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Jun 27, 19, 7:48 am
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Views: 2,386
Posted By jediwho

Totally agree with two things....one, they make...

Totally agree with two things....one, they make money from interest and finance charges and that it's importance has increased in the past couple of years. Still, if you compare the importance of...
Jun 26, 19, 8:25 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,386
Posted By jediwho

Agreed, the question here is not so much of the...

Agreed, the question here is not so much of the top line but ROE and bottomline. Amex's biggest problem was was the .6% or .4% they were charging Costco but dolling out rewards to SPG and Membership...
Jun 25, 19, 10:19 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,386
Posted By jediwho

If I remember this correctly, both Citi and Visa...

If I remember this correctly, both Citi and Visa made a joint bid. Visa did its part but capping what other Visa card issuers can charge Costco at 0.6%. So, if you use Chase Ultimate Freedom or...
Jun 25, 19, 10:01 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,386
Posted By jediwho

Yes, but after the premium what is the ROE? Itís...

Yes, but after the premium what is the ROE? Itís similar to Alaska paying an arm and a leg to acquire Virgin America. Just because they paid twice the VX share price does not mean Alaska is going to...
Jun 25, 19, 5:53 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,386
Posted By jediwho

Did Citi screw up by being aggressive to win Costco and Amex having the last laugh?

Most of us would agree that Citi won the Costco deal by being very aggressive. But within months after winning the Costco deal, Citi devalued the benefits of Citi Prestige and yesterday, they went...
Jun 10, 19, 10:15 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 8,198
Posted By jediwho

If you have Amex Biz Platinum, you will get 35%...

If you have Amex Biz Platinum, you will get 35% MR points back....essentially giving you around 1.55 cents value for your MR point. A bit better than Chase UR value of 1.5 cents.
Jun 5, 19, 9:15 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 976
Posted By jediwho

New BofA Card for Sonesta Hotels

DoC had a piece this morning and am surprised no one else has picked it. I had never heard about Sonesta before today but the card looks very interesting. They have a few very interesting properties,...
Jun 3, 19, 6:41 pm
Replies: 433
Views: 136,506
Posted By jediwho

If 15K is an annual bonus for $25K spend, is this...

If 15K is an annual bonus for $25K spend, is this really a 50K signup offer? Should be either 30K or 35K, IMHO.
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jun 2, 19, 11:59 am
Apr 29, 19, 3:12 am
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Views: 458
Posted By jediwho

Using Chase10 and Chase $1000 discount Code for booking Y, B, or H

Does anyone have any experience in stacking the Chase 10% discount code (which can only be used via iberia.com/chase10 link, plus the $1,000 discount voucher and booking the Avios upgradable fare...
Apr 6, 19, 10:33 am
Replies: 1,011
Views: 99,830
Posted By jediwho

Same here. Moved around 70% of my spending to MR...

Same here. Moved around 70% of my spending to MR with the remaining going to hotel cards (mostly Amex Hilton and US Bank CC for the free night certs) and on cards where I get targeted spending...
Mar 17, 19, 4:22 am
Replies: 171
Views: 42,472
Posted By jediwho

On local US spending, totally. Even for everyday...

On local US spending, totally. Even for everyday spending, Amex you get 1.5x with EDP. But what about foreign spending?
Feb 19, 19, 2:26 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,116
Posted By jediwho

No Middle Name on the Ticket

For my Asia miles redemption ticket on Cathay Dragon, I have not used my middle name or my wife's middle name, but our passport has our middle names.

I made two separate one way bookings. The...
Jan 3, 19, 7:31 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By jediwho

Called up City Crystal Concierge and they said...

Called up City Crystal Concierge and they said the only way for booking a non saver would be to book the saver tickets and then upgrade with the airline directly. So, looks like there is no direct...
Jan 3, 19, 6:56 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By jediwho

Booking Non Saver ticket with Visa Infinite Portal

How do you book a non saver ticket using the Visa Infinite Portal? It currently defaults to saver tickets and I don't see any filters for eliminating this.
Jan 2, 19, 6:11 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,781
Posted By jediwho

Called up a day before and the CSR took down my...

Called up a day before and the CSR took down my request for an upgrade. Crazy thing is that checking in right next to me was another frequent traveler who used his and his wife's certificate that...
Jan 2, 19, 6:10 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,781
Posted By jediwho

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbu...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/fw1_5a9e79357b2e6b0a6925cd769e8500c60a1e9451.jpg...
Dec 29, 18, 8:31 pm
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Views: 1,781
Posted By jediwho

Thanks, that's a great suggestion! I will let you...

Thanks, that's a great suggestion! I will let you know how it goes.
Dec 29, 18, 12:02 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,781
Posted By jediwho

Does early online check in reduce upgrade possibility

I am staying at the Waldorf in Las Vegas for NYE. I am Diamond (thanks to Aspire) and used my rewards certificate. I have the option of checking in online and getting a city view room, but I am...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Dec 28, 18, 11:40 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By jediwho

Proud Bird for location. Also, Ayara Thai cuisine...

Proud Bird for location. Also, Ayara Thai cuisine and Pacos Tacos are pretty close to the airport and very good .
Oct 26, 18, 2:56 am
Replies: 1,534
Views: 161,420
Posted By jediwho

Another data point, I requested the Rose Gold...

Another data point, I requested the Rose Gold card for my wife on 10/6. I got mine (authorized user) about a week later. My wife's came on 10/24 by regular mail. Amex said they had shipped it on...
Oct 24, 18, 2:16 pm
Replies: 412
Views: 55,216
Posted By jediwho

INK Business Plus with 5x at office supply stores...

INK Business Plus with 5x at office supply stores and teleco.
Oct 24, 18, 11:43 am
Replies: 412
Views: 55,216
Posted By jediwho

Could not agree more! If I had to have just one...

Could not agree more! If I had to have just one card, it would be Prestige. Their trip insurance is better than Chase, extended warranty is also the best among the three, fourth night free for two...
Oct 20, 18, 4:01 am
Replies: 1,534
Views: 161,420
Posted By jediwho

My wife got her PRG in the 3rd week of September....

My wife got her PRG in the 3rd week of September. She requested her Rose Gold card on 10/6 and she still has to get it. Since I am also an AU on her account, Amex automatically shipped me my metal...
Oct 16, 18, 5:39 am
Replies: 1,534
Views: 161,420
Posted By jediwho

Usually takes a few days for the bonus to show...

Usually takes a few days for the bonus to show up. So if you wait for a few days, you might see it. This has happened to me a few times before.
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