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Any idea how much jwelllery we can carry on domestic flights. Do we need bill n all for domestic as well?  Plan to carry in Cabin only. Do i need to show n all? 

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56 minutes ago, hope said:

Any idea how much jwelllery we can carry on domestic flights. Do we need bill n all for domestic as well?  Plan to carry in Cabin only. Do i need to show n all? 

 

 

They dont usually bother with all this unless you are smuggling gold and that too in an international flight. A mardwadi friend shifted from Pune to Gurgaon and carried all her jewellery with her. You can imaging then qty of gold a typical marwari has just triple it. 

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48 minutes ago, Bhpian Bali said:

 

 

They dont usually bother with all this unless you are smuggling gold and that too in an international flight. A mardwadi friend shifted from Pune to Gurgaon and carried all her jewellery with her. You can imaging then qty of gold a typical marwari has just triple it. 

Ok thanks bro :)

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So the situation with Schengen Visa appointments is... inconvenient. No appointments available and the online systems are a bit messy. Anyone know anyone who knows anyone who can help? :) 

Need to travel at the end of this month.  

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On 5/3/2022 at 11:04 PM, achilles said:

So the situation with Schengen Visa appointments is... inconvenient. No appointments available and the online systems are a bit messy. Anyone know anyone who knows anyone who can help? :) 

Need to travel at the end of this month.  

:naughty:

 

But in all honesty tough to find anyone who can help, maybe talk to some agent. Go to some place where you don't need visa, maldives maybe, if i understand correctly wwhy this trip is being planned!

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13 hours ago, AtheK said:

:naughty:

But in all honesty tough to find anyone who can help, maybe talk to some agent. Go to some place where you don't need visa, maldives maybe, if i understand correctly wwhy this trip is being planned!

 

Haha, nahi bhai. This is mostly for work. What you understand is a bit down the line. Agents are helpless too. Put this on tbhp as well and will do as suggested, just walk-in :P 

Would've hit you up anyway, tell me where to pick the Joker from ^_^

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5 hours ago, achilles said:

 

Haha, nahi bhai. This is mostly for work. What you understand is a bit down the line. Agents are helpless too. Put this on tbhp as well and will do as suggested, just walk-in :P 

Would've hit you up anyway, tell me where to pick the Joker from ^_^

First you get the visa :P

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On 5/10/2022 at 7:34 AM, LordSpymaster said:

Any clue what's a good brand for luggage bags? I plan to get a 3 piece set, with wheels and shiz. Looking at American Tourister and Samsonite, though AT is cheaper than the other.


Check out Mokobara. Some Delsey designs are nice too. 

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On 5/10/2022 at 7:34 AM, LordSpymaster said:

Any clue what's a good brand for luggage bags? I plan to get a 3 piece set, with wheels and shiz. Looking at American Tourister and Samsonite, though AT is cheaper than the other.

 

Delsey, Samsonite and Mokobara

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On 5/10/2022 at 7:34 AM, LordSpymaster said:

Any clue what's a good brand for luggage bags? I plan to get a 3 piece set, with wheels and shiz. Looking at American Tourister and Samsonite, though AT is cheaper than the other.

Samsonite is the better one. Victorinox is also very good. 

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Is is there any good offer going around for HDFC Regalia CC for flight and hotel booking?

 

How can I use any of my CC to get the most of my travel!? 

 

I have Regalia, ICICI Amazon and SBI Simply click card. 

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11 minutes ago, dante77 said:

Is is there any good offer going around for HDFC Regalia CC for flight and hotel booking?

 

How can I use any of my CC to get the most of my travel!? 

 

I have Regalia, ICICI Amazon and SBI Simply click card. 

Depends on your total spend.

Regalia bonus points are capped at 2k/day via Smartbuy.

Sometimes they run flat 10% upto a maximum discount, you will have to check that but now they also have a dynamic convenience fee which can vary a lot and can cost a lot more than other platforms.

Smartbuy is being nerfed heavily every other month.

 

https://offers.reward360.in/savings_calculator

Use this calculator to see if you will hit 2k bonus limit on Regalia via Smartbuy and then compare with Amazon's price + cashback using ICICI CC, check which comes out to be better in reward rate but obviously keep in mind what's the total amount you are spending, Smartbuy can be fickle.

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1 hour ago, KunjanPSD said:

Depends on your total spend.

