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Posted By Paulchili

Location-wise either Kimpton Sir Francis Drake or...

Location-wise either Kimpton Sir Francis Drake or HIE Union Square would be best. If you have the points, IC Mark Hopkins would be great as well.
Jun 12, 19, 4:33 pm
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Posted By Paulchili

Could it be a function of ďdynamicĒ marketing. ...

Could it be a function of ďdynamicĒ marketing.
My SFO-MAD award was 51K Avios and when I looked at LAX - MAD award for same period it was 63K Avios
Jun 9, 19, 8:30 pm
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Posted By Paulchili

BA6501 - thank you for all your excellent advice.

BA6501 - thank you for all your excellent advice.
Jun 6, 19, 8:53 pm
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Posted By Paulchili

Thatís interesting - most airlines give lounge...

Thatís interesting - most airlines give lounge access based on departing rather than arriving flights.
As for hip room - if the middle seat is empty and the arm rest is lifted than extra hip room is...
Jun 5, 19, 9:31 am
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Posted By Paulchili

Thank you for the advice. I am aware of European...

Thank you for the advice. I am aware of European business class seats.
The award is for 2 people who are not elite and one is plus size - hence the lounge access for a potentially long layover and...
Jun 4, 19, 10:40 pm
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Posted By Paulchili

Thank you. Unfortunately, itís not as simple as...

Thank you. Unfortunately, itís not as simple as it may appear. The 2 awards are from 2 separate accounts (one mine and one from my DW). I donít mind paying the change fees but how can I be sure that...
Jun 1, 19, 3:36 am
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Posted By Paulchili

I hope I did. We arrive in MAD at 14:20 and leave...

I hope I did. We arrive in MAD at 14:20 and leave at 18:00 - that should be enough time.
Flying in J on both segments - will that get us into the lounge at MAD?
PS What is Puente Aereo - is that...
May 31, 19, 3:38 pm
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Posted By Paulchili

Newbie to IB with an issue. My flights are from...

Newbie to IB with an issue.
My flights are from SFO to BCN with IB Avios in May 2020. I could get SFO-MAD but no flights to BCN were showing when I booked 2 weeks ago (apparently a known problem...
May 31, 19, 3:32 pm
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Posted By Paulchili

I ran into the same problem recently. My flights...

I ran into the same problem recently. My flights are from SFO to BCN with IB Avios in May 2020. I could get SFO-MAD but no flights to BCN were showing.
As there are only 2 J awards (and I needed 2)...
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Posted By Paulchili

Interesting. I just received my last uncapped...

Interesting. I just received my last uncapped certificate and it states that it is valid till 5/5/20. I need a hotel in Paris on 5/9/20 - 4 days after the "expiration" date. I wonder if I can book it...
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Posted By Paulchili

I called and they were able to make the...

I called and they were able to make the reservation.
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Posted By Paulchili

I did indeed receive my Select (unlimited) annual...

I did indeed receive my Select (unlimited) annual free night today and used it for a reservation for hotel in Paris for over 40K points.
In addition, to my complete surprise, I also received a...
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Posted By Paulchili

I have the exactly same situation - certificate...

I have the exactly same situation - certificate was issued on April 17th last year. Called IHG rewards and they said it was issued on the 17th and I should have it no later than in 3 days and if itís...
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Posted By Paulchili

How does that square with this statement in the...

How does that square with this statement in the wiki:

Where can I use the annual free-night certificate?

For certificates issued before May 1, 2019, any IHG hotel with Chase free night space...
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Posted By Paulchili

Well, FWIW, at least today, FB released its...

Well, FWIW, at least today, FB released its tickets (& awards) at T-359 3 AM Paris time.
Even though it is a Friday, the flights are available at lowest mileage I have seen for that route. I will...
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Posted By Paulchili

Understood. As I stated before, this system is...

Understood. As I stated before, this system is very different from what I am used to with OW and will have to adopt. With CX, JL, IB, etc the early bird gets the worm - apparently not the case with...
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Posted By Paulchili

Thank you both. It certainly appears that FB...

Thank you both.
It certainly appears that FB model is very different from what I am used to in OW. Will make arrangements accordingly.
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Posted By Paulchili

I guess that is what Iíll have to do. Iíll start...

I guess that is what Iíll have to do. Iíll start with midnight Paris time.
Itís good to know that FB doesnít have ďlimited numberĒ of award seats but as they are dynamic, the sooner one gets them...
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Posted By Paulchili

I am surprised that nobody here has the answer to...

I am surprised that nobody here has the answer to what I believe must be a simple question for anyone who is a frequent flyer or elite with FB.
Over the years I had all my miles with AA and used...
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Posted By Paulchili

When exactly is that?

When exactly is that?
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Posted By Paulchili

When does FB first release its award...

When does FB first release its award availability? Is it T -358? What time?
For example, with CX I know that it is T-352 at midnight HKG time or currently 9 AM PDT. Is there such a specific...
Apr 1, 19, 4:36 pm
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Posted By Paulchili

This is not very comforting news. Waiting for...

This is not very comforting news. Waiting for clearing the waitlist at last minute might result in losing last nightís hotel fare if the waitlist doesnít clear. Also, some hotel cancellations are...
Mar 30, 19, 11:12 am
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Posted By Paulchili

Y9 - Doesnít that mean that there are at least 9...

Y9 - Doesnít that mean that there are at least 9 Y seats available (and maybe a lot more) rather than only 9?
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