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What is the likelihood of CX ORD-HKG F or J partner award opening up in August?
Trying to decide between booking KE F JFK-ICN-HKG (available) with 80k UR versus CX Y JFK-ORD-HKG+ with AA with the hope that F or J open up. Rather burn AA than UR and with AA award I can add another destination at same price (don't need stopover).
Also, if I book CX JFK-ORD-HKG (Y) and JFK-HKG opens up (any class) can I switch flights without a fee?

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Up In The Air / Re: Etihad Master Thread
« on: April 24, 2015, 12:10:18 PM »
Was looking at LHR-AUH.
Anyway, more interested now in AUH-IAD F during August (on 787). Seems like ALL F is blocked out during summer (July-Aug). I can find F quite consistently in June and September, but not one date in July-August. I have checked at Saver and and Freedom levels and on many flights there are 8 seats available (the entire cabin!) but no Guest F available, which means they are simply not releasing F seats at the moment for summer travel on that route. Do you see something different?

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« on: April 22, 2015, 05:45:45 PM »
Is the DDMS laptop HP Pavilion 13.3″ Touch-Screen Core i3 2-in-1 Laptop For $299.99 Shipped From Best Buy http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/64061 a good deal?
Is it a decent laptop for light/moderate office work (Internet, MSOFFICE, photo management/uploading (not necessarily editing))?

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General Discussion / Re: Hyatt Hacked?
« on: April 22, 2015, 05:42:56 PM »
Also received

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Credit Cards / Re: My next app-o-rama...
« on: April 21, 2015, 03:33:04 PM »
So, what is the consensus minimum time to wait between AORs? Chase, Amex, Citi?

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Up In The Air / Re: Etihad Master Thread
« on: April 21, 2015, 01:45:55 PM »
Inaccurate.

Fine. We'll let it slide this time.

Sounds like a heck of a routing. All EY there and all QF back?
Where do you see F Guest availability on A380? I checked many dates and cannot find a single seat (only on 77). I can't even find Guest J on A380. 

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I didn't see a charge and just received a cancellation emaill
+1

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Start Here! / Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« on: April 21, 2015, 02:19:35 AM »
How long after AOR is reasonable to apply again (and expect approval) with Chase, Amex and/or Citi (average FICO)?

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Up In The Air / Re: Etihad Master Thread
« on: April 20, 2015, 01:29:17 PM »
787 is brand new product. F is Suites (not apartment as in A380). J is same as A380, allegedly best business product on market (have not been). Reports are that F hard product is only marginally superior to J in new 787.

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Credit Cards / Re: Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card
« on: April 19, 2015, 12:50:45 PM »
Can I apply and get approved for Citi Hhonors Reserve and get the weekend certs now if I just got approved for regular Citi Hhonors Visa 3 weeks ago? If not, how long do I need to wait? Advantages to striking now vs waiting? (would like the certs soon)

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Credit Cards / Re: Amex Business Gold Card 75,000 point bonus
« on: April 17, 2015, 12:51:01 PM »
I have a 50k code, 5k spend - never used and expires tomorrow.
If you want it (for free) PM me.

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Credit Cards / Re: Hilton Amex 80,000 points signup bonus! Expires 5/5
« on: April 17, 2015, 12:18:43 PM »
I still don't get why people think Hilton points are so useless. I looked at the charts and category 1 starts at 5k.. Am I missing something?
Compared to other chains, the higher tier hotels are expensive (in points).  For lower end hotels, which are often 3 star or lower Hilton points can indeed be useful.  But then you aren't getting that much value for your points.  As Dan always says the biggest bang for your buck in the points world is for aspirational products, which would often be otherwise out of reach for most people in this game.
In this regard, Hilton points generally fall short. 
There are exceptions and sometimes you can find great deals based on how hotels are categorized.  An example might be Doubletree Kuala Lumpur. It's not the Ritz Carlton, but for 10,000 Hhonors points it's a good deal. 

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Credit Cards / Re: Amex Business Gold Card 75,000 point bonus
« on: April 09, 2015, 02:11:37 PM »
I have a couple 50k codes (5k spend) expiring in a week or so. PM if you want them.

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Credit Cards / Re: Barclays US Airways
« on: March 25, 2015, 01:18:40 PM »
According to Aadvantage rep yesterday: You can no longer match accounts between US and AA.  In the next few days (I believe through 3/28), all Dividend Miles accounts will be converted to Aadvantage accounts.  If you matched already, then it will automatically merge with existing AA account.  If not, your DM account will become a NEW AA account and you can then (at some point), merge the new AA account with a previously existing AA account. 

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