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bio website arttaylor.com
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CTO at commerce-related startup. Hobbies include programming languages.


Jun
5
answered Dual Passports with two different last names.
Feb
28
comment How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?
Understood. There is no option that doesn't involve confronting her family or risking immigration status with the USA, possibly including detention. (She could claim asylum under VAWA from Pakistan, but since she can go anywhere in Europe, the claim would possibly be denied.)
Feb
28
answered How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?
Sep
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
19
awarded  Yearling
Sep
16
comment What techniques, tricks or otherwise have you used to get upgrades on flights?
The last minute upgrades (usually offered on checkin) are often the best deals if you want to guarantee an upgrade before heading to the airport. Be sure to check in as early as the upgrade window opens (this may vary by status and not necessarily the 24-hour general check-in window). The in-air upgrades are ripoffs, however ($4,000 on Emirates to biz?).
Sep
16
awarded  Scholar
Sep
16
accepted What's the best way to use American Express Membership Rewards points for travel to Paris?
Sep
12
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
3
comment Vegetarian dishes in Cuba
You're absolutely correct, and my first paragraph was a disaster. I left off that meat was more abundant and available compared to other areas with similar economic positions.
Jan
22
answered Vegetarian dishes in Cuba
Sep
19
comment What's the best way to use American Express Membership Rewards points for travel to Paris?
Points aren't an issue (really), I've been using my plat card and almost never take vacations. :( I'm prepared to double up and use rule busters if necessary to get the flights I want on the dates I want.
Sep
19
comment What's the best way to use American Express Membership Rewards points for travel to Paris?
I had the open-jaw idea tickling the back of my head and I'm glad you pointed it out. My wife thinks two+ weeks in Paris is too long (I've lived there, she hasn't ever been there) so she has suggested spending a few days in London. BA to LHR, Eurostar to Paris, and AF back to SFO works out nicely, and has surprising availability. Thanks! (I'm aware of the cash fees and they don't amount to much, basically less than the cost of a full-fare unrestricted economy ticket.)
Sep
19
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
19
comment What's the best way to use American Express Membership Rewards points for travel to Paris?
My dates work with Continental/United and Delta for the point=mile conversion, and the Amex Travel point=a whisper-thin-slice-of-a-penny arrangement covers many airlines with ample availability.
Sep
19
awarded  Supporter
Sep
19
awarded  Teacher
Sep
19
awarded  Student
Sep
19
answered Charge iPhone in Europe
Sep
19
asked What's the best way to use American Express Membership Rewards points for travel to Paris?