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by Airstud
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to
Replies: 52
Views: 1955

Re: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to

BDL, 1992. Flew in from LAX via IAD, then drove up to Boston & flew home from Logan. Haven't been back to BDL. SJC, 1996. Was booked on HP to SFO but HP was its usual calamitous self & I got rerouted to SJC and bused up to S.F. Have not used SJC since. Also took Amtrak from S.F. to Reno (gro...

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by Airstud
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 76
Views: 3583

Re: 20 years of the Euro

I could maybe see Canada but Mexico's economy is too different (and screwed up) to include them in it. Meh, buying my cerveza and tacos without having to switch currencies is much more interesting than the whole economics of it all :biggrin: As long as I can get my Timmy's and Molson's, eh? The cor...

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by Airstud
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Entering [Open]VMS hobbyist-hood
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Entering [Open]VMS hobbyist-hood

I find myself in possession of an VAXstation 3100-30, and out of the cat-killing sort of curiosity, want to see if I can, rather than find a proper way of disposing of it, make it an active participant in my overgrown home computing rig. I'm still seeking out the cables & adapters I shall need t...

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by Airstud
Mon Dec 27, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Delta bag-drop line at Logan Terminal A
Replies: 0
Views: 468

The Delta bag-drop line at Logan Terminal A

Is it ever not an unending fustercluck? I don't think I've ever had a less than 45 minute wait to drop off one (1) checked bag when taking Delta from BOS. Today, the Green Line was empty @ 1pm from Copley to Gov Centa, the Blue Line was empty to Airport station, the Massport shuttle bus was empty ta...

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by Airstud
Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?
Replies: 21
Views: 1079

Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?

Some doctors (M.D.'s; practitioners of whatcha call "Western medicine) whom I quite respect have stated that acupuncture and certain other alternative medicines such as your Chinese herbs have been shown to be quite effective in certain applications, and that the best Western doctors will tell ...

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by Airstud
Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?

My DM to @AskTarget (after the part where I summarized the problem & provided the order number): ... Fix this, please.  I like $75.90 worth of free stuff, but that wasn't the promotion, and this is a screw-up that needs fixing. (Once fixed, this will, I quite trust, qualify as one of the 3 $70 o...

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by Airstud
Wed Dec 15, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?

If I thought the clerk you dealt with could be in some hot water over this, I'd certainly try to correct it, but that is extremely unlikely. She did scan the pickup barcode on my phone, which I'd assume transmits to their systems that the order is being picked up. Or... does the barcode only tell h...

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by Airstud
Wed Dec 15, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?

Dutchy wrote:
Anyhow, let us know what you decide. 8-)


Already decided, hours before I posted this.

My decision is known only to the independent accounting firm of PriceWaterhouseCoopers until the sealed envelopes are opened on the air.

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by Airstud
Wed Dec 15, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?

Interested in hearing y'all's ethical takes you might have on this: Days ago, I placed an order (same-day-pickup) at target.com, and then I went to Target and picked it up (on the same day(see)). The gal scanned the pick-up barcode on my phone, disappeared, came back with my order and off I went. In...

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by Airstud
Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2169

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

See, a few days ago I was approved yes APPROVED for the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card from Chase. I had put a rule in place that I wouldn't open any new credit cards that had annual fees, but this 100,000 bonus points promo was too good to pass up. What's odd is that they opened the acco...

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by Airstud
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Byzantine Empire (491-1453 AD) and coupons
Replies: 4
Views: 785

The Byzantine Empire (491-1453 AD) and coupons

Ever a personal finance champion, I snagged the 25%-off-a-single-item coupon that Barnes&Noble was emailing out last week, and on Sunday evening after work I wound down on the sofa with my laptop opened to both BN's page and Amazon's. I wanted to find something at BN that wasn't already priced m...

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by Airstud
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline
Replies: 27
Views: 2127

Re: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline

I guess I misinterpreted his quote. I thought Clooney said he wants to be with family, and one day’s work for $35 million would simply be too much work for him, given his privileged and aloof lifestyle. But if he is guarding his reputation versus Qatar, good on him. I don’t know enough about Qatar ...

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by Airstud
Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 2140

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

A101 wrote:

Yes happy for them that is what they have chosen



Is it really what they have chosen, though? It might not be.

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by Airstud
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2169

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

As for credit cards, they're not really a thing, here. What's the point of getting a credit (and pay for it) if you have the cash on hand ? Points/miles so you can take a nice vacation ? If you like. My AmEx SkyMiles card gives me 1 SkyMile for every dollar I charge to it; extra ones for Delta purc...

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by Airstud
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2169

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Your FICO score doesn't thank you... Your FICO score wouldn't be affected until you reached at least 30 days past due and then only if the bank or their algorithm chooses to report it. FICO scores are overhyped anyways. All they measure is you're credit to income ratio and whether you pay bills on ...

