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re: United to now offer up to $10K for passengers who give up their seat on overbooked flights - lsumatt
[quote]wow - that's overkill - I would volunteer every time & people will likely be fighting for it when it happens... [/quote] I mean that isn't going to be their initial offer. You, I, and everyone else will volunteer long before it gets to $10,000. There shouldn't be a limit at all. ...
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - lsumatt
I just met my minimum spending on the AmEx business card - 2 days after my billing statement closed. Do I have to wait a month to get the sign up bonus? Longer? Is there anything I can do to get the points sooner (like pay in advance)? I really need the points so I can book a hotel room. ...
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re: Go pick me out a winner Bobby - lsumatt
I threw the book at the wall when I finished the end. It was really weird reading the book. There were paragraphs and even pages in the book where the movie took it word for word but had a completely different connotation. Watched the movie last night with fiancée (her first time). Probably m...
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re: Places that still have $X minimums to use a credit card - lsumatt
1) confirm they allow returns 2) buy extra items on credit card to meet their minimum 3) return extra items 4) profit ...
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - lsumatt
Is the Amex Business Platinum subject to 5/24? I thought business cards were excluded from 5/24? I do have a credit limit problem. Chase keeps giving me like 30K limits on my cards and I was initially rejected on the Ritz until I called and had them move credit around. Do you think I need to redu...
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - lsumatt
I have had the same credit card for 15 years but I get married in May so I have jumped in the game. I got the CSP and CSR in the last year which will pay for honeymoon flights to Hawaii. Fiancee and I both got Ritz Carlton cards (thanks to AmeriKop) to get 6 free nights at the Ritz in Maui. I pl...
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re: When discussing climate change why focus on the negative? - lsumatt
That is my biggest problem ...that a warmer planet is a worse planet. What is the workd's perfect temperature and what year did it occur? The scientist Arrhenius was the first to suggest the possibility of man-made global warming. And he was thrilled about it....
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re: Observation from the final AP poll - lsumatt
Michigan is 10-3 and LSU is 8-4. How exactly do you want those two teams ranked?...
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re: What is a reasonable % of my salary for 401k - lsumatt
Anything less than 7% is unreasonable....
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re: If Ohio State gets in over Penn State - lsumatt
Penn State has more losses. Should USC go to the playoff over Washington too?...
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re: Chase Ritz Carlton card check in - lsumatt
I would like to know the loophole as well. It looks like the easiest thing is to purchase seat upgrade vouchers to be used later. I was also considering just getting an annual membership to a an airport lounge....
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re: Chase Ritz Carlton card check in - lsumatt
How can I/should I spend my annual $300 by the end of the year if I don't plan to fly? Is there a good airport lounge membership I can get for ~$300 that isn't covered by priority pass?...
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re: Chase Ritz Carlton card check in - lsumatt
Just picked my Ritz up at the doorstep 10 minutes ago. Is the $300 per calendar year or subscription year? I don't plan on flying soon what else can I spend it on?...
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re: Ingeniero's list of winners and losers - lsumatt
Yes, Nate silver said trump had about a 30% chance and was fighting liberals on it. I don't know why people hate him so much for what he does. If the polls themselves are wrong that isn't on silver but the pollsters...
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re: Which state result caused your jaw to drop the most? - lsumatt
Trump lost Virginia by 5%. Romney lost it by less than 4%. Both times northern Virginia votes came in late....
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re: Nate Silver is done ; It's Over - lsumatt
I know he is a big lib but I don't understand the hate for Silver. You developed a model based on polling inputs to predict probabilities. His model is only as good as those inputs which are out of his control and how you and me respond on a phone. His prediction gave trump nearly a 30% chance as...
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re: Election 2016 Thread - PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP - lsumatt
You are terrible at math. he just needs Florida, North Carolina and one other state of 9+ Votes ...
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - lsumatt
[quote]Don't forget 2/30 rule.[/quote] Thanks. I got the CSP in June and the CSR in late August. So I don't think that is an issue. The letter just said "you already have the maximum amount of credit we can offer you" and "your current amount of credit is enough in relation your income" So jus...
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - lsumatt
I got the CSP and CSR in the last 5 months. They gave me ridiculously high credit limits for both even though I didn't ask for it. I really the Ritz Carlton card because I plan to stay at the one in Maui for a honeymoon. So I applied and got rejected because Chase already has given me a high cred...
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