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Jun 11th 2019, 3:10 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By tonrob

Re: Lounge access JFK

General view on FlyerTalk is that this is possible at JFK, with the only reports I could find to the contrary (with an admittedly short search) involving T1.
May 11th 2019, 5:29 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,547
Posted By tonrob

Re: BA: LHR to Charleston, SC

You have to pay extra for sloppy shit on BA nowadays. It used to be included.
Jan 3rd 2019, 10:56 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By tonrob

Re: non vs. none

What you have highlighted is correct. I also usually hyphenate in this scenario, so “non-resident”, but I don’t think it needs the hyphen to render it correct.
Dec 22nd 2018, 6:08 am
Replies: 1,009
Views: 997,890
Posted By tonrob

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

I have, twice. Needed to get from Singapore to Budapest last June. Not much choice regarding award availability, but found SIN-LHR-BUD on BA and BUD-HEL-SIN on Finnair. By booking via AA I used far...
Dec 22nd 2018, 5:57 am
Replies: 1,009
Views: 997,890
Posted By tonrob

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

No, I meant US (but also applies elsewhere) thanks to BA’s distance-based reward structure. Good explanation here:

https://thepointsguy.com/guide/maximizing-british-airways-award-chart/
Dec 20th 2018, 1:53 pm
Replies: 1,009
Views: 997,890
Posted By tonrob

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

Nope. All programs have their sweet (and shitty) spots. BA’s sweet spots are mainly short flights (e.g. direct domestic US flights where the number of miles required can be much less than AA) or...
Dec 20th 2018, 1:49 pm
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Views: 997,890
Posted By tonrob

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

Not completely true. If you use AA miles on BA routes you’ll also get fleeced.
Dec 1st 2018, 8:28 pm
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Posted By tonrob

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

High fees also charged when redeeming AA on routes BA also fly.
Sep 22nd 2018, 3:08 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,216
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, 2:03 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,110
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, 7:36 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,002
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, 10:30 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,002
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, 10:10 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By tonrob

Re: Laptops on planes ...

Just carried 2 laptops and a tablet HKG-BOS without issue.
Aug 9th 2017, 11:05 am
Replies: 1,009
Views: 997,890
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 12th 2017, 11:27 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,585
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, 2:10 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 13,750
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, 1:30 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 13,750
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, 1:31 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
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, 4:01 am
Replies: 1,009
Views: 997,890
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, 1:56 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,878
Posted By tonrob

Re: Chit Chat about London for American visitors

Great Nepalese, Thames Tandoori, Sitar.
Jul 1st 2017, 12:07 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,259
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, 6:19 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,259
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 27th 2017, 11:56 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
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 26th 2017, 11:03 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
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...
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