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Forum: TravelBuzz Apr 18, 14, 3:12 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,439
Posted By pinniped
I suppose I could generate a throwaway social...

I suppose I could generate a throwaway social media account solely for Airbnb, but it's still pretty offensive that they would even ask for it.
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Apr 18, 14, 1:23 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,061
Posted By pinniped
Had to be W&B. Otherwise, I can't imagine an FA...

Had to be W&B. Otherwise, I can't imagine an FA moving pax into E+ middles while on the taxiway.

Nothing to see here. Move along...
Forum: TravelBuzz Apr 18, 14, 1:17 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,439
Posted By pinniped
Never used Airbnb. I have used VRBO, Homeaway,...

Never used Airbnb. I have used VRBO, Homeaway, and apartments listed on Booking.com with very good success. Used those in several states/provinces in North America as well as 4 or 5 countries in...
Forum: Practical Travel Safety Issues Apr 18, 14, 1:02 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By pinniped
Cue the TSA ban of all Toblerone bars over three...

Cue the TSA ban of all Toblerone bars over three ounces. @:-)
Forum: TravelBuzz Apr 18, 14, 12:00 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,219
Posted By pinniped
Flying without status, I'd choose an airline...

Flying without status, I'd choose an airline outside the major alliances. Those airlines don't tend to punish the non-elite traveler quite so much, whereas many of the "majors" use your lack of a...
Forum: Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards Apr 18, 14, 10:35 am
Replies: 432
Views: 20,194
Posted By pinniped
:D Great post, Ink! On my way to Walgreen's now...

:D Great post, Ink! On my way to Walgreen's now to pick up some tissues, sprays, and some acting lessons. :p Maybe a new copy of "Effective Proselytizing on Airplanes" to casually flip through...
Forum: MilesBuzz Apr 18, 14, 8:50 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,173
Posted By pinniped
If you're paying $200k a year in taxes, you'll...

If you're paying $200k a year in taxes, you'll quickly outrun your ability to *always* put them on a card that has a 100,000 mile signup bonus for $10k in spending. So at some point, you have to...
Forum: TravelBuzz Apr 18, 14, 8:36 am
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By pinniped
It's possible that they have some other things...

It's possible that they have some other things like the mobile apps, ease of booking rooms, and tools like e-checkin lumped into that Account Management category. If so, then it is indeed important...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Apr 18, 14, 7:28 am
Replies: 56
Views: 2,258
Posted By pinniped
I don't typically travel with food on a business...

I don't typically travel with food on a business trip. That sounds highly inconvenient. A hotel concierge lounge would be much preferred. :)

When I *do* travel with food, it's because I'm...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Apr 18, 14, 7:24 am
Replies: 109
Views: 17,990
Posted By pinniped
Does this hotel (or the Doubletree) also qualify...

Does this hotel (or the Doubletree) also qualify for some number of fastpass rides per day? This was mentioned on the Starwood board with reference to the Swan and Dolphin...wondered if these...
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Apr 17, 14, 4:09 pm
Replies: 418
Views: 62,618
Posted By pinniped
At some point, I'll probably take this up on the...

At some point, I'll probably take this up on the detailed Disney/Universal bulletin boards, but I want to make sure I understand these previous two posts.

If I stay onsite (whether Hilton or...
Forum: Aegean Airlines | Miles&Bonus Apr 16, 14, 3:31 pm
Replies: 746
Views: 106,224
Posted By pinniped
It seems like the statistical probability of TWO...

It seems like the statistical probability of TWO cards getting randomly lost in the mail would be very, very low. It makes me think Aegean isn't formatting my address correctly.

However, I will...
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Apr 16, 14, 3:24 pm
Replies: 418
Views: 62,618
Posted By pinniped
I assume we would do both Disney and Universal...

I assume we would do both Disney and Universal parks. I always assumed they were roughly in the same area...and I thought I had seen photos of a light rail that connecting some of them. But from...
Forum: US Airways | Dividend Miles (Pre-Merger) Apr 16, 14, 3:09 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,238
Posted By pinniped
Has anyone renewed recently and received their...

Has anyone renewed recently and received their renewal kit? My annual fee is due in May (I think)...I'm interested in whether the next round of companion passes will allow all US and AA metal or...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Apr 16, 14, 10:51 am
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By pinniped
For a Denver weekend stay, I'd definitely want...

For a Denver weekend stay, I'd definitely want one of the properties truly within the downtown city center area. (Possible exception being Boulder...I hadn't really thought of that.) For a...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Apr 16, 14, 9:12 am
Replies: 56
Views: 2,258
Posted By pinniped
I have a few friends who are self-employed - I...

I have a few friends who are self-employed - I think most use the LLC structure but I know at least one who has an S-corp. These are all cases where people are selling services only, either based...
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Apr 16, 14, 7:59 am
Replies: 418
Views: 62,618
Posted By pinniped
That thought has crossed my mind...if I did that,...

That thought has crossed my mind...if I did that, it would also open up a variety of MR/HH choices where I'd still have a lounge and/or breakfast included status. Also opens up a lot of...
Forum: Hertz | Gold Plus Rewards Apr 15, 14, 1:48 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By pinniped
Fast and Furious: Elantras Gone Wild is going to...

Fast and Furious: Elantras Gone Wild is going to be a huge, HUGE movie.
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Apr 15, 14, 1:41 pm
Replies: 418
Views: 62,618
Posted By pinniped
It's hard to explain my reluctance, because I...

It's hard to explain my reluctance, because I *do* enjoy the occasional amusement park. I think it's the stories I've read about queues, or being extorted to avoid queues. Maybe that mixed in with...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Apr 15, 14, 12:21 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 2,258
Posted By pinniped
I think the distinction is that if you're a truly...

I think the distinction is that if you're a truly independent contractor (e.g., self-employed), you'd track it as an expense for your tax purposes...but you'd still be interested in minimizing...
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Apr 15, 14, 7:34 am
Replies: 418
Views: 62,618
Posted By pinniped
I don't want to cross-post, so I'll just ask it...

I don't want to cross-post, so I'll just ask it here: which of the Swan or Dolphin would be better for a Gold member? Or does it matter?

I've *never* been personally interested in the whole...
Forum: TravelBuzz Apr 15, 14, 7:25 am
Replies: 140
Views: 6,965
Posted By pinniped
One year...mid 90's...I flew from Chicago down to...

One year...mid 90's...I flew from Chicago down to Orlando to meet some of my Welsh friends who flew over for the week between Christmas and New Year's. They rented a house in a little development...
Forum: Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards Apr 14, 14, 3:12 pm
Replies: 432
Views: 20,194
Posted By pinniped
:D Both Airplane and the sequel were fantastic. ...

:D Both Airplane and the sequel were fantastic. ^
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Apr 14, 14, 12:59 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 2,258
Posted By pinniped
Or even just a credit at the Bistro...enough for...

Or even just a credit at the Bistro...enough for a bagel/juice would make me happy.

(I'm actually okay with the Bistro concept at Courtyards... I realize 99% of CY's don't have lounges or...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Apr 14, 14, 11:45 am
Replies: 56
Views: 2,258
Posted By pinniped
I've traveled a lot under both systems (keep all...

I've traveled a lot under both systems (keep all receipts vs. flat per diem). Either way, I hate paying for breakfast.

Part of it is that it's just annoying. Another part is that many hotels...
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