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re: Citi changing Visa to American Express - AmeriKop45
Hilton dropped Citi as a partner and Citi sold its book to AmEx. Nothing crazy. ...
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re: Credit Card Reward Points - Best to just convert to cash credit? - AmeriKop45
[quote]I have reward points. [/quote] :lol:...
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re: Hilton Honors for travel or something else - AmeriKop45
Yeah, look for the 125K offer on the AmEx Hilton Surpass. And Hilton is always running promotions so make sure you are always signed up for that. When you have diamond status, you will earn 42+ points per $. For reference: top tier properties(tier 10 and very few on the list like Bora Bora, Maldives...
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re: Buying Ethereum/CryptoTalk - AmeriKop45
Please add @amerikop45 TIA...
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re: Hilton Honors for travel or something else - AmeriKop45
[quote]Not sure what Hilton's is.[/quote] Hilton gold gets you free Breakfast which is pretty huge. Diamond gets you Exec lounge ...
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re: Hilton Honors for travel or something else - AmeriKop45
They've moved to a variable pricing option where the points needed vary with the price of the room. So although getting outsized value is harder, its definitely not impossible. I recently redeemed 600K points for 8 nights at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Prices for the property were in the ...
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re: Hilton Honors for travel or something else - AmeriKop45
[quote] The Hilton points system has gone to shite. [/quote] Well this is just not true. Although there have been a number of changes (largely devaluations) I wouldn't go so far to say that its gone to shite. And as far as status goes thats what I do. I am easily able to hit Hilton Diamond e...
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re: Hilton Honors for travel or something else - AmeriKop45
[quote]but their rewards are kind of mediocre. [/quote] Hilton is a great chain to be loyal to because of their massive footprint. Also, with the Hitlon branded CC, it is possible to earn upto 42 points per $ spent. My work brings me to a lot of obscure places and there is always a Hilton there...
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re: Help With Credit - At A Loss - AmeriKop45
[quote]TDW163[/quote] Makes a lot more sense now. You were holding out to negotiate a delete. That's smart. I am surprised they didn't take you up on it. On the bright side at least you should be able to tell lenders that you have paid off that debt and that should work in your favor....
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - AmeriKop45
Flying out of ATL is the cheapest. Currently $2.1k on Air France (777-300ER so one of their best biz cabins). Maybe she could connect out of here....
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re: Help With Credit - At A Loss - AmeriKop45
You owe the $1000. If you have the money, why not just pay it and not try to get out of it? $0 collection balance is definitely much better than having any collection balance. Paying your existing debt should no question be priority #1. You are saying you were trying to save the $1k to put down o...
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re: What are some honeymoon suggestions from the Travel Board? - AmeriKop45
[quote]Takes 2 days each way to travel so you would need almost 2 weeks.[/quote] 2 weeks for Maldives? You'd die of boredom! All the resorts there are on their own Atoll and you have to private jet/boat to them. So there is nothing to do outside of the resort. [quote]MusclesOfBrussels[/quote] ...
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - AmeriKop45
If you have MR - its only 55K MR on the same flight through Aeroplan. It is certainly one of the most direct ways to get to Rome. Other options are Lufthansa, SWISS. Not the biggest fan of any of those business class products because they are mostly all front facing 2-2-2 with little privacy. SWI...
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re: What are some honeymoon suggestions from the Travel Board? - AmeriKop45
Personally I'd downvote Thailand for a Honeymoon destination. Place is amazing for a trip no doubt but for me its too crowded with tourists to be a honeymoon destination. OP - Fiji would be really cool. Just make sure you don't waste your time in Suva or Nadi and head to the remote Northern islan...
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - AmeriKop45
[quote]txtiger79[/quote] BA's award chart in biz is horrible to begin with. Add to that segment pricing, it's pretty much a no go to India. If she is ok with flying Econ, flights to India are usually very cheap. Sub 700s from ATL. Biz tix are in the $2.2 - $2.4k range....
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - AmeriKop45
For Costa Rica, if you have a CP, SW is unbeatable. If you dont, then I'd compare SW prices to 30K RT on UA....
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - AmeriKop45
[quote]If I booked through Singapore I'd pay bag fees right? [/quote] Shouldn't have to pay bag fees, unless I am mistaken. If you do, only way to avoid this without having status is to have the UA CC. I know for a fact carry-ons are free though. ...
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - AmeriKop45
Yeah, you are looking for Delta Biz award availability which is non-existent :lol: I'd go with Econ if you ever find it. Look out of ATL/DTW/LAX and connect out of there if you can't find anything out of BR. Other good options are Singapore for 35K RT in Econ. Availability is PLENTY on UA fli...
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re: What should I start our demanding from Delta? - AmeriKop45
From what I gather he flies Star sometimes and thats why he is SIlver on UA as well. I'd do it differently and stick with one though....
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - AmeriKop45
[quote]I've held off on picking up any Amex cards because I just don't know when or how I would use the points. [/quote] AmEx is one of the best currencies out there being the only ANA and Aeroplan partner. Virgin Atlantic becomes a great deal too when they run promos like the recent 30% bonus ma...
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