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Up In The Air / Re: Aegean Air: 5k Free Miles for New Users
« on: December 31, 2020, 05:14:24 PM »
aegean is once again allowing transfers, however with a new caveat, you need to have earned miles from flying also...after crediting your account, it can take a few hours for account to allow transfers
Where are you seeing this? 
I  have an account with earned miles and still not letting me transfer

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« on: December 24, 2020, 05:23:12 PM »
I saw on flyertalk that you need to vaccinate for typhoid and some other good stuff before going to CR . Is that accurate ?

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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: Chase Hyatt Visa Master Thread
« on: December 20, 2020, 10:29:50 PM »
How soon after you get approved are you supposed to get the 10 nights credit? I was approved a few weeks ago and only got 5 nights for 2020.
Also is there any good way to speed up getting the signup bonus after completing spend?

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On The Road / Expertstayer ??!
« on: December 20, 2020, 09:24:50 PM »
We all know expertflyer is a website that alerts you if certain flight fare buckets become available and its a really useful tool to get premium seats at saver rates.

My question is why doesn't something similar exist for hotels?
The only thing I have found is a site called openhotelalerts.com which supposedly alerts you if a specific room type becomes available to book with cash which would then mean you can book it with points ( for example with hilton if the standard room rewards room category in that property becomes available to book with cash then you know its also available on points for standard room rewards). However i found that its not at all consistent or accurate.
I found some guy on flyertalk  (heres the link https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/intercontinental-hotels-ihg-rewards-club-intercontinental-ambassador/1161417-ic-thalasso-bora-bora-master-thread-merged-247.html ) on the IC thallasso thread who made his own script to search every 10 minutes and he managed to piece together a stay that way
Is there any legitimate website out there that can do this?
I have been trying to find someone who knows programming to write something similar to the flyertalk script but haven't found anyone yet
It can be as simple as that one which is basically a bot that does what you would do when using the hotels search engine or it can be something which uses the internal system (API) to do the saerch which would obviously be much more complicated but can technically be a real tool used by anyone like expertflyer but even the first option can be useful to many people if it can be customized.
Thoughts?

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On The Road / Re: IHG
« on: December 20, 2020, 07:25:49 PM »
Anyone know if six senses has fully integrated into ihg yet?  I couldn't find a single date available for points redemption at the six senses in Seychelles

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On The Road / Re: Four seasons loyalty program
« on: December 20, 2020, 07:23:14 PM »
Any chance this loyalty program would have  points earning and redemption?

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On The Road / Re: 10k hilton for taking survey
« on: December 20, 2020, 01:21:48 PM »
I received mine 7 days later but still waiting on my wifes and its been 10 days

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Up In The Air / Re: Transfer chase ur to LATAM thru hyatt
« on: December 16, 2020, 06:12:28 PM »
Devalued currency means that its impossible to find any sweet spots?

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« on: December 16, 2020, 06:09:28 PM »
I'm not a customer but upon reading the form it clearly says that the reservation IS NOT GUARANTEED
If anyone goes ahead with the purchase agreeing that they are paying for something not guaranteed then it's on them even if what causes the issue isn't his fault.
That being said.. that's obviously only if the buyer was provided the form before confirming the sale

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Up In The Air / Transfer chase ur to LATAM thru hyatt
« on: December 16, 2020, 04:05:34 PM »
https://frequentmiler.com/chases-secret-transfer-partners/
Must be at least 50k  to get 1:1 ratio
Seems like it's possible to get good value on latam metal
One example JFK to LIM in business class for 31k
Any sweets spots for partners/alliance partners?

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On The Road / Re: 10k hilton for taking survey
« on: December 16, 2020, 12:41:46 PM »
I guess ymmv....although they are constantly sending me emails that new surveys are available so maybe wait a bit and try again

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On The Road / 10k hilton for taking survey
« on: December 14, 2020, 11:05:57 AM »
https://www.guestopinionrewards.com/signup
In my experience I answered a few questions, system said I am not eligible for for the survey , got an email saying i have earned the 10k , received the points a week later

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On The Road / Re: Hyatt providing fast track to elite status in 2021!
« on: December 01, 2020, 10:41:26 PM »
So in a nutshell... apply for the hyatt card now and use 33.75k pts to stay 9 nights checking out jan 1 (45k for 9 nights at cat 1 minus 25% rebate) = 18 nights and then complete the 6k spend for signup bonus anytime after jan 1 for 3 more nights plus the 10 from the new card promo and voila you've got globalist .

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