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Aug 13, 19, 11:53 am
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Posted By colden

I have no idea if they’re supposed to, but they...

I have no idea if they’re supposed to, but they didn’t. If we’d had a heads up from the airline that they were coming, we could have arranged for a friend/neighbor/family to stop by and hold them for...
Aug 13, 19, 10:06 am
Replies: 29
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Posted By colden

Both of my bags have been returned as well. I got...

Both of my bags have been returned as well. I got home from work yesterday (29 days after our flight) and they were just sitting on my front porch with no warning. There was no indication from the...
Jul 29, 19, 7:16 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,769
Posted By colden

No, both bags are still missing. It’s been over...

No, both bags are still missing. It’s been over two weeks now.

Good luck, I’m sorry you’re having to deal with this!!
Jul 23, 19, 9:47 am
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Posted By colden

Ok, thanks everyone for the help.

Ok, thanks everyone for the help.
Jul 23, 19, 9:33 am
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Views: 2,769
Posted By colden

Thanks for the help. I’ve also been in contact...

Thanks for the help. I’ve also been in contact with SAS and unfortunately they don’t have any information on where the bags are either.

If SAS finds them lying around in DUB, do you think they’ll...
Jul 23, 19, 8:51 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,769
Posted By colden

Thanks for the replies. Yes this was all on one...

Thanks for the replies. Yes this was all on one ticket. We were told by SAS in ARN that our bags would be checked all the way through.

However, being shown an image of our bags at USCBP in DUB is...
Jul 22, 19, 4:07 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,769
Posted By colden

Missing bags, any helpful contacts?

Last week my partner and I flew ARN-DUB-BDL, first leg on SAS second on EI. Neither of our checked bags arrived in BDL, and for the past 8 days EI has basically offered zero assistance beyond “we’ll...
Jul 26, 11, 8:56 am
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Views: 87,829
Posted By colden

Again, mintage figures are publicly available....

Again, mintage figures are publicly available. Fed orders are publicly available (I even linked to them). There was no huge mintage surplus of Presidential coins. There was a mintage surplus of NA...
Jul 25, 11, 10:17 pm
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Views: 87,829
Posted By colden

See my response to Andy2. The Fed is ordering...

See my response to Andy2. The Fed is ordering hundreds of millions of Presidential coins every year. $345 million in 2010 to be exact.

As for moving them out to banks, look at the document I...
Jul 25, 11, 10:09 pm
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Views: 87,829
Posted By colden

I am well aware they are completely separate...

I am well aware they are completely separate entities. However, the Fed tells the Mint how many coins it expects to order in the coming year, and the Mint decides how many coins to strike...
Jul 25, 11, 9:15 pm
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Posted By colden

There are a number of articles out there saying...

There are a number of articles out there saying the coins are sitting stockpiled in the Federal Reserve. For instance, this one from NPR...
Jul 25, 11, 8:56 pm
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Posted By colden

And still cost taxpayers more money than if it...

And still cost taxpayers more money than if it didn't exist. Without the program, the mint would just strike the coins and ship them to the Federal Reserve, where they would sit in a warehouse. Under...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Apr 25, 11, 11:42 am
Replies: 48
Views: 10,070
Posted By colden

Continental 50k offer expires on May 15, so...

Continental 50k offer expires on May 15, so waiting 1-2 months is not possible unless it gets extended.

Also keep in mind the 1099 issue many people have had with the Citi checking accounts....
Forum: MilesBuzz
Apr 21, 11, 9:59 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,948
Posted By colden

Just bear in mind that both of these offers are...

Just bear in mind that both of these offers are only good for a few more weeks. CO until May 15, BA until May 6. If you want to try to put some time in between applications, you should apply for BA...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Apr 21, 11, 9:52 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,594
Posted By colden

Fidelity and TDAmeritrade will give you 15k miles...

Fidelity and TDAmeritrade will give you 15k miles by funding an account with $10k. So if you have $10k invested somewhere else, you could move it to one of those brokerages. TDAmeritrade requires the...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Apr 19, 11, 9:10 pm
Replies: 170
Views: 15,128
Posted By colden

I recently signed up for 2x AA 75k cards, and...

I recently signed up for 2x AA 75k cards, and told a friend about it. Told him some of the places you could go with 150k miles. He just kind of shrugged.

A couple days later we were at lunch and...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Apr 5, 11, 9:57 pm
Replies: 1,342
Views: 211,087
Posted By colden

I was planning on getting the CO 50k card soon,...

I was planning on getting the CO 50k card soon, but now I might get this one instead. I can't really do both since I just got the WN Visa about 2 months ago.

Any thoughts? 100k BA miles + YQ + $95...
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Views: 560,967
Posted By colden

Many thanks to Austinrunner for putting all this...

Many thanks to Austinrunner for putting all this info together, it's been hugely helpful!

Anyone care to comment on the possibility of getting this itinerary in J? We'd be very flexible with...
Mar 29, 11, 8:36 pm
Replies: 117
Views: 10,128
Posted By colden

Well, you forgot that every time the paid fare...

Well, you forgot that every time the paid fare changes, the points cost changes. Travelers may be used to paid fares changing every day, but one of the reasons they want to collect miels (at other...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Mar 25, 11, 4:37 pm
Replies: 10,350
Views: 1,797,755
Posted By colden

And here's hoping the current offer will still be...

And here's hoping the current offer will still be around 90 days from now! ^
Mar 24, 11, 2:18 am
Replies: 117
Views: 10,128
Posted By colden

I've seen people talk about the "complexity" of...

I've seen people talk about the "complexity" of RR2.0 in several threads. What am I missing here? points_earned=(fare x 6). points_cost=(fare x 60). That doesn't sound very confusing. Sure, 6 and 60...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Mar 22, 11, 4:46 am
Replies: 10,350
Views: 1,797,755
Posted By colden

On 3/19 I applied for both personal Visa ($1500...

On 3/19 I applied for both personal Visa ($1500 spend) & Amex ($4000) about 6 hours apart, using the links. I was instantly approved for both, but confirmation emails didn't arrive until last night....
Mar 21, 11, 11:49 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 6,872
Posted By colden

A few years ago I left a hand-held GPS unit in a...

A few years ago I left a hand-held GPS unit in a Marriott property in Seattle. I had set it on the windowsill to try and get signal and completely forgot about it. I didn't realize it was gone until...
Mar 21, 11, 7:41 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 20,136
Posted By colden

My fee was billed long before the free flights...

My fee was billed long before the free flights hit my RR account, so I wasn't about to try it. They did give me 2 additional RR credits when they billed it though, which was a surprise to me since I...
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