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Jul 6, 17, 11:02 am
Replies: 407
Views: 54,105
Posted By flyernick

I have no doubt your fond memories are sincere...

I have no doubt your fond memories are sincere and even accurate. But the key word in your post is "memory". Sort of the over-arching theme of this discussion is that things have changed, and in what...
Forum: South America
Jun 9, 17, 9:51 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,966
Posted By flyernick

As a followup to my own question, I took a look...

As a followup to my own question, I took a look at flightstats.com for the MIA-SCL flight, and it isn't really encouraging. It's only on-time 66% of the time. They had 30 datapoints for delays, one...
Forum: South America
Jun 7, 17, 9:28 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,966
Posted By flyernick

Santiago - Intl. to domestic connection and Chile info

I'm planning a trip to Chile. Managed to get the almost last AA business saver award in Nov.! Anyway, I arrive at 9:02 a.m. on AA from Miami and am thinking of just going straight on to Punta Arenas...
Dec 13, 16, 9:37 pm
Replies: 1,999
Views: 505,760
Posted By flyernick

Has anyone been tempted by the 500 pt bonus for...

Has anyone been tempted by the 500 pt bonus for activating Real-Time Rewards? I'd like the bonus, but getting a text every time I buy something (at the selected categories) sounds like a major...
Nov 6, 16, 8:20 pm
Replies: 2,252
Views: 378,649
Posted By flyernick

Well, if they were looking for my MS tipping...

Well, if they were looking for my MS tipping point, they have found it. Probably because of the demise of Bluebird and Serve, my OMs had lots of $200 GC at the end of the last promotion. I bought all...
Oct 25, 16, 9:29 pm
Replies: 504
Views: 66,741
Posted By flyernick

I signed up for the Chicago event, too, and count...

I signed up for the Chicago event, too, and count me among those who isn't sure if I'm signed up for 2 or 4.

The original signup page says, "Limit one package per member. One package includes two...
Oct 25, 16, 8:03 pm
Replies: 3,610
Views: 989,399
Posted By flyernick

just used my last 2nd night free

I just used my last 2nd night free reservation that I booked 18 months ago. End of the era for me. Does anyone else still have a 2-for-1 stay still to come?
This was a pretty decent value: 28000...
Oct 10, 16, 8:16 pm
Replies: 2,252
Views: 378,649
Posted By flyernick

I can't believe this is back already. I'm still...

I can't believe this is back already. I'm still recovering from all the WM trips the previous round. It's so nice to have Visas again after the hassle of the MC's at WM. I wonder if they'll do MC...
Sep 9, 16, 8:15 pm
Replies: 2,185
Views: 449,566
Posted By flyernick

I agree. I've tried at 3. Two have newer looking,...

I agree. I've tried at 3. Two have newer looking, more open pin-pads. At them, the MCGC's run as credit no matter what. The third has more of a shroud over the pin-pad so it is harder for others (or...
Sep 5, 16, 10:25 am
Replies: 2,185
Views: 449,566
Posted By flyernick

Got 3x$200 today at OM with the discount. I...

Got 3x$200 today at OM with the discount.
I have successfully done the cancel/debit before, but I went to a diff WM today and tried three times and couldn't get the new USBank MCGC to go as debit. ...
Aug 27, 16, 8:39 pm
Replies: 1,999
Views: 505,760
Posted By flyernick

Redeeming Flexperks for multiple tickets

When redeeming Flexperks for airfare, I know if I have a $299 fare, I have to redeem 20000 FP which could take me all the way up to $400. But if I am buying two $299 tickets, can I use only 30000...
Aug 27, 16, 8:10 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 5,678
Posted By flyernick

Scam warning reminder! Text from chase-accs

This was sort of a new one for me so I thought I would pass it along.
I received a rather ambiguous text from "chase-accs" today that mentioned something about an alert on my account. I was curious...
Aug 21, 16, 3:33 pm
Replies: 2,252
Views: 378,649
Posted By flyernick

My OM had no signs, and when I asked, they had...

My OM had no signs, and when I asked, they had not heard of any such promotion today.
Forum: Nordic Region
Aug 20, 16, 9:05 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,700
Posted By flyernick

To answer my own original question: the main...

To answer my own original question: the main reason to buy in advance is to save a bit on the fare. I don't think being sold out was going to be an issue unless really last minute.

The ferry...
Forum: Russia
Aug 20, 16, 8:33 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,132
Posted By flyernick

Hermitage and Peterhof tickets.

A follow-up to our Hermitage experience:
Yes, our US Univ. student was free. She only had her ID card issued by her university, not an ISIC card. The ticket agent didn't seem too happy about seeing...
Forum: Midwest
Aug 20, 16, 8:00 pm
Replies: 373
Views: 111,649
Posted By flyernick

Fastest ORD Immigration ever!

Arriving at the ORD International terminal the other day, we had no checked bags, so followed the signs directing us (those with no checked bags) to stay to the right. There's a nice little passport...
Forum: Russia
Aug 3, 16, 10:15 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,132
Posted By flyernick

Hermitage: University students free? Also, buy in advance

On the Hermitage website it says, "Free Entry Ticket [includes] students (regardless of nationality);"
Does that include University students with a valid Univ. ID?

To redeem a free student...
Aug 3, 16, 8:53 pm
Replies: 571
Views: 117,260
Posted By flyernick

That didn't work as the one-way international...

That didn't work as the one-way international trips priced out way higher.
In the end, the "all on one airline" fare and times worked out, but I did call in to ask and I think the phone agent could...
Forum: Europe
Jul 29, 16, 10:36 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,248
Posted By flyernick

We were at Plitvice at the peak August season. We...

We were at Plitvice at the peak August season. We didn't get there early due to horrific traffic coming from Split. We had to park way at the back of their lots. But the place is so enchanting, the...
Jul 28, 16, 8:57 pm
Replies: 949
Views: 49,249
Posted By flyernick

Where do big ebay sellers get their stock of one-day passes

So where do the big volume ebay sellers get their stock? I understand people selling 1 or 4 of them that they weren't able to use. But the guys selling 40 or 80 of them? How do they acquire that...
Jul 27, 16, 10:41 am
Replies: 571
Views: 117,260
Posted By flyernick

TY Points airfare booking-- 2 diff. airlines on RT

When using the TY Points flights booking engine, is there a way to make it show me round trip options where I go out on one airline and return on another?
These flights are the cheapest option I...
Jul 25, 16, 8:37 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By flyernick

It depends on where you are trying to book. It...

It depends on where you are trying to book. It should be fine almost anywhere in the US, and, in my experience, with kids that young, many place in Europe are OK with it also. But some places are...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 25, 16, 7:32 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By flyernick

Israel. Begin or End in Jerusalem. Airport access.

I'm planning a trip to Israel in February. I have been thinking of starting in Tel Aviv, then a few days in the north (Haifa, Nazareth, etc.), then end in Jerusalem.

Is there any advantage to...
Forum: China
Jul 20, 16, 8:45 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 5,531
Posted By flyernick

I've only been once and stayed at the Westin. We...

I've only been once and stayed at the Westin. We loved the hotel and I think it is a great spot for a tourist. The Big Goose Pagoda is right across the street, but the pagoda itself isn't the reason...
Jun 4, 16, 6:53 pm
Replies: 203
Views: 64,786
Posted By flyernick

I just saw that my favorite (also in IL) is now...

I just saw that my favorite (also in IL) is now also gone. I only saw another user loading BB or serve about twice in 3 years, but this one was broken occasionally for a day at a time.
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