How do I gift my parents a trip to Hawaii without knowing the dates? Is there a thing where I can buy a resort stay for an open range and just have them pick after I gift it to them? Flights on points

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Just get the a card with a picture of Hawaii in it. Then say when they figure out the dates to tell you and you will book for them.

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My parents gave me two nights on their points and they also did a card with no dates. Make it cute for the gift and book the hotel once they figure out the dates.

I plan to do it this in a few years

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Also I’ve never been myself- do I just book 7 nights in Honolulu or should I do different hotels on the different islands?

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Has anyone had any luck with booking Q Suites to the Maldives? TPG posted an article about this with multiple cities from the US listed. I searched the Qatar Airways site today for about an hour and couldn't find any availability out of LAX.
I have Marriott Points that I can transfer to British Airways and then transfer to Qatar Airways but I don't want to do this until I find award availability! Thanks in advance!

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Nagarro vs EPAM Anywhere - which should I choose based the following points?
- both paying same package
- both are permanent WFH
- I am Test Automation Engineer with 7 years experience

your help will be appreciated

Nagarro Tata Consultancy IBM Infosys EPAM Systems Cognizant Capgemini Deloitte Mindtree

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What does MDW security look like at 7:15-7:30am on Mondays? Haven't flown MDW in a couple of years and curious what to expect

Hoping to get serious about martial arts training (kung fu). Travel is chaotic, with multiple cities per week and short term projects. Anyone here with experience with something similar? How to?

Was able to book 6 nights at the St Regis Maldives, Overwater Villa. 140K SPG points (so 420K New Marriott points)

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So many of you ask for points, how do you ask? You call or email? Do you give them an amount or just ask for point compensation?

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When you check-in at 1am cause you have to be in 2 client sites this week; and a fight breaks out at the hotel lobby - sadly the most action I've seen this week! Thanks Sheraton Philly

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Let's see if we can get a general collection of tips for travel hacking together. All the basic ones:

- TSA Precheck / Global Entry
- Chase Sapphire / Marriott Bonvoy / Amex Platinum
- keeping all your stuff in a carry-on makes it easy to avoid baggage claim
- Loungebuddy / Priority Pass for airport lounges

What else am I missing? What are the basic things everyone should be doing to save time / get a more enjoyable experience while traveling?

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Hello All. I have 7 years of work exp in Data analytics & Data engineering team. Right now managing a team of 12. Will PMP certification help in career growth ? Needed some view points.

May be a long shot, has anyone booked hospitality experiences or match tickets using points at Manchester United? Going to the U.K. in December, would love to watch a game in the stadium

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Anyone else switching from Uber to Lyft in 2018 now that Uber’s SPG promo ended? Gimme those Delta miles!

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How do you keep all of your notes-to-self organized? Not actual work product or drafts, but the kinds of things you jot down in meetings or as you’re working (e.g., “client prefers DE choice of law over NY” or “x agreement is best example of negotiated MSA”). I’m using OneNote, but I’m curious how others do it.

Bonus points if you have ADHD and you use this type of thing as a lifeline 🙃

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I am meeting my mom for the first time after 3 years post pandemic and going to pick her up from SFO airport. Her flight lands around 6 am PST. This is my first time where I will be driving from Sunnyvale to SFO airport and back (30 miles each) and want to avoid FasTrak/Express lanes as I don't want to pay so much money.
1. Does the Google maps 'Avoid tolls' option work in this case?
2. Any tips/tricks on driving such long distances?
3. What documents should I carry with me?

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Interested in your thoughts. Allocate 100 points to the following success factors for a consulting partnership: 1) partner evaluation model; 2) clear client brand; 3) investment in IP (contd)

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A little off topic but will my chase credit card with travel insurance cover me cancelling my trip to Japan because of coronavirus?

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4 day family vacation recommendation for the lower 48. Kids are 12-8. Would consider Caribbean. Leaving from Tampa.

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New to this…with Amex Platinum what is the best / most economical use of your points? I see you can cover charges on the card as well.

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Has anyone renewed a passport recently? I mailed mine in 5 weeks ago and status is still “not available” online and I need to travel in a month

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OPINIONS NEEDED! Would anyone be up to beta test a 7 minute mini gamified course to help manage ADHD?

I’m not charging or anything, its animated, you earn points so it’s super fun, & you’ll learn a couple life changing strategies to help you with your ADHD.

All I ask in return is for your feedback. I genuinely just want to help other people like me that have had a hard time dealing with their ADHD.

If you’re interested just comment “interested” & I’ll dm you the link!

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Hey Fishes-
So my parents got B2 Visa on March 2020 to come for my graduation in May. But due to covid, they couldn’t travel. The visa has duration of 5 years. I heard somewhere that if you don’t travel within 1 year of obtaining visa, you can’t use the remaining visa? Is that true?

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We are recruiting for 2 roles - UX Designer & UX Researcher at $110k to $130k for a Fortune 500 financial services company with locations in Los Angeles and Dallas.

They are seeking 5-7 years of experience and someone willing to commute to an office a few times per month.

They are a enterprise level company but their UX team of 30 people look super legit. This is a behind the scenes UX roles building tools for mortgage lenders and bankers and such.

