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Feb 2, 18, 6:12 pm
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Posted By pongben

So I waitlisted awards in J for PEK-SIN-PEK as...

So I waitlisted awards in J for PEK-SIN-PEK as well PEK-SIN and SIN-PEK for next week, hoping to confirm whatever becomes available. I was eventually able to confirm a different, less ideal, SIN-PEK...
Aug 2, 15, 12:25 pm
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Posted By pongben

SIN-ZRH in Suites vs SIN-FRA-JFK in First/Business

Hi everyone, was hoping to get your thoughts on what I should do in my situation. I am travelling with my girlfriend back to the NYC from China later this month and would like to be able to finally...
Feb 18, 15, 2:14 pm
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Views: 1,074,456
Posted By pongben

You can call in and ask Chase to expedite the...

You can call in and ask Chase to expedite the delivery because you want to start using your card right away. Can also ask them to change your statement closing date to something sooner.
Feb 17, 15, 11:03 am
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Posted By pongben

Have SW Plus and Just Approved for SW Premier Card

Data point here: I currently have 3 Chase personal cards (Sapphire Preferred, Freedom and SW Plus) and one business card (the Ink Bold) with a total credit amount of 55k. Had applied for the SW Plus...
Oct 2, 14, 9:38 pm
Replies: 248
Views: 68,970
Posted By pongben

Chase Freedom denied

My chase freedom load today was also denied. Can't confirm that it was because it a CA yet but this has never happened before...
Jul 26, 12, 1:33 pm
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Posted By pongben

I was always emailed from their general...

I was always emailed from their general reservations email account. The actual people emailing me were one of two "Reservations Sales Supervisors".
Jul 26, 12, 12:07 pm
Replies: 1,461
Views: 267,581
Posted By pongben

Thanks for the advice everyone. After several...

Thanks for the advice everyone. After several rounds of emails I was finally offered what an option that basically came down to a Towers Harbor View Suite for a rate that came out to be 3,666 HKD a...
Jul 26, 12, 11:16 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,075
Posted By pongben

Update: Just called BA and they were able to...

Update: Just called BA and they were able to rebook me on another CX flight. Only economy seats left though... :(
Jul 26, 12, 10:56 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,075
Posted By pongben

Dammit, thanks. I have a friend travelling with...

Dammit, thanks. I have a friend travelling with me as well on the same flight as me though the itinerary isn't linked. He won't be able to get to the airport until later tonight. Do you know if the...
Jul 26, 12, 10:51 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,075
Posted By pongben

Woke up and saw an email that my flight on CX 889...

Woke up and saw an email that my flight on CX 889 JFK-YVR-HKG tonight at 10:40 was also cancelled. It's an award booking on BA, but I can't seem to get through to CX on the phone to reroute. Should I...
Jul 21, 12, 11:38 am
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Views: 267,581
Posted By pongben

Which upgrade option should I take?

Would appreciate some advice on the relative value of the room options I've been offered below. I'm taking a friend to HKG and as it's her first time there I'd like to show her as nice a side of the...
Jul 12, 12, 10:58 am
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Views: 29,805
Posted By pongben

What Suite Upgrades Are Possible?

I'm considering staying here at the beginning of August, and would appreciate any advice regarding suite upgrades.

Using my SPG Suite Award, I can currently book a "Deluxe Suite" (485 sq ft). Is...
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Views: 2,481
Posted By pongben

Feeling very lucky and grateful! :)

Feeling very lucky and grateful! :)
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Views: 2,481
Posted By pongben

Exactly what was in my original post!

Exactly what was in my original post!
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Views: 2,481
Posted By pongben

Just got my confirmation email and everything...

Just got my confirmation email and everything says ticketed on AA.com! Looks like I pulled this one off. :D
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Views: 2,481
Posted By pongben

Thanks for the advice everyone, I decided to go...

Thanks for the advice everyone, I decided to go ahead and book the ticket in case I lost my LAX-JFK leg. AA.com wasn't giving me the option to do it for some reason, so I called in to do it. Right...
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Views: 2,481
Posted By pongben

AA Award: LAX-JFK (stop)-HKG-PVG legal?

I was just able to put the award booking below on hold, all in 1st class, for 135k AA miles:

1) (AA118) 8/26 7:am - 3:30 pm LAX - JFK
2) (CX841) 8/27 10:05am - 8/28 2:05pm JFK - HKG
...
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Views: 1,982
Posted By pongben

Good call if it's just about earning miles. In my...

Good call if it's just about earning miles. In my mind I was thinking of how to get there on AA metal so I can use my SWUs, but that doesn't sound like OP is worried about that.
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Posted By pongben

AA doesn't have its own metal to TPE, you have to...

AA doesn't have its own metal to TPE, you have to go into NRT and do a codeshare to TPE--don't know if that makes a difference for you.

As the previous poster said though, I would just buy the...
Replies: 33
Views: 10,696
Posted By pongben

I like seeing how many miles I've accumulated...

I like seeing how many miles I've accumulated over the years, and maybe AA will at some point want to somehow recognize overall miles earned and not just Million Miler miler.

No reason to get rid...
Feb 8, 12, 2:14 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,321
Posted By pongben

If it's solely a MR, I wouldn't do it. However,...

If it's solely a MR, I wouldn't do it. However, if you value the flight in of itself, then maybe its worth it.
Feb 4, 12, 11:20 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By pongben

I don't think its really possible to get .3 cents...

I don't think its really possible to get .3 cents per mile or even .76 cents per mile on a MR. Most lucrative I've seen in a long long time is 1.6 cents RDMs on the SFO-ORD routes with promotions and...
Jan 31, 12, 11:25 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 4,326
Posted By pongben

Great, cant wait to see the details!

Great, cant wait to see the details!
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Views: 1,124
Posted By pongben

^ +1

^ +1
Jan 29, 12, 9:16 pm
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Views: 494,814
Posted By pongben

Annual fee just hit my statement, called in and...

Annual fee just hit my statement, called in and was offered $5k points or $50 statement credit. I took the 5k points. Had my card for 1 year and put $108k of spend on it.
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