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Dec 1, 15, 8:45 pm
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Views: 1,155
Posted By grumpymonkey

Sydney. No question. I wouldn't want to...

Sydney. No question.

I wouldn't want to take a flight that long in coach, for one thing. And the destination is incredible. I'd go back to Australia in a heartbeat.
Aug 2, 13, 7:46 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,572
Posted By grumpymonkey

I got Silver in Marriott, by virtue of a 10 day...

I got Silver in Marriott, by virtue of a 10 day long work meeting at a Renaissance property (10 days of my life I'll never see again, btw.). And then my low-level status on Delta got me Gold in...
Aug 2, 13, 7:27 pm
Replies: 1,025
Views: 15,963
Posted By grumpymonkey

Tropicana Las Vegas - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Trip Reports and Reviews

I checked in before my spouse arrived. I was alone when I sat in the lovely room with the cucumber water and was told that no upgrade was available. I didn't bother to count my breakfast coupons...
Aug 1, 13, 7:21 pm
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Views: 15,963
Posted By grumpymonkey

Ah, you're right. I got breakfast vouchers. ...

Ah, you're right. I got breakfast vouchers. Three of them--for me, only, for our three-night stay. None for my spouse, who was staying with me (and I had two people on the reservation).
Jul 30, 13, 8:49 am
Replies: 1,025
Views: 15,963
Posted By grumpymonkey

Just stayed last week. No suite upgrade for...

Just stayed last week.

No suite upgrade for a Diamond--in fact, no upgrade, whatsoever. I got exactly the room I booked.

Resort fee not waived. I mentioned it in the follow-up survey they...
Jul 20, 13, 7:38 pm
Replies: 850
Views: 111,370
Posted By grumpymonkey

Doubletree Tropicana Las Vegas. Booked a...

Doubletree Tropicana Las Vegas.

Booked a standard room.

Got a standard room.

Used the VIP/Diamond check-in, and the agent said (without me asking) that because of a tournament, all of their...
Jul 16, 13, 4:49 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,002
Posted By grumpymonkey

Capital Hilton in DC has been pretty good to me,...

Capital Hilton in DC has been pretty good to me, overall. The only upgrades I've ever gotten to suites have been at that hotel, and some of the suites are pretty spectacular. I once accidentally...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By grumpymonkey

I've used SWUs to jump to the head of the line,...

I've used SWUs to jump to the head of the line, before, within the 100 hour window--a couple of times, even while I was at the airport. Availability came up on Expert Flyer, I called immediately. ...
Jun 15, 13, 10:08 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,128
Posted By grumpymonkey

Missed the deadline, because I couldn't figure...

Missed the deadline, because I couldn't figure out where to go for four nights in the foreseeable future.

On the other hand, I didn't miss the deadline for canceling my AMEX card...

Hilton's...
Jun 15, 13, 9:59 pm
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Views: 15,963
Posted By grumpymonkey

I'm Diamond, and I booked it in July using the...

I'm Diamond, and I booked it in July using the "20% discount and two free reserved pool chairs" rate. Not sure whether I'll even be at the pool, but the rate was comparable to the 'pre-pay' rate, so...
Jun 15, 13, 9:48 pm
Replies: 850
Views: 111,370
Posted By grumpymonkey

At 46 pages of "upgrade fails," maybe we should...

At 46 pages of "upgrade fails," maybe we should just assume that Diamonds don't get suite upgrades at all? It'd be consistent with all of the other de-valuations of the program...
Jun 14, 13, 1:08 pm
Replies: 850
Views: 111,370
Posted By grumpymonkey

Beverly Hilton--was only upgraded to a deluxe...

Beverly Hilton--was only upgraded to a deluxe room, but not even with a balcony. No upgrade to a balcony, a cabana room, or any of the other rooms between plain old deluxe (oxymoron?) and suite. ...
Dec 17, 12, 8:13 am
Replies: 219
Views: 47,066
Posted By grumpymonkey

Thanks. But neither of those threads seem to...

