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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Palau Master Thread
« on: July 03, 2018, 05:23:49 PM »
While not very many people on DDF have been to Palau/Koror, it's on many member's bucket lists so I thought I would make this thread to both compile information about the Island for anyone else who may be planning on going there in the future, and ask my own trip planning questions to anyone here who's been there. I'll try to make a wiki with as much pertinent information as I can find as long as what I think is important to know once I get back.

Dan's TR can be found here

With that being said, here are a few questions, mainly for @Dan and @AJK, but if anyone else has been there, please chime in as well.

1. Hotel recommendations- I know you guys weren't exactly that happy with the hotel you stayed at, do you think it's worth spending more for a nicer place while there? Does location on the island matter?

2. Does anyone have any information about Sams tours? It seems like you guys were pretty happy with Impac, should I just stick with them?

3. I'm going to basically have 2 full days on the island, (flying in at 8:15 PM on Monday, flying out late Wed night/early Thur night at 1:45 AM) I'm thinking of doing the tour on Tue which leaves a full day on Wed for other activities, any recommendations from your research?

4. Do you remember what kind of kosher products were available at the grocery store? I'm trying to figure out what I'll have to make sure I bring form HNL and what I can rely on getting on the island.

Thanks!


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Tech Talk / Help Creating Multiple Twitter Accounts
« on: July 10, 2017, 01:48:15 PM »
I need to make around 30 new twitter accounts for some clients but twitter starts asking for phone number verification after one or two. It seems like the best way to get around this is to use Google Voice numbers to verify the accounts as all the other free phone number services have been blacklisted. The problem is that now gmail wants me to verify the new accounts I'm making and I don't have phone numbers to use for that. Anybody have any ideas about how to go about doing this? Either a better way to create the twitter accounts or at least how to get all those new gmail accounts made?

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Up In The Air / AC ditching Aeroplan in 2020
« on: May 11, 2017, 09:42:16 AM »
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2017/05/11/new-air-canada-loyalty-program
https://thepointsguy.com/2017/05/air-canada-dumping-aeroplan-2020/
Here's to hoping they come up with a better credit card partnership than CX and drop YQ charges across the board.

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Up In The Air / 25% Off Iberia Avios flights on Iberia
« on: March 27, 2017, 03:37:32 PM »
Redeem more, for less Avios
25% discount in all yourroutes

"In Iberia Plus, we have been enjoying 25 years of journeys with you. That is why we desire to celebrate this unique moment and offer you an exclusive opportunity to fly with Iberia, Iberia Express and Iberia Regional Air Nostrum. Valid offer exclusively for Iberia Plus customers, for flights purchased until 11th April 2017 and to fly between 27st March 2017 and 15th June 2017 and between 1st October and 15th December.

Valid offer for direct flights commercialized and operated by Iberia, Iberia Express and Iberia Regional Air Nostrum in all classes. This offer is not cumulative to others in force in the same period and destination. This promotion does not apply to flights outside of the mentioned dates does not include periods of high season. This promotion is personal and non-transferable, valid except for typographical error or omission."

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Up In The Air / MCO-SFO (or vice versa) for $216 RT on UA
« on: March 07, 2017, 09:38:21 PM »
Earns around 4,800 SQ so net cost if booked with BP is around 6k MR.

Example dates:

Orlando – San Francisco
28th Mar – 4th Apr
11th-18th Apr
19th Apr – 2nd May
25th Apr – 2nd May
25th Apr – 8th May
25th Apr – 9th May
26th Apr – 8th May
26th Apr – 9th May
26th Apr – 10th May
2nd-9th May
2nd-10th May

San Francisco – Orlando
3rd-11th Apr
3rd-12th Apr
3rd-13th Apr
4th-11th Apr
4th-12th Apr
4th-13th Apr
16th-25th Apr
16th-26th Apr
17th-25th Apr
17th-26th Apr
18th-25th Apr
18th-26th Apr
18th Apr – 2nd May

and more…

HT: Secret Flying

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Up In The Air / BWI-LAX $197 RT on AS
« on: January 30, 2017, 07:46:39 PM »
Dates available are:

Baltimore – Los Angeles
28th Feb – 7th Mar
28th Feb – 8th Mar
1st-7th Mar
1st-8th Mar

Los Angeles – Baltimore
14th-28th Feb
1st-7th Mar

Possibly more, use ITA to find dates that work
HT: Secret Flying

If you use a BP with AS selected this will only cost you 9,850 MR and it books into R class which should earn around 4,600 AS.

