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

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  1. BellottiBold

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    Their encyclopedic knowledge is super useful tho
     
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  2. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    Clemson Tigers

    they helped me figure out a way to plan this Australia/NZ trip to get my bags through despite a positioning flight that also lets me hit a Polaris lounge

    clutch
     
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  3. Zebbie

    Zebbie Hey Mike, guess what I have in my underwear?
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    Nice - did you get access with your business class ticket, or do you have AA status?
     
  4. GoodForAnother

    GoodForAnother I got a little problem with you not fuckin me
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    The ticket, I don’t fly AA enough for status. Miles came from raping citi a few years ago. I do have Marriott status and earn a lot thru work.
     
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  5. BayouMafia

    BayouMafia this that slumdog millionaire Bollywood flow
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    I'll be there around 5:30pm if you want to talk purple things
     
  6. GoodForAnother

    GoodForAnother I got a little problem with you not fuckin me
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    Probably just be getting ready to leave around then or a bit after depending on our flight, we leave at 7:15, but shoot me a pm can prob make it work
     
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  7. Zebbie

    Zebbie Hey Mike, guess what I have in my underwear?
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    Nice, good to know since I’ll be probably be headed overseas somewhere next year & will probably book AA biz after I pillage Citi a few more times
     
  8. GoodForAnother

    GoodForAnother I got a little problem with you not fuckin me
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    Citi is asking for it with the way they’re dressed
     
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  9. Russellin4885

    Russellin4885 Well-Known Member
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    That would make sense but I've never been to Denver or stayed at a La Quinta
     
  10. ohhaithur

    ohhaithur e-Batman
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    Any Wyndham?

    I mean it could also just be that someone named John Smith said his email was [email protected] but really it's [email protected]
     
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  11. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    Clemson Tigers

    i have an insanely basic email that causes me all kinds of problems and will look forward to free stays being awarded to my account
     
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  12. Uncle Tupelo

    Uncle Tupelo Well-Known Member
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    Day 8 of our 15 day Trip to Europe. Thanks Chase, for paying for my vacation! :smug:
     
  13. Russellin4885

    Russellin4885 Well-Known Member
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    I've stayed at a Wyndham but I don't have an account with them and yea, my email is pretty generic so It could for sure just be that. Like I said, it's super random and I would have probably not thought too much of it but the damn Brooklyn thing was really throwing me off. That's a pretty huge coincidence.
     
  14. GoodForAnother

    GoodForAnother I got a little problem with you not fuckin me
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    Wyndham sucks and I say this as a Marriott elite
     
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  15. ohhaithur

    ohhaithur e-Batman
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    I was OK with Wyndham until they changed their redemption policy

    15,000 points for any night at any hotel was kinda nice
     
  16. GoodForAnother

    GoodForAnother I got a little problem with you not fuckin me
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    I’m having a lot of fun boozing and watching planes take off. This lounge is my wet dream
     
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  17. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    So Skyclub access is included with the Delta AmEx Platinum?
     
  18. tjsblue

    tjsblue I was right at the time
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    No. Reserve has it. You can pay with Platinum per visit.
     
  19. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Florida State Seminoles

    How’s the $450 annual fee on that card play out, any travel credit?
     
  20. tjsblue

    tjsblue I was right at the time
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  21. BayouMafia

    BayouMafia this that slumdog millionaire Bollywood flow
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    Gate change from Term D to A and now C so I’ll not be there after all :whyioughta:
     
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  22. GoodForAnother

    GoodForAnother I got a little problem with you not fuckin me
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    Dammit I had a shower reserved for us
     
  23. GoodForAnother

    GoodForAnother I got a little problem with you not fuckin me
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    Death, taxes, gate changes at DFW
     
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  24. Lifeiskilingme79

    Lifeiskilingme79 Well-Known Member
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    My kind of people
     
  25. SP1

    SP1 Ball State #1
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    Free companion pass each year for lower 48 that can be used on first class
    Other random benefits
     
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  26. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    Delta Amex Reserve is a super niche card imo

    that being said I may be dropping my amex plat for it next year
     
  27. Baseballman86

    Baseballman86 Well-Known Member

    Standard Amex Plat does (among other lounges), not the Delta version
     
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  28. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
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    likes planes, hates trains, can't explain that.
     
