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Old 01-25-2013, 11:20 AM   #21
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ron, thanks--I've not done AP yet, but have a friend who wants me to. I think that I can do the Marriott and BW points transfer to SW, plus maybe some flowers for my mother-in-law and get the points I need. Thanks very much for the links! And, not so much on the "Crazy" one. Too nerve-wracking for me! I have used the UR portal, didn't realize RR had one as well. Really appreciate that tip, too!
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:12 PM   #22
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Ron beat me to it, but the ways that come to mind are either just spend more cash on the cards, do a paid flight or transfer points in from Hyatt or Marriott. IIRC loss from UR through Hyatt is less than Marriott if you wanted to go that way. I looked at the MMS link and the Choice approach isn't bad either. Amazing how many paths to arbitrage there are.

I tried to talk a sister-in-law into chasing the companion pass since she transports herself and daughter out to see her ex several times a year, but she wouldn't go for it because the flight times weren't quite right (valid reason). She would have gotten massive $$ out of that.

Edit - Ron, I use this one:

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Old 01-26-2013, 12:41 PM   #23
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I have a Nexus card. When I renewed it they took my fingerprints for GOES. I no longer have to carry my passport with me for travel between US and Canada. I went to the Vancouver Intl Airport and had my irises photographed so I can also use the self-serve kiosk's in Canada airports with my Nexus card. I love it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:51 PM   #24
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Used pre check today. From the time DW dropped me off to the time i was standing in line at auntie Anne's planeside was about 4 mins. I know we all value things differently, but I fly domestically 6-8 times a year and I find the $100 to be worth it.

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