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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8580 on: May 27, 2018, 07:03:19 PM »
Anyone else recently not getting text notification from twitter with DDMS updates? My last one came 5/23

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8581 on: May 27, 2018, 07:05:23 PM »
Anyone else recently not getting text notification from twitter with DDMS updates? My last one came 5/23
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=24066.0
Check the last page or 2

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8582 on: May 28, 2018, 11:19:01 PM »
Why does it seem impossible to click on a link in a thread using the tapatalk app?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8583 on: May 28, 2018, 11:23:31 PM »
Why does it seem impossible to click on a link in a thread using the tapatalk app?
Tapatalk app is certainly horrendous as you can see here
But I'm not sure what problem you are referring to, that you have to hit the link like 10 times before it opens?
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8584 on: May 28, 2018, 11:24:27 PM »
Tapatalk app is certainly horrendous as you can see here
But I'm not sure what problem you are referring to, that you have to hit the link like 10 times before it opens?
Precisely

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8585 on: May 28, 2018, 11:25:02 PM »
Tapatalk app is certainly horrendous as you can see here
But I'm not sure what problem you are referring to, that you have to hit the link like 10 times before it opens?
Didn't notice any other problems

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8586 on: May 28, 2018, 11:31:51 PM »
Didn't notice any other problems
Oh you haven't used it enough if you say so.
See that thread I linked above. (if you can open it that is)
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8587 on: June 05, 2018, 07:17:40 AM »
Any way to see which purchases were made by an AU on CSP?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8588 on: June 05, 2018, 10:09:02 AM »
Any way to see which purchases were made by an AU on CSP?
No, since the card number is identical.
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« Reply #8589 on: June 05, 2018, 03:21:11 PM »
Shalom Dan and JJ,

I am an avid traveller who loves scoring amazing travel deals! I have been a Flyer Talk member since 2003 and I reside in the Silicon Valley.

I look forward to interacting with the members on this forum.

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« Reply #8590 on: June 05, 2018, 03:30:32 PM »
Welcome aboard. Fasten your seatbelt & enjoy the ride :)

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8591 on: June 05, 2018, 07:35:42 PM »
I have a friend who is a frequent business traveller. I would like to recommend a card for him to maximize rewards earned for travel expenses and to maximize redemptions of those rewards. He has status and prefers AA/Oneworld.

What card should I recommend?
(Or should I convince him to get a combo?)

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« Reply #8592 on: June 07, 2018, 08:36:50 AM »
Hello and Welcome!, By the way, I'm just as new as you are, so you can also welcome me

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Re: New Member
« Reply #8593 on: June 11, 2018, 09:24:07 PM »
Hello and Welcome!, By the way, I'm just as new as you are, so you can also welcome me
Welcome aboard. Fasten your seatbelt & enjoy the ride :)
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8594 on: June 13, 2018, 10:52:41 AM »
I have a $5,000 purchase I'll be making this week which leads me to a few questions.

I'm hoping to travel to Banff July 4th weekend (2019). It's VERY tentative at this point so I'm looking for the best card for flights, hotels, and car (I understand it won't be enough with just a $5,000 purchase but this will get me started) where if I don't go, points (if that's the bonus) can be saved for later. I prefer no annual fee (or one waived first year which I'd cancel during that time). Also, is it too late for a new card? Or if I get approved immediately, can they provide me a credit card number?

I've asked before about flexibility and it seemed like Southwest is a good option but they don't fly to Banff.

Thanks everyone!