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Dec 24, 15, 4:38 pm
Replies: 635
Views: 248,165
Posted By CalAlumnus13

I'm on a CSP with a $125 annual fee. Chase has...

I'm on a CSP with a $125 annual fee. Chase has refused to adjust the annual fee to $95, as on the current card, nor will they make any offer not to cancel. They say I can close the card and re-apply...
Jun 6, 15, 9:42 pm
Replies: 3,923
Views: 576,293
Posted By CalAlumnus13

I'm going to be sending my mother and grandmother...

I'm going to be sending my mother and grandmother on a trip to Hawaii on my credit card. I would love to earn points on the stay and for them to take advantage of my HHonors Gold benefits.

If I...
Oct 14, 14, 5:44 pm
Replies: 488
Views: 194,667
Posted By CalAlumnus13

Yes and no. By default, UR points are in...

Yes and no.

By default, UR points are in separate "buckets" based on the account in which they were earned. So if you have a Freedom and an Ink, you have two buckets which each have a points...
Oct 1, 14, 10:50 am
Replies: 71
Views: 12,303
Posted By CalAlumnus13

Odd that they'd eliminate it before announcing...

Odd that they'd eliminate it before announcing those "other benefits and services."
Sep 30, 14, 1:52 pm
Replies: 488
Views: 194,667
Posted By CalAlumnus13

So this is a fun one: I made a purchase through...

So this is a fun one: I made a purchase through OfficeMax.com on 8/15, and of course the bonus points didn't post. Today is 45 days later, so I sent a SM requesting the points. This is the response:...
Aug 20, 14, 1:10 pm
Replies: 635
Views: 248,165
Posted By CalAlumnus13

Short-term, to have the annual fee waived for...

Short-term, to have the annual fee waived for another year. Long-term, to save $30 every year on my annual fee.
Aug 12, 14, 2:21 pm
Replies: 635
Views: 248,165
Posted By CalAlumnus13

I'm on the $125 annual fee version, which was...

I'm on the $125 annual fee version, which was offered with the 50,000 point signup bonus last year.

Has anyone had luck switching to the $95 annual fee version, or should I expect to have to...
Aug 11, 14, 3:44 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By CalAlumnus13

Right, right. The flights are available at Saver...

Right, right. The flights are available at Saver through US Airways and AA.

I did the math and decided just to pay cash for a similar Southwest flight on the same days. Using the SW price (which...
Aug 11, 14, 12:38 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By CalAlumnus13

US Airways Availability with Avios?

I'd like to book LAX-SFO roundtrip on 11/29-11/30 (Flight 5416 both ways). US Airways shows availability at 12,500 miles each way, with lots of open coach seats (31 seats on one flight, 18 on the...
May 6, 14, 2:47 pm
Replies: 549
Views: 87,200
Posted By CalAlumnus13

Denied for Ink Plus. Very disappointed. I'm...

Denied for Ink Plus. Very disappointed. I'm admittedly fairly new to Chase (Slate in 07/2013, CSP and Freedom 11/2013), but decided to roll the dice with a business card since I actually needed it in...
May 1, 14, 4:33 pm
Replies: 549
Views: 87,200
Posted By CalAlumnus13

I'm a current Chase cardholder (CSP, Freedom,...

I'm a current Chase cardholder (CSP, Freedom, Slate; $14,000 total CLs). My CSP and Freedom were approved in November. Is it too soon to apply for this?

Also: Do I even qualify? I work in...
Apr 7, 14, 11:06 pm
Replies: 4,317
Views: 897,097
Posted By CalAlumnus13

My girlfriend met the $2,000 spend on the card on...

My girlfriend met the $2,000 spend on the card on March 23, and her statement closed April 5. The 50,000 points for her Plus card haven't posted yet. Is this unusual? Anything to do other than send a...
Apr 3, 14, 4:09 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By CalAlumnus13

I'm more talking about scammy merchants. Like...

I'm more talking about scammy merchants. Like this:


The change to the BofA policy was relatively recent. Now, using an Alliance ATM (Deutsche, Scotia, etc) waives the $5 fee, but you still pay...
Apr 3, 14, 2:11 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By CalAlumnus13

Best Card To Use Internationally? (concerned about fraud)

I've read some horror stories (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chase-ultimate-rewards/1517830-disturbing-chase-dispute-nightmare.html) about foreign travelers getting scammed by merchant, and then...
Mar 20, 14, 1:18 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By CalAlumnus13

I just booked LAX-YQB (with a layover in Toronto...

I just booked LAX-YQB (with a layover in Toronto departing, and Montreal returning) for 25k United miles per person, on AC metal. It worked out to about 2.9 CPP in value, which is solid for domestic...
Forum: Star Alliance
Mar 18, 14, 3:51 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,720
Posted By CalAlumnus13

I'm looking at booking two award seats (under one...

I'm looking at booking two award seats (under one reservation) through UA on AC. Is there a chance they could split up the two seats, or will the seats automatically be next to each other?

One of...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 12, 14, 7:01 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,600
Posted By CalAlumnus13

I'm usually happier when "vacationing" than when...

I'm usually happier when "vacationing" than when "traveling," if that makes sense. I think in some ways I might like being bored in a single place. Feeling rushed to see everything in a small amount...
Mar 12, 14, 11:32 am
Replies: 3,705
Views: 1,112,200
Posted By CalAlumnus13

Does anyone know if this offer is still available...

Does anyone know if this offer is still available in a Chase branch? I can't get it to work with my United account.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 11, 14, 5:28 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,600
Posted By CalAlumnus13

Yep, you nailed it. I'm fairly set on...

Yep, you nailed it.

I'm fairly set on Quebec City, since it does seem to feel very European, without having to cross any oceans. The only complication is that because of award flight availability...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 10, 14, 11:13 am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,600
Posted By CalAlumnus13

Geez. Sorry for bothering you?

Geez. Sorry for bothering you?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 9, 14, 12:13 am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,600
Posted By CalAlumnus13

Do any Oregon or Washington destinations come to...

Do any Oregon or Washington destinations come to mind?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 8, 14, 10:54 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,600
Posted By CalAlumnus13

Charleston is definitely on my list now, but not...

Charleston is definitely on my list now, but not when it's humid. My girlfriend absolutely hates feeling too hot (i.e., 75+ and humid, or 80+ and dry). Old Quebec looks gorgeous... How is the weather...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 7, 14, 6:16 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,600
Posted By CalAlumnus13

I was considering a 5 night trip, with two nights...

I was considering a 5 night trip, with two nights in Montreal and three in Ottawa. Where would I want to stay in Montreal?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 7, 14, 6:09 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,600
Posted By CalAlumnus13

Thanks for the responses. I'm looking at hotel...

Thanks for the responses. I'm looking at hotel options... Where in Charleston would I want to stay? I'd prefer to stay in a walkable, shop/restaurant/bar area.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 7, 14, 4:24 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,600
Posted By CalAlumnus13

Where Should I Go (in North America)?

I'd like to plan a five-night trip somewhere in the US or Canada for my girlfriend and I. We're from the LA area, and would prefer to get out of California.

I really enjoy "smaller-feeling" places...
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