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by Airstud
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2169

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

ACDC8 wrote:
here in Canada


The correct way to be in Canada is to be in Halifax.

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by Airstud
Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2169

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

E-payments aside, do postmarked dates not matter anymore? I think it depends on what your agreement says. I don’t think I’d ever seen a credit card that defined on time as the postmark date. I think that’s reserved more for applications and what-not. Yeah postmark dates matter for things like sweep...

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by Airstud
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2169

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

It turns out it's actually due in Philly on the phirst, not the second, of December.

This morning I sent out a payment on my Goodyear credit card.

That has to be in Louisville by the 4th.

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by Airstud
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2169

My Barclay's mastercard payment

is due in Philadelphia on the 2nd of December. It is for that reason that I have placed it in the mail this Friday morning, November 26th, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. ...I mean I put a jacket on and drove to the Elmwood post office just for that reason. Has to be in Philly by the 2nd. *alternately...

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by Airstud
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 16817

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

You can look at the slant and the tone of this ABC News article on the Rittenhouse acquittal, to see where the bulk of the mainstream media will be going tonight. They are playing to their base. https://abcnews.go.com/US/jury-reaches-verdict-kyle-rittenhouse-homicide-trial/story?id=81108654 Slant? ...

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by Airstud
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 16817

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

You can look at the slant and the tone of this ABC News article on the Rittenhouse acquittal, to see where the bulk of the mainstream media will be going tonight. They are playing to their base. https://abcnews.go.com/US/jury-reaches-verdict-kyle-rittenhouse-homicide-trial/story?id=81108654 Slant? ...

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by Airstud
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1906

Re: Monstrous ethical conundrum

But anyone who says that about brussels sprouts has never tasted them roasted and topped with pomegranate mollasses. Clearly you've never had them halved and cooked over a high heat then tossed with a subtle blend of honey and soy sauce. Do you guys have recipes you can give me by chance? Adding to...

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by Airstud
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1906

Re: Monstrous ethical conundrum

When listing the transactions chronologically, does what Toppers put on paper as occurring at 3:14pm come before ALDI, since I entered the order — and AmEx authorized the charge — before the 3:18pm Acquisition of the Sprouts? OR Does the Toppers transaction come AFTER, since a transaction is an exc...

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by Airstud
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1906

Monstrous ethical conundrum

It is time to log the day's financial transactions in my spreadsheet. First, I caved and went to Dunkin Donuts in Roseville. Let's hope I don't do that again. Then it was time to buy Brussels sprouts at ALDI, but that wasn't going to take long at all so in the parking lot there, before I went in, I ...

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by Airstud
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fossilized sea creatures under Iowa. (Yes. Iowa.)
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Fossilized sea creatures under Iowa. (Yes. Iowa.)

With the fall foliage peaking in Minnesota this past week, I drove down U.S. Highway 61 along the western shore of Lake Pepin and y9n Mississippi River, to Highway 14 along the eastern shore, to Wisconsin 82 into Lansing, Iowa (obviously). The trip back to the Twin Cities took me through the Winnesh...

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by Airstud
Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vitamin D shots ?
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: Vitamin D shots ?

My doc didn't officially identify a Vitamin D "deficiency" but he expressed concern nonetheless about my levels since I work nights (little sunlight exposure). He has me taking Vitamin D₃ softgels, 2000IU/50mcg once daily. Vitamin D₃ is preferred over Vitamin D-not-₃ because the former doe...

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by Airstud
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 44
Views: 2500

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

cairns wrote:
As for "gas = gas", not always. I don't know about today, but, when I was a teen in Los Angeles (1960s), the fastest way to destroy exhaust valves in a Simca 1000 was using Shell gas.


It's also a good way to destroy your soul. Shell Oil is the evilest corporation on the planet.

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by Airstud
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 43
Views: 2639

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

So this would also apply to religious education? Religious education isn't publicly funded in the U.S. I thought in a lot of US schools creationism and abstinence were the norm as opposed to evolution and sex ed? No. Creationism, being purely a theological construct, cannot be advanced in U.S. publ...

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by Airstud
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 43
Views: 2639

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

Kiwirob wrote:
So this would also apply to religious education?


Religious education isn't publicly funded in the U.S.

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by Airstud
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olio of advice on used-car-buying
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Olio of advice on used-car-buying

OK there's already way too much Equinox hate in this thread... Avis rented me one in Boston about a year ago and I was amazed by how much I loved it. Everything - the size & maneuverability, the comfy seats, proper room for cargo, the layout of the controls - everything just clicked for me, like...

