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Jan 11, 21, 2:51 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Astrophsx

Travel bloggers are now flocking toTikTok

It looks like MonkeyMiles has made a successful transition over to TikTok with 600k subscribers. I was never a fan of a travel blogger who featuring their stuffed monkey in all of their posts, but...
Nov 9, 20, 6:31 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 48,374
Posted By Astrophsx

Anyone else think that these retention offers are...

Anyone else think that these retention offers are kind of low? I usually call every other year for a retention offer. Back when it was SPG you'd typically get 3k to 7k (usually based upon the amount...
Nov 4, 20, 9:35 pm
Replies: 1,570
Views: 356,683
Posted By Astrophsx

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but hasn't Brian...

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but hasn't Brian Kelly said multiple times that from the very beginning the sole purpose of starting the blog was to make money? Not exactly him doing it as a hobby and...
Forum: USA
Oct 14, 20, 9:23 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By Astrophsx

Thanks, looks like I can use it as part of my...

Thanks, looks like I can use it as part of my DS-11 application. I was able to submit the DS-64 form online. Appreciate the help.
Forum: USA
Oct 14, 20, 5:12 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By Astrophsx

Replace lost passport using expired cancelled passport as proof of citizenship?

I recently lost my passport during a move and need to have it replaced. Due to everything being packed away, I do not have access to my birth certificate. I have my driver's license, global entry...
Forum: USA
Sep 15, 20, 5:52 pm
Replies: 877
Views: 383,560
Posted By Astrophsx

I know this is highly anecdotal, but I have a...

I know this is highly anecdotal, but I have a friend living in Austin who applied three weeks ago for their passport renewal and received their new passport a week ago. They sent in their paperwork...
Aug 25, 20, 11:59 am
Replies: 966
Views: 121,723
Posted By Astrophsx

Ours puts them in nice evelopes. They have a...

Ours puts them in nice evelopes. They have a "local" rewards card for our Ritz that is labeled "Anniversary Card". Not sure if they do this at every Rtiz. Waiting to see if the gift card purchase...
Aug 24, 20, 2:56 pm
Replies: 966
Views: 121,723
Posted By Astrophsx

I can confirm that a GC purchase at a Ritz...

I can confirm that a GC purchase at a Ritz (purchased in August 2020) triggered the email stating it was a valid purchase for the $50 back.
Aug 13, 20, 1:36 am
Replies: 410
Views: 115,945
Posted By Astrophsx

How much is the resort fee here? The website...

How much is the resort fee here? The website cites that it's $10 in multiple places, but when you go to pay it's $25 and then the $10 svc contribution which pushes it to $35 USD per day.
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Aug 11, 20, 2:45 pm
Replies: 3,826
Views: 962,552
Posted By Astrophsx

Yes, I returned a ~$400 360 video camera that I...

Yes, I returned a ~$400 360 video camera that I had purchased off of eBay (new). They want the item back and you'll have to pay for shipping. I only did a return protection once with Amex 10 years...
Aug 2, 20, 7:02 pm
Replies: 3,826
Views: 962,552
Posted By Astrophsx

Since American Express got rid of their return...

Since American Express got rid of their return protection on their base Marriott cards I've been using my Ritz card more often for certain non-returnable purchases. The upside is that it's $500 per...
May 25, 20, 1:01 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By Astrophsx

Feel free to read his Tripadvisor reviews...

Feel free to read his Tripadvisor reviews (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Profile/LoyaltyLobby?tab=reviews&fid=07886891-9a82-4889-b744-333bf3bcd197). It looks like half of his reviews from 2020 (~15)...
May 13, 20, 5:58 pm
Replies: 3,826
Views: 962,552
Posted By Astrophsx

They used the annual fee trick which doesn't last...

They used the annual fee trick which doesn't last forever.
May 6, 20, 12:03 am
Replies: 321
Views: 89,130
Posted By Astrophsx

How far back did your report go back? Mine only...

How far back did your report go back? Mine only went back until late 2016.
Apr 28, 20, 3:54 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 31,687
Posted By Astrophsx

Were these rental car credits traded or sold...

Were these rental car credits traded or sold openly on your forums? If so, I could see how it may have more directly impacted the community you've built and why you'd be more vocal. It seems like...
Apr 28, 20, 2:42 pm
Replies: 1,570
Views: 356,683
Posted By Astrophsx

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbu...

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Apr 8, 20, 11:52 am
Replies: 248
Views: 47,729
Posted By Astrophsx

Looks like this is what they are saying now when...

Looks like this is what they are saying now when you reach out about status....
Apr 3, 20, 6:17 pm
Replies: 3,826
Views: 962,552
Posted By Astrophsx

Plus free AU's and if I remember correctly there...

Plus free AU's and if I remember correctly there is no limit to how many guests you can bring into the priority pass lounge.
Mar 31, 20, 1:57 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 5,716
Posted By Astrophsx

I'm confused why you are saying be careful. In...

I'm confused why you are saying be careful. In order to fly the 787 with AM you'll need to take the mid-day flight from LAX-MEX which adds an additional 5 hours to the layover (~6.5hr total layover)...
Mar 30, 20, 7:49 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 5,716
Posted By Astrophsx

Business class with LATAM is ~$250 more and is a...

Business class with LATAM is ~$250 more and is a direct flight and much better hard product.
Mar 21, 20, 10:46 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 16,237
Posted By Astrophsx

Doesn't seem that different from a professional...

Doesn't seem that different from a professional photographer that scans through hundreds of photos (if not thousands) to pick the select few that are publish quality.
Mar 20, 20, 10:49 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 16,237
Posted By Astrophsx

You're right, she's the victim here.... ...

You're right, she's the victim here....

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Mar 17, 20, 9:23 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,848
Posted By Astrophsx

I will say that back in the SPG days if you...

I will say that back in the SPG days if you contacted corporate to file a complaint here was a fine imposed to the offending hotel. I think there was a fine for having a customer open up a complaint...
Mar 17, 20, 1:18 pm
Replies: 1,570
Views: 356,683
Posted By Astrophsx

Brian Kelly is advising people to start booking...

Brian Kelly is advising people to start booking travel for the summer on his personal Instagram stories (in response to a question he received if someone should travel to Asia in the summer). He...
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