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New Forum Request - Foreign Currency & Travelers Cheques

 

Old Dec 18, 04, 10:51 am
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New Forum Request - Foreign Currency & Travelers Cheques

Since many of us travel internationally quite frequently, it could become a wonderful resource regarding something so pivotal in our travels. Discussions and debates of the best locations in and out of the USA for exchange rates for various countries, discussions on mail order or internet ordering exchange rates and discussions on fluctuations of exchange rates and how that could affect our travel. Discussions of Travelers Cheques, security, denominations, rates, etc. Discussions on best credit cards to use internationally, debit cards, international ATM withdrawal fees, etc. Discussions can then obviously flow to earning miles in purchasing of foreign currencies & travelers cheques. There have been posts throughout FT concerning this very topics but in a vast array of forums, as noted below. It would be great to combine our wisdoms in international travel while savig money in conversions and earning miles in the process.

Please continue to add to potential topics within this forum.

Examples of Recent Popular Threads

Posted in MilesBuzz - Online Purchasing of Foreign Currency
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=381371

Posted in the BA Forum - Travelex services
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=379550

Posted in TravelBuzz - Another discussion of online currency purchases
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=374628

Posted in the Air Canada Forum - Discussions on the price of the Can. Dollar
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22283

Posted in TravelBuzz - Discussions on the Euro and GBP exchange rates
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=378051

Posted in TravelBuzz - Discussions on the differences in travelers cheques
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=377424
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Old Dec 28, 04, 1:55 pm
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I see over 500 views of this thread... but no posts.

Anyone have any ideas or thoughts? Or do you belive the current way of posting in TravelBuzz is sufficient?

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Old Dec 28, 04, 2:28 pm
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My own $.02 would be a sticky in TravelBuzz!, but I leave that up to the moderator.
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Old Dec 28, 04, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyinHawaiian
My own $.02 would be a sticky in TravelBuzz!, but I leave that up to the moderator.
I like the idea of a sticky in TravelBuzz. Through the past couple years it also appears (IIRC) that there are a few of us around here who work in related fields and can add some insight when questions arise.
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Old Dec 28, 04, 6:30 pm
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I'd love to see a central discussion of this sort of stuff. My $0.02 is that a sticky would get awful complicated with all of the various permutations and changes. I'd actually rather see a seperate area for it in this instance.
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Old Dec 28, 04, 7:10 pm
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A sticky in TravelBuzz could inherently become complicated IMO, as the various discussions could be lengthy. Additionally, I don't dispute the fact that a majority of the posts are positioned correctly in TravelBuzz, some have obviously spilled over into the international airline forums of AC, BA, AF, etc. These discussions may initially be airline related, almost always linger over into non-forum relavent topics.

Additionally, how could a single or even a couple stickies be managed efficiently enough to accomodate the multitudes of topics? You'd almost end up having to manage multiple topics within a single sticky, and that could get quite... sticky (pun)
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Old Dec 28, 04, 7:22 pm
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I gotta go with William on this.. lots of looks, only so much to say. That's a stickey to me.
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Old Dec 28, 04, 7:23 pm
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Originally Posted by wharvey
I see over 500 views of this thread... but no posts.

Anyone have any ideas or thoughts? Or do you belive the current way of posting in TravelBuzz is sufficient?

William
IMHO, the current postings in TravelBuzz and other venues are enough. No need to clutter the Boards.

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Old Dec 28, 04, 10:35 pm
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Originally Posted by obscure2k
IMHO, the current posting in TravelBuzz is enough. No need to clutter the Boards.
What current posting? There are multiple posts in multiple forums!
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Old Jan 10, 05, 11:33 am
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An update...

I've been following the posting of threads regarding this topic...

Lira to Euro Exchange Rates (Posted in Community)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=388145

International Charge Rates for MP Visa (Posted in UA Forum)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=377450

There should be a centralized location for these topics...
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Old Jan 17, 05, 2:08 am
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This request has been discussed in the TalkBoard.

There was no motion made to vote on the request, therefore it has been tabled.
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Old Jan 18, 05, 11:18 am
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We can have a site for movie reviews but not a place to discuss Foreign Currencies, Credit Card and ATM use abroad and Travelers Cheques? Something is terribly wrong...
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Old Feb 9, 05, 10:17 pm
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Just bumping it up in case anyone from the TB forgot about this for your next meeting...
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Old Feb 10, 05, 2:36 pm
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This was thoroughly discussed from December 27 - 29, 2004. On January 10, 2005, attention was brought to the fact that there were further supporting data. No further discussion followed for a week, so it was reported by Spiff that the recommendation had been tabled for lack of a motion.

Respectfully, no one on the TalkBoard sees the necessity for it, so it seems unlikely that we're going to review it every month until we're convinced.

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