precheck. On the other hand, it works fine on US.

Wonder if I'll be very happy,...
Oct 5, 14, 6:13 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 12,466
Posted By rocketfodder

Thought I'd throw in my 2 cents, if anyone else...

Thought I'd throw in my 2 cents, if anyone else is still considering.

I previously owned a Canon 7d, and was going to bring a 16-35mm and a 70-200mm. Being my first safari, however, I got a...
Aug 16, 14, 6:00 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,676
Posted By rocketfodder

http://shop.fstopgear.com/us/products/mountain/bac...

http://shop.fstopgear.com/us/products/mountain/backpacks/loka.html

This bag treats me very well, but may be overkill depending on what you are looking for. The hip padding and internal frame make...
Jul 16, 13, 12:40 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,474
Posted By rocketfodder

Thanks. I'd prefer business class because...

Thanks.

I'd prefer business class because there are some pretty long flights in the itineraries I've seen.

The problem with Ethiopian is that if you select them on UA's website, it gives an...
Jul 16, 13, 11:46 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,474
Posted By rocketfodder

Advice: WAS to LUN

Hi all,

I'm trying to make a trip for 2 to Lusaka from WAS around Aug 31 (could leave a day earlier) and departing September 9.

I have:
350k UR
18k UA
200k AA
106k US
Forum: Africa
Jul 14, 13, 10:32 am
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By rocketfodder

Getting to Lusaka

Any tips on getting from IAD-LUN? There don't seem to be many good options (I like to minimize stops/transfers).

So far, all I really see is Emirates and South African (departing NYC to minimize...
Forum: Alaska
Mar 7, 13, 8:47 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By rocketfodder

That's great advice, but I don't think I could...

That's great advice, but I don't think I could convince my dad to go camping. He did that for much of his youth, and now says that he "camps" in a Marriott.
Forum: Alaska
Mar 1, 13, 8:36 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By rocketfodder

Thank you, I'll look into those areas. I...

Thank you, I'll look into those areas.

I would prefer to see grizzly bears, but am open to both. I can go any time, anywhere. I'm trying to find the places/times that would be best, and then...
Forum: Alaska
Feb 28, 13, 11:14 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By rocketfodder

Anyone knowledgeable about bears?

I'm trying to plan a trip to Alaska with my dad, who visited there once a little over 10 years ago.

Last time, he went fishing a lot from Seward/Kenai.

This time, we want to focus on...
Feb 12, 13, 9:57 am
Replies: 635
Views: 266,152
Posted By rocketfodder

Weird. I'm on my 3rd CSP card (other 2 were...

Weird. I'm on my 3rd CSP card (other 2 were compromised by fraud charges, presumably from traveling to sketchy places), and they've never asked for me to return one.

I kind of regret that they...
Feb 10, 13, 9:38 am
Replies: 5,622
Views: 1,133,204
Posted By rocketfodder

Applied last August for 1st card, just got...

Applied last August for 1st card, just got instant approved for 2nd card. Haven't closed first card.
Feb 8, 13, 1:55 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By rocketfodder

Agreed. I only ever fly United/US Air or AA. ...

Agreed. I only ever fly United/US Air or AA. Problem is, I've already gotten the CSP, Ink Bold, Ink Plus, Barclays US Air, and the Citi AA Amex/Visa.

Now I dont know what to do besides sit and...
Replies: 64
Views: 23,087
Posted By rocketfodder

Late last year I was in a Hilton Doubletree in...

Late last year I was in a Hilton Doubletree in London and went for a nap after check-in around 2pm to 4pm. Houskeeping knocked, and I called back "I'm sleeping!"

They came in anyway, re-stocked...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 10, 13, 1:32 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By rocketfodder

rainy season in South Florida usually means a...

rainy season in South Florida usually means a daily afternoon thunderstorm that lasts >30 minutes (sometime between ~3:30-4:30)
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