Regalia bonus points are capped at 2k/day via Smartbuy.

Sometimes they run flat 10% upto a maximum discount, you will have to check that but now they also have a dynamic convenience fee which can vary a lot and can cost a lot more than other platforms.

Smartbuy is being nerfed heavily every other month.

 

https://offers.reward360.in/savings_calculator

Use this calculator to see if you will hit 2k bonus limit on Regalia via Smartbuy and then compare with Amazon's price + cashback using ICICI CC, check which comes out to be better in reward rate but obviously keep in mind what's the total amount you are spending, Smartbuy can be fickle.

I don't understand this post one bit. But thanks 🤣🤣🤣

 

I am basically planning Dubai. Flight and Accommodation I am planning with my CC. I heard CC and travel go hand in hand. That is why I was asking. Don't understand Smartbuy thing. Only have Smartpay enabled on Regalia card for my electricity bill lol. 

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12 minutes ago, dante77 said:

I don't understand this post one bit. But thanks 🤣🤣🤣

 

I am basically planning Dubai. Flight and Accommodation I am planning with my CC. I heard CC and travel go hand in hand. That is why I was asking. Don't understand Smartbuy thing. Only have Smartpay enabled on Regalia card for my electricity bill lol. 

Bhai, usual reward point rate is 4pts/150 bucks on Regalia. In addition to that you get bonus reward points if you shop via Smartbuy. For Flight bookings and accomodation generally 5x i.e. instead of 4/150, you get 20/150.

But these extra 4x points are capped to 2k pts/day and 4k/month for regalia. Post that you will only get usual points.

Only daily cap needs to be considered for a lumpsum, single payment.

 

Now on Smartbuy, they sometime run coupons for 10% on flights, that you will have to check.

And now they have a dynamic convenience fee which sometimes is almost stupid, like 300 on MMT/Amz vs 1000 on Smartbuy.

EaseMyTrip generally has good coupons for Amz ICICI.

So that is what you need to check if any coupon is available on Smartbuy or not as compared to 3rd party website and if it is charging you crazy high convenience fee, which together makes your earned 2k points worth a lot less because of a higher intial cost.

Basically calculate your rewards/total paid, to check reward rate.

Generally take 1 point as 0.5 bucks for reward for Regalia.

 

If the price checks out in favour of Smartbuy, now you need to check if ICICI Amz CC cashback > 2k/points (1000 bucks) or not.

Because Amz ICICI is unlimited cashback while Regalia is obviously capped to 2k.

 

You need to consider a few combinations to get the best value.

Maybe start with EaseMyTrip coupon + 2% cashback vs Amz Flights + 5% cashback. I am assuming your spend will be high enough that Amz ICICI CC will win.

 

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10 minutes ago, dante77 said:

Amazon ICICI card offer seems tempting. Giving 10% off but only on Wednesday and Thursday! FML! Let's hope flight cost doesn't increase by then. 

 

I don't see any specific Regalia offers. 

Looks like no Smartbuy offer right now.

That's the biggest drawback of Smartbuy.

I guess you are better off with Amz only.

 

Also everyone is looking to travel to Dubai, economy return tickets are touching 40k, I travelled for 22k in 2019. 

Such gouging.

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26 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

Looks like no Smartbuy offer right now.

That's the biggest drawback of Smartbuy.

I guess you are better off with Amz only.

 

Also everyone is looking to travel to Dubai, economy return tickets are touching 40k, I travelled for 22k in 2019. 

Such gouging.

Also for forex, check out Bookmyforex. Best rates for card/cash load & unload.

 

Although, you can also use something like Fi or Niyo. They offer 0 markup on exchange rates which basically means you get the rates which are available on the Visa network for that particular day.

 

Visa rates are generally better but marginally like 77.57/USD on Bookmyforex vs 77.50 on Visa.

But you can always use your CC on Bookmyforex to earn regular reward points!

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34 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

Looks like no Smartbuy offer right now.

That's the biggest drawback of Smartbuy.

I guess you are better off with Amz only.

 

Also everyone is looking to travel to Dubai, economy return tickets are touching 40k, I travelled for 22k in 2019. 

Such gouging.

Damn 😮, just few weeks back a lot of flights to Dubai/Abu Dhabi roundtrip was 16-18k. Still some flights on Skyscanner are in 15-20k range.

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