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Forum: Trip Reports
May 16, 20, 11:02 am
Replies: 259
Views: 156,230
Posted By ffI

Thailand Extends Flight Ban to June 30 (8:16 a.m....

Thailand Extends Flight Ban to June 30 (8:16 a.m. NY),The ban on international commercial flights to Thailand that was supposed to end on May 31 will be extended for another month, the Civil Aviation...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 16, 20, 5:50 am
Replies: 259
Views: 156,230
Posted By ffI

It is 1000$ for Covid testing I think ...

It is 1000$ for Covid testing I think



I am reading this thread more carefully than my work projects!
May 11, 20, 8:23 am
Replies: 567
Views: 111,037
Posted By ffI

Similar calculation here - I closed the Club -...

Similar calculation here - I closed the Club - actually downgraded to fee free card - to keep account age going - we had 1 PP and 1 Club in the family
The same 182k spend on BofA card at 2.625% =...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 10, 20, 12:00 pm
Replies: 259
Views: 156,230
Posted By ffI

Not if the girl is a race / rally car driver.:D

Not if the girl is a race / rally car driver.:D
May 5, 20, 8:36 pm
Replies: 567
Views: 111,037
Posted By ffI

I tried - no go. My wife tried - 100$ off. ...

I tried - no go.
My wife tried - 100$ off.
Chase does not care if you close it - best option may be to downgrade to the United card with no fee and reupgrade when you need to.
Forum: Trip Reports
May 5, 20, 10:32 am
Replies: 259
Views: 156,230
Posted By ffI

The great thing about being 12 hrs behind you is...

The great thing about being 12 hrs behind you is that I get daily updates as I start getting bored at work. Well, let me check FT - and ha there it is - an update!
Forum: Trip Reports
May 3, 20, 4:41 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,506
Posted By ffI

An indication of our ignorance - this is what we...

An indication of our ignorance - this is what we had on the GWR from London to Penzance and we thought that was it. We had no idea of the Pullman service.
We did manage to have 3 cups of tea over...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 3, 20, 3:51 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 13,402
Posted By ffI

Great report. I can see why the British miss the...

Great report. I can see why the British miss the colonies and the afternoon Gin and Tonic
Forum: Trip Reports
May 3, 20, 2:27 pm
Replies: 259
Views: 156,230
Posted By ffI

Chivalry Suspense This thread is 5 Star!

Chivalry

Suspense

This thread is 5 Star!
Forum: Trip Reports
May 3, 20, 2:19 pm
Replies: 259
Views: 156,230
Posted By ffI

Wow! Even without the Ferrari in the next post! ...

Wow! Even without the Ferrari in the next post!
A VERY entertaining thread - when I started it was just a photo report to pass time - now I am impressed with the plot's casual twists and turns and...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 3, 20, 2:11 pm
Replies: 259
Views: 156,230
Posted By ffI

At the start I thought you would have problems...

At the start I thought you would have problems with the virus sitting in Thailand instead of Germany :eek:

I can see your problems are more human ....:p
May 1, 20, 7:55 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 18,782
Posted By ffI

I think UA is the program I love to hate ...

I think UA is the program I love to hate

Stuck in front of a PC doing work for a while and then just hanging at at FT - got to do something and say something, even if inane .....
;)...
Apr 28, 20, 7:53 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 18,782
Posted By ffI

Luckily I have AA and DL in DCA still. IAD is...

Luckily I have AA and DL in DCA still.
IAD is a dump, especially Terminal C & D where UA flies mostly
Also the small jets at end of Terminal A (don't get me started on those - almost like DCA 35x...
Apr 28, 20, 7:43 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 18,782
Posted By ffI

Point taken :rolleyes: But what you are telling...

Point taken :rolleyes:
But what you are telling me is that we keep UA cards in future to lose >1c on everything, just to get ~1c extra back rarely on UA purchases
So at most, one breaks even...
Apr 28, 20, 2:02 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 18,782
Posted By ffI

Why would ANY one spend more than 1$ on a UA...

Why would ANY one spend more than 1$ on a UA credit card?
Only things you get are free bags with some cards or free lounge with a Club card - Forget status of no value
The value of a mile is not...
Apr 28, 20, 1:55 pm
Replies: 230
Views: 27,649
Posted By ffI

Don't feel too bad about it - To get millions for...

Don't feel too bad about it - To get millions for yourself while losing billions for stockholders - only a few geniuses can do that.
Apr 28, 20, 1:50 pm
Apr 28, 20, 1:38 pm
Replies: 230
Views: 27,649
Posted By ffI

They are not looking at getting value - they are...

They are not looking at getting value - they are looking at suppressing value
Apr 28, 20, 1:36 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 15,280
Posted By ffI

As Warren Buffet once reportedly said "to make a...

As Warren Buffet once reportedly said "to make a million in airlines, you start with a billion"

Even DL purchase of VS that looked so good - SQ paid $1 bn for what DL paid $360m for or...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 28, 20, 1:26 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,390
Posted By ffI

Great start. I am settling down waiting for more...

Great start. I am settling down waiting for more posts.
When the lock downs started I told myself, "I have been to most places I want to go anyway, so why care about it"?
Then the reality set in...
Apr 26, 20, 6:24 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 15,280
Posted By ffI

As a UA investor, I can't take the cash now that...

As a UA investor, I can't take the cash now that they repurchased shares with.
The universe of investors would have been much better off with 60 bn in Airline dividends than Airline stock purchases...
Apr 25, 20, 3:12 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,493
Posted By ffI

While I have miles in most programs, my going...

While I have miles in most programs, my going forward strategy is cash back - 2c each or 2.62 w BofA premier rewards (+ Platinum Honors)
All it takes is moving your IRA to Merrill - no additional...
Apr 25, 20, 2:59 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 15,280
Posted By ffI

I do agree it is due to tax issues but the best...

I do agree it is due to tax issues but the best use would have been to give it to the owners as a dividend.
If they had not bought back shares and had some money in the bank, the unions (like at SW)...
Apr 25, 20, 2:53 pm
Replies: 903
Views: 137,723
Posted By ffI

Only you can find out the exact dates and amounts...

Only you can find out the exact dates and amounts of spend and can tell us
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