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Aug 26, 17, 7:11 am
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Posted By milestraveler

Maybe see if you can find the B&R bag at Costco...

Maybe see if you can find the B&R bag at Costco discussed in this thread? (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travel-products/1815806-briggs-riley-u122sp-4-22-inch-spinner-220-costco.html)

I've been...
Aug 22, 17, 10:58 am
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By milestraveler

Chase's premium cards say that they'll cover the...

Chase's premium cards say that they'll cover the points at $.01 each so long as extra bits are paid using the card. I have not filed such a claim yet. More importantly, most mile tickets can be...
Aug 22, 17, 10:40 am
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Views: 6,046
Posted By milestraveler

I found one of these for $99.97 this last week in...

I found one of these for $99.97 this last week in Nashua, NH. The shelf tag read $169.97 and it rang up for $99.97. They still had several in stock.
Aug 16, 17, 5:18 am
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Posted By milestraveler

US based. Business trip.

US based. Business trip.
Aug 15, 17, 8:50 pm
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Posted By milestraveler

Is removing bags extraordinary?

tl;dr: captain decided to wait for connecting pax; they didn't show; further delay to offload bags. Finnair denied claim saying "...delayed due mandatory security reason: offloading passenger and...
Jun 11, 17, 11:34 am
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Views: 2,945
Posted By milestraveler

I would hope they'd treat it as a full-on walk -...

I would hope they'd treat it as a full-on walk - refund the cash+points and pay for the night at the Holiday Inn. Normally such a thing is handled very politely, with apologies all around and such. ...
Apr 19, 17, 12:16 am
Replies: 34
Views: 13,179
Posted By milestraveler

Four year progress report

After their supposed effort to respond to old complaints last fall, Wyndham is still only up to a D-.

Marriott had notably more success with their remediation efforts: they moved from an F to an...
Nov 13, 16, 12:14 pm
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Views: 13,179
Posted By milestraveler

They made some progress! Wyndham is now up to a...

They made some progress! Wyndham is now up to a D-!!!

Marriott is in the "no rating" state, while they respond to older complaints. Everyone else still has an A+.
Aug 7, 16, 11:41 am
Replies: 34
Views: 13,179
Posted By milestraveler

Progress?

Posting an early update since there have been some changes.

Hyatt, Hilton, and Starwood all have A+!!

Marriott still has an F.

And Wyndham has no rating for now, supposedly because they're...
Aug 7, 16, 11:35 am
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Views: 2,280
Posted By milestraveler

I raised a similar question over three years ago...

I raised a similar question over three years ago after I tried (and failed!) to check into a Wyndham property that was having an electrical outage.

My basic answer: document the problem. Then ask...
May 10, 16, 4:57 pm
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Posted By milestraveler

I'm a 1MM with relatively little flying in the...

I'm a 1MM with relatively little flying in the last two years (<50K PQMs per year). Upgraded from gold to platinum. Companion has not (yet) been upgraded to match.
Apr 25, 16, 2:15 pm
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Views: 13,179
Posted By milestraveler

Three years later...

Hilton is up to a B.
Hyatt A-.
Starwood A+.
Marriott F. (As with the 'C' in October, mostly for failure to respond.)

And...

Wyndham F. Three years running.

The links in the original...
Dec 1, 15, 11:26 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,496
Posted By milestraveler

Thank you very much for the replies! (I love the...

Thank you very much for the replies! (I love the collective wisdom of FT!)
Nov 28, 15, 10:06 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,496
Posted By milestraveler

Why was WN flying Scranton-Reading today?

A Southwest 737 flew from Orlando to Scranton (AVP) to Reading (RDG) today. Any idea what it would have been doing in Scranton and Reading?
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Oct 4, 15, 9:51 am
Replies: 34
Views: 13,179
Posted By milestraveler

Time for seasonal updates: Starwood still...

Time for seasonal updates:

Starwood still has its A+.

Marriott has dropped to a C- for failing to respond to nine complaints. Over the life of this thread, we've seen that happen before, and...
Oct 4, 15, 9:38 am
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Views: 935
Posted By milestraveler

Speculative award bookings in advance of revenue-based redemption changes?

What are Amtrak's rules for changing award tickets?

I will likely make a few northeast corridor trips in 2016, but I can't predict the dates (and, to some degree, not the end points). I'm...
Aug 25, 15, 3:36 pm
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Views: 11,111
Posted By milestraveler

If you're happy with the hardware, just get...

If you're happy with the hardware, just get another very-gently-used or refurbished E6430.

Or you could separate the "burn" from the new HW. Get a big new SSD, pop it into the current machine,...
Aug 8, 15, 5:25 pm
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Views: 13,701
Posted By milestraveler

As another option: some of Buffalo's routers...

As another option: some of Buffalo's routers ship(ped) with firmware derived from DD-WRT that includes OpenVPN. Probably the only advantage over normal DD-WRT is that it comes pre-installed, but...
Aug 8, 15, 9:31 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,896
Posted By milestraveler

The linux version (at least) of BestCrypt is open...

The linux version (at least) of BestCrypt is open source. It and TrueCrypt are (were) very similar.

To the OP: I could suggest separating the problems of encrypting flies on disk v. being shared....
Aug 8, 15, 9:26 am
Replies: 1
Views: 822
Posted By milestraveler

Is EmPower dead?

I'm wondering whether it's time to toss out some old EmPower-compatible power plugs.

Which aircraft (if any) are still using these?
Jul 30, 15, 7:00 am
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Views: 1,907
Posted By milestraveler

Any updates? It's been a month...

Any updates? It's been a month...
Jun 24, 15, 7:33 pm
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Views: 33,388
Posted By milestraveler

+1. I would also consider the Amrath. Not...

+1.

I would also consider the Amrath. Not luxury, but easily in the local "5 star" category, and much better than some. Huge rooms, excellent beds, FREE MINI-BAR, indoor swimming pool.
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May 20, 15, 12:59 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 13,179
Posted By milestraveler

Thanks for asking! Hyatt has risen from B+...

Thanks for asking!

Hyatt has risen from B+ to A-.

Starwood and Marriott still have A+'s.

Hilton's rating is still "being reviewed".

And, two years after I started this thread, Wyndham's...
Dec 6, 14, 2:48 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,859
Posted By milestraveler

Has anyone been to the Wyndham Koloa Landing at...

Has anyone been to the Wyndham Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach on Kauai? That's a property that looks like it might fit the description.
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Dec 6, 14, 9:25 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,859
Posted By milestraveler

First, thanks for asking the question. I've been...

First, thanks for asking the question. I've been wondering that, too. Wyndham Rewards 2: any suggestions?



I have stayed at this property (the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar). It is quite passable,...
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