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Credit Cards / Apple Pay
« on: October 22, 2014, 04:49:29 PM »
As an iPhone user I was happy that I would be able to carry fewer cards in my wallet while still being able to pay at most places. As I've started loading my cards into Apple Pay I noticed that there is a non-publicized 8 card limit. It simply won't allow you to add another card after you get to 8. For now I still have seen nothing about this in any of Apple's own documentation.
For those of us in the points and miles world who actually use multiple cards in order to earn points in various categories, it is quite common to have more than 8 cards that you actually use in a given month.

Has anyone else had this experience?
While I do think that the convenience of contactless payment is great, and Apple getting into this game will only serve to help all the other players (softcard and google wallet), I am disappointed in this particular "feature". Hopefully they will remove the limit or at least explain why it is in place at all.

What do you all think?

It looks like you no longer have to "trick" into finding you partner availability when booking for Avios.
This morning I looked for flights from New York to Chicago and instead of making me jump through the normal hoops it just showed a newly redesigned page that showed no availability on BA and automatically showed me availability on American.

I tested this out NYC to Hong Kong, and even on a day with BA availability, it showed me a JAL flight right below that.

I've attached partial screencaps of each for your viewing pleasure.

This improvement has just made my number one airline site for finding OneWorld award availability.

Up In The Air / NYC-OGG 486 all in (Dates in November)
« on: September 19, 2012, 07:22:05 PM »
I'm finding $486 Round trip NYC-OGG on AA for 10-15 day trips (sample dates 11/12 - 11/22, 11/15 - 11/28, 11/12 - 11/27 and more).
1 stop on each leg (I've seen either DFW or LAX).

This is one of the best prices I have ever seen for getting to Maui, and someone with more mileage run experience than myslef can figure out if it is worth it just for a mileage run.

Tech Talk / Cell phone rental for Paris
« on: January 26, 2011, 02:51:35 AM »
So my wife and I will be going to Paris for a long weekend (4 days) in Mid-February, and we're looking for a cheap international cell phone rental to take with us. We'll need it for a couple of outgoing calls and perhaps a few incoming calls as well. SMS is optional but if it's cheap or free, it's more than welcome.

Any and all recommendations are welcome.

So because I started making my plans for Pesach this year very late, I am stuck with an interesting routing dilemma and I was wondering if anyone with experience can help.

I wound up putting a mileage flight on AA on hold with my wife to LHR, and I found a round trip from LHR to TLV on ElAl, which I also have on hold.
The AA flight arrives in LHR at 8:40pm on Sunday April 17th, and the ElAl flight leaves from LHR at 10:30pm.
I have been assured by AA that the baggage can be checked through, but I wanted to know if anyone with practical experience might have a better idea of 1) the possibility of getting my bags checked through from AA to ElAl, and 2) How long it should take to transfer from Terminal 3 (where AA lands) to Terminal 1 (where ElAl leaves from) at that time of the evening (both assuming I can check my baggage through, and if G-d forbid, I can't)

I do not have elite status, and I am flying coach, so as far as I understand, I won't be able to go through the fast track security. Please let me know if this well be doable with my time constraints.


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