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Deals/Deal Requests / Informed Delivery™ Mailbox
« on: March 20, 2017, 02:25:32 AM »
I spend a great deal of time outside of the states and cards are delivered to my USA address -this will help me

http://travelupdate.boardingarea.com/photos-mail-emailed-free-informed-delivery/#_ga=1.166094270.1040879960.1375573737

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Credit Cards / CITI CARD SMS -PHONE CONTACT
« on: November 17, 2016, 08:29:43 AM »
I live outside the USA most of the year -applied for a Citi card and was told  they need to contact me either by txt or land line phone about my application

the problem is I am now out of the USA  so landline is a problem , also I have only a local cell phone that can be use only in states and a 2nd local phone I use out of the states and they will

anyway to solve my problem ? as I will not be back in states for many months

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Up In The Air / No real love from UA
« on: June 13, 2015, 05:42:21 AM »
SAD ;D---NO MILES  :(- NOT EVEN A E/M !! FOUND this on United home page  :o


30 Year Anniversary Calendar

Happy 30-year anniversary from MileagePlus
We look forward to providing you with many more years of rewards.

Thank you for being a MileagePlus member for the past 30 years. We're pleased to continue providing you with exciting benefits and travel opportunities, now and in the future. Make the most of your membership by exploring all the ways to earn and use miles. Here's to many more years of rewarding membership.

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Deals/Deal Requests / BA AWARD DISCOUNT 11 DAYS
« on: November 07, 2014, 01:24:43 AM »
http://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/executive-club/offers/reward-flight-offer

Book by 17 November and your Avios can go double the distance
Washington.

Our 11-day reward flight offer gives you the chance to get more from your Avios when you fly to a wide range of exciting destinations.

Simply book a return World Traveller reward flight by 17 November for up to 50% fewer Avios. This offers applies to travel completed between 6 November 2014 and 31 January 2015* to the destinations listed here and seats are subject to availability. Please see below for full terms and conditions. Taxes, fees and charges apply to all flights**.

Don’t forget, if you want to arrange car hire or make a hotel booking, you can use your Avios on those too.

*Travel dates vary for some destinations.
50% off Avios to the following destinations:
Destination                 Was                     Now
Abu Dhabi+++++    40,000 Avios    20,000 Avios
Austin    50,000 Avios    25,000 Avios
Bahrain    40,000 Avios    20,000 Avios
Baku    25,000 Avios    12,500 Avios
Bangalore    50,000 Avios    25,000 Avios
Beijing    50,000 Avios    25,000 Avios
Beirut    25,000 Avios    12,500 Avios
Buenos Aires++    70,000 Avios    35,000 Avios
Cairo    25,000 Avios    12,500 Avios
Calgary++    50,000 Avios    25,000 Avios
Chengdu    50,000 Avios    25,000 Avios
Chicago    40,000 Avios    20,000 Avios
Dallas++    50,000 Avios    25,000 Avios
Denver    50,000 Avios    25,000 Avios
Dubai++++    40,000 Avios    20,000 Avios
Houston    50,000 Avios    25,000 Avios
Jeddah    25,000 Avios    12,500 Avios
Johannesburg+++    50,000 Avios    25,000 Avios
Destination                   Was                   Now
Kuwait++    25,000 Avios    12,500 Avios
Mexico City    50,000 Avios    25,000 Avios
Montreal    40,000 Avios    20,000 Avios

New York

(JFK or Newark)
   40,000 Avios    20,000 Avios
Philadelphia    40,000 Avios    20,000 Avios
Phoenix    50,000 Avios    25,000 Avios
Rio de Janeiro    60,000 Avios    30,000 Avios
Riyadh    40,000 Avios    20,000 Avios
San Diego    50,000 Avios    25,000 Avios
Sao Paulo++    60,000 Avios    30,000 Avios
Shanghai    60,000 Avios    30,000 Avios
Singapore    70,000 Avios    35,000 Avios
Tel Aviv    25,000 Avios    12,500 Avios

Tokyo

(Haneda or Narita)
   60,000 Avios    30,000 Avios

Washington

(Baltimore or Dulles)
   40,000 Avios    20,000 Avios
25% off Avios to the following destinations:
Destination                                                           Was                                                 Now
Atlanta    50,000 Avios    37,500 Avios
Boston    40,000 Avios    30,000 Avios
Los Angeles    50,000 Avios    37,500 Avios
San Francisco+++    50,000 Avios    37,500 Avios
Toronto++    40,000 Avios    30,000 Avios

 

Offers are available for travel completed between 6 November 2014 to 31 January 2015 for all destinations except:
++ travel 6 November to 31 December 2014 only
+++ travel 1 December 2014 to 31 January 2015 only
++++travel 1 to 31 January 2015 only
+++++ travel 1 to 31 December 2014 only

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Up In The Air / NICKLE AND DIME AIRLINE CUSTOMERS
« on: May 23, 2014, 09:15:14 AM »
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (TheStreet) -- American Airlines (AAL_) President Scott Kirby bristled when an airline analyst mentioned that some passengers view airlines as businesses that "nickel and dime" its customers.

"I hate the characterization of ancillary (revenue) as nickel and diming," Kirby said, speaking at the Wolfe Research airline investor conference earlier this week. "I don't think that's what it is."

As an example, Kirby said, "We spend more money carrying bags than we charge in bag fees ... we're not fully passing that on to the customers."

Kirby spoke after Wolfe Research analyst Hunter Keay questioned whether recent improvements in airline industry operational performance give carriers "more freedom to experiment with what (customers) would refer to as 'nickel and diming.'"

