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Yesterday, 3:25 pm
Replies: 89
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Posted By Adelphos

UA has three non-stop flights from its New York...

UA has three non-stop flights from its New York hub to SEA every weekday and two on weekends

AA has one non-stop flight from its New York hub to SEA every day, and that one flight looks to be in...
Jul 16, 19, 10:14 am
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Adelphos

It seems like you have the Bank of America...

It seems like you have the Bank of America Premium Rewards card and the Chase Sapphire Reserve. If you don't want to use multiple cards, it is hard to beat this combination. You may as well stick...
Jul 13, 19, 6:28 pm
Replies: 133
Views: 67,177
Posted By Adelphos

To be clear, are you comparing a 4 wheel Away to...

To be clear, are you comparing a 4 wheel Away to a 4 wheel Rimowa is a 4 wheel Away vs a 2 wheel Rimowa?
Jul 13, 19, 1:02 pm
Replies: 338
Views: 21,074
Posted By Adelphos

60K of spending on a Delta Reserve gets you...

60K of spending on a Delta Reserve gets you 90,000 redeemable SkyMiles (you get a 15,000 mile boost for every $30K in spending) and 30,000 elite qualifying miles. Assuming 1 cent per SkyMiles (which...
Jul 12, 19, 9:19 am
Replies: 1,734
Views: 243,736
Posted By Adelphos

Someone should get a bigger bonus for making the...

Someone should get a bigger bonus for making the cards a different color or material or something (all three Hilton cards basically look the same). At least the Marriott cards now look strikingly...
Jul 12, 19, 8:23 am
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By Adelphos

The Charles Schwab Amex Platinum allows you to...

The Charles Schwab Amex Platinum allows you to cash out MR points at 1.25 cents per point. Below 1.5 cents per point with UR, but better than most credit statement / gift card equivalents in MR.
Jul 12, 19, 8:11 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By Adelphos

Not really - I hold all three Amex Plat for...

Not really - I hold all three

Amex Plat for benefits, 5x on airfare
Amex Gold for restaurant and grocery spend
CSR for travel spend (and some occasional restaurant spend)

Living in NYC, my...
Jul 12, 19, 7:55 am
Replies: 338
Views: 21,074
Posted By Adelphos

Plenty of smart people over on the Delta forum...

Plenty of smart people over on the Delta forum put $60K or more on their Delta Reserve cards. The point is that UA could design a card product that is valuable for spend even with its devalued...
Jul 11, 19, 10:49 am
Replies: 338
Views: 21,074
Posted By Adelphos

Delta announced today that spend on its cards was...

Delta announced today that spend on its cards was up double digits in the quarter. Some of that may have been signup activity, but spend seems to be pretty high on those cards and growing. Delta also...
Jul 10, 19, 2:23 pm
Replies: 3,848
Views: 730,221
Posted By Adelphos

Unless you signed up for the 3x Marriott Points...

Unless you signed up for the 3x Marriott Points for $25,000 spend, there isn't a lot of reason to use the card. I put some spend on the Bonvoy Brilliant card (restaurant and Marriott spend), but not...
Jul 10, 19, 1:50 pm
Replies: 1,455
Views: 146,492
Posted By Adelphos

I just received my first statement for this card...

I just received my first statement for this card and noticed I was automatically enrolled in "Pay Over Time Direct" when I was approved for this card. I don't intend to use it, but interesting that...
Jul 10, 19, 11:26 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By Adelphos

The two obvious cards seem to be: Amex Blue...

The two obvious cards seem to be:

Amex Blue Business Plus - $50,000 spending for 100,000 MR points which usually equals 100,000 Airline Miles
Capital One Spark Miles - $150,000 spending for...
Jul 1, 19, 9:37 pm
Replies: 338
Views: 21,074
Posted By Adelphos

The point is that you are presumably also earning...

The point is that you are presumably also earning a lot of miles via paid flights if you are putting any spend on an airline card. You have to look at the average cost of your miles - some miles are...
Jul 1, 19, 5:11 pm
Replies: 338
Views: 21,074
Posted By Adelphos

[/LEFT] Delta miles are worth a minimum of...

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Delta miles are worth a minimum of $0.01 through various pay by mile offers (flights, upgrades, etc). They are also very reliably worth $0.012 or so when redeeming for domestic flights....
Jul 1, 19, 5:03 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By Adelphos

I thought Citi kept extended warranty on all...

I thought Citi kept extended warranty on all cards except the Double Cash. It will still remain on all three of my Citi Cards (AAdvantage Platinum, AAdvantage MileUp, Premier).

Regardless I use...
Jul 1, 19, 8:29 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,755
Posted By Adelphos

238 nights in 181 calendar days, impressive (I...

238 nights in 181 calendar days, impressive (I guess you are guessing various double nights and credit card nights)
Jun 30, 19, 1:27 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,755
Posted By Adelphos

Marriott Bonvoy Mid-Year Check-In

It's halfway through 2019; how is Bonvoy treating you now compared to earlier in the year and right after the transition last year? The number of angry threads seemed to have died down a bit. Are you...
Jun 27, 19, 5:40 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,359
Posted By Adelphos

How many annual fees are too many?

I just was approved for a Delta Reserve - I am pushing $3,000 in gross credit card fees now

Amex Schwab Platinum - $550
Amex Bonvoy - $450
Amex Delta Reserve - $450
Amex Gold - $250
Amex Delta...
Jun 27, 19, 5:33 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,442
Posted By Adelphos

I was able to safely cancel my 15 month old Delta...

I was able to safely cancel my 15 month old Delta Gold and apply for the Delta Reserve and get the sign up bonus. I do spend on all of my AMEX cards
Jun 27, 19, 10:02 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,343
Posted By Adelphos

The solution seems simple - allow credit card...

The solution seems simple - allow credit card holders to earn PQM at various spending thresholds like Delta/AMEX do
Jun 26, 19, 8:01 am
Replies: 124
Views: 8,830
Posted By Adelphos

With about $25,000 in annual dining spend and...

With about $25,000 in annual dining spend and $5,000 in flight spend, Citi Prestige would theoretically be an ideal card for me even taking into account the weaker protections. But the Amex Platinum...
Jun 25, 19, 1:11 pm
Replies: 1,967
Views: 265,204
Posted By Adelphos

100% - for actual work, give me a SkyClub or an...

100% - for actual work, give me a SkyClub or an Admirals Club any day over any Centurion lounge I've seen. Thankfully Admirals Clubs still sell access on a on-off basis, which I use occasionally (and...
Jun 25, 19, 11:55 am
Replies: 2,620
Views: 763,340
Posted By Adelphos

Doesn't having a deposit account help with...

Doesn't having a deposit account help with getting approved Just For You offers that bypass 5/24? I was only able to get some new Chase cards recently after switching back to them as my main checking...
Jun 25, 19, 8:17 am
Replies: 1,117
Views: 121,234
Posted By Adelphos

I have begun loading Uber Cash once a week with...

I have begun loading Uber Cash once a week with $100 (costs $95 with the discount). The Amex credits always appear in the Uber Cash bucket, along with other various $5 credits I get. This has been...
Jun 24, 19, 3:43 pm
Replies: 124
Views: 8,830
Posted By Adelphos

Curiously this change makes the MileUp card one...

Curiously this change makes the MileUp card one of their best cards in terms of value. No annual fee, 2x AA miles on groceries and Extended Warranty. Not even DC has Extended Warranty anymore.In...
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