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Yesterday, 4:36 am
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Posted By Nagasaki Joe

I highly recommend the Island Shangri-La. I...

I highly recommend the Island Shangri-La. I stayed there back in 1995 and it was right next to the Conrad on HK Island. The rooms may be dated now, but they were attractive and very large...
Oct 17, 20, 10:10 pm
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Views: 934,270
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

Thanks for your input above, but I thought this...

Thanks for your input above, but I thought this thread was about the RC Visa Infinite. You mention the Bonvoy Brilliant in your reply, so when you say "this is not a luxury card," which card are...
Oct 17, 20, 9:11 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

Just did! thanks for the link.

Just did! thanks for the link.
Oct 17, 20, 9:10 pm
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Views: 918,255
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

Hilton to Open 2 New Hotels in Japan

Having recently acquired the Aspire Card, Iíve taken a renewed interest in Hilton hotels in Japan. Two new Hilton hotels are scheduled to open in Nagasaki in 2021 and Hiroshima in 2022. I couldnít...
Oct 17, 20, 8:16 pm
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Views: 383
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

Hilton to Open 2 New Hotels in Japan

Having recently acquired the Aspire Card, I’ve taken a renewed interest in Hilton hotels in Japan. Two new Hilton hotels are scheduled to open in Nagasaki in 2021 and Hiroshima in 2022. I couldn’t...
Oct 7, 20, 8:02 am
Replies: 3,783
Views: 934,270
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

Works for me too. I'm not sure why people are...

Works for me too. I'm not sure why people are latching on to my complaint about one benefit to imply that I don't like the card.
Oct 7, 20, 7:52 am
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Views: 934,270
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

Triggered much? Do you work for JP Morgan? No, it...

Triggered much? Do you work for JP Morgan? No, it doesn't mean that "you don't like the set of benefits that comes with this card." You're getting irrational, I already stated that overall, I like...
Oct 7, 20, 3:46 am
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Views: 934,270
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

I'm not saying that the RC Rewards card is a...

I'm not saying that the RC Rewards card is a "con," I like it and think the card offers good value overall, and perhaps "con" is not the right word, but it is a luxury card and true luxury properties...
Oct 6, 20, 3:50 am
Replies: 120
Views: 18,308
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure what "SUB"...

Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure what "SUB" means, I presume you're referring to either the point bonus or the business card itself, but since I also have a Chase Ink Business card, I think I am...
Oct 6, 20, 1:19 am
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Posted By Nagasaki Joe

I agree. A luxury credit card like the RC Rewards...

I agree. A luxury credit card like the RC Rewards and Bonvoy Brilliant ought to provide FNA's (either points or certificates) worth at least 60k instead of 50k.
I feel that getting a 50k award on...
Oct 6, 20, 12:26 am
Replies: 120
Views: 18,308
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

I have the following two high-end Bonvoy cards: ...

I have the following two high-end Bonvoy cards:

Amex Bonvoy Brilliant
Chase RC Rewards

Since I don't really need both, I'm thinking of downgrading the Amex Bonvoy Brilliant to the Amex...
Oct 4, 20, 9:20 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,254
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

I assume that if I downgraded from the Bonvoy...

I assume that if I downgraded from the Bonvoy Brilliant to this card I still wouldn't qualify for the 5-free night signup bonus, correct?
Oct 4, 20, 6:53 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

I received Platinum status with the IHG card a...

I received Platinum status with the IHG card a little over a year ago, but have not even once had the upgrade experience you've had. Although there are some decent IC properties and Crown Plaza has...
Sep 30, 20, 8:59 pm
Replies: 364
Views: 66,777
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

Unfortunate that it went up to Cat 5, I had...

Unfortunate that it went up to Cat 5, I had wanted to take the ferry to Busan from Fukuoka to use my WoH Card's FNA when it was Cat 4, now with COVID, I'm avoiding international travel until next...
Sep 28, 20, 1:48 am
Replies: 3,783
Views: 934,270
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

Because the certs are an annual perk you receive...

Because the certs are an annual perk you receive for being a cardholder. Even if the free night certs expire after one year, you will receive a new cert (free night award or FNA) after paying the AF...
Sep 27, 20, 7:44 pm
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Views: 934,270
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

In this thread, I've read that I either need to...

In this thread, I've read that I either need to call Chase or SM chase about dinning and grocery spending to get it applied to the travel credit. But I just got off the phone with a Chase rep and she...
Sep 27, 20, 2:13 am
Sep 27, 20, 2:08 am
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Views: 5,802
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

Apparently, I exceeded the space (text and photo)...

Apparently, I exceeded the space (text and photo) limit for the review and two sections got cut out, so I have posted those sections below:

Fitness Center/Spa/Pool

There is a fitness center at...
Sep 27, 20, 1:46 am
Replies: 52
Views: 5,802
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

Mesm Tokyo Review

Introduction I stayed at Mesm Tokyo for two nights in late September. This was a reward stay and during that stay the hotel offered club (Executive) rooms for 50,000 points per night plus 20,000 yen...
Forum: Hawaii
Sep 7, 20, 10:55 pm
Replies: 1,110
Views: 107,671
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

I wonder if Hawaii's governor is waiting for the...

I wonder if Hawaii's governor is waiting for the 2020 presidential election to pass before making a decision on opening the state in hopes that it will provide some direction for future COVID-19...
Forum: Hawaii
Aug 28, 20, 6:00 pm
Replies: 1,110
Views: 107,671
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

I would guess the underlined words above were...

I would guess the underlined words above were what gave the impression that it came from a tourist or visitor.
Aug 19, 20, 7:50 pm
Replies: 112
Views: 13,825
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

That's probably not his doing, but that of the...

That's probably not his doing, but that of the flyer in the seat in front of him who reclined their seat.
I guess that's an emotional support animal since all pet dogs would have to be in a cage in...
Aug 12, 20, 9:22 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

I think I understand your question. There is a...

I think I understand your question. There is a special code for obtaining this credit, and when you stay at the hotel that code applies and, yes, you get a rate that is generally higher than the...
Aug 12, 20, 6:07 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

It's not a "special rate," it's a $100 credit....

It's not a "special rate," it's a $100 credit. When you stay at a RC or St. Regis hotel, the credit can be applied to pay for dining, spa or other incidental fee, but not for room rate.
Forum: Hawaii
Aug 6, 20, 7:23 pm
Replies: 1,110
Views: 107,671
Posted By Nagasaki Joe

I certainly don't see the need to tackle people...

I certainly don't see the need to tackle people when you're defeating the purpose of these measures by making it easier to transmit the virus by getting close-up and physical. Sounds like crazyville!
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