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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2012, 04:57:33 PM »
Thats awesome!!!

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2012, 01:50:18 AM »
I have given away eBay GCs if a donation was made to a charity. Can this be done with an airline ticket? Would it violate DDF or the various airline rewards program rules?
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2012, 03:03:13 AM »
I hate to rain on the parade, but this thread is growing way too fast for a noob to follow, unless a just a quenstion and answer thread with additional patience.

As others have suggested, this section should really be a forum of its own.

In other words...

Lehavdil...

Besides, cut me some slack, that was my first post :P
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2012, 03:49:28 AM »
I have given away eBay GCs if a donation was made to a charity. Can this be done with an airline ticket? Would it violate DDF or the various airline rewards program rules?
I guess giving something in return for a donation isn't bartering, more like giving away to a friend. If the airline allows it, I'm sure Dan will.

Just a piece of advice, keep the actual flight info via pm so an airline doesn't try to track him down (they've been known to do that).
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2012, 08:15:38 AM »
I guess giving something in return for a donation isn't bartering, more like giving away to a friend. If the airline allows it, I'm sure Dan will.

Just a piece of advice, keep the actual flight info via pm so an airline doesn't try to track him down (they've been known to do that).
huh?  First you said make sure the airline allows it then you said the airline might track him down. If they allow it why would they track him down?  ???
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2012, 09:01:13 AM »
huh?  First you said make sure the airline allows it then you said the airline might track him down. If they allow it why would they track him down?  ???
They might wanna know who someone on the forum is regardless of this transaction.
And the airlines will hit u even if u only do things that are allowed. A few stories here + the AA AirPass thread.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2012, 01:14:35 AM »
if i want to churn a UA card and a sapphire card, whats the best way. close them (move credit over etc) and then wait x days?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2012, 01:26:28 AM »
I wish we had something like this that you must watch to register

 And now we know your trick. Hopefully some people here will learn from it, and follow suit.
One of the best videos I've ever watched.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2012, 03:01:08 AM »
One of the best videos I've ever watched.
thats video is too true! lol

and regarding this thread... i dont think itll really work unless stickied, bec n00b's won't really find/search for it!

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2012, 06:00:25 PM »
For a ticket booked with avios on AA, does it make a difference if I checkin online/print the boarding pass from AA.com or BA.com ?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2012, 07:25:40 PM »
For a ticket booked with avios on AA, does it make a difference if I checkin online/print the boarding pass from AA.com or BA.com ?
BA.com will take you right to AA.com to checkin/print, but it will save you looking for your AA PNR on checkmytrip
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2012, 12:53:12 AM »
When renting a car, you have the option to purchase LI (liability) insurance from the rental agency. They usually charge between $12-$17 a day.

If the renter declines that insurance,  and is then in an accident ch"v, if he is at fault, what happens?

FWIU There is liability on the car bec legally every vehicle needs liability in order to be on the road. - Its just that the rental agency will charge you a heavy "deductible" (e.g. $3000) for using their insurance .

Is this correct?

(Btw I've rented cars many times and I almost always pay for LI bec I don't have a clear answer to this question)

Any input is appreciated.  Thanx

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2012, 07:43:43 PM »
When renting a car, you have the option to purchase LI (liability) insurance from the rental agency. They usually charge between $12-$17 a day.

If the renter declines that insurance,  and is then in an accident ch"v, if he is at fault, what happens?

FWIU There is liability on the car bec legally every vehicle needs liability in order to be on the road. - Its just that the rental agency will charge you a heavy "deductible" (e.g. $3000) for using their insurance .

Is this correct?

(Btw I've rented cars many times and I almost always pay for LI bec I don't have a clear answer to this question)

Any input is appreciated.  Thanx
do u have your own insurance?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2012, 07:49:43 PM »
do u have your own insurance?

Yes and no. At times yes, at times no.

Do you mind explaining what would be in each scenario?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2012, 08:21:33 PM »
Yes and no. At times yes, at times no.

Do you mind explaining what would be in each scenario?
when you have your own insurance they will prob cover you. call to make sure.