The people here have been great - TRUTH.

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I’m feeling really nervous about my upcoming test, AUD. I’ve felt nervous about the others I took as well obviously but for some reason with AUD I feel really bad about it. I’m having a hard time focusing on studying and I feel like I’m not absorbing the info. Did anyone feel like this? I almost feel worse about AUD than I did when I took FAR. Maybe I’m just burnt out and need a break, but I feel like I need to just push through and finish all the tests.

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I am on an L1A and going for GC, I think EB1. I skip perm, is that correct ?

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Hi Guys,
I am SAP Abap developer with 3 YOE. My current package is 7.5 LPA. How much can I expect if I switch ? Is it possible to get 13+ LPA ?

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Hi Fishes, Can anyone share about the work life balance, growth and culture at Tiger Analytics in Big data engineer role. Confused between Accenture and Tiger Analytics. Thanks in advance.

Infosys Hello fishes 🐠🐋🐟,

Please help me out here.... Your input will be really great.

I have herd that currently most of the companies are in hiring freeze. (Holiday season, recession or layoffs).

I am trying to apply job for many companies since last month, and i haven't got any response from any of them.

Are there any Organizations still out there who are hiring/open for referral and are in position to handle recession.

Please comment your thoughts. It might make someone's day.

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Headed to St. Lucia!

Any recommendations on food/experiences??

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Network Clearance – what’s your experience?

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Ever since moving to hybrid work, my coworkers are always complaining about how much they hate their jobs, how much of a hassle it is to travel or work from home. How can you be expected to do your job when you're just so far away from everything?

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Any Strategy& 🐠 here?
Has there been any change in date of joining for incoming FTs or interns?

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What certifications are you working on?

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Considering a position with MorganFranklin. What’s it like working for a company that used the ESOP to cash out its stake holders? Has this affect career progression in the Federal side?

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Engineers, have you ever regretted accepting a promotion to management? What should I consider before saying yes?

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I built a small business that generates about 100% profit margin. Set up the LLC got trademarks, have all my suppliers, everything's all ready to go. I get daily orders. I don't want to do it anymore so I offered to give it to my family, they struggle financially. Not a single one wants to take it over. WTF. IT'S SO FUCKING SIMPLE.

Here is a situation:
My brother previously worked in a mid size organization for 2 years and joined PwC last month.. in the previous firm, they paid salary by cash and no PF account was created since there was an issue with his Pan.. Now PwC want's either the PF stmt or the bank stmt to verify the monthly salary - but my bro doesn't have both of these and responded back to the BGV team..

What would be the next steps?

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Kläder på jobbet.
Jag blev anställd under covid och har inte behövt köpa en enda kostym ännu. Skulle uppskatta lite råd kring detta ämne, märken, färg och sånt?
Typ marinblå eller grå Oscar Jacobsson / Tiger / Boss?
För Män alltså.

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what is the official notice period in VMware India? 😑

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Ridley v Green - who to start this week ? Chime in with opinion!

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Will Amex let me get a second Hilton card bonus?

Currently have the no annual fee card. Would like to apply for a different Hilton card with better status and earning rates, but not sure if I'd qualify for the bonus...

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Can anyone please provide a code for hotels in Stamford, CT?

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I have CSR, Amex Plat, Amex Gold, and Amex Bonvoy ($95 fee one). Are they worth keeping, esp. CSR and Plat?

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Company ID requirement for using codes at Marriott properties in Europe?

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I think I’m earning way more SWA points than I think I should be earning. I just got 10.6k points for a $444 business select fare even tho I’m only A List, not A list preferred.

Anyone know how to rack up 10K-20K mqms in a day? 😂 cross country USA

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Looking to book a flight from NY to India. For the dates I am looking to fly delta is available at $1800 for main cabin and $3000 for business class. Should I just bite the bullet?

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Marriott Folks: They've updated the game. You can now play one per day. Best of luck.

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I have 55 bonvoy nights already in 2020...with status being extended through 2021- if I earn ambassador by end of 2020, any chance that actually goes to 2022? Sorry if this has been asked already

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Help!!! Left stuff at the Hilton branded hotel which has been very unresponsive!!

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SPG 50 Nights. Which award would choose and why?

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Is there a way to search a bunch of airlines based on miles rather than $? Basically a Kayak for miles. Trying to see where the best place to transfer my Chase UR points is...

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Platinum Elite here, do you all just ask if any upgrades are available or rely on the front desk agent to upgrade you? I feel like a d-bag asking.

So many of you ask for points, how do you ask? You call or email? Do you give them an amount or just ask for point compensation?

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Any promos to get Hertz president circle??

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May be a long shot, has anyone booked hospitality experiences or match tickets using points at Manchester United? Going to the U.K. in December, would love to watch a game in the stadium

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Anyone able to negotiate CSR fees? Any tips please?

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A little off topic but will my chase credit card with travel insurance cover me cancelling my trip to Japan because of coronavirus?

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I’m looking to take a exploratory trip to look at purchasing a franchise. I’m flying into a smaller airport that does have a Hertz. I’m a PC within Hertz, does anyone know how I should book my car to make sure I can be updated to something fancy 😁. Do you call or will that have options there, any thoughts/suggestions?

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