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Jan 8, 20, 10:20 am
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Posted By themicah

Applied for renewal Sunday January 5, 2020. ...

Applied for renewal Sunday January 5, 2020.

Conditionally approved late Tuesday night, January 7. Interview required.

I applied almost a full year before my GE membership was set to expire...
Jan 7, 20, 3:43 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By themicah

That's definitely one of the arguments against...

That's definitely one of the arguments against checking a car seat.

I don't think I've ever heard of an airline keeping car seats at the airport in case they lose one that's checked as luggage. ...
Jan 3, 20, 2:20 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By themicah

I don't think the policy regarding lost car seats...

I don't think the policy regarding lost car seats is any different than other lost luggage. It's not like they have a pile of car seats sitting at every airport to hand out to people.

If the...
Dec 27, 19, 12:39 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By themicah

Priceline NYOP vs. Express Deals, or watch out for "taxes/fees"!

I was an avid user of Priceline's Name Your Own Price feature for a long time, but haven't had the occasion to use it in the last few years. It's been a while since I've booked any hotel through an...
Dec 19, 19, 2:57 pm
Replies: 1,150
Views: 519,774
Posted By themicah

Do they charge your credit card as soon as you...

Do they charge your credit card as soon as you apply for renewal?

I have a CSR card that I want to downgrade before the annual fee hits on February 1. I haven't used the GE fee reimbursement...
Dec 19, 19, 12:23 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By themicah

Our youngest has aged out of her stroller and is...

Our youngest has aged out of her stroller and is now in a car booster.

But with a 14mo we ALWAYS brought the stroller to the gate. I can't imagine why you would want to check it with luggage.
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Dec 15, 19, 11:54 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,420
Posted By themicah

FWIW the relocation folks proved unhelpful as...

FWIW the relocation folks proved unhelpful as predicted. Gave him the choice of moving to Embassy Suites or canceling.

He ended up canceling all the El San Juan reservations and booking with...
Dec 12, 19, 4:05 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,420
Posted By themicah

Yeah, I figured those were the answers.

Yeah, I figured those were the answers.
Dec 12, 19, 2:36 pm
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Views: 819,371
Posted By themicah

The El San Juan in Puerto Rico is leaving the...

The El San Juan in Puerto Rico is leaving the Hilton program on January 2 or 3, 2020.

It was a Waldorf collection hotel at one point, and is currently part of the Curio Collection.
Dec 12, 19, 2:34 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,420
Posted By themicah

Hotel sold, Honors reservation moved elsewhere

A colleague has a couple of reservations for his family at the El San Juan in Puerto Rico, some rooms with points and some with cash (for which he had to put up a few hundred dollars in cash...
Dec 3, 19, 8:46 am
Replies: 1,272
Views: 373,998
Posted By themicah

This is pretty common. They aren't very thorough...

This is pretty common. They aren't very thorough about going through the stuff you send them and they aren't very proactive about asking for more. Even if you already sent it, just send it again.
Forum: New York City
Dec 2, 19, 10:31 am
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By themicah

I flew TP business class from JFK in February and...

I flew TP business class from JFK in February and they did not offer access to any lounge (the check-in folks were pretty apologetic about it). From their website it doesn't look like that has...
Forum: New York City
Nov 26, 19, 10:28 am
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By themicah

They're nothing fancy, but both are mostly...

They're nothing fancy, but both are mostly reliable and reasonably priced. And the big advantages they have over the e-hail services are (1) fare certainty (assuming the drivers don't play games...
Forum: New York City
Nov 26, 19, 9:20 am
Replies: 577
Views: 136,144
Posted By themicah

It's been a few years since I've used them, but...

It's been a few years since I've used them, but Eastern Car Service was good the handful of times I used them. Reasonably priced, reliable, good communication, and car seats for $5 above the regular...
Forum: New York City
Nov 26, 19, 12:38 am
Replies: 447
Views: 63,516
Posted By themicah

I don't think groundlink is any different than...

I don't think groundlink is any different than any of the other FHV (for hire vehicle) services. They all pick up in the same place.

The first time I arrived at LGA after they banned curbside...
Forum: New York City
Nov 20, 19, 9:55 pm
Replies: 577
Views: 136,144
Posted By themicah

Right now (10:50pm on a weeknight) fares from JFK...

Right now (10:50pm on a weeknight) fares from JFK T5 to 42nd/6th are:

UberXL: $81.15
LyftXL: $77.96
Via Private Ride: won't give me a quote (must not be many drivers at JFK right now)
Forum: New York City
Nov 19, 19, 1:47 pm
Replies: 577
Views: 136,144
Posted By themicah

For arrivals at JFK, our family of five usually...

For arrivals at JFK, our family of five usually uses UberXL, LyftXL, or Via Private Ride, whichever is cheapest at the time. Via usually ends up being cheapest because they don't charge as big a...
Forum: New York City
Nov 14, 19, 9:23 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,032
Posted By themicah

Neither. Growing up I knew a guy named Koch who...

Neither. Growing up I knew a guy named Koch who pronounced it "Cook."
Forum: New York City
Nov 12, 19, 9:32 am
Replies: 48
Views: 4,615
Posted By themicah

You can have both "time" (unlimited rides for X...

You can have both "time" (unlimited rides for X days) and "value" (pay-per-ride $ credit) on the same metrocard. If you buy an unlimited card you may need to use it once before you can add value to...
Forum: New York City
Nov 11, 19, 4:50 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,615
Posted By themicah

I'm not a senior but have read multiple reports...

I'm not a senior but have read multiple reports that you CANNOT use a senior Metrocard to pay for the JFK AirTrain. So if you have a senior metrocard, you will almost certainly need a second card...
Nov 7, 19, 8:38 am
Replies: 418
Views: 56,372
Posted By themicah

In NY they are now adding a 2.5% NY State Black...

In NY they are now adding a 2.5% NY State Black Car Fund tax to tips. And for some reason, their computers are having a really hard time figuring out how to display it on the receipt. My wife had...
Forum: New York City
Oct 28, 19, 12:08 pm
Replies: 447
Views: 63,516
Posted By themicah

Assuming they manage the queue efficiently (which...

Assuming they manage the queue efficiently (which I guess is a big assumption), I think I'd still rather be in a queue with 50 people ahead of me than have all 51 of us assigned to specific drivers,...
Oct 28, 19, 12:01 pm
Replies: 1,272
Views: 373,998
Posted By themicah

A few other notes on MDTyKe's post: Trip...

A few other notes on MDTyKe's post:

Trip Delay will only cover missed connections if the cause of the missed connection was equipment failure, inclement weather, labor strikes, or hijacking. If...
Forum: New York City
Oct 28, 19, 8:47 am
Replies: 447
Views: 63,516
Posted By themicah

My last trip to LGA I got in a Lyft on the Lower...

My last trip to LGA I got in a Lyft on the Lower East Side at 8:30am Friday morning and was at the gate (after stopping to go to the bathroom and fill up my water bottle) at 8:55am.
Oct 11, 19, 12:01 pm
Replies: 220
Views: 59,173
Posted By themicah

My guess is that the card insurance actually...

My guess is that the card insurance actually negotiated the claim with Hertz and they just didn't tell you. In my case I didn't even get a copy of the claim until after Chase had already started...
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