CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Experimenting on a trip from NY to CA. No travel notification on any cards. Used CSP for a bus and train, transactions approved smoothly with no contact from Chase.
Both times, card was swiped (EMV chip not read).
I did a trip to California (all over the state, SF to SD - drove down) and to Texas a few months ago. Used CSP and several other cards. Definitely Prestsige and DC - had a hickup with DC at a seashell store for a medium purchase but I think it was the lady not wanting to run my card. It went through on the second attempt (both EMV attempts) with no issue or delay. I think I used my Dicsover, but I'm not sure. Used Amex cards on various places. No issues at all.
The only time I've ever had an issue with a transaction was in Italy. 2008. BoA froze my CC and my debit card. Then my brother bought the shit for me and they let the transaction go through and then froze his account after because he had made a purchase there earlier in the day. This was WITH very very explicit travel notifications on all of the cards they did it to. Though my brother's was more reasonable. (Also, when I called to complain and fix the problem, they acknowledged the note and call about being abroad and where I was going etc etc but said the person never did anything, just took a note).