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I'm looking at hotel rooms in Europe in the Chase UR booking tool.

First - each listing includes the line, "Taxes and Fees not included." Will the hotel collect this from me in cash? Is there a general guideline of how much I should expect this to run?

Second - even if I'm looking at refundable rooms, the terms always include the line, "Change or cancellation fees may apply." If the listing shows the room as refundable, do I need to be concerned about cancellation fees?

Thanks.

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Credit Cards / Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« on: January 10, 2018, 09:36:36 PM »
how soon after I close my preferred . can I apply for the Reserve and get the bones ?
Bones? Is it Shabbos chol hamoed Pesach already?

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Up In The Air / Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« on: December 11, 2017, 05:48:01 PM »
Airline: Air Canada
From: LGA
To: YYZ
Fare Class booked in: Not sure (where can I find it?) - Tango Economy, probably one of the booking codes that earns 25%

I don't currently have any points with AC or any of its partners. I'm thinking United might make sense. Thoughts?

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Credit Cards / Re: Chase British Airways Card
« on: November 07, 2017, 08:34:44 PM »
Seriously? This card, with its annual fee and all, doesn't offer return protection? I guess I just assumed that, if the Freedom offered return protection, then all of the Chase cards with annual fees would, too.

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Credit Cards / Re: Money Orders
« on: September 07, 2017, 08:50:27 PM »
This may seem silly, but I have two $200 4358's that I'm having trouble liquidating - can I use them to buy a $400 VGC at CVS, which I should be able to liquidate at the post office? Yes, I know, I'll be hit with another gift card fee on top of the two I already paid, but it may be my best option.

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Yes, try for a supervisor, I do not see what the fraud dept. has to do with this. Good luck.

I ended up sending four SM's (one per card) on the website. I had to supply screenshots of the receipts, but all four reps eventually agreed to credit me with the points.

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If your receipt shows the date as 8-31 I think you have a good chance, happened to me with an Amex offer and they honored it.

I have four receipts dated 8/31.

I tried calling Chase about just one of the charges, and the rep couldn't do anything, but I mentioned the receipt and he suggested that I call the fraud department. That seems a little over the top, no?

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I placed a bunch of orders on 8/31, but they show up on my CC statement as 9/1, so I didn't get the 10x points. Any chance I can persuade Chase to change the date or am I out of luck? (This was about $875, split over four cards, so it's a pretty big deal.)

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Up In The Air / Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« on: December 25, 2016, 10:36:29 PM »
I would credit to Alaska, no question

Not even the short LGW-OPO run to Iberia, for activation purposes?

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Up In The Air / Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« on: December 25, 2016, 07:40:24 PM »
I'll be taking several BA flights next month - outbound EWR-LHR O and inbound FAO-LGW S / LGW-JFK O on one reservation, and LGW-OPO O on a separate reservation. Although I have a decent BA Avios balance, this is my first time flying BA. Suggestions on where to credit my miles? I should probably credit something to Iberia to activate my Iberia Avios account, but what about the rest?

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Credit Cards / Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve BENEFITS master thread
« on: December 11, 2016, 11:03:46 PM »
I'm planning to book a flight on BA from LGW to OPO, preferably using Chase UR points.

The BA website shows the fare as 40 (= $50.35) for Economy Basic or 53 (= $66.71) for Economy Plus, which includes one checked bag and 48-hour seat selection. I will have a checked bag, so I need Economy Plus (the fee for checking a bag on Economy Basic is 30 if booked in advance or 40 at the airport)

Chase shows this same flight for $66.50 (or 4,433 UR points). It identifies the class as simply Economy. Based on the price, is it safe to assume that this is Economy Plus?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Portugal Master Thread
« on: December 07, 2016, 08:51:33 PM »
The Portuguese high speed trains (Alfa Pendular) serve meals. According to https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/how-to-travel/alfa-pendular , there is a kosher option: "You can also have a diet menu (low salt, diabetic or gluten-free) and special meals (children, vegatarian, hindu, halal and kosher) if you book at least 48 hours before the train starts its journey, contacting the CP Customer Care Line - 707 210 220."

Has anybody had any experience with this? Is this a sealed kosher meal (airline-style) or is it simply referring to kosher-style ingredients prepared in a non-kosher kitchen?

To answer my own question: I asked CP (the rail company), and the answer is Stogel.

I've never had Stogel, although I'm aware of its reputation. Is it worth giving it a shot or should I not even bother? There's a (fairly modest) charge for meals, but given how hard it is to get kosher food in Portugal, I might give it a try out of desperation.

They were kind enough to provide two photos.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Portugal Master Thread
« on: December 04, 2016, 07:39:36 PM »
The Portuguese high speed trains (Alfa Pendular) serve meals. According to https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/how-to-travel/alfa-pendular , there is a kosher option: "You can also have a diet menu (low salt, diabetic or gluten-free) and special meals (children, vegatarian, hindu, halal and kosher) if you book at least 48 hours before the train starts its journey, contacting the CP Customer Care Line - 707 210 220."

Has anybody had any experience with this? Is this a sealed kosher meal (airline-style) or is it simply referring to kosher-style ingredients prepared in a non-kosher kitchen?

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Credit Cards / Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« on: September 02, 2016, 12:06:06 AM »
He's not the only one I think it's a typo
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5396.msg1548920#msg1548920

My membershit fee posted yesterday, typo and all.

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Credit Cards / Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« on: August 29, 2016, 10:44:39 PM »
What type of credit limit?

Over $30k.

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