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I recently posed this question
I want to start planning a week and a half vacation for the end of March/ beginning of April (right before pesach) and I need some ideas. I'm going to be doing this solo so I'm really looking for something that's interesting and worth doing by myself. Ideas?
in the "Next Vacation- Ideas" thread and naturally got very little advice. So, in typical DDF fashion, I'm starting a new thread. I think it would be useful for many people, not just me (see, I think of other people too  :) ) to have a place to look for advice about planning a trip solo. If anybody has any thoughts or experiences, good or bad, in any city they've traveled to by themselves that they care to share, I can make a wiki for this thread.

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Up In The Air / AS giving 10k points to all VX members
« on: January 09, 2017, 03:09:19 PM »
I had seen reports over the last day or two of people getting 10k points added to their AS accounts and thought that I just wasn't targeted, but according the TPG everyone who has a VX account that was active as of December 5th will be getting the points, they've just been a little slow rolling it out to everyone. If you you don't yet have an AS account but have a VX account, they may have made you an account and sent you an email with a link to get 10k bonus points for signing up so check your email.

HT: TPG http://thepointsguy.com/2017/01/10000-alaska-miles-bonus-offer/

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DDF DO Board / DDF DO: LMS edition
« on: December 22, 2016, 03:00:06 AM »
Yochiek93 suggested putting a DO together for those that frequent that LMS thread. I'm not sure what the qualifications should be in order to get invited but I'll leave that up to JTZ. So, who's in?

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Valid on Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Nike GC's today on the MPX app.

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Deals/Deal Requests / Black Friday companion fares on Emirates- BOGO
« on: November 25, 2016, 09:07:46 AM »
Offer valid through 11/27, on economy and business class tickets originating in the US. Flights to Milan from $899=$450 per person. You can add a stopover in either direction in Dubai on any flight other than to or from MXP for an extra $100.
Full T&C's here http://www.emirates.com/us/english/offers/3771691/black-friday-cyber-monday-sale?intcid=1082976_3771691&intc_type=offers-airlines&intc_name=black-friday-cyber-monday-sale&intc_location=destinations_offers_special_offers&intc_creative=Special_Offer_1315_230_tcm272-3776623.jpg

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Deals/Deal Requests / Brooks Brothers Shirts- 4 for $199, 11/24-11/26
« on: November 23, 2016, 11:06:43 PM »
Online from 11/24 and in stores from 11/25, valid on all men's and women's shirts valued at $98.50 or less.

Men's slim fit white shirt link-
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Non-Iron-Regent-Fit-Spread-Collar-Dress-Shirt/ME02671,default,pd.html?dwvar_ME02671_Color=WHIT&contentpos=2&cgid=0203
All men's shirts link-
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/mens/dress-shirts/0203,default,sc.html?pmin=1&prefn1=fit&prefv1=Regent%20Fit&icid=dsfits_reg

Brooks brothers has shop runner two day shipping.

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Deals/Deal Requests / Uber GCs now on MPX
« on: November 23, 2016, 06:08:16 PM »
MPX is now selling uber gift cards. They earn 1 PPD, must buy at least $15 and go up to $200. These may code as travel for chase.

HT- DoC https://t.co/Lu50yQqrFY

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Deals/Deal Requests / $20 off $40 at HSN.com with visa checkout
« on: November 23, 2016, 11:55:30 AM »
http://link.checkout.visa.com/u.d?R4GrHP7Esby2i_dsNIxE=121
May combine with 15% off for email sign up.
May also combine with with amex offer - spend $30 get $10 back. I'm not sure how using visa checkout affects the coding of the charge.

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Credit Cards / Chase changes AF refund policy to 30 days
« on: October 20, 2016, 08:24:34 PM »
According to DoC, chase had changed their AF refund policy from 60/180 days to 30 days, effective immediately and without any warning. http://www.doctorofcredit.com/chase-makes-no-notice-change-annual-fee-refund-policy/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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