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scoolbubba

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pilot
Contributor
For the SELRES guys, are you getting the cards while your on prolonged orders? Before you left active duty?

Apply for SCRA benefits while on orders through the portal on the Amex site or call them. They’ll refund the fee when they ping the database.
 

LAMPS Ninja

I love LAMPS?
pilot
Apply for SCRA benefits while on orders through the portal on the Amex site or call them. They’ll refund the fee when they ping the database.
Sometimes that works, and sometimes not. I’ve only tried it during AT. Chase has waived my fee both times I’ve asked, but AmEx has only done it once (this year). Might be better odds of success while on longer orders, though.
 

Treetop Flyer

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pilot
I did it on six month orders and it worked. They have gotten wise again though, so I will probably have to pay for the first time since leaving AD in summer ‘17
 

Brett327

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If you get the benefit. But if someone else is booking the reservations and getting the points, then.... Is it? Honest question and trying to figure out the end-benefit to me.
You can give the hotel your Honors number upon check in. You get a bunch of perks depending on the property. Free drinks, free internet, free food. I spend 2 months each year in Vegas in my current gig and we stay at the Hilton Grand Vacations. I used the points for 5 nights in Bend this summer. Good times.
 

Gatordev

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pilot
Site Admin
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You can give the hotel your Honors number upon check in. You get a bunch of perks depending on the property. Free drinks, free internet, free food. I spend 2 months each year in Vegas in my current gig and we stay at the Hilton Grand Vacations. I used the points for 5 nights in Bend this summer. Good times.
You would not believe the shit-storm that happens if you take the IP's points away. It's a huge deal to them. Yes, it's ridiculous.

Regardless, big picture here, I'm only really staying in a hotel for business maybe once a year now. Otherwise, motel living isn't really a thing throughout the year, so the benefit doesn't seem to be that great. That's why I'm trying to see if I'm missing any other parts of the calculus to see if it's worth paying the fee.
 

nittany03

FUBIJAR
pilot
None
Super Moderator
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You would not believe the shit-storm that happens if you take the IP's points away. It's a huge deal to them. Yes, it's ridiculous.
Why would this be a thing? I’m fairly certain the JTR says you can keep points/miles as long as you’re not making the government pay extra to chase them.
 

zab1001

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pilot
Super Moderator
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Anyone used any of the lounges at Incheon International? I've got a bit of a layover there.
My last layover there in July gave us access to the Korean Air Prestige, can’t remember which one we used east or west. Either way it was pretty good. Nice food selection, we were pretty full from Delta One, but gave in and ate more after hour 4 of a 6 of the layover. Lots of choices, some veg/vegan too, decent booze. Plenty of seating.
 
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