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Sep 26, 16, 2:59 pm
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The thing is that you can get gold by staying...

The thing is that you can get gold by staying around 15 nights in economy to mid-scale Accor brands. (Of course, this is assuming you make use of the bonus points offers and perhaps check into Places...
Sep 26, 16, 9:46 am
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Views: 7,593
Posted By esp

LH segment run ex FRA

Departure Airport: FRA
Segments Needed: Definitely 4, possibly even up to 8
Required Spend or Budget: No budget, but I want it to be as cheap as possible
Available Travel Dates: Sep 30-Oct 3, Oct...
Sep 26, 16, 6:38 am
Replies: 400
Views: 61,470
Posted By esp

Where are you located? Where I'm at (DE), the...

Where are you located? Where I'm at (DE), the ibis business card is a big no-no. If you use the card, you won't be eligible for cashback. The cashback you forgo is approximately equal to the extra...
Sep 21, 16, 6:08 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By esp

Not available in my location (DE).

Not available in my location (DE).
Forum: Hotel Deals
Sep 21, 16, 6:06 am
Replies: 2,585
Views: 1,339,394
Posted By esp

Aria for $120 ai is an excellent rate. I'd go for...

Aria for $120 ai is an excellent rate. I'd go for it. You can still cancel without penalty if you find a better deal later.
Sep 19, 16, 4:43 am
Replies: 1,236
Views: 220,345
Posted By esp

I assume that the best IT in the world will fix...

I assume that the best IT in the world will fix it after noticing they've forgot to renew the security certificate in time.
Sep 15, 16, 12:59 pm
Replies: 1,236
Views: 220,345
Posted By esp

Accor failed to renew an SSL certificate for the...

Accor failed to renew an SSL certificate for the places app. The old certificate expired Sep 11, 2016. Therefore, any decent browser will refuse to load the FB Places app.
Forum: Hotel Deals
Sep 12, 16, 3:22 pm
Replies: 2,585
Views: 1,339,394
Posted By esp

Interestingly, Vdara used part of my resort...

Interestingly, Vdara used part of my resort credit ($150 Royal Offer) to pay off a part of the resort fees ($32 per day or whatever).
Sep 5, 16, 9:25 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,477
Posted By esp

My tablet hasn't received Nougat yet but I can't...

My tablet hasn't received Nougat yet but I can't log in on Marshmallow (Tab S2 9.7).
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 31, 16, 11:12 pm
Replies: 617
Views: 1,958,333
Posted By esp

tipping usa

Apologies if I overread it ITT but I still have a few questions on tipping etiquette in the US.

1) Housekeeping. Googling gives conflicting info. How much per day in (i) an economy hotel and (ii)...
Aug 31, 16, 7:29 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,434
Posted By esp

Thanks again for all the pointers and...

Thanks again for all the pointers and suggestions. I'm in Seattle now. I honestly think the itinerary from Gardyloo (travelling through Mt. Rainier NP via Paradise) is pretty cool. But I'm going to...
Aug 27, 16, 1:31 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By esp

Potsdamer Platz is a bad location. (Bad not in...

Potsdamer Platz is a bad location. (Bad not in the sense of an unsafe neighborhood, but just not as nice and interesting as the other two Novotels you mentioned.)
Aug 25, 16, 8:16 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,434
Posted By esp

Great suggestions indeed. Turns out they were...

Great suggestions indeed. Turns out they were pretty much spot on. I'd just like to explore & enjoy the nature and probably do some hiking and/or cycling. I enjoy good wine and craft beers, so I'd be...
Aug 24, 16, 1:48 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,480
Posted By esp

deleted.

deleted.
Aug 22, 16, 2:29 am
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Views: 219,182
Posted By esp

I requested the match to gold on July 19, just...

I requested the match to gold on July 19, just before they ended the match and switched to the challenge.

For some time, nothing happened, my account remained at blue. So about two weeks ago, I...
Aug 21, 16, 3:01 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,434
Posted By esp

Thanks all. I'm still researching, but your...

Thanks all. I'm still researching, but your suggestions surely piqued my interest.


It'd be great if you posted that link once more, somehow it was messed up.
Aug 21, 16, 6:34 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,434
Posted By esp

From SEA along Oregon Coast to SFO -- Suggestions?

Have a trip to the Northwest coming up in early September. I haven't been in the Northwest since I was a teen (now 35). I will be travelling alone until I reach SFO where I'll hook up with friends.
...
Aug 18, 16, 1:05 am
Replies: 1,236
Views: 220,345
Posted By esp

+1 I set up a single-purpose FB account with...

+1

I set up a single-purpose FB account with a fake name with no resemblance to my real name whatsoever. No profile picture, no friends. Only like I ever gave was for LCAH/Places. I access the...
Forum: New York City
Aug 17, 16, 3:59 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,912
Posted By esp

Ess-a-bagel Rosario's Pizza

Ess-a-bagel
Rosario's Pizza
Aug 17, 16, 3:25 am
Replies: 400
Views: 61,470
Posted By esp

Sure, that was implied by what I wrote. If you...

Sure, that was implied by what I wrote. If you manage to stay 60 nights at some cheap property, you'll still get plat.

The thing is, I suppose that would involve mattress running for some of us....
Aug 16, 16, 2:51 pm
Replies: 400
Views: 61,470
Posted By esp

2017 re-quali is gonna be a tough mother-fukka. ...

2017 re-quali is gonna be a tough mother-fukka.

Right now, platinum is easy: Given all the bonus point options available, it is achievable by spending ~3k EUR at Accor hotels. In 2017, the lowest...
Replies: 189
Views: 39,188
Posted By esp

Nobody claimed anything to the opposite. Why...

Nobody claimed anything to the opposite. Why should they be cheap? If anything, it would make sense for them to be cheaper than the corresponding booking in classic.


Every private enterprise...
Replies: 189
Views: 39,188
Posted By esp

In real terms, air fares are at historic lows....

In real terms, air fares are at historic lows. That side of the equation is often forgotten when discussing airlines' "enhancements".

After all, the gain you have from buying a good or a service...
Aug 15, 16, 12:46 am
Replies: 405
Views: 72,332
Posted By esp

Name of the hotel: Mercure Frankfurt City Messe ...

Name of the hotel: Mercure Frankfurt City Messe

What is your Le Club status? Gold

Were you (or for multi-stayers were you generally) happy with the hotel/stay? NO, unhappy in general.

Which...
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