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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2020, 08:43:23 AM »
Is there a link to apply online?
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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2020, 12:00:42 PM »
Got the offer in the mail. It comes with a link and code, not pre-approved, 800 points for $3000 spent.

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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2020, 12:13:32 PM »
Got the offer in the mail. It comes with a link and code, not pre-approved, 800 points for $3000 spent.

Same here.

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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2020, 01:20:43 PM »
I'm not really versed on U.S. Bank approval criteria.  Do they have a 5/24 or similar algorithm in place?

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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2020, 12:32:22 AM »
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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #45 on: November 18, 2020, 01:04:24 AM »
Pre-publication post. Please share your feedback, but not the link.
Reads well
I'd go with a different title.. sounds too neutral so what you rightfully call horrendous value proposition  :)

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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #46 on: November 18, 2020, 01:11:29 AM »
Reads well
I'd go with a different title.. sounds too neutral so what you rightfully call horrendous value proposition  :)
Done :)
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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #47 on: November 18, 2020, 01:36:34 AM »
I would break down the post into categories rather than read it in one long megillah.

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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #48 on: November 18, 2020, 01:37:59 AM »
also the title doesn't really attract.
Maybe s/t like "Elal announces new CC, should you get it?"

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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #49 on: November 18, 2020, 01:39:51 AM »
also the title doesn't really attract.
Maybe s/t like "Elal announces new CC, should you get it?"

Reads well
I'd go with a different title.. sounds too neutral so what you rightfully call horrendous value proposition  :)
LOL.
As you can tell from the URL, the original title was "Will you apply for El Al's New US Credit Card..."

But I'm still open to suggestions.
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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #50 on: November 18, 2020, 01:44:14 AM »
I would break down the post into categories rather than read it in one long megillah.
This would save you alot of "Read the post?" replies. IMHO.

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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #51 on: November 18, 2020, 05:10:00 AM »
I left a comment with thoughts and other considerations.

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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #52 on: November 18, 2020, 11:33:16 AM »
The offer I received didn't waive the annual fee the first year. $99 out of pocket right from the beginning for that garbage.

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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #53 on: January 12, 2021, 01:00:20 PM »
I ended up pulling the trigger on this since today was the last day to apply with the targeted offer (it still isn't open to the public), and I was just curious to see how this card plays out or changes over the year that I'll have it.  I have a hunch they'll modify the earnings, maybe add KDL passes, perhaps periodic spend bonuses.  And if not, we can always part ways after the year is up :-)

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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #54 on: February 01, 2021, 05:29:22 AM »
Any idea why they still haven't opened the card up to the general public?

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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #55 on: January 06, 2022, 07:03:55 AM »
So... guess this card never really panned out?
My first AF will post tomorrow, and obviously going to call for retention.  In light of world events, I'm optimistic (unless they prefer to kill the card and hope people don't renew...).

Unfortunately, absolutely none of my predictions or hopes came to fruition: no bonus spend opportunities or promos came up, no positive changes to the general card offering.

The only thing is the USD/ILS FX rate has changed significantly, so if you're in Israel and value Matmid points for some reason, it's like earning 1:125ILS vs. 1:190 on the Israeli version...

El Al should incorporate some of the aspects of AA's new program into Matmid.

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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #56 on: January 06, 2022, 08:24:43 AM »
El Al should incorporate some of the aspects of AA's new program into Matmid.
I lobbied for this and a whole lot more over several trips to the Bronx and Monsey in late 2020/early 2021...
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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #57 on: January 06, 2022, 08:48:15 AM »
I lobbied for this and a whole lot more over several trips to the Bronx and Monsey in late 2020/early 2021...

The Bronx? 🤨 Riverdale?

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El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #58 on: January 06, 2022, 09:28:41 AM »
The Bronx? Riverdale?
His office is in the Bronx

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Re: El Al to Launch New CC in U.S.: Fly Card Preferred
« Reply #59 on: January 06, 2022, 09:32:55 AM »
I lobbied for this and a whole lot more over several trips to the Bronx and Monsey in late 2020/early 2021...
You get no credit from me, since you refused to divulged the list of recommendations you made back then  ;D