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Forum: The Travel Forum 08-15-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Gig103
Amex added Chip+Sig to my account

I have the no-annual-fee Costco TrueEarnings Amex card. Yesterday a new card showed up (despite having a few years left on my current expiration) and they added a Chip+Signature system.

It's a...
Forum: The Travel Forum 07-28-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Gig103
What gets me is that they're making money because...

What gets me is that they're making money because the competition is being absorbed. No more US, no more CO, no more NWA, no more AirTran... And those are just the ones that come to mind immediately....
Forum: European Delivery 07-28-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 993
Posted By Gig103
One of the best things about doing PCD is you can...

One of the best things about doing PCD is you can pick any board sponsor and deal by phone and mail. I did!
Forum: The Travel Forum 07-21-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Gig103
America’s airlines are the world’s most profitable and least comfortable

http://qz.com/236417/americas-airlines-are-the-worlds-most-profitable-and-least-comfortable/#/

Not a surprise, nor do I think Doug Parker or his cohorts are losing sleep over it.

What did...
Forum: The Travel Forum 06-24-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,013
Posted By Gig103
BOOOOOOOOOOO, United. BOOOOOOOOOOOO. ...

BOOOOOOOOOOO, United. BOOOOOOOOOOOO.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewbender/2014/06/10/united-airlines-changes-its-mileageplus-frequent-flier-program-and-basically-youre-hosed/

They act as if...
Forum: The Travel Forum 06-24-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By Gig103
I just wanted to share my experience for anyone...

I just wanted to share my experience for anyone else reading this thread. It was 2 weeks from my enrollment to my conditional approval. At first I was looking at 6 weeks to the first appointment,...
Forum: The Travel Forum 04-29-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By Gig103
Rental car Priceline advice

In the past, I've gotten deals of under $15/day for rental cars with Priceline. But my most recent experience I thought was noteworthy enough to share.

I had bid about a month ago, and my lowball...
Forum: The Travel Forum 04-14-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By Gig103
Not on the level of some of you guys, but when...

Not on the level of some of you guys, but when the dog kennel agrees to a special unpublished rate, that's sign 1. And then, when they tell you that you can pay over 5 months, you think they're doing...
Forum: European Delivery 04-14-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,285
Posted By Gig103
Lake Como is beautiful, I highly recommend it! If...

Lake Como is beautiful, I highly recommend it! If you stay in Como, as opposed to Mennagio or Bellagio, you can take the train to Milan for the day. But I wouldn't say it's worth it.
Forum: The Travel Forum 04-01-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By Gig103
Thanks to both of you for the response. I'll get...

Thanks to both of you for the response. I'll get started this week in case the interviews are hard to come by.




The thing is, it's $85 for just TSA Precheck, or $100 for Global Entry. I do...
Forum: The Travel Forum 03-31-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By Gig103
Global Entry processing time

I realize these things can vary, but I'm interested in GE more for the TSA Precheck component (now that having a KTN qualifies you for Precheck). How long did your application time take? I have an...
Forum: The Travel Forum 03-15-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,729
Posted By Gig103
I'm heading to Buffalo for the "second and third"...

I'm heading to Buffalo for the "second and third" (first and second of the traditional 64 bracket) rounds of the tournament, for a bachelor party. We find out Sunday who we will be watching, but...
Forum: European Delivery 02-21-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,806
Posted By Gig103
I only can think of one downside -- 6 to 8 weeks...

I only can think of one downside -- 6 to 8 weeks without the car while making payments.
- If you're hopping leases you might be paying for two cars for a month or two so you aren't without a car....
Forum: European Delivery 02-19-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,672
Posted By Gig103
The dealership I used (one of the board guys) had...

The dealership I used (one of the board guys) had changed their doc fee from the agreed-on $150 to $300 when the paperwork showed up. Salesman claims he can't do anything about it, until I said I...
Forum: The Travel Forum 02-03-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By Gig103
I'd only consider it if I was close to the...

I'd only consider it if I was close to the highest tier - free domestic upgrades and potentially lounge access (depending on program) would be worth an extra flight to me. Especially if I was already...
Forum: The Travel Forum 01-29-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By Gig103
London & Edinburgh - how would you split it?

We're looking at landing in LHR on a Saturday, and departing Edinburgh (EDI) the following Sunday, so 8 days, with a 1/2 day train ride between the cities.

Would you split it 4 days in London, the...
Forum: European Delivery 01-23-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By Gig103
Congrats on your fourth (per signature) Bimmer!...

Congrats on your fourth (per signature) Bimmer! Have all of them been European Delivery?

(dumb question, why wouldn't you do a Euro Delivery? :))
Forum: The Travel Forum 01-17-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By Gig103
Only AA flight activity between January 13, 2014...

Only AA flight activity between January 13, 2014 and March 2, 2014 is eligible (“Eligible Activity Date”). Eligible Activity Date is based on the date that AA records the flight activity (the day the...
Forum: The Travel Forum 01-15-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By Gig103
For those interested, codesharing has begun...

For those interested, codesharing has begun between American and USAir. I'm not sure how mileage earning works (if you can earn Dividend Miles) yet because the official departure from StarAlliance is...
Forum: European Delivery 01-13-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By Gig103
My suspicion is that those hotels pay for the...

My suspicion is that those hotels pay for the advertisement. Much like the old Lufthansa BOGO plane ticket, the ED hotel offers aren't always (ever?) worth taking advantage of. Buyer beware, always....
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 01-10-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,171
Posted By Gig103
HTC Rezound with the HTC Web browser on Android...

HTC Rezound with the HTC Web browser on Android 4.0.5. It appears today to be fixed, the Install button goes to your app and Open button tries to load a Tapatalk-byo link (your app?).

I belong to...
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 01-09-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,171
Posted By Gig103
Site developers should be aware that the alert on...

Site developers should be aware that the alert on the top of the page saying "an app is available " No longer goes to the Bimmerfest app, but Tapatalk. At least on my device.
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 01-09-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,171
Posted By Gig103
The forum reports Tapatalk compatibility but when...

The forum reports Tapatalk compatibility but when I click the link it fails. Now that Tapatalk is free, I don't see a reason you guys can't support it
Forum: The Travel Forum 01-06-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By Gig103
It's in the pending queue as: Normal hobby:...

It's in the pending queue as: Normal hobby: Collecting stamps. 1%-er hobby: Collecting frequent flier miles and status. No idea if they'll accept it on a weekday when there's more "real" news.
Forum: The Travel Forum 01-06-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By Gig103
Wow, that's quite the itinerary of your first...

Wow, that's quite the itinerary of your first mileage run, Jonathan. I could only imagine an extra 10 or more hours if I was in business class like you were.
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