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Forum: British Airways | Executive Club Jan 13, 15, 6:07 am
Replies: 21
Views: 441
Posted By skye1
Myself, rwoman, Microwave, and many others are...

Myself, rwoman, Microwave, and many others are doing the ex-pat dance here.

YMMV, but it sounds like you may very well be, if not already, in a good position to consider Executive Platinum / EXP...
Forum: British Airways | Executive Club Jan 13, 15, 5:50 am
Replies: 378
Views: 32,015
Posted By skye1
Had obtained a code and had thought to register...

Had obtained a code and had thought to register for this, but turns out my UK citizenship has gone thru (yep, I'm officially British now :) ) much, much faster than anticipated, so, with dual...
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Jan 10, 15, 8:03 pm
Replies: 402
Views: 63,075
Posted By skye1
.....and there's that, yes.

.....and there's that, yes.
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Consolidation) Jan 9, 15, 11:48 am
Replies: 47
Views: 1,202
Posted By skye1
Calling from the UK, if I call the "local" UK...

Calling from the UK, if I call the "local" UK number, I get the AA-contracted/outsourced call centre in Fiji, which handles calls for various airlines & not only AA.
Recently I had a question about...
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Jan 9, 15, 11:32 am
Replies: 402
Views: 63,075
Posted By skye1
Agreed. Glad to see the rooms & hallways get a...

Agreed. Glad to see the rooms & hallways get a bit of a face-lift. But yes, sad to see what they had in mind for the Palm Court. Seems like they're going more for "renovation" than "restoration",...
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Jan 5, 15, 5:17 am
Replies: 191
Views: 36,063
Posted By skye1
Have gotten this "offer" at a range of SPG...

Have gotten this "offer" at a range of SPG properties as well.

At some, I am told it's a way of guaranteeing the type of room you would be upgraded to, noting that upgrades are based on best...
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Dec 23, 14, 2:51 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 23,344
Posted By skye1
Thanks for chiming in, Ryan. (altho' I wouldn't...

Thanks for chiming in, Ryan. (altho' I wouldn't be surprised if the "on other fronts" bit has all manner of speculation and conjecture bantered about :).)
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Dec 23, 14, 2:49 pm
Replies: 329
Views: 25,576
Posted By skye1
Requalified this December. I continue to be...

Requalified this December.

I continue to be very impressed by the level of service that the people at he other end of the "Platinum Concierge" and "Click to Chat" offer to SPG Platinums.
...
Forum: Emirates | Skywards Dec 23, 14, 2:37 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By skye1
UK APD is based on distance flown from a...

UK APD is based on distance flown from a UK-origin airport, and on cabin travelled, regardless if one or more of the segments is or isn't upgraded

The post regarding stopover caviats is well worth...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Consolidation) Dec 23, 14, 2:33 pm
Replies: 1,275
Views: 77,486
Posted By skye1
No worries. From talking to several reliable EXP...

No worries. From talking to several reliable EXP agents, and from a few years of personal experience living in the UK, upgrades for weekened travel days (fri, sat, sun, mon) aren't cleared (if space...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Consolidation) Dec 23, 14, 4:48 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By skye1
Just landed at LAX from LHR a couple of weeks...

Just landed at LAX from LHR a couple of weeks ago, at TBIT, not some remote terminal box next door to Dockweiler Beach :) , no long bus rides.

The "usual" wait on the tarmac for a tug into the...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Consolidation) Dec 23, 14, 4:41 am
Replies: 1,275
Views: 77,486
Posted By skye1
if you have a bit of flexibility on your...

if you have a bit of flexibility on your outbound, AA is adding a second LAX-LHR flight, end of March.
...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Combined Airline and Program) Dec 23, 14, 4:34 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By skye1
The Sheraton Frankfurt Airport hotel is very...

