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Jun 15, 20, 3:36 pm
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Views: 548
Posted By Zodiac

thank you! That's the answer I was hoping for. ...

thank you! That's the answer I was hoping for. I'm leaning towards this card because I visit Hong Kong every once in a while, where lots of shops and restaurants offer discounts for HSBC card...
Jun 9, 20, 5:35 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Zodiac

HSBC Cash Rewards MasterCard minimum required redemption?

I am shopping for a new cashback card, and was wondering if there's any summary out there on which cards do not require a minimum reward balance when redeeming?

I tried to lookup this info, which...
Jun 9, 20, 4:50 pm
Replies: 1,338
Views: 357,512
Posted By Zodiac

Thank you, called yesterday and got offer. You...

Thank you, called yesterday and got offer. You are exactly right, need to call Mon-Fri after 8am CT.
Jun 6, 20, 6:56 pm
Replies: 1,338
Views: 357,512
Posted By Zodiac

AF came due on my AA Plat. Called customer...

AF came due on my AA Plat. Called customer service and no offers; the rep didn't even take the time to look into my account. In the past, they would either transfer me to retention, or take a few...
Jan 22, 19, 10:38 am
Replies: 639
Views: 260,040
Posted By Zodiac

well no, the bigger problem is they unilaterally...

well no, the bigger problem is they unilaterally changed the card's terms and conditions without notifying customers. People make decisions to use the card (or not) based on what the reward rules...
Jan 21, 19, 1:32 pm
Replies: 639
Views: 260,040
Posted By Zodiac

I have the USA version of the HSBC premier world...

I have the USA version of the HSBC premier world mastercard. Just realized that since Jan 2019, Uber credits are now limited to 20% of the ride's value. For example, if you take a $5 ride, the card...
Oct 14, 16, 3:12 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,213
Posted By Zodiac

Thank you both!

Thank you both!
Oct 14, 16, 10:12 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,213
Posted By Zodiac

CX889 YVR layover

I understand passengers are required to stay on the plane during the layover.... just wondering if anyone has experience connecting to the internet during that hour? Is the airport's wifi within...
Aug 17, 16, 7:29 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,937
Posted By Zodiac

thank you everyone! one more question: I was...

thank you everyone!

one more question: I was going to redeem for business class, but have to settle for econ for some of the segments because biz seats aren't available. Would I still have to pay...
Aug 16, 16, 9:45 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,937
Posted By Zodiac

Asia Miles redemption from multiple accounts

I am trying to arrange two award tickets on the same itinerary, but only have enough miles for one ticket each, on my and my spouse's AM accounts.

Does anyone know if I can call in and book both...
Aug 13, 13, 9:02 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,031
Posted By Zodiac

Guy Betsy you're exactly right! I did the...

Guy Betsy you're exactly right! I did the original fare search while in Hong Kong, using CX's "United States-English" website. Just returned to the US (on a CX 846 with a 21-hour overnight...
Aug 10, 13, 12:18 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,031
Posted By Zodiac

This is copy-pasted from the CX website (pardon...

This is copy-pasted from the CX website (pardon the poor formatting):

Date Flight Operated By Departure Arrival Stop Duration Aircraft Class

04 Feb 2014 CX841 Cathay Pacific JFK 09:00 HKG...
Aug 9, 13, 7:54 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,031
Posted By Zodiac

Thanks. That's strange. This fare doesn't seem...

Thanks. That's strange. This fare doesn't seem to be available from CX's website, where the outbound, Feb 4th CX 841, has an M fare class.
Aug 9, 13, 6:35 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,031
Posted By Zodiac

Here's one example: departing: Tues Feb 4th ...

Here's one example:

departing: Tues Feb 4th
arriving: Wed Feb 26th

flexible travel dates

on the pricing matrix, it shows a few combination of dates for $1228.07 USD (for example: depart...
Aug 9, 13, 4:38 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,031
Posted By Zodiac

CX Y class pricing (JFK-HKG)

I'm trying to get a Y ticket (JFK-HKG) sometime in the first quarter of 2014. I searched many, many combo of dates from Jan to March and to my surprise, the direct flights are costing $1,349 at a...
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By Zodiac

thanks!

thanks!
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By Zodiac

free checked bags for OW elites

Hello,

I have OW Ruby level from another airline, and will be flying domestic on AA. According to AA's website:

The following passengers will be allowed a 1st and/or 2nd checked bag at no...
Nov 18, 12, 7:44 am
Replies: 7
Views: 15,518
Posted By Zodiac

the "US Permanent Residence Card" refers to the...

the "US Permanent Residence Card" refers to the green card. It's for people who legally reside in the US but are not yet naturalized as citizens.

I think "Alien Registration Card" could be...
Nov 4, 12, 8:17 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,655
Posted By Zodiac

Actually, for some folks it may be possible to...

Actually, for some folks it may be possible to skip flight #1 (the cash biz fare) altogether, thereby achieving an even more lucrative discount - for example if you make up the 14,790 AM deficit...
Nov 4, 12, 7:37 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,655
Posted By Zodiac

Interestingly, this opportunity is most relevant...

Interestingly, this opportunity is most relevant to the 5000-7500 flight miles bucket (such as HKG to YVR, LAX, SFO, LHR). It is disproportionately less applicable to the next bucket, namely HKG/JFK...
Nov 3, 12, 9:20 am
Replies: 67
Views: 8,297
Posted By Zodiac

what exactly is the story here, did you ask for...

what exactly is the story here, did you ask for help and get ignored? Or were you told that they couldn't fix it? And by "IFE not working properly" do you mean it completely failed, or was it some...
Nov 3, 12, 8:56 am
Replies: 67
Views: 8,297
Posted By Zodiac

Gotta keep in mind the economic climate at the...

Gotta keep in mind the economic climate at the time. 2008 was the absolute trough in global travel demand since September 11th. Business travel was extremely weak after the Credit Crisis, US...
Oct 29, 12, 7:50 am
Replies: 62
Views: 8,566
Posted By Zodiac

I hear you re: the excessive use of plastic, but...

I hear you re: the excessive use of plastic, but sometimes CX couldn't help it. If they don't plastic-wrap the earphones, blanket, etc, some pax will complain they are used/dirty/unwashed. ...
Oct 29, 12, 7:25 am
Replies: 62
Views: 8,566
Posted By Zodiac

I could have sworn I saw whole fruits (apples,...

I could have sworn I saw whole fruits (apples, bananas, etc) at the Wing J side as recent as a couple of weeks ago. But I could be wrong.
Oct 29, 12, 7:11 am
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By Zodiac

In addition, there's a 5000 mile bonus for every...

In addition, there's a 5000 mile bonus for every 20,000 SPG points transferred. So for each block of 20,000 points tranferred, the ratio improves to 1:1.25.

If transferring to Asia Miles is the...
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