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Dec 23, 19, 6:02 am
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By wahooflyer

California Uber drivers can now see your destination before accepting trip

Link to article on Mashable.com (https://mashable.com/article/uber-driver-california-changes-destination-discrimination/)


Previously, Uber always kept a rider's destination hidden from the...
Dec 20, 19, 5:32 am
Replies: 104
Views: 27,736
Posted By wahooflyer

I arrived around 12:30 PM on Friday 12/13 and the...

I arrived around 12:30 PM on Friday 12/13 and the Five Star area had a rather odd selection. Several full size pickups (Ram, Silverado and F150s) plus a few Camaro convertibles and minivans. The only...
Sep 12, 19, 9:36 am
Replies: 296
Views: 356,293
Posted By wahooflyer

Everything worked out well with my AA/AS SDFC...

Everything worked out well with my AA/AS SDFC yesterday, so here's a data point. I used AS miles to book a trip from RIC-ORD-SEA, with the first segment operated by AA and the second segment...
Sep 5, 19, 12:19 pm
Replies: 296
Views: 356,293
Posted By wahooflyer

It is an award ticket so I won’t earn any miles...

It is an award ticket so I won’t earn any miles either way. I will try calling both AA and AS early in the morning on my day of departure and see what they can do as far as SDFC. Worst case scenario,...
Sep 4, 19, 6:12 am
Replies: 296
Views: 356,293
Posted By wahooflyer

I have a similar question re: SDFC and AA/AS. ...

I have a similar question re: SDFC and AA/AS. Next week, I am scheduled to fly RIC-ORD-SEA on an award ticket booked with Alaska miles. The first segment is operated by AA and the second is...
Aug 21, 19, 8:21 am
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By wahooflyer

Wow, that was easy. I called BAEC on the UK...

Wow, that was easy. I called BAEC on the UK number this morning (no hold time) and explained to the agent what happened. Took less than two minutes for her to refund the 15000 Avios and they are...
Aug 20, 19, 8:56 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By wahooflyer

Avios redeposit for "trip in vain"?

I transferred some Amex MR points into 15000 Avios back in May, before the devaluation, to book an AA domestic flight from DCA-STL. I was planning on flying to St. Louis at 1135 this morning to...
Aug 20, 19, 5:48 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 5,530
Posted By wahooflyer

Problem is, many if not most Uber drivers don't...

Problem is, many if not most Uber drivers don't understand the economics of running their car into the ground to earn pennies - at least in the beginning. The driver pay is so cheap that many if not...
Jul 24, 19, 6:42 am
Replies: 19
Views: 5,530
Posted By wahooflyer

I have some sympathy for the drivers here: if...

I have some sympathy for the drivers here: if Uber/Lyft prices were not so cheap, they wouldn't have to resort to surge manipulation. A company can only price its service below cost for so long...
Jul 24, 19, 6:36 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,427
Posted By wahooflyer

I used an Uber Black last month in Washington DC...

I used an Uber Black last month in Washington DC and the driver and vehicle were up to par with previous Black experiences. The fare was $61, vs. $17 on UberX, but it was worth it at the time since...
Jul 24, 19, 6:26 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,518
Posted By wahooflyer

I fly Southwest occasionally when the routes,...

I fly Southwest occasionally when the routes, fares and times are favorable, but as a RIC-based business traveler I miss AirTran. We had quite a few AirTran elites in our market back in the day, but...
Jul 24, 19, 6:18 am
Replies: 2,652
Views: 1,642,368
Posted By wahooflyer

I purchased a DL ticket for $168 last week. Used...

I purchased a DL ticket for $168 last week. Used 2 x $50 Delta gift cards; the first one, I bought on 6/6 and received the Amex airline fee credit. I bought the second GC on 6/29 which did not...
Mar 13, 19, 12:17 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 50,608
Posted By wahooflyer

I flew into RIC this morning and saw a National...

