Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

Welcome to Airline Pilot Forums - Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Join our community today and start interacting with existing members. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free.


User Tag List

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-24-2020, 02:07 AM   #11  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Beech Dude's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Sep 2017
Position: KC-10/PC-12.
Posts: 326
Default

https://www.expressnews.com/business/business_columnists/greg_jefferson/amp/Jefferson-Am-I-in-the-Twilight-Zone-15670225.php

Since we're talking about it...
Beech Dude is offline  
Old 10-24-2020, 05:51 AM   #12  
Sequester bait
 
DustoffVT's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jul 2007
Position: UH-60, AS-350, C-550
Posts: 155
Default

We just got an email yesterday that all DHS employees now have access to Coast Guard Exchange, tax free. The shopping Iím fine with, but I do think the tax free benefit should be reserved to vets. Theoretically, someone with a dishonorable discharge could now be shopping tax free if they work at DHS.
DustoffVT is offline  
Old 10-24-2020, 05:58 AM   #13  
Gets Weekends Off
 
tonsterboy5's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Aug 2016
Posts: 559
Default

Usaa has its issues, when I lived in Colorado their auto insurance was one of the most expensive. When I canceled they sent me a refund check, I tried to cash it at the USAA branch and they said they couldnít cash the check because I didnít have an account and itís they only cash account holders checks because checks bounce... (hello itís your check) but other than than they have been good. Their claims process for both homes and autos is much more user friendly than other companies.
tonsterboy5 is offline  
Old 10-24-2020, 01:47 PM   #14  
Line Holder
 
paulcg77's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Dec 2013
Position: A shack in Kailua
Posts: 82
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DustoffVT View Post
We just got an email yesterday that all DHS employees now have access to Coast Guard Exchange, tax free. The shopping Iím fine with, but I do think the tax free benefit should be reserved to vets. Theoretically, someone with a dishonorable discharge could now be shopping tax free if they work at DHS.
Yeah, agreed about the tax benefits. I understand why they did it. I'm an ex-Coastie myself and I remember the CGX exchanges being completely empty the majority of the time I went to one because Coast Guard exchanges tend to be in random cities/towns without much of a military presence besides the CG, like North Bend, Oregon and Portland, Maine. I always wondered how the CGX's stayed in business. Not sure there are a lot of DHS civilian employees in these places but anything helps I guess.

I figure any day now DOD/DHS civilians will be eligible for Tricare Prime (or some new version, like "Tricare Civilian Select") and VA benefits are not long after that for civilians injured in the workplace.
paulcg77 is offline  
Old 10-25-2020, 03:40 PM   #15  
Gets Weekends Off
 
nfnsquared's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Nov 2008
Position: UnemploymentJet
Posts: 163
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PurpleToolBox View Post
With more than 25+ years under my belt, I am parting ways with USAA. For me this has been a long time coming. Now this, news that USAA was screwing over military members.

https://www.bankingdive.com/news/occ...curity/587070/

What used to be the best Auto/Home Insurance company and Federal Credit Union has slowly gone down the drain. I almost cut ties with them when they bungled the closing of my last home purchase. Now I can no longer support or recommend them.
Meh, every big bank gets flagged for regulatory items. With $100B in assests, stuff like this doesn't surprise me. I hardly think it's intentional...

Quote:
Originally Posted by FollowMe View Post
Every time Iíve renewed my coverage I check USAA because they are supposed to give the best rates for military...and every time they are orders of magnitude more expensive than other options. I know they are cheaper for some, but Iíve never found them to be cheap, in fact Iíve usually found them to be among the most expensive.
It's been a few years, but I was working a contract at a State Farm agency and the owner/agent tried to sell me on State Farm. I thought, "what the heck, let's see what he can do...". I brought in my USAA coverages (both home and multi-auto) and he couldn't beat USAA.

