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jhoannam

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marsh0013

i want to drive the zamboni
Joined
Apr 21, 2003
Have you looked into the Business Saver Wait list?

Thanks, yes, I did read about this while doing some research, and I thought there had to be a regular saver available to do it. I haven't seen them release any savers, in coach or business, in the past few days. I'm also not sure I'd want to take the chance of getting stuck in coach on United. If we did coach on United, we'd want the extra space seats and the cost of those brings the price way up. At that point, I'd consider other options such as Jetblue even if it meant we had to make a stop (or go out to JFK, *shudders*). But I will look further into the business saver waitlist to see if it could work.
 
  • PolyRob

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 8, 2016
    Yes, that is one of the perks. There are fares available to MP card holders that are not available to non card holders. But even I am not seeing saver fares for the entire month of July or August from NYC area if that is where you are flying out from to go to LAX or SNA. I saw 2 tix LGA-ORD-LAX for $523 which would be 34,867 UR points with a CSR so that's close to a saver.
    Thank you! It is probably too late for me to get a United card for October flights considering I got my last Chase biz card two weeks ago. The earliest I can safely go for something with Chase is December. If there is a good offer on a personal card by then I would feel comfortable applying and putting myself at 4/24 :crazy2:. If not and I want a biz card, I will wait until I close my oldest Chase biz card in Jan since my CL was slightly lower on the most recent app.
     

    LuckyMamaInDE

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 3, 2004
    Just got 10% back at Michael's up to $5 on my CSR. I will have to make a Lowe's and Michael's Disney GC run!

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    Me, too!
    Thank you I really appreciate this! At least I know I'm not being beaten to them. I will try to be patient but I really thought I was going to be able to book my flights out today! Oh well!
    Over the past few weeks, I've noticed that the business saver seats on the lovely United flights I've been watching from PHL/EWR to Sydney have disappeared and the economy savers are as much as 100K (!!!) on newly released flights. I can get Air Canada business on newly released flights, though. Yesterday I went backwards through the calendar and discovered United business seats available 3 and 4 weeks before the current latest released flight, and I found Air Canada business seats at 2 weeks and the stretch from 3-4 weeks back.

    I cannot see the vast majority of the flights by looking at the 30 day and the weekly views for business class. I have to click on each day individually. Of course, I am looking at flights with stops, and you @marsh0013 are looking for nonstop flights.

    I'm about 4 weeks away from the earliest I would be booking. I'm going to be checking daily from now on to see if a pattern holds.
    I'm sure I'll be on commenting some more through the day here, but our flight leaves at 11 tomorrow morning and I am hoping for a fairly unplugged week at WDW! I may be on here liking some and everything, but probably won't have much else to contribute.
    I hope you have a great trip :mickeybar
     

    marsh0013

    i want to drive the zamboni
    Joined
    Apr 21, 2003
    Me, too!

    Over the past few weeks, I've noticed that the business saver seats on the lovely United flights I've been watching from PHL/EWR to Sydney have disappeared and the economy savers are as much as 100K (!!!) on newly released flights. I can get Air Canada business on newly released flights, though. Yesterday I went backwards through the calendar and discovered United business seats available 3 and 4 weeks before the current latest released flight, and I found Air Canada business seats at 2 weeks and the stretch from 3-4 weeks back.

    I cannot see the vast majority of the flights by looking at the 30 day and the weekly views for business class. I have to click on each day individually. Of course, I am looking at flights with stops, and you @marsh0013 are looking for nonstop flights.

    I'm about 4 weeks away from the earliest I would be booking. I'm going to be checking daily from now on to see if a pattern holds.

    I hope you have a great trip :mickeybar
    Thanks! I'm going to start looking farther back and see if there's any discernible pattern for the release of my desired route. Or I'll just keep checking every single day too to see if I have savers available to me lol. Today's is exactly 11 months for our trip out!
     

    vanjust14

    DIS Veteran
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    Mar 28, 2016
    We picked up our Telluride this week. The sticker price was $35,755. The car is really nice, seats 7 (we opted for 2 bucket seats in middle row as opposed to 3 seated bench), the car is the SX, has a sunroof, electric everything and has a great warranty. There was a small scratch in the plastic bumper, so we got the car for $34K ($755 off) after the $1K rebate, put $10K down (they let us charge the whole $10K) and we financed the rest at 1.9%APR. I still can't believe they let us charge the whole down payment. We love the car and I feel like we got a great deal. The first dealer we went to said we would have to wait 2-3 months for a car but this dealer had some in (NY VS. NJ, don't know if that had something to do with it). Both dealers told us we would have to pay sticker price, no $$$ off the telluride, only rebate for financing. The Palisade has very good ratings as well. Good Luck!
    Thank you! I appreciate you sharing the details, this will help me with my negotiations. Sounds like a very good deal! Congrats and enjoy your new car!
     
