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Forum: TravelBuzz Yesterday, 2:46 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,506
Posted By pinniped
- Tighter seats (as little as 28" pitch) - No...

- Tighter seats (as little as 28" pitch)
- No free seat assignments at all
- Carry-on limited to what will fit under your seat
- Little/no irrops support or rebooking to other carriers
-...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Yesterday, 1:15 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,753
Posted By pinniped
We book 2 rooms on a majority of our HH stays. ...

We book 2 rooms on a majority of our HH stays. I've never *not* received lounge or breakfast for both rooms. My wife and I have a mutual account, so I guess I could play that card if I had to...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Yesterday, 12:10 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By pinniped
This thread is kind of pointless without the name...

This thread is kind of pointless without the name of the property.
Forum: Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards Yesterday, 12:03 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By pinniped
On one (rather philosophical) level, I find it...

On one (rather philosophical) level, I find it strange that a 17-year-old is allowed to fly with no ID but an 18-year-old needs ID. It sort of undermines the whole idea that there's some big...
Forum: TravelBuzz Yesterday, 10:05 am
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By pinniped
If you think you're going to be changing the...

If you think you're going to be changing the dates of your flights, your best bet is Southwest (since you're asking about U.S. carriers...).

If you need a legacy carrier, I know AA sells a...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Yesterday, 9:17 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By pinniped
That's a terrible look, but it does not appear to...

That's a terrible look, but it does not appear to be a bug.

I'll give United credit for this: the ability to see both Y and J award availability across entire months at a single glance is pretty...
Forum: TravelBuzz Yesterday, 7:28 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,506
Posted By pinniped
I'm more interested in this United "budget...

I'm more interested in this United "budget economy" fare. Was it akin to a ULCC fare (very low - far, far lower than a regular discounted Y fare), or just a few bucks lower than the normal...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Jul 28, 16, 1:44 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 8,806
Posted By pinniped
I agree with you on benefits like upgrades. I...

I agree with you on benefits like upgrades. I never expect those at anything less than a regular Hilton. (To be honest, I don't even expect them from Hiltons anymore. Most hotels structure the...
Forum: TravelBuzz Jul 28, 16, 1:39 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,214
Posted By pinniped
I've consumed the tap water at hotels all over...

I've consumed the tap water at hotels all over the U.S. with no ill effects.

Furthermore, I'm not aware of any common advisories that foreign nationals avoid drinking tap water in the U.S. I've...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Jul 28, 16, 12:58 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 8,806
Posted By pinniped
That's pretty poor. I don't see how a Diamond on...

That's pretty poor. I don't see how a Diamond on a prepaid rate ever gets downgraded to begin with.

This exact thing happened to me last month. Downgraded at a Homewood Suites from a 1-br to a...
Forum: TravelBuzz Jul 28, 16, 12:06 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,214
Posted By pinniped
- I've brought my own wine into a FS hotel many...

- I've brought my own wine into a FS hotel many times. I see this as fairly common, normal, and not something the hotel itself would even view as low-brow. (Assuming the wine is consumed in the...
Forum: TravelBuzz Jul 28, 16, 11:38 am
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By pinniped
Looks like there's a glass top to the bar that...

Looks like there's a glass top to the bar that was removed for the photo shoot... That's pretty awesome!! :cool:
Forum: Travel Technology Jul 27, 16, 3:14 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,306
Posted By pinniped
Shall we play a game? (Damn...FT won't let...

Shall we play a game?

(Damn...FT won't let me allcaps it like in the movie... :()
Forum: Travel Technology Jul 27, 16, 2:48 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,278
Posted By pinniped
I actually did consider the Nexus. Very similar...

I actually did consider the Nexus. Very similar specs to the Moto X but one model newer processor. Gets fairly high ratings from most sites.

However, I decided I'd start with the $250 phone and...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Jul 27, 16, 1:04 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By pinniped
I've used this one for both business (without a...

I've used this one for both business (without a car) and leisure (car street-parked a couple blocks away). It's been a few years, but for years it had very attractive weekend rates - often sub-$100....
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Jul 27, 16, 12:09 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By pinniped
We redeemed a Travel Package and spent a week at...

We redeemed a Travel Package and spent a week at the JW Cancun. We didn't intend to rent a car, but to get away from all of the touristy stuff we found that we needed one. There's a Hertz across...
Forum: TravelBuzz Jul 27, 16, 10:46 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,818
Posted By pinniped
Priority Pass isn't a credit card (although some...

Priority Pass isn't a credit card (although some people obviously get it via a credit card).
Forum: TravelBuzz Jul 27, 16, 9:05 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,818
Posted By pinniped
I have the PP app which I like...other than it...

I have the PP app which I like...other than it seems to require a MASSIVE amount of data to just update the new/deleted lounges. (Why isn't this a few kilobytes of text???)

Question: how...
Forum: TravelBuzz Jul 26, 16, 3:21 pm
Replies: 129
Views: 9,598
Posted By pinniped
Lima was kind of interesting. Nothing for...

Lima was kind of interesting. Nothing for hundreds of miles...and then a massive sprawling city erupts out of the nothingness. I had a left-side seat for the approach in over the Pacific...
Forum: TravelBuzz Jul 26, 16, 3:18 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,214
Posted By pinniped
If it's the type of rental where we need...

If it's the type of rental where we need groceries, I usually go to the unit first and get checked in. Make sure everything in the unit is working, get the keys, figure out where we can park, figure...
Forum: TravelBuzz Jul 26, 16, 12:21 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By pinniped
What if I want one of those big ones that used to...

What if I want one of those big ones that used to adorn the city ticket offices of yesteryear? :cool: Is there a well-known online dealer of those?

I remember someone on FT a few years back had...
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Jul 26, 16, 10:21 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,302
Posted By pinniped
The only thing I have to add to this thread is...

The only thing I have to add to this thread is that I was very disappointed in the Westin when I was there a couple years ago. I was there as a Plat and really felt like there was no recognition of...
Forum: TravelBuzz Jul 26, 16, 9:49 am
Replies: 118
Views: 23,645
Posted By pinniped
I was thinking more about storing the BP in your...

I was thinking more about storing the BP in your phone's memory, thus not needing to have data connectivity and a properly-functioning airline app at the moment you're in the security line. That's...
Forum: Travel Technology Jul 26, 16, 8:59 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,306
Posted By pinniped
Where is this? I'd love to go to a place like...

Where is this? I'd love to go to a place like that. ^

You could easily rent a satellite phone if you absolutely needed an emergency connection to the outside world. Actually buying a phone and...
Forum: Travel Technology Jul 26, 16, 8:08 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,278
Posted By pinniped
I don't have a G4 yet. I may end up buying one...

I don't have a G4 yet. I may end up buying one (or more) in the next few months as we add a phone for my daughter and upgrade my wife and mother to newer devices. Hard to say...

The thing I like...
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