Thanks. But neither of those threads seem to provide a definitive answer on the question of base points.

Sorry for gumming up the works, as well. I hadn't seen those threads when I did my search.
Dec 17, 12, 7:50 am
Replies: 219
Views: 47,066
Posted By grumpymonkey

Base Points toward Qualification over New Years?

I'm very close to qualifying for Diamond on Base Points, but my only upcoming stay is on points for a short get-away over New Years' Eve.

Even though I'm staying on points, it's possible that I...
Replies: 1,168
Views: 123,865
Posted By grumpymonkey

I was assuming that "Bonus elite qualifying miles...

I was assuming that "Bonus elite qualifying miles or points will count towards your 2013 membership year." meant that on flights fewer than 500 miles, the DEQM that would be earned would be on the...
Sep 8, 12, 7:54 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 10,256
Posted By grumpymonkey

I just had a problem where my spouse made the...

I just had a problem where my spouse made the reservation, added my hhonors number, and now I'm not getting credit for the stay. Even though I was on the reservation as an additional guest, and I...
Replies: 41
Views: 4,276
Posted By grumpymonkey

I got one of the rarest of op-ups imaginable. An...

I got one of the rarest of op-ups imaginable. An op-up on an award ticket--LGA-ORD. I was flying on miles in coach, which I normally wouldn't do on that route, but I needed to fly last minute to...
Replies: 42
Views: 4,309
Posted By grumpymonkey

Sorry, OP. I got hung up on "Naperville...

Sorry, OP. I got hung up on "Naperville Triathlon" and then the lights started flickering and I smelled burning toast, and I couldn't read any further.

What was the upshot? You liked AA?
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Views: 67,713
Posted By grumpymonkey

Flight 288 on Friday (the 6th) from PVG to ORD...

Flight 288 on Friday (the 6th) from PVG to ORD was delayed by about 23 hours. Two hours because of late equipment, another six on the plane, sitting on the tarmac waiting for a window through...
Jul 5, 12, 7:52 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,561
Posted By grumpymonkey

Any more recent reports/reviews on this property?...

Any more recent reports/reviews on this property?

I'm heading to AC in a couple of months for the Madonna concert. I'd prefer to stay at a higher end casino hotel, but balancing that with my...
Jul 5, 12, 1:20 am
Replies: 224
Views: 59,612
Posted By grumpymonkey

Just finishing up a stay, here. We check out...

Just finishing up a stay, here. We check out tomorrow. It's a three night award stay. Gold benefits are as described earlier in the thread. Booked the cheapest room I could with points, and was...
Replies: 36
Views: 3,638
Posted By grumpymonkey

I must be the exception to the rule. I'm *not*...

I must be the exception to the rule. I'm *not* 100% on upgrades this year, and the ones that haven't cleared have been JFK-LAX (or LAX-JFK). And they stopped clearing right around the same time as...
Jun 17, 12, 4:11 am
Replies: 734
Views: 8,828
Posted By grumpymonkey

Don't the kiosks give a receipt? I've never done...

Don't the kiosks give a receipt? I've never done this, so I don't know the answer, but I'd assume that if they charged a card for $45, it'd spit out a receipt for that amount, and that the OP would...
Replies: 4,222
Views: 356,021
Posted By grumpymonkey

I'm trying to use an eVIP for my spouse to get...

I'm trying to use an eVIP for my spouse to get him into Business Class on ORD-PEK. It's less than a month out (Sunday 6/24), and Expert Flyer shows:

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Replies: 317
Views: 24,915
Posted By grumpymonkey

I'm 22/24 with 4 of those being eViPs that I...

I'm 22/24 with 4 of those being eViPs that I burned early in the year on transcons. 9 of them cleared within 24 hours or less, including four at the gate.

Of the two that didn't clear at all,...
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