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by Airstud
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olio of advice on used-car-buying
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Olio of advice on used-car-buying

I'm looking at possibly buying a used car to replace my battered Corolla. I ain't bought no used car before so I don't even know what my questions are. Apparently you're supposed to kick the tires but I don't know what's supposed to happen in response. I have AAA Plus membership, in case anyone was ...

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by Airstud
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Facinating. From your link A similar cycle of volcanic activity and environmental change starting about 184 million years ago may have paved the way for the biggest of all dinos, long-necked sauropods, to lumber into dominance Interesting that the species were so humidity loving. So much for time t...

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by Airstud
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 44
Views: 2500

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

Also, the pumps are not stocked with paper, mail-in application forms for the CITGO credit card, like BP and Phillips66 pumps are. I don't want to apply online; I want I should apply by mail. For all the talk of additives and detergents n stuff, no one has contributated anything to this component o...

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by Airstud
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed
Replies: 14
Views: 986

Re: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed

No further reports of problems on the non-Facebook-owned platforms.

I now believe that what small problems there were had something to do with significantly increased traffic to those sites due to the desperation of some to feed their soc med appetites.

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by Airstud
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed
Replies: 14
Views: 986

Multiple social media platforms are zotzed

Saw a tweet from Merriam Webster that opened with "since Facebook and Instagram are both down..." Checked my Facebook app and it seemed ok [EDIT: no it is not, my post whose entirety read "test" has still not successfully posted]; pulled up the CBS Radio News app to get the most ...

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by Airstud
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lockheed L-1011 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 40
Views: 2174

Re: Lockheed L-1011 - Whose have you flown?

Eastern (BOS-LGA, mid 1980's) and TWA (BOS-LAX, 1990)

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by Airstud
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. post offices that aren't on the NRHP
Replies: 2
Views: 340

U.S. post offices that aren't on the NRHP

but probably ought to be, include the main St. Louis one , the one in Ipswich, Massachusetts , the former one in Burlingame , California, which I had the privilege of visiting and utilizing back when it was still an active post office, and of course, the one in St. Helena , California which has a ne...

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by Airstud
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 44
Views: 2500

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

jetwet1 wrote:
Shell


Gross.

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by Airstud
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need help finding yourself?
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Need help finding yourself?

This man in Turkey had a fairly easy time of it.

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by Airstud
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3499

Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

I tried this "Detroit-style" type pizza the other night from the Pizza Hut (in Everett, Mass. thanks for asking). It was yummy and all (I mean... it's pizza) but as someone who's never been to Detroit and doesn't have short-term plans to forgive it for allowing the demolition of the Times ...

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by Airstud
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 44
Views: 2500

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

Daysleeper wrote:
PS. Sorry to the original poster, but despite having worked my entire adult life within this industry, I have never actually come across CITGO as a brand - So dunno? But if I should happen upon a sample of it, I know where there is a lab which can test to what tier it belongs :)


Ahem.

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by Airstud
Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 44
Views: 2500

CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

I remember one poster here years ago saying he would never put CITGO gasoline in his car, on account of it's not Top Tier. Well here I am back in New England for a bit (no CITGO in Minnesota) and I stopped at the CITGO in Seabrook, New Hampshire and the pump said it is Top Tier gasoline. What does a...

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by Airstud
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm on Delta flight #813
Replies: 4
Views: 837

I'm on Delta flight #813

today.







(You heard me.)

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by Airstud
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 160
Views: 9992

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

I think he went home thinking if there is no physical evidence he is in the clear They never found Laci Petersen's body... Actually they did. "Discovery of bodies[edit] On April 13, 2003, a couple walking their dog found the decomposing, but well-preserved body of a late-term male fetus in a m...

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by Airstud
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 160
Views: 9992

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

NIKV69 wrote:
I think he went home thinking if there is no physical evidence he is in the clear


They never found Laci Petersen's body...

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by Airstud
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3301

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

Just got approved for a Delta SkyMiles Gold Amex. Congrats!! As I've mentioned— but have not yet been lavishly praised for by the a.net community — I was approved for the FNBO Rewards Signature Visa in June, as well as for the Chase Freedom Flex mastercard about two weeks ago. I have been checking ...

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by Airstud
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3301

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

I, Airstud, have been approved for the Barclay's Aviator mastercard, and I require the a.net community's praise for this accomplishment. I also need to know where i should go on AA - haven't taken them (mainline) since 1977. :boggled: (But praise for the credit approval first. I'm listening...) You...

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by Airstud
Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3301

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

I USED to have the Red Aviator, but downgraded to the White Aviator. Did the same with the United Explorer Card (now Gateway) and Delta Gold (now Delta Blue); still earn miles, but no annual fee. The only other benefit is the free bag. Priority boarding is a joke given that by the time it's your as...

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