Hi from another Noob!

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  1. justinxjx

    justinxjx Silver Member

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    Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and trying to learn as much as possible about travel hacking. I've been saving Amex points for about a year, but just found out about travel hacking. I hope to be able to take my wife on a first class trip to Europe next year. Looking forward to learning and sharing with all of you.
    Justin
     
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    Welcome to MilePoint, Justin!
     
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  3. guberif

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    Welcome! Hope you learn a lot!
     
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    Be forewarned, though. Milepoint addiction is horrible. But the benefits are amazing!
     
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  5. justinxjx

    justinxjx Silver Member

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    Is there a therapy section I should know about?

    Actually what I really need is an acronyms list! I've never had to take so many notes in order to read posts in a forum before!

    Thanks for the welcoming messages.
    Justin
     
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    Double click to highlight the word/acronym and look in the top right corner.
     
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    Welcome to MP! :)
     
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    GET OUT! I always just highlighted the word by dragging across it with a held click....I didn't know I could double click to highlight. Do you know how much time that will save me?!

    And welcome justinxjx!
     
  9. justinxjx

    justinxjx Silver Member

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    Well that is quite handy. It doesn't work in the app, but works great in my browser at home! Thank you for the info!
     
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  10. justinxjx

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    So I think I already screwed up by applying and getting qualified for the Barclaycard Arrival World MC. I just figured out that the 40,000 points that I will receive after $1,000 are not transferable to other airlines, rather they can only be used to basically purchase airfare through the Barclay website. Do you think it is worth it to try and see if Barclay will switch it to the US Airways card, or should I just bite the bullet and use the points to buy some cheaper RT airfare to visit my family at Christmas?

    I'm really hoping to take the wife on a F or C trip to probably AMS and CDG around next Memorial Day. Do you think that is possible? I am starting out with about 14,500 DL miles, 130,000 Amex points, and I have about 500 LH, and am almost to 500 UA from doing surveys! I also got approved for the Chase Sapphire Preferred and will get 40,000 points after $3,000. I am willing and able to do more in the credit card arena to make it happen.

    Thanks,
    Justin
     
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    Moving the above post to the credit card thread as I think it fits in better there.
     
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    Welcome to MP!
     

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