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Sep 22nd 2018, 4:08 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By tonrob

Re: change a flight?

This. Really, this.

Which airline? A few have become allergic to short-checking in recent years but the majority are still ok if I’m not mistaken.
Forum: USA
Dec 4th 2017, 3:03 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,516
Posted By tonrob

Re: Are Fidelity closing non-resident accounts

I’m about to leave the US for a few years. If I change my address with Fidelity (and other banks/credit card isuers) to my parents’ address (also in the US), am I likely to escape hassle?
Dec 2nd 2017, 8:36 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By tonrob

Re: Unopened Samsung Tablet- Checked Baggage or Cabin Bag?

US-bound flights have had the checks stepped up recently. I went through the whole charade at Hong Kong a few weeks ago prior to boarding a Boston flight.
Nov 26th 2017, 11:30 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By tonrob

Re: Unopened Samsung Tablet- Checked Baggage or Cabin Bag?

Cabin baggage. Are you aware of any problems with Samsung tablets? I thought it was only certain phones that were banned for a while by certain airlines. Also no routine extra scrutiny of cabin...
Aug 21st 2017, 11:10 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By tonrob

Re: Laptops on planes ...

Just carried 2 laptops and a tablet HKG-BOS without issue.
Aug 9th 2017, 12:05 pm
Replies: 972
Views: 404,740
Posted By tonrob

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

I value UR points at about 1.5c each. Both options seem expensive to me, but I'm sure you are following prices so have a much better feel for it.
Forum: USA
Jul 13th 2017, 12:27 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,331
Posted By tonrob

Re: Job hunting etiquette thread

I've been burned by hiring people who were overqualified for roles only to see them either become demotivated or less willing to fit in with a new corporate culture. I also tend to get eleventy...
Jul 10th 2017, 3:10 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 3,012
Posted By tonrob

Re: Updating Social Security Card details

I have never told the SS people that I am eligible to work, so I am inclined to think that banks don't have/take any view of this, at least as it pertains to credit card or bank account applications....
Jul 10th 2017, 2:30 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 3,012
Posted By tonrob

Re: Updating Social Security Card details

As some of you may know, I have what may be construed as an unhealthy obsession with credit cards for the purpose of acquiring miles and points.

Mrs tonrob and I have been approved for a rather...
Jul 7th 2017, 2:31 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By tonrob

Re: Any airline engineers out there?

And that's why God invented credit cards with travel bonuses. ;)



On my 350+ flights so far (spread across all cabins from economy to first) I've found that disturbances caused by obnoxious 30+...
Jul 7th 2017, 5:01 am
Replies: 972
Views: 404,740
Posted By tonrob

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

You can credit Condor flights to Alaska Mileage Plan or Lufthansa Miles & More. I've found both programmes useful over time for long-haul premium award redemptions, albeit using miles earned from...
Jul 4th 2017, 2:56 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,492
Posted By tonrob

Re: Chit Chat about London for American visitors

Great Nepalese, Thames Tandoori, Sitar.
Jul 1st 2017, 1:07 am
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By tonrob

Re: Traveling to Martha's Vineyard from Boston

If you want to mess around on boats from Boston, far more convenient to do day trips to Provincetown, Salem and/or Harbor Islands. Done all 3 multiple times, and love them.
Jun 30th 2017, 7:19 am
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By tonrob

Re: Traveling to Martha's Vineyard from Boston

For cars, yes, but probably ok for walk-up foot passengers? I don't think OP intends to take their car on the boat.

Just to be sure: OP - don't even think about taking your car on the boat. You...
Jun 28th 2017, 12:56 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,160
Posted By tonrob

Re: Flights to the UK

Fair point. Was just pointing out the possibilities. Haven't used it myself as I haven't purchased an airline cash ticket for personal use for several years.
Jun 27th 2017, 12:03 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,160
Posted By tonrob

Re: Flights to the UK

For those booking BA cash fares, just want to make sure you're aware of the AARP discounts available: $65 for economy, $130 premium and $200 business/first. It's currently only for bookings for...
Forum: USA
Jun 23rd 2017, 1:04 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,692
Posted By tonrob

Re: Uber in Florida

The announcement made it sound like it might be US only.
Forum: USA
Jun 22nd 2017, 3:24 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,692
Posted By tonrob

Re: Uber in Florida

Maybe. If Uber's f'ed up then it's between the company and the driver to sort out where the cost lies.
Forum: USA
Jun 22nd 2017, 12:06 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,692
Posted By tonrob

Re: Uber in Florida

Yes - you'll basically be buying your passenger rating.

The small silver lining is that the statement makes it sound like the change is US-only. I use Uber pretty much everywhere I travel.
Forum: USA
Jun 22nd 2017, 12:03 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,692
Posted By tonrob

Re: Uber in Florida

They have good customer service in my experience. If you send a brief complaint (even just a one or two-liner) they'll almost certainly refund.
Forum: USA
Jun 20th 2017, 3:47 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By tonrob

Re: PLEASE HELP - Living & Working in Florida

Yes in this instance. I have both, as do many others.
Forum: USA
Jun 18th 2017, 10:45 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,692
Posted By tonrob

Re: Uber in Florida

The whole Uber model is centered around cashless convenience. This makes it Tip-less as long as there's no tipping within the app as far as I'm concerned. I also imagine that the majority of riders...
Jun 12th 2017, 12:27 am
Replies: 972
Views: 404,740
Posted By tonrob

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

These are very expensive methods, and I've only ever made payments that cost this much (circa 2%) once - where I had to spend a much higher than normal amount of money.

For everything else, and at...
Jun 10th 2017, 12:12 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,618
Posted By tonrob

Re: Food from home

I once had a brief issue at customs when trying to persuade them that a chicken & mushroom pot noodle didn't have any meat in it. That was until (by pure luck) an Indian staff member walked by and...
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