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Posted By iahphx

We rented a car. I do recommend it, but only if...

We rented a car. I do recommend it, but only if you are a confident driver. The driving conditions on the island aren't bad, but they're not great either. Worse than driving in Europe, the USA or...
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Posted By iahphx

Unless things have changed (and it doesn't seem...

Unless things have changed (and it doesn't seem like it has), the menu prices of food at the hotel are outrageous. I previously posted my experience that, if you want to eat at the hotel, you can go...
Jun 1, 20, 8:21 pm
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Posted By iahphx

Thanks indeed. I wasn't enthusiastic about this...

Thanks indeed. I wasn't enthusiastic about this week's 2x, and basically getting a week's extension really helps my July road trip.

Only "bad" thing is they don't seem to be tracking last year's...
Forum: Canada
May 30, 20, 5:46 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 12,178
Posted By iahphx

Here's an interesting update about the...

Here's an interesting update about the coronavirus situation throughout Canada.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-canadas-covid-19-report-card-as-we-inch-toward-reopening-some/
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Forum: Europe
May 30, 20, 5:28 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 4,987
Posted By iahphx

I recall reading that Spain opens to tourists...

I recall reading that Spain opens to tourists July 1. I know that USA airlines will be flying in early July, but I don't think I've seen an announcement that the USA border is open. I think it's a...
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Posted By iahphx

I suspect you will have some success if you write...

I suspect you will have some success if you write the general manager in advance. I would also suggest telling him that your are celebrating a special occasion.
May 30, 20, 12:14 pm
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Posted By iahphx

My annual fee posted, and I just called to see...

My annual fee posted, and I just called to see what retention offer they'd give me. Like some others, it was only 5000 points. I asked if there was any alternative offer, and was told no. In...
May 30, 20, 11:47 am
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Posted By iahphx

Yeah, but there are probably only 100 major...

Yeah, but there are probably only 100 major regional variations in the entire USA. Not a particularly large data project, given its utility.



Something similar happened to me last summer. I was...
May 30, 20, 11:37 am
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Posted By iahphx

Since I haven't heard anything from AMEX about my...

Since I haven't heard anything from AMEX about my dispute and my scheduled (but now cancelled) flight was upcoming, I called Air Portugual to try to get a refund. The number I dialed took me through...
May 28, 20, 12:26 pm
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Posted By iahphx

Yeah, I know things can vary greatly even within...

Yeah, I know things can vary greatly even within a state. Like I remember in South Florida, you're limited to something like 20 cents off a gallon, but it can be free in Southwest Florida. In...
May 28, 20, 9:29 am
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Posted By iahphx

I'm planning a road trip for late June/early July...

I'm planning a road trip for late June/early July along the East Coast and want to see where I can get free gas using my Giant points. This will determine how many gift cards I will buy next week. To...
Forum: Canada
May 28, 20, 5:46 am
Replies: 137
Views: 12,178
Posted By iahphx

Well, there's at least one Canadian province I'll...

Well, there's at least one Canadian province I'll probably get to visit this summer: Alberta. They've looked at the science, recognize the reality and are coming out of their bunkers. I guess my...
Forum: Canada
May 27, 20, 7:52 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 12,178
Posted By iahphx

That is true. But that risk is near zero as well....

That is true. But that risk is near zero as well. Half our USA cases are from nursing homes. They won't be visiting. Another quarter come from prisons and hospitals. Again, not visitors. The next...
Forum: Canada
May 27, 20, 2:26 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 12,178
Posted By iahphx

That's pretty smug, no? You do realize that if...

That's pretty smug, no? You do realize that if you are not a senior citizen with multiple co-morbidities, the riskiest part of any trip to Canada would be the drive. By far. If you had to drive 300...
Forum: Canada
May 26, 20, 9:30 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 12,178
Posted By iahphx

There is currently substantial fear-induced...

There is currently substantial fear-induced ignorance regarding the lethality of the virus and it's likely course. But the facts are plain to see and we've already seen the Europeans embrace them....
Forum: Canada
May 26, 20, 3:54 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 12,178
Posted By iahphx

I'm sure most medical experts -- but not media...

I'm sure most medical experts -- but not media reporters -- would tell you that they expect there to be very few cases of coronavirus circulating in the USA and Quebec in July. That is exactly what's...
Forum: Canada
May 26, 20, 12:09 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 12,178
Posted By iahphx

Do you think that is all of Canada? It would seem...

Do you think that is all of Canada? It would seem logical that the BC border would open, and I can't understand why the Quebec border would be closed -- there's more virus in Quebec than in the US...
Forum: Canada
May 25, 20, 7:24 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 12,178
Posted By iahphx

As is my custom, I was planning a July trip to...

As is my custom, I was planning a July trip to the Maritimes from the USA. Given that the current virus situation seems pretty predictable -- it's fading, and should be mostly gone in a month -- I...
May 19, 20, 2:45 pm
Replies: 2,214
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Posted By iahphx

Thanks. I guess I'll be going light on this...

Thanks. I guess I'll be going light on this week's GC purchases. History would suggest we'll see a 3x MC deal in 2 weeks.
May 19, 20, 7:12 am
Replies: 50
Views: 4,797
Posted By iahphx

I still don't have an actual refund from Expedia...

I still don't have an actual refund from Expedia in my Citi account despite the fact that they issued me a refund receipt several weeks ago for my AC flight reservation. I do have a temporary credit...
May 19, 20, 7:01 am
Replies: 2,214
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Posted By iahphx

So I'm confused by the expiration dates. Is S&S...

So I'm confused by the expiration dates. Is S&S 60 days, but Giant MD only 30 days? What about Giant PA?

Big difference for me because I think I need more gas for late June/July, but don't need...
May 15, 20, 11:35 am
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Views: 73,648
Posted By iahphx

I have Cricket Wireless service, and was...

I have Cricket Wireless service, and was successful in getting reimbursed on my AMEX Platinum card for a $20 payment.

Meanwhile, I'm not a big streaming user, but I have a Netflix subscription....
May 9, 20, 5:38 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,620
Posted By iahphx

I'm pretty sure the answer is "no," and I'm also...

I'm pretty sure the answer is "no," and I'm also thinking that such conduct would be illegal.
May 9, 20, 5:34 pm
Replies: 720
Views: 116,052
Posted By iahphx

I don't find this true at all. I find...

I don't find this true at all. I find international leisure fares from the USA to be absurdly inexpensive to all continents (well, cheap Africa fares are harder to come by, but there aren't many USA...
Forum: Europe
May 8, 20, 8:09 am
Replies: 59
Views: 4,987
Posted By iahphx

This is likely to be an interesting situation in...

This is likely to be an interesting situation in the next few weeks. I assume a few more int'l flights will operate, but it will not be practical (or, in many cases, legal) for most passengers to fly...
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