  • Limes96

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    Jan 25, 2014
    If you're on the fence, or even if you'll keep the card anyway, I'd always suggest calling into Amex to ask if there's a retention offer. Especially if you don't know if you want to keep the card another year, a retention offer could change the math for you so that it makes sense. When your AF posts in October-ish, let us know and we can go over it again.

    Meanwhile, the Plat earns 15k MRs per support click. I believe that Plat is DH's? Self-support is out. Have you considered supporting yourself to any Amex cards from DH's Plat?

    Also, I've noticed around the 6 months-1 year mark, Amex starts targeting their charge cards with offers of 10k MR for enrolling in Pay Over Time. Pay Over Time is Amex's way of making their charge cards more like credit cards, where you can pay eligible charges over time so Amex can charge you interest. You should always pay off your statement every month so you don't incur interest, so you can enroll for the 10k MR and never have to use the Pay Over Time feature. DoC maintains a page with links for you to log in and check if your card(s) are eligible:
    It's the easiest way to pick up 10k MR.
    Thanks for your thoughts on this. Yes, it’s DH’s plat, so I’d have to have him call in for a retention offer, which I’m sure he’d do. Getting a decent offer would probably tip the scales in favor of keeping it. There are still Amex cards I’d like to get that the support would be good for. Still interested in the Aspire if I ever try at a time when I don’t get a pop up. Also neither of us have a gold card, which we’d use.

    The 10k MR pay over time offer he got about a month ago, so we did get that.

    The thing we’ve used MR’s for the most so far is transferring to Hilton during promotions. I don’t know that this is the best use of them, but it was what worked for us at the time. Other stuff I’ve looked up that we could have used them for haven’t really made sense value wise.
     

    smallsy

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 19, 2013
    What’s your favorite way to use rewards for Disney? Are AA miles the only way to book directly?
     
  • *WDW*Groupie*

    DIS Veteran
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    Oct 2, 2006
    :faint:

    Lol I've seen the photos. That is outstanding!

    I hope the ones I am looking for are back at 66,000 when I can finally see them!

    Good advice about the Conrad. I generally hate to move around if I can help it... but I will look into it. Thanks!
    Me too. But due to the sheer size of Tokyo you will get to see more if you are in the city. Plus you'll have access to all the AMAZING food in the city. I'd look at using 1 weekend night certificate and 1 night points at the Conrad (they will probably have another 100% bonus point sale next year).
     

    shairpdrh

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 7, 2014
    Hoping someone can help me with my date/options for canceling my Amex Biz Platinum for the AF refund. Here are the relevant dates (I hope):

    8/26/19 AF posted and statement closed
    9/20/19 Payment due (including AF)

    I know that the rule is 30 days after the statement in which the AF posts. Am I correct that would be 9/25/19 in this case?

    Thanks in advance for any advice!
    Quoting myself because I am still wondering about the question above. I got an answer on part of my original post, so I have deleted that. Thanks again for an answer if someone has one!
     

    CaliforniaGirl09

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Dec 4, 2009
    Have some positive DPs today. It took about three weeks, but I see our new CIPs in my informed delivery today. This is CIP #2 for each of us. Those 210k URs will be put to good use :)

    Some of you may remember how my husband was eligible for the Schwab 100k offer, but I got the popup when I applied. He's never had a personal Amex card before and we put a ton of spend on his Business Blue, so the only thing I could think of was that we had a big charge on his BB or they were angry that he'd canceled the Starwood business card after a year. The big charge was it because I applied for him a day after we paid the statement and no pop up! Of course, we have a credit freeze and I assumed his business card would be enough. Wrong. It went pending because of the credit freeze. We lifted it today and he was approved! So we'll have 105k MRs to go with those URs.

    British Air will probably get most of them. I'm probably going to speculatively transfer all our MRs this weekend before the 40% promo ends. I've gotten used to my first/business seats to London (despite the ridiculous taxes).
     


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