In your search, who was able to beat USAA using identical coverages and by how much?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beech Dude View Post
https://www.expressnews.com/business/business_columnists/greg_jefferson/amp/Jefferson-Am-I-in-the-Twilight-Zone-15670225.php

Since we're talking about it...
USAA has 2FA on their web log in. Did the fool opt out of 2FA? There's no way someone would have been able to beat the USAA 2FA (it uses an authenticator app).
nfnsquared is offline  
Old 10-25-2020, 05:47 PM   #16  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Av8tr1's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jul 2014
Position: And hold
Posts: 262
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nfnsquared View Post

USAA has 2FA on their web log in. Did the fool opt out of 2FA? There's no way someone would have been able to beat the USAA 2FA (it uses an authenticator app).
Next time you try to log into your USAA account misspell your challenge question. You'll find missing 1 or 2 characters will still allow you in. I've been reporting this "error" for years. I fat fingered an answer and hit the enter button too quick one day and it accepted my answer. Everyone I have spoken to has said its by design. As a former programmer myself I can't imagine ANY reason for this to be acceptable or intentional. Yet here we are.
Av8tr1 is offline  
Old 10-25-2020, 05:59 PM   #17  
Gets Weekends Off
 
senecacaptain's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Nov 2019
Posts: 1,258
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Av8tr1 View Post
Next time you try to log into your USAA account misspell your challenge question. You'll find missing 1 or 2 characters will still allow you in. I've been reporting this "error" for years. I fat fingered an answer and hit the enter button too quick one day and it accepted my answer. Everyone I have spoken to has said its by design. As a former programmer myself I can't imagine ANY reason for this to be acceptable or intentional. Yet here we are.
when I log on, I get this

Enter Online ID and Password

logged in, then....

Enter PIN

successfully entered, then if from a strange IP or "on the road" hotel connection.....

Security Question

slight misspelling = still logs in. however, we have gotten past the gates of password, and PIN, to get to this question.

probably designed due to the smartphone keyboards and folks fat fingering the keys.
senecacaptain is offline  
Old 10-25-2020, 06:32 PM   #18  
Gets Weekends Off
 
kaputt's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jun 2011
Posts: 349
Default

I think that Marineís story is fishy. Iím not shocked USAA denied him.

Iím still active duty but have never had any problems with USAA. The one claim I had to make was smoothly and easily handled.
kaputt is offline  
Old 10-25-2020, 06:37 PM   #19  
Gets Weekends Off
 
senecacaptain's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Nov 2019
Posts: 1,258
Default

only gripe I have is I used their "recommended USAA approved realtors" on one of my numerous PCS's. she turned out to be a dud.

since then I always go with recommendations from the guys who PCS'ed before me, who know the local area and neighborhoods I am looking at.
senecacaptain is offline  
Old 10-25-2020, 08:22 PM   #20  
Gets Weekends Off
 
nfnsquared's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Nov 2008
Position: UnemploymentJet
Posts: 163
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by senecacaptain View Post
when I log on, I get this

Enter Online ID and Password

logged in, then....

Enter PIN

successfully entered, then if from a strange IP or "on the road" hotel connection.....

Security Question

slight misspelling = still logs in. however, we have gotten past the gates of password, and PIN, to get to this question.

probably designed due to the smartphone keyboards and folks fat fingering the keys.
Totally agree with you on that.

But log in would even be more secure if you were using 2FA with their authenticator app...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaputt View Post
I think that Marineís story is fishy. Iím not shocked USAA denied him.

Iím still active duty but have never had any problems with USAA. The one claim I had to make was smoothly and easily handled.
Yes, fishy IMO as well.

And for those of you who say USAA is more expensive than other options, are you factoring in the SSA refund that you get every year?
nfnsquared is offline  
 
 
 

 
Post Reply
 



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fed up with USAA.... Suggestions please Kapitanleutnant Southwest 20 02-12-2020 05:39 PM
MORTAGE: USAA v Navy Federal Credit Union ? satpak77 Money Talk 26 11-02-2015 08:39 PM
Zero to MEI with AllATP or USAA? pkan51 Flight Schools and Training 62 03-15-2015 07:18 AM
More BS from USAA Thunder1 Money Talk 6 04-18-2014 02:20 PM
Buying a home, also USAA question satpak77 Money Talk 5 11-04-2013 03:57 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:18 AM.