The widespread belief of the airline industry is that what customers most desire is on-time performance, not only because they arrive when they expect to but also because on-time performance leads to better baggage handling, fewer missed connections and an overall better experience. In 2012, nearly 82% of all U.S. flights arrived on time, the best total since 2003. The number slipped back to 78% in 2013 as a result of sequestration and bad weather.

Meanwhile, airlines are under assault in some quarters for a reliance on ancillary fees, primarily for checked baggage but also for seat selection and making flight changes after tickets are purchased.

Keay asked whether "running a good operation allows you to take more chances on the ancillary side" and "whether overall complaints about the concept of nickel and diming" have been declining.

First to answer the question was United (UAL_) Chief Financial Officer John Rainey, who declared, "It's nonsensical to charge someone for a bag and then not deliver it on time."

Rainey, accepting the premise of Keay's question, noted that industry on-time performance has improved substantially and noted that "it allows you to do a lot of things including ancillary revenue products."

But Kirby didn't accept the premise that operational performance and ancillary charges are related. Rather, regarding on-time performance, he said, "We just have to do it --it's not optional."

Kirby said that charging extra for extra services is "the way many other business price, (yet) an airline charging ancillaries or extra for extra services gets characterized for nickel and diming ... It's inconsistent with how other industries get characterized."

He added that the airline industry's "regulatory history has not been very good. We're not thought of as an industrial business (by) regulatory." At the moment, he said, the best airlines can hope for from the government is that it "do no harm." 

On Wednesday, the day after the investor day event, the U.S. Transportation Department proposed new regulations that would require carriers to provide more detailed fee information including extensive details of bag fees wherever customers buy tickets, which is to say online, where most tickets are purchased either from airlines or from online ticketing services.

The airline industry, reflecting Kirby's comments, views the new regulations as singling out one sector of the economy for unique pricing regulations.

Airlines for America, the industry trade organization, said, "The government does not prescriptively tell other industries (hotels, computer makers, rental car companies) how they should sell their products, and we believe consumers are best served when the companies they do business with are able to tailor products and services to their customers."

On Thursday, the Air Line Pilots Association publicly sided with the airlines. It said, in a proposed statement, that the DOT's 118-page proposal "claims to benefit the traveling public (but in fact) the regulatory burden may potentially increase airfare costs for consumers and/or reduce air service."

Written by Ted Reed in Charlotte, N.C.

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General Discussion / UnoDNS
« on: May 21, 2014, 08:30:30 AM »
Anyone use this outside the states ?
does it work?
anything I should worry about?

Appears to good to be true that U can watch American TV from Europe

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2026133/review-unodns-frees-you-to-stream-from-other-countries.html

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On The Road / CHURN THE HYATT CARD
« on: May 08, 2013, 10:42:37 AM »
I was wondering , has anyone been able to churn a hyatt card -( I am sure Dan has)

I have appo to do and would love some input on hyatt

if can churn -- can we do a "new" diamond match on new account

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Up In The Air / LH TRAVEL AWARD INFO
« on: April 03, 2013, 07:22:52 AM »
Trying to book Feb 2013 on  LH --Frankfurt to MIAMI none stop , on the United site I can only find economy, I need business -

1. does LH release biz seats  to united at a later date then eco.?

2. called LH in Germany, they have 6 seats in biz class for the Feb. date I want --- --taxes are approx $300 per person one way if I book with LH directly  -- even the rep said "that is a lot"--does LH charge a fuel tax etc when booking direct with them?

3. besides Starwood ,who else has a transfer option "into" LH -- if I used starwpoints it  will take  a while for miles to show up and when they do ---space may be gone!plus trying not to pay the tax, as much less tax when use UA site about $125

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Credit Cards / Live outside the U.S.A.
« on: December 25, 2012, 10:19:01 AM »
Have a friend who now  lives in Canada ,
 not a U.S. citizen has a U.S. social security # ,lived in states but gave up green card
now lives & works in Canada
no us bank relationships
has Canadian credit cards now , wants U.S. credit cards

can he get ?-
 


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Up In The Air / Aegean buying Olympic air lines --maybe!
« on: October 22, 2012, 09:19:23 AM »
Greek carrier Aegean Airlines is in advanced talks to buy rival Olympic Air, two sources close to the airlines said on Monday.

Former state carrier Olympic Air has been owned by Marfin Investment Fund (MIG) since being privatized. The two carriers had attempted to merge in 2010 but the European Commission blocked the deal on competition grounds.

"There are advanced talks on a deal in which Aegean will be acquiring Olympic,» one of the sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. [Reuters

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Just Shmooze / How they think !
« on: February 20, 2012, 03:31:53 AM »
Saw this --you can fill in the airline

http://dilbert.com/strips/2012-02-19/

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Up In The Air / AIRPORT SECURITY ?
« on: February 15, 2012, 05:27:33 AM »
http://overheadbin.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/14/10407725-thief-swipes-rolex-at-airport-security-checkpoint

I always take everything out of my pockets plus  remove my watch and put it into a plastic bag in my zippered carry on -to prevent this

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Credit Cards / A.A. MILES TO HILTON POINTS?
« on: December 06, 2011, 04:41:24 PM »
if this is not right place to post move please

I saw this on another site


   " there is a current American Airlines card offering a 50k sign up bonus
    This 50k American Airlines sign up bonus also converts to Hilton at a 1:2 ratio
my buddy could have doubled the Hilton points and length of award stay with the same amount of credit card sign ups,"

anyone know how to convert AA to hilton points -- I looked on  A.A.advantage site could not find

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