  29. NoNatty

    NoNatty Keyboard Cowboy
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    LSU90 and anyone else: I am about to apply for my second CIP. I used my SSN/EIN for the first one on a legitimate business. For the second one just use my name for the business name and SSN for the EIN right?
     
  30. Nelson

    Nelson Can somebody please get Ja Rule on the phone
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    How do you find your link to refer someone else for CSR?
     
  31. colonel_forbin

    colonel_forbin Well-Known Member
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    I don't believe CSR does referrals anymore.
     
  32. Nelson

    Nelson Can somebody please get Ja Rule on the phone
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    :gross:
     
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  33. LSU90

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    Yep
     
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  34. NoNatty

    NoNatty Keyboard Cowboy
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    Thanks. Approved :8mm:
     
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  35. laxjoe

    laxjoe Well-Known Member
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    Hilton Honors Aspire guys - is it possible to combine my free weekend night certificate with a 5th night free for a 5 night stay?

    So we'd stay Wednesday through Sunday at a hotel. 5 nights, so the 5th night (Sunday) would be free. Can I use my weekend night cert for saturday, so we'd use points only for Wed-Friday night?
     
  36. marcus

    marcus Sex with old ladies for money aaaand bear traps.
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    I’ve been actually wondering the same thing. Can’t hurt to call and ask. Diamond Desk members are quite helpful and open to working things to your favor.
     
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  37. Det. Frank Bullitt

    Det. Frank Bullitt God Bless Texas
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    Should be easy to do it yourself. Diamond Desk can help you merge the bookings so you only have one and get the same room the whole stay.
     
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  38. pianoman

    pianoman my drinks are free
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    I'd like to know the answer to this too. Looking to book five nights in Vienna in September and would like to use points for the first three, then my free night certificate, and then get the fifth night free.
     
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  39. pratyk

    pratyk Arsenal FC, Rutgers Scarlet Knights
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    Fucking Barclays is also enforcing 5/24 now - it used to be 6/24 and enforced loosely. Just got rejected for the Barclays Jetblue Business card. Time to hit the recon line.
     
  40. Det. Frank Bullitt

    Det. Frank Bullitt God Bless Texas
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    I'm rereading the exact details of the above post. I misread laxjoe pianoman marcus and replied too quickly.

    "5th night free" on award bookings requires 4 consecutive nights (in base room, no suites) paid fully with points. 5th night is then truly free. I thought you were talking about adding on a Free Weekend Cert night before/after one those 5 nights, but no - you cannot pay for one of your nights inside of the 5 nights w/ a free weekend cert and still get 5th night free.
     
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  41. ohhaithur

    ohhaithur e-Batman
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    I don't think so
     
  42. ohhaithur

    ohhaithur e-Batman
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    Priority Pass now dead for all restaurants

    My disappointment is immeasurable
     
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  43. i am a bammer

    i am a bammer Ben Eblen>Jamychal Green
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    Not sure why you wouldn't want 6 nights for that price then, or just hold onto the cert
     
  44. ohhaithur

    ohhaithur e-Batman
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    Time is a finite resource too
     
  45. tjosu

    tjosu This is kind of like the breakfast club, huh?
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    I got targeted for the United MileagePlus Club Card, $0 intro fee ($450 normal). Unlimited club access is great and all but there's really no other perks to the card that I don't already have with my MileagePlus Explorer card
     
  46. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    Clemson Tigers

    literally had on my calendar today to swap my priority pass account from my amex plat to my CSR

    sad

    but at least I didn't already fuck with that
     
  47. Arkadin

    Arkadin inefficiently efficent and unclearly clear
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    Priority pass is still live. The restaurant program is just dead
     
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  48. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    Clemson Tigers

    yeah which is why changing over which card my pp is tied to doesn't matter
     
  49. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
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    This is bull shit. I never got to use it
     
  50. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    Clemson Tigers

    I got this offer too

    I can't decide if its worth as I almost never fly United and have equal or better lounge access through other cards. Have a flight scheduled in September with them that I guess I'd benefit from the free checked bags.