I flew into RIC this morning and saw a National employee standing at the bottom of the escalator with an “Executive VIP” sign. The customer’s full name was on the sign. I Googled the name as it was...
Feb 19, 19, 9:02 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 10,498
Posted By wahooflyer

I don’t usually frequent Walgreens as there are...

I don’t usually frequent Walgreens as there are none convenient to me, but I was on the other side of town this evening and stopped by a Walgreens to buy a $500 Vanilla VGC. Had no problems using my...
Jan 4, 19, 7:40 am
Replies: 1,925
Views: 365,875
Posted By wahooflyer

Thanks, that is very helpful as I also travel...

Thanks, that is very helpful as I also travel this part of 95 regularly. I tried the Thornburg Shell east of I-95 a few months ago and noticed that they did not participate in the Giant FR discount....
Oct 11, 18, 5:26 am
Replies: 48
Views: 5,633
Posted By wahooflyer

The rebooking on other airlines is usually done...

The rebooking on other airlines is usually done in Y class, but most definitely not a full Y fare. All of the interline agreements for reprotection are at a negotiated rate, but only revenue...
Oct 10, 18, 9:07 am
Replies: 48
Views: 5,633
Posted By wahooflyer

AA to agents: Don't rebook non-elites on other airlines

USA Today story (https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2018/10/08/american-airlines-agents-dont-rebook-passengers-other-airlines/1512946002/) here.

Apparently, AA is now advising agents...
Oct 10, 18, 8:47 am
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By wahooflyer

Correct. To my knowledge none of the AA credit...

Correct. To my knowledge none of the AA credit cards waive baggage fees for Caribbean leisure destinations (although Canada is considered "domestic" for bag fee purposes...go figure). I never thought...
Sep 17, 18, 11:12 am
Replies: 96
Views: 8,676
Posted By wahooflyer

I can’t imagine UA ever leaving EWR. Sure, if...

I can’t imagine UA ever leaving EWR. Sure, if your final destination is Manhattan, LGA or JFK are fairly equivalent travel time, but EWR is a fortress hub for the North Jersey market. Over 6 million...
Sep 11, 18, 10:28 am
Replies: 1,085
Views: 405,640
Posted By wahooflyer

Who is the GC issuer? And which supermarket? (If...

Who is the GC issuer? And which supermarket? (If it's Publix, they may have hardcoded their system to reject gift cards in the last couple of weeks...I have had some problems liquidating there but...
Sep 3, 18, 9:15 pm
Replies: 296
Views: 356,293
Posted By wahooflyer

I had a great experience today with SDFC at LAX....

I had a great experience today with SDFC at LAX. Tried the “Change Flight” button on the kiosk and it said to see an agent. Went up to an agent at the ticket counter and after about 2 minutes of...
Sep 2, 18, 12:53 pm
Replies: 2,199
Views: 439,136
Posted By wahooflyer

Just wanted to share a datapoint... in SoCal for...

Just wanted to share a datapoint... in SoCal for the week, went to a WM in the area last night and it was BAU for MO. I unloaded a $500 Meta VGC with no issues at the money center. Pleasantly...
Aug 28, 18, 6:46 pm
Replies: 432
Views: 110,455
Posted By wahooflyer

Not exactly a shutdown, but I got a huge CLD from...

Not exactly a shutdown, but I got a huge CLD from [email protected] last week... the very next day after I paid my $3K card balance in full (mostly MS) my credit line went from $15K to $1K. Haven't gotten a...
Aug 23, 18, 8:12 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,127
Posted By wahooflyer

I do some MS with my toddler every weekend-- not...

I do some MS with my toddler every weekend-- not anywhere close to the volume you're describing, but around $5K-10K a month total. We pick up a GC or MO during the normal course of our day at the...
Aug 10, 18, 6:40 am
Replies: 443
Views: 268,248
Posted By wahooflyer

NFCU is YMMV with WU/MG MO deposits. They do not...

NFCU is YMMV with WU/MG MO deposits. They do not accept them at all via mobile deposit. ATM deposits work, but there's always a 2 business day hold on any amount over $200. Inside the branch, they...
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