The Sheraton Frankfurt Airport hotel is very conveniently located, literally just down the hall/catwalk from where the Luxx Lounge/"old" AC used to be. It offers day-use rates, but those seem to...
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Dec 23, 14, 4:10 am
Replies: 122
Views: 23,344
Posted By skye1
Without all the conjecture and speculation...

Without all the conjecture and speculation Flyertalk would be.....



They do seem quite positively engaged with this forum, perhaps they can be given the benefit of the doubt, that if they...
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Dec 22, 14, 5:48 am
Replies: 402
Views: 63,075
Posted By skye1
Was in London for the weekend, and grabbed the...

Was in London for the weekend, and grabbed the 70/6k cash & points rate. (the hotel was rarely my spg of choice when visiting London prior to moving to the UK, as comparable rates could be found...
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Dec 22, 14, 5:29 am
Replies: 122
Views: 23,344
Posted By skye1
Agree. What is not ideal would be a discussion...

Agree. What is not ideal would be a discussion within SPG along the lines of, "If we give anything, and no matter whatever we give, they're going to moan about it anyways."
Forum: British Airways | Executive Club Dec 20, 14, 5:23 am
Replies: 378
Views: 15,436
Posted By skye1
A great evening! Massive thanks to the...

A great evening! Massive thanks to the organisers. So glad to have caught up a bit with ft friends and to have met a few new ones as well.
Forum: British Airways | Executive Club Dec 19, 14, 11:00 am
Replies: 378
Views: 15,436
Posted By skye1
At the Sheraton Park Lane, finishing up a few...

At the Sheraton Park Lane, finishing up a few bits for work, then will head over between 6:30/7:00. Looking forward to it.
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Dec 17, 14, 6:53 am
Replies: 105
Views: 16,243
Posted By skye1
My comments exactly, literally, exactly. Jerry's...

My comments exactly, literally, exactly. Jerry's one sentence basically sums it up. I suppose if one just needs a place to crash whilst getting to and out & about NCE, it's ok. Not great, not...
Forum: British Airways | Executive Club Dec 17, 14, 5:03 am
Replies: 109
Views: 3,887
Posted By skye1
From Heathrow & Gatwick: The Airline, offers a...

From Heathrow & Gatwick:
The Airline, offers a coach from LHR, and a coach from LGW, (not the same coach, that is, a separate service to/from each airport) fairly comfortable, reclining seats,...
Forum: British Airways | Executive Club Dec 16, 14, 1:37 pm
Replies: 3,758
Views: 372,430
Posted By skye1
I should have been more clear. Thinking on many...

I should have been more clear. Thinking on many here at mid-tier or higher who may already have most or all of these perks as a function of their ff status.
Forum: British Airways | Executive Club Dec 16, 14, 11:39 am
Replies: 109
Views: 3,887
Posted By skye1
Working at the biz park during the week as well. ...

Working at the biz park during the week as well.


I think the "poll" may need to include where/how people would get to Oxford.

If many are coming by train, or even the X90 or OxTube, perhaps...
Forum: British Airways | Executive Club Dec 16, 14, 11:32 am
Replies: 378
Views: 15,436
Posted By skye1
Now, just checking on hotels for the evening.... ...

Now, just checking on hotels for the evening....

The Hilton sale prices don't look too bad.

Not opposed to room-sharing if that saves a bit of the involved.
Forum: British Airways | Executive Club Dec 16, 14, 11:17 am
Replies: 3,758
Views: 372,430
Posted By skye1
Agreed. The price difference....for what...

Agreed. The price difference....for what difference?

For me, having recently done a 2 hour flight in CE, and a 2 hour flight in an exit row in economy, On the economy leg, I had far, far more leg...
Forum: British Airways | Executive Club Dec 16, 14, 1:46 am
Replies: 109
Views: 3,887
Posted By skye1
Yep, not practical for a Do for those coming in...

Yep, not practical for a Do for those coming in by train.

Just proclaiming my fondness of it. :)
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