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Author Topic: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!  (Read 836264 times)

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3675 on: March 04, 2015, 01:41:26 AM »
Does UA charge a fee to go from coach to first or just the price difference?
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3676 on: March 04, 2015, 01:43:02 AM »

You can't have them at the same time. There are a lot of similarities but the main differences are that red card can be loaded at target with a credit card and serve can be loaded a certain amount of money per month without having to leave home.

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can you load the serve with cc?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3677 on: March 04, 2015, 01:47:15 AM »
Does UA charge a fee to go from coach to first or just the price difference?

Thinking about upgrading your trip?

On a paid ticket or using miles?
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3678 on: March 04, 2015, 01:54:30 AM »
can you load the serve with cc?
Yes. I believe you can load 1500 a month if you have serve w/ softcard. Otherwise only 1000. But with redcard you can load 5k.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3679 on: March 04, 2015, 02:09:31 AM »
Thinking about upgrading your trip?

On a paid ticket or using miles?
Paid. I feel bad that we all are not in first.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3680 on: March 04, 2015, 02:26:30 AM »

Paid. I feel bad that we all are not in first.

When they give you the choice to upgrade and says xx amount,  there usually isn't a change fee
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3681 on: March 04, 2015, 02:36:31 AM »
No choice given. Was just going to call in the morning.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3682 on: March 04, 2015, 03:09:56 AM »
Can I purchase the red card in store if I already have a serve?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3683 on: March 04, 2015, 03:15:54 AM »
Can I purchase the red card in store if I already have a serve?
Yes, but you will need to cancel your Serve before you can register the RedCard online.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3684 on: March 04, 2015, 03:25:20 AM »
Can I purchase the red card in store if I already have a serve?
Plus you need to find a store that sells them. Or just buy one on the forums.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3685 on: March 04, 2015, 06:14:45 AM »
Plus you need to find a store that sells them.
They are all over the place.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3686 on: March 04, 2015, 07:13:58 AM »
They are all over the place.
Not where I live

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3687 on: March 04, 2015, 08:55:48 AM »
He means you should pay off almost the entire balance before the statement date closes. Once the statement prints it'll show higher utilization if you have a balance than if you paid 99% of it before then. Higher utilization=lower score.

Same rule goes for Biz cc's or only personal?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3688 on: March 04, 2015, 09:02:27 AM »
Same rule goes for Biz cc's or only personal?
Personal

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3689 on: March 07, 2015, 11:00:54 PM »
I have a af coming up for my delta gold Amex so I want to close it and open up 2 new Amex cards with a 2bm.
 
Should I close my delta card before I do the 2bm, or do the 2bm and then close the delta card?

Thanks all help is appreciated.