Credit Card Thread - Now with a Beginner's Guide to free travel/FAQ

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by blind dog, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. tjosu

    tjosu This is kind of like the breakfast club, huh?
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    I was thinking that's the case for both American and United. But it also depends on the type of ticket booked. When I've booked award tickets through United on international flights a bag is always included. I was speaking specifically for paid domestic
     
  2. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
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    doing my CIP signup. for business name, I put my own name or make up a business name? Also, I plan to actually start my own Law firm in the near future, can I just use that info even though I haven't filed for incorporation yet?
     
  3. ohhaithur

    ohhaithur e-Batman
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    I never use my aa card and I always get free bags
     
  4. tjosu

    tjosu This is kind of like the breakfast club, huh?
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    Nice benefit for the Citi AA card then. This is in the Chase terms for United Explorer "To receive first standard checked bag free, the primary Cardmember must include their MileagePlus®number in their reservation and use their UnitedSM Explorer Card to purchase their ticket(s)" while the Citi terms don't include that last line about using the card to purchase the ticket
     
  5. CF3234

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    ohhaithur
     
  6. ohhaithur

    ohhaithur e-Batman
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    If you make up a business name I'll fly to your house and slap you in the face with a fish
     
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  7. Zebbie

    Zebbie Hey Mike, guess what I have in my underwear?
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    Use your first & last name for business name, list it as a sole proprietorship

    Don’t use your own law firm name until you’re open for business because they may ask for supporting docs for it that you won’t have.
     
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  8. LSU90

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    Is this your first one? If so for the first one they sometimes make you verify your address of the business. It is not a big deal and you can just fax them like a bill or something with your name and the address.

    Absolutely not. First name last name for everything including the business name. Sole proprietorship. Don't get cute with it.
     
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  9. Where Eagles Dare

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    For Delta you don't have to use your card. The free bags/priority check in is tied to your Delta number not the card
     
  10. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
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    Tax ID I just put my social, correct? Did I do everything else correctly?
     
  11. RockHardEnis39

    RockHardEnis39 StEvIS_iN_cBuS/LandlordBob stalks me
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    Are you guys really committing fraud to get business cards?
     
  12. Where Eagles Dare

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    Child please

    We are opening a business
     
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  13. Spontaneous Cumbustion

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  14. RockHardEnis39

    RockHardEnis39 StEvIS_iN_cBuS/LandlordBob stalks me
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    BRB calling internet police
     
  15. WC

    WC Bad Company, till the day I die.
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    Done pls advise when enroute with fish also do I get to pick the fish or will you provide?
     
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  16. Lipp

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    $1500 in travel is worth the tiny risk of being fucked in the ass in prison, bro.
     
  17. ohhaithur

    ohhaithur e-Batman
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    I know you didn't really do that but I still might slap you in the face with a fish anyway just for the halibut :wink:
     
  18. CF3234

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  19. Uncle Tupelo

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    Looks good to me
     
  20. BellottiBold

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    So that $95 af Citi Premier card has a 60k welcome bonus? That's a lil tempting...
     
  21. LSU90

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    Yes. Not sure about having 0 years as the business and also the type of business but my guess is it should be fine.
     
  22. Arkadin

    Arkadin inefficiently efficent and unclearly clear
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    Always does pretty much
     
  23. Nelson

    Nelson Can somebody please get Ja Rule on the phone
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  24. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    How in the hell do I destroy my old Sapphire Preferred card?! This thing says “fuck you, scissors.”
     
  25. Where Eagles Dare

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    Lotta of times they send you an envelope to send it back to them
     
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  26. Nelson

    Nelson Can somebody please get Ja Rule on the phone
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    Hydrogen bomb
     
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  27. TAS

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    I drop mine off at a local branch
     
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  28. i am a bammer

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    Microwave
     
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  29. Baseballman86

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    I know this has been posted a ton, but can’t find the specific instructions. Looking to do second CIP, did SSN and sole proprietor for the 1st. Do I do EIN for the second and use the same information for the rest of the application?
     
  30. Uncle Tupelo

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    Correct.
     
  31. LSU90

    LSU90 Well-Known Member

    If you don't want to go through the trouble of getting an EIN you can literally apply for CIP2 with the exact same information as you did the CIP1
     
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  32. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    got a 20k retention offer on my Amex Plat with 3k spend in 3 months or $200 with same spend requirement

    points going to get me home from two weeks in japan in delta one so that'll be fun
     
  33. Baseballman86

    Baseballman86 Well-Known Member

    I don’t need to change/add anything at all? Can I still refer myself from CIP1?
     
  34. ohhaithur

    ohhaithur e-Batman
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    New SW biz card is great

    80k/$5000
     
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  35. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
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    got my CIP approved. gave me a really low limit
     
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  36. The B1G Kucktis

    The B1G Kucktis #TeamGritty
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    Anyone have issues booking with Chase UR, specifically things to do, and either the system timing out or showing availability when it appears there isn't availability?
     
  37. CoastalOrange

    CoastalOrange Well-Known Member
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    I still have an older SW card that I keep trying to get rid of each year but they keep waiving the fee and giving me $1 to keep it. I wouldn't mind it so much but finding SW flights out of my area sucks unless I want to drive 2.5-3 hrs to ATL.
     
  38. Arkadin

    Arkadin inefficiently efficent and unclearly clear
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    It's great for a staging flight from Charlotte. Lots of international stuff from Houston, Chicago, Baltimore
     
  39. CoastalOrange

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    Always way more expensive, price and points, then other airlines (plus I currently have status with AA) out of CLT. Hell, most of the time its cheaper from GSP over CLT.
     
  40. Baseballman86

    Baseballman86 Well-Known Member

    Applied for 2nd CIP, got the “need a little more time” response. Should I immediately call reconsideration or let it ride? I’m in no rush, but not sure if one is more likely to lead to a better result
     
  41. TAS

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    Damn never seen it that high
     
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  42. TAS

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    I was trying to book a room in Mexico last December and every time I tried to confirm the booking, it would tell me all rooms were sold out. So I don't think your experience is unique.

    I gave Chase a call to see if they could make it work, they had the same issue and all they could say is that what initially shows up for availability doesn't guarantee anything.
     
  43. The B1G Kucktis

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    Have to love that level of customer service!
     
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  44. Arkadin

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    What do you want them to do? They're a 3rd party booker. If it's not available to book they can't just override the hotel or something lol
     
  45. The B1G Kucktis

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    I should have added it is clearly available if I book directly with the company, so it could be the UR system doesn't refresh timely.

    I had a separate issue when I booked something, it was cancelled and had no idea until we showed up. I got my points back, but it took four months and having to DM Chase's Twitter account. Just a frustrating experience thus far and I have a shitload of points.
     
  46. TAS

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    I understood that, but there seemed to be no concern that their website was displaying false information.
     
  47. Zebbie

    Zebbie Hey Mike, guess what I have in my underwear?
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    Higher AF - $199
     
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  48. Arkadin

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    It happens all the time across lots of third party websites. Sometimes the syncs just don't update properly. It's happened to me on kayak a shit load
     
  49. Arkadin

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    It's also possible that the destination pulled the last couple of rooms back and made them only bookable in house when x amount remain. They want you going through them