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May 19, 14, 8:10 pm
Replies: 229
Views: 45,514
Posted By MikeBU

Renaissance Midtown or Marriott Suites Midtown...

Renaissance Midtown or Marriott Suites Midtown are your best bets for cool spots. Both are close to MARTA to get to the game.
Apr 29, 14, 8:46 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,012
Posted By MikeBU

The Depot in Minneapolis converted from a CY to a...

The Depot in Minneapolis converted from a CY to a Renaissance a few years back...
The rooms definitely still felt like a CY.
Jan 20, 14, 9:22 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By MikeBU

Yes, this has become the norm over the past 2yrs,...

Yes, this has become the norm over the past 2yrs, and yes, I recommend Avis - I've moved my paid rental business there after more than a decade with Hertz.
Mar 24, 13, 10:52 am
Replies: 183
Views: 24,749
Posted By MikeBU

It's all about location - not sure what you plan...

It's all about location - not sure what you plan to do in ATL, but midtown is where I would want to be if you plan to walk around, explore, dine, etc. So the W midtown would be the pick. It's a...
Dec 16, 12, 10:55 am
Replies: 960
Views: 148,473
Posted By MikeBU

Are you actually getting 10x points for eGiftCard...

Are you actually getting 10x points for eGiftCard purchases? Per the T&C, I was under the impression that eGCs are not eligible for any bonuses/promos...
Sep 15, 12, 11:01 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By MikeBU

Unfortunately hertz vouchers (unlike PCs) are...

Unfortunately hertz vouchers (unlike PCs) are only paper- you don't enter any unique serial number when you make the reservation. That gets entered at the counter, and sometimes they try to change...
Aug 12, 12, 12:08 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,977
Posted By MikeBU

my expectation is that if there are people...

my expectation is that if there are people waiting for a seat assignment, my seat will be gone at 15 minutes out, but as long as there is a seat left on the plane that I can take, the door will not...
Aug 11, 12, 2:48 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 8,359
Posted By MikeBU

In my experience, your best bet with a reserved...

In my experience, your best bet with a reserved fullsize is to ask for a Mustang, versus any of the other vehicles named, simply because of the large number of them in the fleet. Can't speak for LAX...
Aug 12, 11, 5:27 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,503
Posted By MikeBU

If you can stomach it, make a cash reservation,...

If you can stomach it, make a cash reservation, order a paper cert, and deal with it at time of rental. Have a backup plan.

This has worked for me in the past, but times change...
Aug 12, 11, 5:25 pm
Replies: 359
Views: 148,569
Posted By MikeBU

Saw this in ATL today... potentially a great...

Saw this in ATL today... potentially a great addition to the brand. Hertz, particularly in ATL, is indeed big enough that they can be all things to all people. It will all come down to execution. ...
Jun 3, 11, 1:50 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 48,389
Posted By MikeBU

i can virtually guarantee that nobody at avis...

i can virtually guarantee that nobody at avis spent time setting this up, and probably doesn't even know it exists... a prior renter stuck in traffic screwing around...
May 30, 11, 4:03 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,016
Posted By MikeBU

I have had no issues combining #1 Awards (which...

I have had no issues combining #1 Awards (which apply as a PC) with vouchers (IT) in the past.
May 25, 11, 12:23 pm
Replies: 960
Views: 148,473
Posted By MikeBU

Thanks -- I know that the terms stated that they...

Thanks -- I know that the terms stated that they could only be used with the Marriott CDP last year as well, but that was not enforced by the reservations engine or by the agents. Can you confirm...
May 20, 11, 8:33 am
Replies: 960
Views: 148,473
Posted By MikeBU

Any word on the T&Cs and the CDP#/IT# this year? ...

Any word on the T&Cs and the CDP#/IT# this year?

Much appreciated...
May 8, 11, 10:42 am
Replies: 12
Views: 10,919
Posted By MikeBU

Completely agree, and I've switched my weekend...

Completely agree, and I've switched my weekend business to Avis as a result, despite being Pres. Circle, etc. No point in an upgrade to a larger but similarly stripped-down Toyota. Nothing but...
Jan 28, 11, 3:50 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By MikeBU

Anyone unable to view/select preferred seats?

Any other elites unable to view or select preferred seats for the last couple of months? This started approximately the same time that preferred seating was reconfigured/expanded.

The affected...
Jan 28, 11, 3:46 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,757
Posted By MikeBU

Delta Messenger is the most embarrassing part of...

Delta Messenger is the most embarrassing part of Delta IT, in that it is such a basic service that its failure is harder to rationalize.
Jan 28, 11, 3:38 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 13,737
Posted By MikeBU

isn't this fraud?

isn't this fraud?
Jan 25, 11, 2:35 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,094
Posted By MikeBU

You can rent a baggage cart in baggage claim for...

You can rent a baggage cart in baggage claim for $3 or so and take it with you all the way to your car. Elevators throughout.
Mar 23, 10, 2:53 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,651
Posted By MikeBU

Question for those who are NOT seeing this...

Question for those who are NOT seeing this message on itineraries booked on delta.com, but are seeing it for itineraries booked via corporate/other sites:

Does the passenger name displayed at the...
Mar 22, 10, 5:57 am
Replies: 3,107
Views: 553,136
Posted By MikeBU

While I agree with everything in your post and...

While I agree with everything in your post and share your concerns, Marriott is not largely a franchise. The vast majority of full-service properties are managed by Marriott and employees get their...
Mar 12, 10, 3:20 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By MikeBU

There's a brand new (2 months) SpringHill Suites...

There's a brand new (2 months) SpringHill Suites at Gateway Center (connected to airport via the Rental Car train), that's probably well-soundproofed since it's so new.
Feb 23, 10, 9:33 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,499
Posted By MikeBU

So, I don't have an iPhone yet. Apparently there...

So, I don't have an iPhone yet. Apparently there isn't an app for grammar, spelling, or punctuation? I mean, really...
Feb 20, 10, 10:52 am
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By MikeBU

Sadly, what you've described exceeds my...

Sadly,
what you've described exceeds my expectations these days. (And Avis is no better)
Quite a difference from 3-4 years ago, but that's just the state of the industry...
Feb 9, 10, 7:35 pm
Replies: 3,107
Views: 553,136
Posted By MikeBU

Must agree. Pretty disappointing. As a...

Must agree. Pretty disappointing. As a long-time Plat and new PP, I'm 0/4 on any sort of upgrade whatsoever as a PP. Granted, a non-managed property.
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