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Forum: New York City
Nov 20, 20, 12:46 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By themicah

I few ORD-SWF on AA few times. But that was...

I few ORD-SWF on AA few times. But that was about 30 years ago when the terminal at SWF was a double-wide trailer.

In addition to EWR and HPN, don't forget about ALB. It's a 90 minute straight...
Nov 12, 20, 9:24 am
Replies: 1,486
Views: 640,675
Posted By themicah

Went for my "interview" today at Bowling Green. ...

Went for my "interview" today at Bowling Green. I think I counted 9 employees between security at the entrance, people at each end of the elevator to escort you, and the actual officers doing the...
Oct 26, 20, 11:22 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
Posted By themicah

Good tip. Options to book with points show up on...

Good tip. Options to book with points show up on the iOS app. But it's only showing AnyDay pricing (1500pts/day) even though my dates aren't on the AnyDay calendar. Grrr.
Oct 21, 20, 9:53 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
Posted By themicah

Consolidated "Hertz Points Redemption Issues" thread

Is anybody else having trouble redeeming points? I was hoping to rent a car for Halloween weekend and want to use some point points, but I keep getting this message: "There are no rewards currently...
Forum: New York City
Oct 15, 20, 8:03 am
Replies: 263
Views: 24,616
Posted By themicah

We probably do 90% of our grocery shopping at...

We probably do 90% of our grocery shopping at TJ's on the LES, which is just a couple blocks from our apartment. Our store sometimes has a long-looking line, but it rarely takes more than 5 minutes...
Oct 6, 20, 9:20 am
Replies: 155
Views: 21,189
Posted By themicah

mrsmicah and I are both NY residents. She...

mrsmicah and I are both NY residents. She applied in December 2019 and me in January. We were both conditionally approved within a day or two and awaiting our interviews when NY applications were...
Sep 30, 20, 10:03 am
Replies: 875
Views: 323,934
Posted By themicah

I've only ever seen the Midtown Manhattan one (in...

I've only ever seen the Midtown Manhattan one (in 666 Fifth Ave, enter in 52nd St), which I popped into when it first opened as I work a block away and was curious. It's akin to a very basic airline...
Sep 30, 20, 9:47 am
Replies: 155
Views: 21,189
Posted By themicah

FWIW my July 30 renewal reapplication was...

FWIW my July 30 renewal reapplication was conditionally approved last night. Looks like there are appointments available at Bowling Green almost every day of October.
Sep 9, 20, 1:48 pm
Replies: 1,486
Views: 640,675
Posted By themicah

Not here. I applied for renewal in January,...

Not here.

I applied for renewal in January, got a conditional approval almost right away, and had an interview scheduled when they wiped out all the NY applications in February.

I submitted a...
Forum: New York City
Aug 1, 20, 12:41 am
Replies: 263
Views: 24,616
Posted By themicah

OK, on day 12 we finally received a robocall and...

OK, on day 12 we finally received a robocall and an automated text message informing us that we need to quarantine for 14 days and instructing us to call if we need a free hotel room.

On day 12 of...
Forum: New York City
Aug 1, 20, 12:27 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,531
Posted By themicah

The actual rule is: [/color] Source:...

The actual rule is:

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Source: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory

It's not about the last state you were in right before you set foot in NY. It's about...
Forum: New York City
Jul 30, 20, 8:56 am
Replies: 263
Views: 24,616
Posted By themicah

We got back from Florida a little over a week ago...

We got back from Florida a little over a week ago after 6 weeks there. We had taken the Autotrain to Virginia and drove up from there. I saw one electronic sign on the NJ Turnpike with a website...
Jun 4, 20, 10:00 am
Replies: 0
Views: 523
Posted By themicah

Can't sign up for GuestRewards using referral

I'm trying to sign my family up for GuestRewards as we're taking a trip and would like to get points.

But the page that the referral e-mails link to...
May 15, 20, 10:09 am
Replies: 30
Views: 61,403
Posted By themicah

We have a couple pairs of these generic phones...

We have a couple pairs of these generic phones from Amazon for the kids:
http://amzn.com/B074XS3RK7

We bought them a couple years ago and they've proved to be very comfortable and more durable...
May 10, 20, 10:32 am
Replies: 1,486
Views: 640,675
Posted By themicah

My impression (correct me if I'm wrong) is that...

My impression (correct me if I'm wrong) is that they had a huge backlog in 2019 that they've been steadily clearing out, but in early 2020 (maybe late 2019) they improved their capacity and started...
Forum: New York City
May 8, 20, 8:44 am
Replies: 263
Views: 24,616
Posted By themicah

The JetBlue planes seemed to fly their route a...

The JetBlue planes seemed to fly their route a little early. A ton of my neighbors went out on their balconies just before 7pm to see them, and FlightRadar24 showed me that they were already...
Forum: New York City
May 1, 20, 7:43 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,469
Posted By themicah

A bit OT, but the city has said that the...

A bit OT, but the city has said that the fireworks will go on. It's not clear how they'll do crowd control, though. ...
Forum: New York City
Apr 29, 20, 2:43 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,469
Posted By themicah

Does your room reservation guarantee a view of...

Does your room reservation guarantee a view of the square? My guess is that they charge a premium on NYE for rooms facing the right direction, and any restaurants or other common areas of the hotel...
Forum: New York City
Apr 29, 20, 12:22 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,469
Posted By themicah

Assuming social distancing is over by then and...

Assuming social distancing is over by then and putting aside the question of whether a trip like this is worth it.....

You do not want to drive into Midtown then. They usually shut down all the...
Forum: New York City
Apr 20, 20, 12:40 pm
Replies: 263
Views: 24,616
Posted By themicah

I know plenty of professional class folks who...

I know plenty of professional class folks who live in the city but have left for second homes at the Jersey Shore, in the Catskills, Vermont, Connecticut, etc. Almost everybody who has a second home...
Mar 7, 20, 6:42 am
Replies: 155
Views: 21,189
Posted By themicah

Mrsmicah and I both got refunds on 3/6.

Mrsmicah and I both got refunds on 3/6.
Forum: New York City
Mar 3, 20, 10:24 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By themicah

The whole thing was ruined by the reference to a...

The whole thing was ruined by the reference to a transcontinental flight (which doesn't exist at LGA). ;)
Forum: New York City
Feb 14, 20, 4:02 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By themicah

LGA to Bk/Qns/Man for $15 with Via

Via just announced a new "LGA Connect" service that offers shared rides from LGA to anywhere in Brooklyn, Queens, or Manhattan for $15 (for solo travelers). Additional travelers to the same...
Feb 14, 20, 10:55 am
Replies: 417
Views: 52,489
Posted By themicah

Which Chase card do you have? I got my...

Which Chase card do you have?

I got my $100 credit from Chase (one of the benefits of my CSR card) and mrsmicah got her $100 credit from Citi (one of the benefits of our Citi Prestige card) for...
Feb 14, 20, 9:19 am
Replies: 1,486
Views: 640,675
Posted By themicah

I think something changed at the beginning of...

I think something changed at the beginning of 2020, as my wife and I both had our conditional approvals for our renewals within 48 hours of submitting our applications about a week apart in January. ...
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